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A survey of reptiles and amphibians on Kinmen Island, TaiwanAuthor(s): Daniel Saenz; Heather V. Podlipny; Pei-Yu Tasi; D. Brent Burt; Hsiao-Wei Yuan
Source: Herpetological Bulletin 108: 3-9
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionLittle is known about the reptiles and amphibians of Kinmen Island, Taiwan. Until recently, Kinmen had been off-limits to outsiders. It wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that civilian travel was allowed to and from the island. We surveyed 8 sites from 19 May through 18 July 2005, using 15 m drift fences with collapsible funnel traps on the ends. We documented encounters with animals outside the traps and observed 258 individuals of 7 species during our survey. The herpetofauna encountered consisted of two anuran, two lizard, and three snake species. The two anuran species made up over 97% of the individuals captured in traps. Reptiles were encountered or captured less frequently. Since we sampled a limited number of sites, our study serves as a basis upon which future reptile and amphibian inventory studies, conducted on Kinmen, could be based. A more thorough inventory is needed to fully understand the natural history of herpetofauna on the island.
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CitationSaenz, Daniel; Podlipny, Heather V.; Tasi, Pei-Yu; Burt, D. Brent; Yuan, Hsiao-Wei. 2009. A survey of reptiles and amphibians on Kinmen Island, Taiwan. Herpetological Bulletin 108: 3-9.
KeywordsReptiles, amphibians, herpetofauna, Kinmen Island, Taiwan, survey
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