Reptiles of Satawan Atoll and the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.

dc.contributor.author Buden, Donald W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T21:08:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T21:08:07Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Twenty species of reptiles are recorded from the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. The eight geckos and eight skinks together comprise 80% of the herpetofauna; amphibians are absent. Most of the species are widespread in the west-central Pacific, but the recently described gecko Lepidodactylus oligoporus is known only from the type locality on Namoluk Atoll. Hemidactylus frenatus appears to be displacing Gehyra mutilata, which is common only on Namoluk Atoll, where H. frenatus is unrecorded. Five species of skinks of the genus Emoia are sympatric on Satawan Atoll. Partial habitat segregation was observed in three morphologically very similar species of Emoia, with E. cyanura being more frequently encountered in beach strand and other open, sun-exposed areas; E. caeruleocauda in shady forest; and E. impar in sundappled forest patches. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 p. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Buden DW. Reptiles of Satawan Atoll and the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Pac Sci 61(3): 415-428. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22626
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 61, no. 3 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Reptiles of Satawan Atoll and the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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