Predation on Gonocephalus liogaster (Agamidae) by Ptyas carinata (Colubridae) in Sarawak, Borneo

Das, Indraneil and Wong, Jye Wen (2021) Predation on Gonocephalus liogaster (Agamidae) by Ptyas carinata (Colubridae) in Sarawak, Borneo. Herpetology Notes, 14 (1). pp. 349-351. ISSN 2071-5773

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Gonocephalus liogaster (Günther, 1872) is a large, forest-dwelling lizard, inhabiting lowland rainforests and peat swamp forests of Sundaland (Das, 2006). They are often found perching on tree trunks during the day and sleep clinging onto slender tree branches, their heads directed towards the trunk at night. This sleeping behaviour is commonly seen in many arboreal lizards to enhance detecting and subsequently avoiding nocturnal predators (Mohanty et al., 2016). Despite these strategies, lizards are often mentioned as prey of snakes. Within the genus, G. chamaeleontinus (Laurenti, 1768) has been reported as prey of the cat snake, Boiga drapiezii (Boie, 1827) (Cegalerba and Szwemberg, n.d.) in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gonocephalus liogaster (Günther, 1872), peat swamp forests, slender tree branches, Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Das
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 01:29
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 03:38

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