Checklist of the herpetofauna of Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia

Ibrahim Jaafar, and Zalina Awang, and Shahriza Shahrudin, and Shahrul Anuar Md Sah, and Nur Hafizah Ibrahim, and Amirah Hurzaid, and Nurul Dalila Abdul Rahim, and Mohd Abdul Min, and Amirudin Ismail, (2012) Checklist of the herpetofauna of Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 41 (6). pp. 691-696. ISSN 0126-6039


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Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve, Kedah Malaysia is a popular forest park well known for its clear rivers and streams, interesting sedimentary rock formations and a rich biodiversity in flora and fauna. However to date no report on the amphibians and reptiles of this forest has ever been published. Therefore, from January 2009 to May 2010, herpetofauna surveys were conducted at Bukit Wang Recreational Forest, which forms a part of the Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve. The results of the survey showed that a total of 15 species of amphibians belonging to 6 families and 15 species of reptiles belonging to 7 families were found in the study area. These constitute the first records for the amphibians and reptiles in this forest. The herpetofauna checklist showed that the most abundant amphibians were from the family Ranidae while the most abundant reptiles were from the family Gekkonidae.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Amphibians; Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve; reptiles
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:4855
Deposited By: Mr Azam
Deposited On:25 May 2012 10:18
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:37

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