Amphibians and Reptiles of Pakistan

Das, Indraneil (2006) Amphibians and Reptiles of Pakistan. Herpetological Review, 37 (4). pp. 505-508. ISSN 0018-084X

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Pakistan’s location and rather diverse topographical features (widely albeit mistakenly considered by some as entirely arid) have much to do with its rich herpetofauna. The country forms the easternmost frontier of a number of Palearctic taxa, stretching from northern Africa and Europe, as well as the westernmost edge of Oriental ones, extending from eastern Asia. This country, thus, forms the melting pot of two distinct faunas, and includes a number of autochthonous elements, particularly amongst its high altitude saurofauna and its deserticolous snakes. Much of Pakistan’s biota is under threat, from development and overexploitation, as well as from lack of knowledge (Anon., 2000).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, amphibians, topographical, reptiles, herpetology, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 06:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 06:17

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