TITLE

An Annotated Checklist of the Herpetofauna of Beris Valley, Kedah, Malaysia

AUTHOR(S)
Shahrudin, Shahriza; Jaafar, Ibrahim Haji; Abdul Rahim, Nurul Dalila; Muin Mohd Akil, Mohd Abdul
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Tropical Life Sciences Research;May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The herpetofauna of Beris Valley, Kedah, Malaysia, was studied using a rapid assessment survey during a scientific expedition organised by the School of Biological Sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, from 14-17 August 2009. All amphibians and reptiles were observed and captured during the four-day survey along the ditches, roads, dam areas, swamps, forest trails and streams. The results showed that 14 species of amphibians from 9 genera and 5 families inhabit the area, and 7 species of lizards, 5 species of snakes and 2 species of freshwater turtles were also present in the area. Fejervarya limnocharis and Microhyla butleri seemed to be the most common amphibians, while Hemidactylus frenatus and Varanus salvator were the most common reptiles in the area. This report constitutes a preliminary checklist and first record of amphibians and reptiles in Beris Valley, Kedah. The number of specimens was less than expected because of the very short survey period, but we hope to record more species in future studies.
ACCESSION #
82745539

 

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