Species diversity of small mammals at Gunung Stong State Park, Kelantan, Malaysia

Jayaraj V.K, and Nurul Farah Diyana Ahmad Tahir, and Noor Amirah Udin, and Noor Farahin Kamarul Baharin, and Siti Katijah Ismail, and Siti Noor Azwa Zakaria, (2012) Species diversity of small mammals at Gunung Stong State Park, Kelantan, Malaysia. ISSN 0974-7907

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Abstract

A recent small mammal survey was conducted in Gunung Stong State Park. Standard mist nets, harp traps and cage traps were used to document diversity of small mammals in this new protected area. This study reports five new distributional records of bats in Gunung Stong State Park and a first record of Myotis muricola in Kelantan. The study also shows that Gunung Stong State Park is one of the three areas in Peninsular Malaysia where all four Cynopterus species that can be found in Peninsular Malaysia coexist. This protected area also has Maxomys rajah, M. whiteheadi and Niviventer cremoriventer which are currently listed as Vulnerable, highlighting this location as an important conservation area for small mammals. Continuous surveys are needed as information of small mammal diversity in Kelantan is still scarce, and this study is a part of a series of small mammal surveys that have been carried out in Kelantan.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Subject Heading: Species diversity
Keywords: Gunung Stong State Park - Kelantan - New record - Small mammals - Species diversity.
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2012 08:34
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 01:31
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/600

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