Amphibians Of The Indomalayan Realm

Das, Indraneil and Biju, S. D. and Bain, Raoul and Diesmos, Arvin and Dutta, Sushil K. (2008) Amphibians Of The Indomalayan Realm. In: Threatened Amphibians of the World. IUCN, Conservation International and Lynx Edicions., pp. 74-79. ISBN 978-84-96553-41-5

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Abstract

The Indomalayan Realm (sometimes termed the Oriental region) encompasses all of South and Southeast Asia, including the Indonesian and Philippine archipelagos, and incorporating the major offshore islands of Sri Lanka, Hainan, and Taiwan, as well as Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago. The western and northern boundaries follow that of Olson et al. (2001), reaching Pakistan, the Himalaya, and southern subtropical China, although the boundary between the Palaearctic and Indomalayan Realm is somewhat unclear in south-east China. However, as here defi ned, the eastern boundary between Indomalaya and Australasia, which is usually taken as Wallace’s line (an imaginary line named for Alfred Russell Wallace running between Borneo and Sulawesi, and between Bali and Lombok in Indonesia), is here taken to lie further to the east, such that the region includes all of Nusa Tenggara and a number of islands in Maluku (but excluding Seram, Amboin, Buru, Obi, Halmahera, Tanimbar and a few other smaller islands) (see Tyler 1999).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amphibians, Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago, South and Southeast Asia, Indomalayan, 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 > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 07:55
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019 07:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28131

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