*Current address: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843-2258, USA.
Animals traded for traditional medicine at the Faraday market in South Africa: species diversity and conservation implications
Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Zoology © 2011 The Zoological Society of London
Journal of Zoology
Volume 284, Issue 2, pages 84–96, June 2011
How to Cite
Whiting, M. J., Williams, V. L. and Hibbitts, T. J. (2011), Animals traded for traditional medicine at the Faraday market in South Africa: species diversity and conservation implications. Journal of Zoology, 284: 84–96. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2010.00784.x
Editor: Andrew Kitchener
- Issue online: 18 MAY 2011
- Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2011
- Received 15 July 2010; revised 11 November 2010; accepted 15 November 2010
Appendix S1. Images from the Faraday market in Johannesburg. a) typical stall; b) a trader's stall consisting of mainly cowrie shells, crocodile osteoderms, porcupine quills, assorted bones and teeth; c) a trader's stall consisting of mainly tortoise shells (Kinixys sp.), pieces of elephant skin, giant land snails (Achatina sp.) and assorted bones; d) a stall with an assortment of marine fauna including a fresh octopus whose tentacles, when ingested, reportedly prevent infidelity; e) leopard paws; f) various mammal skins including a Samango Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis ssp.; extreme left) and a small spotted genet (second from right); g) CMR Bean Beetles (Mylabris oculata); and h) assorted bones and skulls.
Appendix S2. Check list of vertebrate species, the number of traders recorded selling each species at the Faraday market, and each species’ conservation status. The classification and sequence of orders and families follow Minter et al. (2004; frog); Zug, Vitt & Caldwell (2001) and Alexander & Marais (2007) (reptiles); Hockey et al. (2005; birds); and Skinner and Chimimba (2005; mammals). See text for details of conservation assessment (2001 IUCN Red Data Lists v 3.1). LC=least concern, NT=near threatened, VU=vulnerable, EN=endangered, CR=critically endangered. We did not identify marine organisms and invertebrates to a sufficient level to assign IUCN categories, but see Appendix S3 for the quantities of these organisms at Faraday.
Appendix S3. Check list of vertebrate species according to the animal part traded and the number of body parts sold by all traders combined, at the Faraday market. The classification and sequence of orders and families follow Hockey et al. (2005; birds); Skinner & Chimimba (2005; mammals); Zug et al. (2001) and Alexander & Marais (2007) for reptiles. Invertebrates and fishes are unordered with respect to phylogeny.
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