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DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2012.00114

Asian Herpetological Research 2012/3:2 PP.114-126

First Update to Herpetofaunal Records from Timor-Leste


Abstract:
Herpetological surveys of locations in six districts of Timor-Leste (Dili, Baucau, Ermera, Liquiça, Manatuto, Viqueque) during 2010 led to the discovery of a new, high-altitude species of Cryptoblepharus from Ermera District, a new country record (Hemidactylus cf. tenkatei), and the recording of two previously unvouchered species (Python r. reticulatus and Liasis m. mackloti). In this article, we summarize these new records and present numerous new district records for Timor-Leste and four records for road-killed snakes seen in West Timor (Indonesia). With the addition of the results from our 2009 survey, the update presented herein increases the confirmed number of amphibian and reptile species for Timor-Leste to 47.

Key words:herpetofauna, biodiversity, Timor-Leste, West Timor, Wallacea, Cryptoblepharus, Hemidactylus cf. tenkatei

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