History of herpetological in Southern Asia

Das, Indraneil History of herpetological in Southern Asia. [Magazine and Newsletter]

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Abstract

The history of herpetology in South Asia is traced, from Vedic time to the present. In the pre-scientific period, knowledge of amphibian and reptile biology went beyond that typically associated with utilisation, and Vedic texts refer to observations that indicate a deep interest in these organisms by our ancestors. With the advent of Europeans, knowledge of the systematics and biology of the region’s herpetofauna have continued to grow, leading to major regional monographs on the amphibians in 1890 and on reptiles, in 1890 and a series published between 193 I - 1943, which are the last comprehensive works on these groups. Major books dealing with the herpetology of the Indian subcontinent are reviewed, and an emphasis is made on the scarcity of modern field guides and other identification resources to this speciose fauna.

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Uncontrolled Keywords: history of herpetology, South Asia, amphibian and reptile biology, herpetofauna, 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 07:34
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 07:34
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29629

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