Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica (Mammalia: Pholidota: Manidae) of Gaya Island, Sabah

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Jephte Sompud
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0296-2911
Cynthia Boon Sompud
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1980-6907
Kurtis Jai-Chyi Pei
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6454-7628
Nick Ching-Min Sun
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4844-4423
Rimi Repin
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1209-9963
Fred Tuh
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9558-5782

Abstract

The Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica is naturally present in Gaya Island, Sabah, but its population status is largely unknown.  Results from a recent survey using camera traps indicated the presence of a few individuals, who were strictly nocturnal.  There is a strong indication that the population in Gaya Island is in danger of local extinction.  There is also an urgent need to conduct an in-depth study to gather scientific information for further conservation action.

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Sompud, J., Sompud, C.B., Pei, K.J.-C., Sun, N.C.-M., Repin, R. and Tuh, F. 2019. Sunda Pangolin Manis javanica (Mammalia: Pholidota: Manidae) of Gaya Island, Sabah. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 5 (Mar. 2019), 13552–13556. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4198.11.5.13552-13556.
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Author Biographies

Jephte Sompud, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Forestry Complex, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Forest Plantation and Agroforestry Program.

Senior lecturer and Researcher 

 

Cynthia Boon Sompud, Wildlife Sentinels, No. 25, Kian Hap Industrial Centre, Lorong Durian 3, Jalan Kolombong, Inanam 88450, Sabah, Malaysia.

Director

Kurtis Jai-Chyi Pei, National Dong Hwa University, No. 1, Sec. 2, Da Hsueh Rd. Shoufeng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Institute of Wildlife Conservation

Proffesor

Nick Ching-Min Sun, National Pintung University of Science and Technology, No. 1, Shuefu Road, Neipu, Pingtung 91201, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Graduate Institute of Bioresources.

PhD candidate

Rimi Repin, SABAH PARKS, Lot 45 & 46, Level 1-5, Blok H, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Research and Education Unit

Deputy Director of Sabah Parks

 

Fred Tuh, SABAH PARKS, Lot 45 & 46, Level 1-5, Blok H, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Kinabalu Park Research and Education Unit

Unit Head

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