Mark OSHEA,Caitlin SANCHEZ,Andrew KATHRINER,et al.Herpetological Diversity of Timor-Leste: Updates and a Review of Species Distributions[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2015,6(2):73-131.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140066]
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Herpetological Diversity of Timor-Leste: Updates and a Review of Species Distributions
1 Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, United Kingdom; and West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY121LF, United Kingdom
2 Department of Biology, Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, California 92395, USA
3 Department of Biology, Villanova University, 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085, USA; present address: Department of Herpetology, Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10460, USA
4 Department of Animal Evolution and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, Philipps-Universit?t Marburg, Karl-von-Frisch-Stra?e 8, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Timor-Leste Kaloula Cyrtodactylus Eremiascincus Stegonotus
We report the results of five herpetological surveys during 2011–2013 that included visits to all districts of Timor-Leste (Aileu, Ainaro, Baucau, Bobonaro, Dili, Covalima, Ermera, Lautém, Liqui?a, Manatuto, Manufahi, Viqueque) except the Oecusse exclave. Our fieldwork culminated in the discovery of one putative new frog species (genus Kaloula), at least five putative new lizard species (genera Cyrtodactylus, Cryptoblepharus, and Sphenomorphus), and two putative new snake species (genera Stegonotus and Indotyphlops). In addition, we present new distribution records of amphibians and reptiles for 11 of the country’s 12 contiguous districts, along with additional natural history data. Results from our surveys increase the number of amphibian and reptiles known to occur in Timor-Leste from 22 species before our surveys began to over 60, including over 20 as yet undescribed species.


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