Comparison Of The Amphibian Faunas Of Southern And South-East Asia

Das, Indraneil (2001) Comparison Of The Amphibian Faunas Of Southern And South-East Asia. In: Abstrats, 4th World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lanka, 2001, 3-9 Disember 2001, Bentota, Sri Lanka.

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Abstract

The amphibian fauna of tropical and subtropical Asia is known to be among the most diverse on earth. Two regions are rather well marked in terms of geological history, vegetation and biota. Southern Asia as used here covers the Indian Subcontinent, defined as extending from the southern slopes of the Himalayas, south to the Indian Peninsula, and from the Balochistan highlands to the mountainous country of north-eastern India. It includes the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, mainland India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. South-east Asia includes the mainland portion to the east of the Indian Subcontinent, from Myanmar, east through Indo-China and Indo-Malaya, including the islands situated on the Sunda Shelf, the Philippines and Sulawesi, but excluding those on the Sahul Shelf. Inger (1999) recorded approximately 650 nominal species from these two regions (although the manuscript went to press in 1994). Many additional taxa have since been recorded since, especially from the hill country of Sri Lanka, where intensive sampling has taken place. The present paper compares the amphibian fauna of southern and south-eastern Asia.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: amphibian fauna, tropical and subtropical Asia, Sri Lanka,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: 05 May 2020 00:37
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 00:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29574

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