Thursday, 8 May 2014

Anurofauna of Universiti Malaya Campus

Thanks to UMCARES & 'their families' in organising the frogging session during Earth Day 2014
Biodiversity in University of Malaya Campus

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Grasshoppers & Crickets

Phlaeoba antennata (Female)

Elimaea ini

Phlaeoba antennata (male)

Conocephalus melaenus (nymph)

Xenocatantops humilis (nymph)

Conocephalus maculatus

Erucius sp.

Phaloriinae (?)



Nisitrus vitattus

Nisitrus vitattus (nymph)

Thanks to Tan, M.K. (NUS) for the ID

Friday, 2 May 2014

New Bent-toed Gecko from Gunung Kanthan

Cyrtodactylus guakanthanensis
Gua Kanthan Bent-toed Gecko
A new species of karst forest-adapted Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827) Zootaxa 3755(5): 434-446
L.L. GRISMER, Daicus M. BELABUT, Evan, S.H. QUAHCHAN K.C., P.L.Wood Jr., & Rosli HASHIM (2014)

It is nocturnal gekkonid. Can be sighted easily at the limestone karst & forest vegetation by limestone forest at Gunung Kanthan.

Many thanks to Lafarge Malaysia Berhad for their unfailing supports in biodiversity inventories & conserving biodiversity at the Gunung Kanthan.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Pulau Tioman and its wonders

View from Kampung Tekek's Jetty
Island flying fox Pteropus hypomelanus - Hundreds of them roosting at one tree.
Pulau Tioman's Bent-toed Gecko Cyrtodactylus tiomanensis - endemic to Pulau Tioman and usually found on large granite boulder either at night or daytime.
Kendall's Rock Gecko Cnemaspis kendallii - diurnal gecko and commonly found on boulders and tree trunks.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Biodiversity in traditional tobbaco plantation, Bachok Kelantan

Female of Common Scarlet Crocothemis servilia (Libellulidae) perching on dead tobbaco stem.