Systematics and biogeography of Bornean geckos of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species

Das, I. and Bauer, Aaron M. (1998) Systematics and biogeography of Bornean geckos of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 46 (1). pp. 11-28. ISSN 2345-7600

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Abstract

Three s pe cies of the gekkonid genus Cnemaspis, on e of them new, are shown to occur on Borneo. The ranges of the species appear to hug the north -wes tern coast of Borneo, all species being recorded from Sarawak State, East Malaysia. Such a distribution is similar to that reported for a lineage of the Dipterocarpaceae , with affinities in peninsular Malaya and the Rhiau Archipelago. It is thought that the present day distribution of the gekkonids may be influenced by the drainage of the ancient river basins of Sundaland which p r esumably stopped their dispersal into central and eastern Borneo

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geckos, Cnemaspis, Gekkonidae, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 01:25
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 01:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11557

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