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

Das, Indraneil and Charles, Joseph K. and Edwards, David S. (2008) Calotes versicolor (Squamata: Agamidae)—A New Invasive Squamate for Borneo. Current Herpetology, 27 (2). pp. 109-112. ISSN 1881-1019

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agamidae; Borneo; Brunei Darussalam; Calotes versicolor; Invasive Species, 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: 20 Sep 2019 01:35
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 01:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27041

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