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First report on the herpetofauna of the Oecusse District, an exclave of Timor-Leste
With the exception of Cyrtodactylus, which most likely represents an undescribed species, the herpetofauna of Oecusse District identified so far appears to be a less diverse subset of species found in the other twelve, contiguous districts of mainland Timor-Leste. Expand
Re-examination of Hemidactylus tenkatei van Lidth de Jeude, 1895: Populations from Timor provide insight into the taxonomy of the H. brookii Gray, 1845 complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae).
Molecular data show that the Bornean specimen thought to be H. brookii is genetically congruent with Timor-Leste specimens, and this specimen is therefore identified as H. tenkatei, the only name that can be reliably applied at this time. Expand
Hiding in plain sight: a new species of bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from West Timor, collected by Malcolm Smith in 1924.
The specimen is the earliest confirmed record of the genus Cyrtodactylus for Timor, and it is the first putatively endemic gecko species described from this island. Expand
First report on the herpetofauna of Ataúro Island, Timor Leste
The terrestrial herpetofauna of Atauro Island, Timor-Leste is described for the first time, a small mountainous island in the Inner Banda Arc of the Lesser Sunda Archipelago that supports a fauna of ten lizard species in three families and four snake species in four families. Expand
First Update to Herpetofaunal Records from Timor-Leste
Herpetological surveys of locations in six districts of Timor-Leste (Dili, Baucau, Ermera, Liquica, Manatuto, Viqueque) during 2010 led to the discovery of a new, high-altitude species of… Expand
Conservation education in a post-conflict country : five herpetological case studies in Timor-Leste
As part of an on-going survey of herpetofaunal diversity in Timor-Leste, we documented our observations regarding encounters between local human inhabitants and their reptilian neighbours. Our… Expand