SAIAB specimen collections are historically of fishes. Whilst our frog specimen collection is progressing very well our literature holdings have been sparse.
Retired Professor Eddie van Dijk, resident in Stellenbosch, has now donated his life’s collection of African amphibian literature to SAIAB, comprising some 11,000 reprints, reports and books. This comprehensive collection is well organised, with an associated database, and forms a unique resource that complements our growing frog specimen collection.
He has compiled bibliographies on African Anura (frogs and river frog toads), African tadpoles, African fossil frogs, and African vertebrate ichnology (tracks and other trace fossils).
The following links are to bibliographies on his old website.
(Visser and Channing, 1997)
Van Dijk's River Frog
(Pic: de Villiers, A.L. Atlas and Red Data of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland)