Herpetological Explorations In The Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Das, Indraneil (1997) Herpetological Explorations In The Andaman And Nicobar Islands. In: Herpetology 97'. Abstracts of Third World Congress of Herpetology. Ministry of Environment (1997), Prague, Czech Republic, p. 50.

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Abstract

The archipelago of the Andaman and Nicobar islands lies in the Bay of Bengal, and has been known for its species richness and high levels of endemicity. Whenever herpetological collections have been made, new species have been found from both these island groups, including representatives of virtually all groups of amphibians and reptiles. Field and systematic researches, beginning in (994, have resulted in the discovery of many new species, the revival of old names from synonymy, as well as additions of IndoChinese and Sundaic elements to ihc fauna of these islands. The importance of basic systematic work has profound importance for understanding the biogeography of these islands and for the conservation of the tropical moist forests that are now threatened by logging, other faulty land-use practices and especially emigration From the mainland.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Andaman and Nicobar islands, Bay of Bengal, herpetological collections, amphibians and reptiles, 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: 08 May 2020 07:29
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 07:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29628

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