[Full Volume] Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Volume 62 [pdf]

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[Editorial] Editorial: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology goes fully electronic. H. H. Tan. Pp. 1–2. [pdf, 131 KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Community structure of termites in a hill dipterocarp forest of Belum–Temengor Forest Complex, Malaysia: emergence of pest species. Aiman Hanis J., Abu Hassan A., Nurita A. T. and Che Salmah M. R. Pp. 3–11 [pdf, 677KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Predictive distribution modelling for rufous-necked hornbill Aceros nipalensis (Hodgson, 1829) in the core area of the Western Forest Complex, Thailand. Sitthichai Jinamoy, Yongyut Trisurat, Anak Pattanavibool, Chatchawan Pisdamkham, Sompong Thongsikem, Vittaya Veerasamphan, Pilai Poonswad and Alan Kemp. Pp. 12–20 [pdf, 1,654KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Schistura hypsiura, a new species of loach (Cobitoidea: Nemacheilidae) from South-West Myanmar. Jörg Bohlen, Vendula Šlechtová and Kamphol Udomritthiruj. Pp. 21–27 [pdf, 3,065KB]

[Corrigendum] Chong KY, Teo S, Kurukulasuriya B, Chung YF, Rajathuraj S, Lim HC & Tan HTW (2012) Decadal changes in urban bird abundance in Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 25: 189–196. P. 28 [pdf, 113KB]

[Corrigendum] Nguyen TPL & Carpenter JM (2013) Taxonomic notes on the species of the genus Malayepipona Giordani Soika (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from Northern Vietnam, with description of three new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61(2): 727–734. Pp. 29–30 [pdf, 113KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Conservation importance of Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos, for small carnivores based on camera trap data. Coudrat CNZ, Nanthavong C, Sayavong S, Johnson A, Johnston JB & Robichaud WG. Pp. 31–49 [pdf, 438KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] First description of the nest and eggs of the Bornean wren-babbler, Ptilocichla leucogrammica(Aves: Timaliidae). Ryan C. Burner. Pp. 50–52 [pdf, 2,854KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Description of two species of Protella Dana, 1852 (Crustacea: Amphipoda): P. gracilis Dana, 1853, from Balabac Strait, the Philippines, and P. amamiensis, new species, from southern Japan. Ichiro Takeuchi, Jacqueline Hui Chern Lim & Yuki Inoue. Pp. 53–65 [pdf, 3,599KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Diversity patterns of Scleractinian corals at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in relation to exposure and depth. Zarinah Waheed & Bert W. Hoeksema. Pp. 66–82 [pdf, 1,653KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Oriental Horaeomorphus Schaufuss: a new species, synonymic notes and distributional synopsis (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae). Pawel Jaloszynski. Pp. 83–88 [pdf, 1,653KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Extensive diversification across islands in the echolocating Aerodramus swiftlets. Frank E. Rheindt, Janette A. Norman & Les Christidis. Pp. 89–99 [pdf, 819KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Ecological factors that influence sambar (Rusa unicolor) distribution and abundance in western Thailand: implications for tiger conservation. Achara Simcharoen, Tommaso Savini, George A. Gale, Erin Roche, Vijak Chimchome & James L. D. Smith. Pp. 100–106 [pdf, 685KB]

