Calotes versicolor ( Squamata : Agamidae) – A New Invasive Squamate for Borneo

Das, I. and Charles, J.K and Edwards, D.S (2008) Calotes versicolor ( Squamata : Agamidae) – A New Invasive Squamate for Borneo. Current Herpetology, 27 (2). pp. 109-112.

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Abstract

Calotes versicolor, hitherto known from the Asian mainland, from eastern Iran, across the Indian Subcontinent, to Indo-China and Indo-Malaya, with several naturalized populations in both the New and Old Worlds, is here reported for the first time from Borneo (from Brunei Darussalam, in the northwestern part of the island). The ecological consequences of invasion of this agamid lizard, reported from studies elsewhere, include competition with other saurian species, and predation on local invertebrates and small vertebrates, with undesirable effects in terms of conservation of the local biota.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: borneo, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, IPTA, malaysia, sarawak, kuching, samarahan, universiti, university
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 02:41
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 01:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3323

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