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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2011) 40(2): 9–17

AN UPDATE OF HERPETOFAUNAL RECORDS FROM BUKIT FRASER, PAHANG, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

NORHAYATI, A.1,2*, FARAH, A.D.1, CHAN, K.O.2, DAICUS, B.2,3 and MUIN, M.A.4

1School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
2Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
3Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4Centre for Drug Research, University of Science Malaysia 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia
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ABSTRACT

A survey on the herpetofauna of Bukit Fraser, Pahang was conducted on three occasions: 27–30 October 2008, 9 June 2009 and 19-21 June 2009. A total of 20 species of herpetofauna were obtained, representing 14 species of amphibians, five species of lizards, and one species of snake. A revised checklist is presented with five new records. In total, Fraser’s Hill now harbours 67 species of herpetofauna (22 frogs, one caecilian, two tortoises, 22 lizards, 20 snakes).


ABSTRAK

Tinjauan herpetofauna telah dijalankan di Bukit Fraser, Pahang, sebanyak tiga kali pada 27-30 Oktober 2008, 9 Jun 2009 dan 19-21 Jun 2009. Sejumlah 20 spesies herpetofauna yang mewakili 14 spesies amfibia, lima spesies cicak/biawak, dan satu spesies ular telah diperolehi. Senarai spesies terkini telah dihasilkan, termasuk lima rekod baru. Jumlah besar species herpetofauna di Bukit Fraser adalah 67 spesies (22 spesies katak, satu caecilian, dua kura-kura, 22 cicak dan 20 ular). Kata kekunci: tanah tinggi, katak, reptilia, taksonomi, kekayaan spesies

Key words: highland, frogs, reptiles, taxonomy, species richness.

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