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Asian Herpetological Collection - IICT

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The Asian herpetological collections of the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (IICT), currently housed in the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC) are part of the scientific collections of the Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal. This set of collections is represented by three independent collections: the Macau region collection, the East Timor collection, and the Portuguese India collection. It comprises a total of 313 records (341 specimens), representing 36 taxa (12 amphibians and 24 reptiles). These were collected between 1956 and 1989, either by targeted surveys promoted by the IICT or by fortuitous collections and donations by private individuals and researchers.

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Ceriaco LMP, Marques MP (2018): Asian Herpetological Collection - IICT. v1. Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=asian_herpetological_collections_iict&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Amphibia; Reptilia; Timor; Macau; India; Collections; Specimens; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58, 1250-102 Lisboa Portugal 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Mariana Marques
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58, 1250-102 Lisboa Portugal 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Mariana Marques
Associated Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58, 1250-102 Lisboa Portugal 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa 964295925

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Luis Ceriaco
Curator
Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciencia da Universidade do Porto Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto 4099-002 Porto Porto PT 963125545
Mariana Marques
Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa Rua da Escola Politécnica 56/58, 1250-102 Lisboa Portugal 1250-102 Lisboa Lisboa PT 964295925

Geographic Coverage

The former Portuguese oveseas territories in Macau (People's Republic of China), Timor Loro Sae (East-Timor), Republic of India.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-12.211, 67.852], North East [28.304, 130.078]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Reptilia,  Amphibia
Order  Squamata,  Testudines,  Anura,  Urodela
Family  Gekkonidae,  Cylindrophiidae,  Agamidae,  Varanidae,  Viperidae,  Colubridae,  Elapidae,  Bufonidae,  Dicroglossidae,  Microhylidae,  Rhacophoridae,  Ranidae,  Cryptobranchidae,  Typhlopidae,  Scincidae,  Geomydidae
Genus  Andrias,  Bungarus,  Calotes,  Cylindrophis,  Dendrelaphis,  Draco,  Duttaphrynus,  Fejervarya,  Gekko,  Hemidactylus,  Hoplobatrachus,  Indotyphlops,  Kaloula,  Laticauda,  Leiolepis,  Lycodon,  Lygossoma,  Mauremys,  Microhyla,  Ophiophagus,  Polypedates,  Ptyas,  Scincella,  Sylvirana,  Trimeresurus,  Varanus,  Xenochrophis
Species  Andrias davidianus,  Bungarus multicinctus,  Calotes versicolor,  Cylindrophis boulengeri,  Draco timorensis,  Duttaphrynus melanostictus,  Fejervarya limnocharis,  Gekko chinensis,  Gekko gecko,  Hemidactylus bowringii,  Hemidactylus brookii,  Hemidactylus frenatus,  Hemidactylus garnotii,  Hoplobatrachus rugulosus,  Hoplobatrachus trigerinus,  Indotyphlops braminus,  Kaloula pulchra,  Laticauda colubrina,  Leiolepis reevesii,  Lycodon subcinctus,  Lygossoma punctata,  Mauremys reevesii,  Microhyla ornata,  Microhyla pulchra,  Polypedates megacephalus,  Ptyas korros,  Ptyas mucosa,  Scincella reevesii,  Sylvirana guentheri,  Trimeresurus albolabris,  Trimeresurus insularis,  Varanus timorensis,  Xenochrophis pisctor
Subspecies  Dendrelaphis inornatus timorensis

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1953-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Cataloguing and Digitizing the Herpetological Collections of MUHNAC and IICT
Funding No funding was used.
Study Area Description The specimens are originary from the former Portuguese overseas territories in Asia, namelly Macau (currently a territory of the People's Republic of China), Timor Leste ( currently the independent country of Timor Leste, also known as Timor Loro Sae or East Timor), and the Portuguese enclaves of Goa (now part of the Republic of India).
Design Description The work consisted of cross checking the specimens and respective specimen labels, available field note books, catalogues and publications, to generate a consolidated electronic database. Taxonomic identity were reviewed following the most updated bibliography and in accordance with The Reptile Database [http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/] and the Amphibia Species of the World v.6.0 [http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/] online databases. Once the database was prepared, the records pertaining to the Asian Herpetological collections of IICT were prepared for publication.

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Mariana Marques

Sampling Methods

For Macau a detailed sampling description is provided by Dias, J.A.T.S., Mendes, L.F., Crawford-Cabral, Pinheiro, M., Mesquitela, L.M. & Burnay, L.P. (1994) Resultados das missões de estudo realizadas em Macau pelo Centro de Zoologia do IICT. I – Introdução e natureza dos trabalhos efectuados. Garcia de Orta, Série de Zoologia, Lisboa, 20 (1–2): 1–30. For India some sampling information is provided by Manaças, S. (1961) Notas Herpetológicas-India Portuguesa. Memórias da Junta de Investigação do Ultramar, 23 (2): 33–41. For Timor some sampling information is provided by Manaças, S. (1972) Estudo de alguns répteis e Díli (Timor Português). Garcia de Orta, Série de Zoologia, Lisboa, 1 (1): 1–4

Study Extent Former Portuguese territories in Asia, namelly Macau, Timor and India.
Quality Control Specimens were checked one by one. Taxonomic identification followed the most updated available bibliography. Locality, collector and collecting dates data were retrived from the original labels, publications and field notebooks.

Method step description:

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Collection Data

Collection Name Asian Herpetological Collection - IICT
Collection Identifier IICT
Parent Collection Identifier IICT
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7df6557f-1996-4874-a08a-1ac5718ef413
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=asian_herpetological_collections_iict