Odonata of Maludam National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Rory A. Dow
Robin Wen Jiang Ngiam
Rambli Ahmad

Abstract

This paper presents records of Odonata collected in July 2012 in Maludam National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. A total of 48 species from nine families were collected. Three species were new to science, one of which has already been described as Prodasineura yulan Dow & Ngiam, which may be endemic to Maludam. In addition, Maludam is only the second locality recorded in Sarawak for four poorly known species: Pachycypha aurea, Macrogomphus decemlineatus, Brachygonia ophelia and Brachygonia puella. Two of these species, Macrogomphus decemlineatus and Brachygonia ophelia, are recorded for the first time in Sarawak in more than 100 years.

 

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Dow, R.A., Ngiam, R.W.J. and Ahmad, R. 2015. Odonata of Maludam National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 1 (Jan. 2015), 6764–6773. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4107.6764-73.
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Author Biographies

Rory A. Dow, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Rory A. Dow is a research associate at Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. His research interests are in the faunistics and taxonomy of Asian Odonata. He has extensive experience of working in Southeast Asia, especially in Borneo.  

 

Robin Wen Jiang Ngiam, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, Republic of Singapore

Robin Wen Jiang Ngiam works in the National Biodiversity Centre, Singapore.  He is an Odonata expert in Singapore and has recently started to assist in Odonata research in Sarawak.

 

Rambli Ahmad, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Lot 218, KCLD, Jalan Tapang, Kota Sentosa, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Rambli Ahmad is an ecologist with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation. 

 

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