Reptile records for the Heathlands area, Cape York Peninsula

Couper, P.J., Cohen, Martin, Williams, Stephen, and Couper, K.L.D. (1993) Reptile records for the Heathlands area, Cape York Peninsula. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition Wet Season 1992. Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, pp. 261-265.

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Abstract

The results of field surveys conducted between 14 January and 4 February 1992 have been combined with specimen records from the holdings of the Queensland and Australian Museums to expand on existing reptile species lists for the Heathlands area. A strong link exists between the reptile faunas of northern Cape York Peninsula and New Guinea, with 32/51 of the Heathlands species being shared between the two land masses. This link results from past land bridges across Torres Strait. Anomalopus pluto was recorded from three new localities. The most recent record of Emydura subglobosa is provided, and the range of Carlia jarnoldae has been extended.

Item ID: 1672
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
Keywords: Cape York Peninsula, Heathlands, reptiles, field surveys, species list
ISBN: 0-94-928605-2
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2007
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 0%
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