Amphibians and Reptiles of Myanmar: Checklists and Keys. I. Amphibians, Crocodilians, and Turtles
Myanmar (formerly Burma) has 150 species of formally described amphibians (5 salamanders, 2 caecilians, and 143 frogs) and more than 200 species of reptiles (2 crocodilians, 20 turtles, 100+ lizards, and 100+ snakes). This herpetofauna was never the focus of a countrywide survey and study until recently, from 1997 through 2010. This treatise is the beginning of an overview of this fauna through sets of generic identification keys and checklists for adult amphibians, crocodilians, and turtles of Myanmar. It offers a partial summary of the biological findings of the Myanmar Herpetology Survey from 1997 through 2010, together with rapid assessment surveys during 2014−2017 for Fauna & Flora International’s Myanmar Programme and recent herpetological research and surveys of other zoologists.
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