Fauna

Animal life found in or near caves

The recorded fauna of the limestone caves of Thailand

A paper giving full details of the fauna of the limestone caves of Thailand was uploaded to Researchgate in April 2018. 
In this paper the 470 species of fauna that have been recorded from limestone caves in Thailand to 7 April 2018 are catalogued. Details of the caves, where a specific taxa has been recorded, are given and geographical errors in the original taxa descriptions are corrected. For the 209 new taxa, where the holotype was collected from a cave, the specimen collection data and repository are listed. A summary table of the fauna is also given.
 

The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part Four: Bent-toed Geckos

This fourth part covers the Cyrtodactylus bent-toed geckos that have been identified and described from Thai caves.
Updated April 2014: added two new species described in 2014.
 
Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae

Cyrtodactylus astrum Grismer, Wood, Quah, Anuar, Muin, Sumontha, Ahmad, Bauer, Wangkulangkul, Grismer & Pauwels, 2012
Starry bent-toed gecko
 
This species has been recorded from karst in amphoe La-ngu: Satun, but there are no records of the gecko being found in caves in Thailand.

C. astrum (Photo: Sumontha in Grismer et al. 2012)


Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus Sumontha, Panitvong & Deein, 2010
Golden-belted bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Phra Wang Daeng: Wat Tham Phra Wang Daeng: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park: Noen Maprang: Phitsanulok
N16.6787° E100.6875° Altitude 160m
Tham Khun Takhan: Wat Khun Takhan: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park: Noen Maprang: Phitsanulok N16.6654° E100.6540° Altitude 136m
 
C. auribalteatus (Photo: Ellis in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
  

Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae Bauer, Sumontha & Pauwels, 2003
Chanhome's bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Phraya Chattan: Ban Khun Khon: Phra Phutthabat: Saraburi
N14.7014° E100.8460°
Tham Thep Nimit: Ban Khun Khon: Phra Phutthabat: Saraburi
N14.7014° E100.8460° 
Tham Sri Wilai: Wat Tham Sri Wilai: Ban Na Phra Lan: Phu Kae: Saraburi
N14.7106° E100.8795° Altitude 44m
The gecko has also been recorded on the surface from the following temples that are located on karst hills:

The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part Three: Isopoda

This third part covers the isopods that have been identified and described from Thai caves.
 
Cymothoida: Cirolanidae
 
Annina fustis Bowamn & Iliffe, 1991
 
The type locality is PH0001 Tham Ruesi: Phang Nga: Muang Phang Nga N08.437713° E098.518049° Altitude: 5 m
The only other record for this species is from mangroves in Singapore.

 
Oniscidea: Armadillidae
 
Armadillo infuscatus Budde-Lund, 1902
 
The type and only known locality is Gua Janat: Yala: Muang Yala. The whereabouts of this cave is unknown and there have been no further records of this species since the type series was collected in 1899.

 
Troglodillo emarginatus Jackson, 1937
 
The type and only known locality for this species is LA0001 Tham Pha Thai: Lampang: Ngao: Tham Pha Thai National Park: Ban Thak  N18.607292° E099.469964° Altitude: 400 m
 
 
Oniscidea: Oniscidae
 
Exalloniscus beroni Taiti & Ferrara, 1988
 
The type and only known locality is CM0001 Tham Chiang Dao: Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao: Ban Tham N19.393904° E098.927781° Altitude: 406 m
 
Exalloniscus thailandensis Dalens, 1987
 
The type locality is MH0099 Tham Nam Ru Hua Koa: Mae Hong Son: Muang Mae Hong Son; Ban Mok Jum Pae N19.423227° E097.984334° Altitude: 300 m
 
Oniscidea: Styloniscidae
 
Indoniscus deharvengi Dalens, 1987
 
The type locality is MH0099 Tham Nam Ru Hua Koa: Mae Hong Son: Muang Mae Hong Son; Ban Mok Jum Pae N19.423227° E097.984334° Altitude: 300 m
 
Thailandoniscus annae  Dalens, 1989
 

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