[Conservation & Ecology] Do habitat, month and environmental parameters affect shrimp assemblage in a shallow semi-enclosed tropical bay, Thailand? Sukree Hajisamae & Pun Yeesin. Pp. 107–114 [pdf, 685KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] On the land snail Rhagada Albers, 1860 (Gastropoda: Camaenidae) from across the Lesser Sunda Islands. Frank Köhler. Pp. 115–123 [pdf, 1,653KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Tridacna noae (Röding, 1798) – a valid giant clam species separated from T. maxima (Röding, 1798) by morphological and genetic data. Y. Su, J.-H. Hung, H. Kubo & L.-L. Liu. Pp. 124–135 [pdf, 5,749KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Molecular phylogeny and classification of Lyropaeini (Coleoptera: Lycidae) with description of larvae and new species of Lyropaeus. Michal Masek, Michael A. Ivie, Vaclav Palata & Ladislav Bocak. Pp. 136–145 [pdf, 4,049KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Revision of Ngirhaphium (Insecta: Diptera: Dolichopodidae), with the description of two new species from Singapore's mangroves. Patrick Grootaert & Jayanthi Puniamoorthy. Pp. 146–160 [pdf, 6,050KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Revision of the carnivorous snail genus Indoartemon Forcart, 1946 and a new genus Carinartemis from Thailand (Pulmonata: Streptaxidae). Pp. 161-174 [pdf, 10,000 KB]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] A new species of Neostethus (Teleostei; Atherinomorpha; Phallostethidae) from Brunei Darussalam, with comments on northwestern Borneo as an area of endemism. Pp. 175-187 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] The "Southern form" of short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in tropical west Pacific Ocean off Taiwan. Ing Chen, Hsin-Yi Yu, Wei-Cheng Yang, Shin Nishida, Tomohiko Isobe, Shinsuke Tanabe, Alastair Watson & Lien-Siang Chou. Pp. 188-199 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Two new species of viviparous halfbeaks (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Zenarchopteridae) endemic to Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia. Jan Huylebrouck, Renny Kurnia Hadiaty & Fabian Herder. Pp. 200-209 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] A worldwide taxonomic and distributional synthesis of the genus Oncopagurus Lemiatre, 1996 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Parapaguridae), with descriptions of nine new species. Rafael Lemaitre. Pp. 210-301 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Deep-sea squat lobsters of the genus Paramunida Baba, 1988 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Munididae) from the Philippines Panglao 2004, Panglao 2005 and Aurora 2007 expeditions, with the description of three new species. Patricia Cabezas & Tin-Yam Chan. Pp. 302-316 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] A combined morphological and molecular approach in identifying barnacle cyprids from the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in Malaysia: essentials for larval ecology studies. Jin Yung Wong, Hsi-Nien Chen, Benny K. K. Chan, Irene Kit Ping Tan & Ving Ching Chong. Pp. 317-329 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] The land snail genus Pterocyclos Benson, 1832 (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) from Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, with descriptions of two new species. Chirasak Sutcharit, Piyoros Tongkerd & Somsak Panha. Pp. 330-338 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Brooding behaviour of the centipede Otostigmus spinosus Porat, 1876 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) and its morphological variability in Thailand. Warut Siriwut, Gregory D Edgecombe, Chirasak Sutcharit & Somsak Panha. Pp. 339-351 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Phuphania costata, a new species of dyakiid land snail (Pulmonata: Dyakiidae) from Phu Pha Lom limestone area, Loei Province, northeastern Thailand. Chanidaporn Tumpeesuwan & Sakboworn Tumpeesuwan. Pp. 352-357 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Phylogenetic relationships and revision of the genus Blastomussa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia) with description of a new species. Francesca Benzoni, Roberto Arrigoni, Zarinah Waheed, Fabrizio Stefani & Bert W. Hoeksema. Pp. 358-378 [pdf]

[Conservation & Ecology]  Utilisation of gravel roads and roadside forests by the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in Sabah, Malaysia. Miyabi Nakabayashi, Yoshihiro Nakashima, Henry Bernard & Shiro Kohshima. Pp. 379-388 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Taxonomy of the freshwater crab Coccusa cristicervix Ng & Grinang, 2004 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae), with description of a new species of Thelphusula from Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo. Jongkar Grinang & Peter K. L. Ng. Pp. 389-395 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] New genera and new species of Hexapodidae (Crustacea, Brachyura) from the Indo-West Pacific and east Atlantic. Dwi Listyo Rahayu & Peter K. L. Ng. Pp. 396-483 [pdf] [low resolution pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] A new species of freshwater crab of the genus Stoliczia Bott, 1966 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae) from the summit of Bukit Larut, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Peter K. L. Ng & Christoph D. Schubart. Pp. 484-489 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] A new species of Scolelepis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Chinese seas. Jin Zhou. Pp. 490-495 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Nakhonsimon ramromensis, a new genus and species of freshwater crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Nakhon Si Thammarat, Peninsular Thailand. Rueangrit Promdam, Jaruwat Nabhitabhata & Peter K. L. Ng. Pp. 496-500 [pdf]

[Conservation & Ecology] Nematode morphometry and biomass patterns in relation to community characteristics and environmental variables in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Ngo Xuan Quang, Chau Ngoc Nguyen & Ann Vanreusel. Pp. 501-512 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyNinh Hai waters (south Vietnam): a hotspot of reef corals in the western South China Sea. Si Tuan Vo, Lyndon DeVantier, Hua Thai Tuyen & Phan Kim Hoang. Pp. 513-520 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologySampling mammalian carnivores in western Thailand: Issues of rarity and detectability. Antony J. Lynam, Robert Steinmetz, Tommaso Savini & George A. Gale. Pp. 521-535 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & Systematics] Notes on Heterocleptes spinosus Andersen, 1982 in Peninsular Malaysia (Heteroptera: Hydrometridae: Heterocleptinae). Fabio Cianferoni. Pp. 536-539 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyThe Singscore: a macroinvertebrate biotic index for assessing the health of Singapore’s streams and canals. Tanya J. Blakely, Hans S. Eikaas & J.S. Harding. Pp. 540-548 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyEnvironmental and geographic factors driving dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) diversity in the dipterocarp forests of Peninsular Malaysia. Hannah M. Doll, Elizabeth Butod, Rhett D. Harrison, Christine Fletcher, Abd Rahman Kassim, Shamsudin Ibrahim & Matthew D. Potts. Pp. 549-560 [pdf]

