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Herpetofauna of Sulawesi, Indonesia



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Project title: 
The amphibians and reptilies of Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Object of research: 
Amphibians, Reptiles, Indonesia, Varanidae, Sulawesi


Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, is the 11th largest island of the world and represents the largest landmass of the Wallacea biodiversity hotspot in Central Indonesia. Due to its geographic position and spatial isolation, Sulawesi harbours a unique mixture of typical Asian and Australian species with a high degree of endemism. The herpetofauna of Sulawesi has long been neglected despite various contributions by earlier scientists. Therefore, the goal of the project is to enhance our knowledge about the diversity and biology of the amphibians and reptiles of this interesting island.


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Research Assistant at Biohistoricum
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