Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia

Shukor Md. Nor, M. S. Shahrul Anuar, E. Nurul'Ain, M. Nor Zalipah, Norhayati Ahmad, Mohd Yusof Ahmad, D. Mark Rayan, M. Ganesan, Ahmad Syahizam Ariffin

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Surveys were conducted on Langkawi Island between April and June 2003. The main objective of these surveys was to document the small mammal diversity and distribution on this island. Mist-nets and harp traps were used to catch bats, and cage traps and night surveys were employed to record non-volant small mammals at four sites namely, the undisturbed forest of Telok Datai Forest Reserve, disturbed forest of Telok Datai Forest Reserve, disturbed forest of Bukit Sawak Forest and disturbed forest of Machincang Forest Reserve. These surveys captured a total of 11 bat species representing six families, and eight non-volant species representing 3 families. Among bat species, data indicated that Hipposideros larvatus and Rhinolophus affinis were the two most abundant and common species distributed in all four sites, respectively. Among non-volant species, Leopoldamys sabanus and Rattus tiomanicus were the two most abundant species recorded. Comparisons made among the trapping sites indicated that bat and non-volant small mammal diversity and abundance were high in all areas of study except Bukit Sawak Forest which was poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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Keywords

  • Bats
  • Harp trap
  • Langkawi Island
  • Mist nets
  • Non-volant
  • Small mammals

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Md. Nor, S., Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Nurul'Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M., Ahmad, N., Ahmad, M. Y., ... Ariffin, A. S. (2007). Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Malaysian Forester, 70(2), 123-131.

Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. / Md. Nor, Shukor; Shahrul Anuar, M. S.; Nurul'Ain, E.; Nor Zalipah, M.; Ahmad, Norhayati; Ahmad, Mohd Yusof; Mark Rayan, D.; Ganesan, M.; Ariffin, Ahmad Syahizam.

In: Malaysian Forester, Vol. 70, No. 2, 07.2007, p. 123-131.

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Md. Nor, S, Shahrul Anuar, MS, Nurul'Ain, E, Nor Zalipah, M, Ahmad, N, Ahmad, MY, Mark Rayan, D, Ganesan, M & Ariffin, AS 2007, 'Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia', Malaysian Forester, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 123-131.
Md. Nor S, Shahrul Anuar MS, Nurul'Ain E, Nor Zalipah M, Ahmad N, Ahmad MY et al. Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Malaysian Forester. 2007 Jul;70(2):123-131.
Md. Nor, Shukor ; Shahrul Anuar, M. S. ; Nurul'Ain, E. ; Nor Zalipah, M. ; Ahmad, Norhayati ; Ahmad, Mohd Yusof ; Mark Rayan, D. ; Ganesan, M. ; Ariffin, Ahmad Syahizam. / Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. In: Malaysian Forester. 2007 ; Vol. 70, No. 2. pp. 123-131.
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