[Short CommunicationsPossible predation attempt by a marbled cat on a juvenile Phayre’s leaf monkey. Carola Borries, Zachary M Primeau, Kerry Ossi-Lupo, Surachest Dtubpraserit, Andreas Koenig. Pp. 561-565 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyThe mushroom coral fauna (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) of Brunei Darussalam (South China Sea) and its relation to the Coral Triangle. Bert W. Hoeksema & David J.W. Lane. Pp. 566-580 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyReproductive ecology and nest-site selection of Siamese fireback in lowland forest. Jirapa Suwanrat, Dusit Ngoprasert, Niti Sukumal, Pongthep Suwanwaree & Tommaso Savini. Pp. 581-590 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsA new species of cavernicolous crab from Coron Island, Palawan, the Philippines (Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae). Gianluca Stasolla & Gianna Innocenti. Pp. 591-599 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologySusceptibility of tropical mountain forests to biological invasions from the temperate and subtropical zone, exemplified by Zonitoides (Gastropoda: Gastrodontidae). César Capinha, Jaap J. Vermeulen, Maklarin bin Lakim, Menno Schilthuizen & Heike Kappes. Pp. 600-609 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsA new species of Nassarius (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) from the China seas. Junlong Zhang & Suping Zhang. Pp. 610-614 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsTwo new species of land-dwelling crabs of the genus Geosesarma De Man, 1892 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Thoracotremata: Sesarmidae) from Bintan Island, Indonesia. Christoph D. Schubart & Peter K. L. Ng. Pp. 615-619 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsNew records and new species of the hermit crab genus Pagurus Fabricius, 1775 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Paguridae) from the Philippines. Tomoyuki Komai & Dwi Listyo Rahayu. Pp. 620-646 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsDescription of two new species of Syphacia (Nematoda: Oxyuridae) collected from Eropeplus canus (Rodentia: Muridae), an endemic rat of Sulawesi, Indonesia, with proposal of new subgenera. Kartika Dewi, Hideo Hasegawa & Mitsuhiko Asakawa. Pp. 647-654 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsFour new species of the earthworm genus Amynthas Kinberg, 1867, with redescription of the type species (Clitellata: Megascolecidae). Ueangfa Bantaowong, Pattana Somniyam, Chirasak Sutcharit, Samuel W James & Somsak Panha. Pp. 655-670 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyFirst record of the nesting biology of the red-vented barbet, Megalaima lagrandieri (Aves: Piciformes: Megalaimidae), an Indochinese endemic. Vitaly L. Trounov & Anna B. Vasilieva. Pp. 671-678 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsA new burrow-utilising fanged frog from Sarawak, East Malaysia (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa & Koshiro Eto. Pp. 679-687 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsGymnochanda ploegi, a new species of ambassid glassperch from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Tan Heok Hui & Kelvin Lim Kok Peng. Pp. 688-695 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsIndopinnixa shellorum, a new species of pea crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae) associated with a sipunculid from Singapore. Peter K. L. Ng. Pp. 696-700 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyDistribution and prey of migratory shorebirds on the northern coastline of Singapore. Haw Chuan Lim & Mary Rose C. Posa. Pp. 701-717 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsMugilogobius hitam, a new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Gobiidae) from Lake Towuti, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Helen K. Larson, Matthias F. Geiger, Renny Kurnia Hadiaty & Fabian Herder. Pp. 718-725 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyA review of the zooplankton in Singapore waters. Claire Schmoker, Mohamed-Sofiane Mahjoub, Albert Calbet, Shih-Hui Hsiao, Francesca Russo, Ole Larsen, Aurore Trottet & Guillaume Drillet. Pp. 726-749 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsUpeneus nigromarginatus, a new species of goatfish (Perciformes:Mullidae) from the Philippines. Arthur R. Bos. Pp. 750-758 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyThe soft-coral associated pistol shrimp Synalpheus neomeris (De Man) (Decapoda: Alpheidae) defends its host against nudibranchs in Okinawa, Japan. Rie Nakano & Takuma Fujii. Pp. 759-763 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsRe-description of Thysanozoon nigropapillosum (Polycladida:Pseudocerotidae) from the South China Sea, with observations on a novel pre-copulatory structure, sexual behaviour and diet. Wei-Ban Jie, Shih-Chieh Kuo & Hin-Kiu Mok. Pp. 764-770 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsTaxonomy and distribution of four Cladoceran families (Branchiopoda: Cladocera: Moinidae, Bosminidae, Chydoridae and Sididae) in Philippine inland waters. Jhaydee Ann F. Pascual, Eric Zeus C. Rizo, Boping Han, Henri J. Dumont & Rey Donne S. Papa. Pp. 771-794 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyDiel flight activity and habitat preference of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Masahiro Niino, Tetsuro Hosaka, Masahiro Kon, Teruo Ochi, Toshihiro Yamada & Toshinori Okuda. Pp. 795-804 [pdf]

[Taxonomy & SystematicsOn the myrmecophilous genus Systellus Kleine (Coleoptera: Brentidae),with systematic and biological notes on S. mentaweicus (Senna). Munetoshi Maruyama, Katsura Morimoto, Luca Bartolozzi, Watana Sakchoowong & Rosli Hashim. Pp. 805-811 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyAreas of endemism in Thailand: has historical partitioning between seasonally dry lowland and aseasonal moist mountain forests shaped biodiversity in Southeast Asia?. Adrian Plant. Pp. 812-821 [pdf]

[Conservation & EcologyCurrently available data on Borneo geometrid moths do not provide evidence for a Pleistocene rainforest refugium. Jan Beck & Cecil M. Rüdlinger. Pp. 822-830 [pdf]