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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2017) 46(4): 119–129

SPECIES COMPOSITION OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES IN

TEMBAT FOREST RESERVE, HULU TERENGGANU,

TERENGGANU, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

 

NUR AMALINA, M.I.1*, AZHARI, M.1, NORSHAQINAH, A.1, NOR AZRIN, N.A.1, SHUKOR, M.N.1,

AISAH, M.S.2, AMIRRUDIN, A.3, GRISMER, L.L.4 and NORHAYATI, A.1

 

1Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology,

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

2Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research Sdn. Bhd., Environmental Unit, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia

3Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, School of Marine and Environmental Sciences,

21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

4La Sierra University, Department of Biology, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside,

California, 92515-8247 USA

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Accepted 27 October 2017, Published online 31 December 2017

 

ABSTRACT

A species checklist of the herpetofauna in Tembat Forest Reserve (TFR), Hulu Terengganu is presented. This checklist includes 25 amphibians and 30 reptile species. An additional two amphibians and 11 reptile species were observed for which there are no voucher specimens. This provides a total list of 67 amphibian and 107 reptile species in Terengganu, equivalent to approximately 61% amphibians and 34% reptile species recorded from Peninsular Malaysia. There are four new locality records for amphibians and nine for reptiles. This study also compared presence of herpetofauna species before and after land-use change at TFR.

Key words: Logging, hydroelectric dam, tropical rainforest, herpetofauna

 

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