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Titel (primär) Annotated checklist of the reptiles and amphibians of Leyte, Philippines with notes on their ecology and conservation
Autor Denzer, W.; Henle, K.; Gaulke, M.; Margraf, J.; Milan, P.P.;
Journal / Serie Annals of Tropical Research
Erscheinungsjahr 1999
Department NSF; PB NLLR;
Band/Volume 16
Heft 4
Sprache englisch;
Abstract An annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Leyte, Philippines is presented. Currently, 24 frog species, 6 turtles, 1 crocodile, 39 lizards, and 28 snakes are known from Leyte. Bufo marinus, Pelophryne, Platymanthis ingeri, P. spelaeus, Nyctixalus spinosus, Kaloula baleata, Gekko mindorensis, Bronchocela cristatella, Draco ornatus, Gonocephalus interruptus, G. sophiae, Mabuya multifasciata, Rhamphotyphlops, Phyton reticulatus, Oligodon modestum, Boiga dendrophila, Dendrelaphis pictus, and Tropidolaemus wagleri are reported for the first time from Leyte. Platymanthis corruggatus is synonymized with P. dorsalis. Calamaria joloensis is regarded as an unsual juvenile C. gervaisi. Taxonomic problems within the genus, Draco are pointed out zoogeographically, the new record of G. mindorensis for the offshore island of Leyte and of the very rare Platymanthis spelaeus is remarkable. In comparison to other Philippine islands of similar size, Leyte has the largest number of species but has no endemic species. The herpetofaunal similarity of Leyte and Dinagat which were connected during the Pleistocene is higher for reptiles but not for amphibians compared to Leyte and Negros which were not connected. In the Mt. Pangasugan region, one of the last areas with extent native rainforest, 63 percent of the species known from Leyte have been found.
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Denzer, W., Henle, K., Gaulke, M., Margraf, J., Milan, P.P. (1999):
Annotated checklist of the reptiles and amphibians of Leyte, Philippines with notes on their ecology and conservation
Annals of Tropical Research 16 (4), 44 - 70