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Commercial harvesting of giant lizards: The biology of water monitors Varanus salvator in southern Sumatra
Abstract The Asian water monitor Varanus salvator is the second-largest lizard species in the world (to > 1 m SVL, 2·5 m total, 20 kg), and is heavily exploited (> 1 million skins per annum). In theExpand
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The influence of sex and body size on food habits of a giant tropical snake, Python reticulatus
1. In many animal species, dietary habits shift with body size, and differ between the sexes. However, the intraspecific range of body sizes is usually low, making it difficult to quantifyExpand
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Evidence for multiple species of Sunda colugo
Summary Flying lemurs, or colugos, are among the most enigmatic mammals. They have the most extensive gliding membrane of any volant mammal (Figure 1A), allowing them to traverse distances up to 136Expand
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Herpetofaunal Richness and Community Structure of Offshore Islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia1
We examined the distribution and broad habitat associations of the herpetofauna on three offshore islands of southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. A total of 74 amphibian and reptile taxa were recorded,Expand
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The allometry of life-history traits: insights from a study of giant snakes ( Python reticulatus )
Many life-history traits are allometrically tied to body size, in snakes as well as in other animals. Two problems with previous analyses on this topic for snakes are that: (i) the range of bodyExpand
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Fossil marsupials (Macropodidae, Peroryctidae) and other mammals of Holocene age from Halmahera, North Moluccas, Indonesia
Faunal remains from Gua (cave) Siti Nafisah, central Halmahera, reveal that until at least 1,870 ybp, Halmahera supported a non-volant mammal fauna which was predominantly of New Guinean origin. ItExpand
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Unique mammalian tRNA-derived repetitive elements in dermopterans: the t-SINE family and its retrotransposition through multiple sources.
Short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) are dispersed repetitive DNA sequences that are major components of all mammalian genomes. They have been described in almost all lineages ofExpand
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Records of Theobald's tomb bat, Taphozous theobaldi Dobson, 1872 (Chiroptera : Emballonuridae) from Borneo and Sulawesi
but does the commoner point of view that a male is the dominant but with the perspective of Mech (1970) : in special situations another individual may be the leader (for example, a female with cubs).Expand
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