Survey on the Small Mammals in Sg. Kangkawat Research Station Imbak Canyon Conservation Areas

Lawrence Alan, Bansa and Qhairil Shyamri, Rosli and Ummu Safiyyah, Daud and Amirrah, Amat and Muhd Amsyari, Morni and Julius William, Dee and Emy Ritta, Jinggong and Praveena, Rajasegaran and Juliana, Senawi and Jayaraj Vijaya, Kumaran and Isham, Azhar and Azniza, Mahyudin and Noor Haliza, Hasan and Faisal Ali, Anwarali Khan (2020) Survey on the Small Mammals in Sg. Kangkawat Research Station Imbak Canyon Conservation Areas. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 17 (2020). pp. 149-163. ISSN 1823-3902

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Abstract

Sg. Kangkawat Research Station is a newly established research station in the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area, Sabah which encompasses both primary and secondary forest areas. Limited data is available on the small mammal diversity for this particular area. Therefore, a survey-based study on small mammal diversity was carried out between the 29th September – 8th October 2018 along the established trails within the vicinity areas of this research station. Small mammal trapping was done using traps (mist nets, harp traps, cage traps and pitfall traps) employed randomly along the Nepenthes trail, the Kawang trail, the South Rim trail and the Pelajau trail. This study documented a total of 32 small mammal species i.e. represented by 26 species (15 spp. of new records for ICCA ) of volant small mammals (Chiroptera) and 6 species of non-volant small mammals (Rodentia, Scadentia, Insectivora, Carnivora). The total number of specimens recorded was 108. A new distribution record on the Free-tailed Bat, Chaerephon cf. johorensis, was documented for Sabah and Borneo during this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small mammals; Chiroptera; Rodentia; Scandentia; Insectivora; Imbak Canyon Conservation Area; Sabah, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Sanawi
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 02:35
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2021 02:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35669

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