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The herpetofauna of Timor-Leste: a first report

Overview of attention for article published in Zookeys, June 2011
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Title
The herpetofauna of Timor-Leste: a first report
Published in
Zookeys, June 2011
DOI 10.3897/zookeys.109.1439
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Authors

Hinrich Kaiser, Venancio Lopes Carvalho, Jester Ceballos, Paul Freed, Scott Heacox, Barbara Lester, Stephen J. Richards, Colin R. Trainor, Caitlin Sanchez, Mark O’Shea

Abstract

Fieldwork conducted throughout Timor-Leste in September 2004 and July 2009 resulted in a collection or recording of 263 herpetological specimens (100 amphibians, 163 reptiles), comprising at least seven species of frogs and toads, 20 species of lizards, seven species of snakes, two species of turtles, and one species of crocodile. Among the amphibians, the most frequently encountered species were toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), rice paddy frogs (genus Fejervarya), and rhacophorid treefrogs (Polypedates cf. leucomystax). All three variants of rice paddy frogs encountered represent undescribed species similar to Fejervarya verruculosa from neighboring Wetar Island. Records of Fejervarya cancrivora and Fejervarya limnocharis for Timor Island are apparently errors based on misidentification. We obtained voucher specimens for a total of 147 lizards and voucher photographs only for four specimens of Varanus timorensis. Aside from geckos frequently associated with human habitations (e.g., Gehyra mutilata, Gekko gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus, Hemidactylus platyurus), we discovered an as yet undescribed species of bent-toed gecko, genus Cyrtodactylus, in the Same valley. Our specimens of Hemidactylus platyurus are the first record of this species from Timor-Leste. Commonly encountered skinks included four-fingered skinks (genus Carlia), wedge skinks (genus Sphenomorphus), and night skinks (genus Eremiascincus). Notable among the 15 snakes collected was the frequency of pitvipers (Cryptelytrops insularis), which amounted to over 25% of all snakes. Our specimen of the wolfsnake Lycodon subcinctus is the first record of this species for Timor-Leste. Based on these findings, it appears that the biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles in this remote corner of Wallacea is much greater than previously thought, particularly with respect to scincid lizards. The detail we provide in the species accounts is designed to allow the use of this report as a preliminary field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Timor-Leste. However, survey work is ongoing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
United States 1 1%
France 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 68 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 21%
Student > Master 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Professor 5 7%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 62%
Environmental Science 5 7%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 10 14%

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#824,369
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#420
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#27,301
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Outputs of similar age from Zookeys
#1
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