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Nguyen T.Q.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | Le M.D.,National American University | Pham A.V.,Tay Bac University | Ngo H.N.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | And 3 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

We describe two new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus on the basis of a new reptile collection from the limestone karst forest of Hoa Binh Province, northwestern Vietnam. Cyrtodactylus otai sp. nov.from Hang Kia-Pa Co Nature Reserve and Cyrtodactylus bobrovi sp. nov.from Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve can be distinguished from each other and from their congeners by their genetic distinction and morphological differences in number of precloacal pores, femoral scales, ventral scales, lamellae, subcaudals and dorsal tubercle arrangement, as well as in size and color pattern. In phylogenetic analyses, both new species are nested in a clade containing taxa from northwestern and northcentral Vietnam and northern Laos, i.e., C. bichnganae and C. cf. martini from northwestern Vietnam, C. puhuensis from northcentral Vietnam, and C. spelaeus, C. vilaphongi, and C. wayakonei from northern Laos. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press. Source

Pham C.T.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | Nguyen T.Q.,Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology | Hoang C.V.,Forest Inventory and Planning Institute | Ziegler T.,AG Zoologischer Garten Cologne
Herpetology Notes | Year: 2016

We record seven amphibian species for the first time from Thanh Hoa Province based on newly collected specimens from Xuan Lien Nature Reserve, comprising four species of Leptolalax, one species of Microhyla, one species of Odorrana and one species of Rhacophorus. In addition, an updated list of 50 species of amphibians for Xuan Lien Nature Reserve is provided, including three globally threatened species and five nationally endangered species. © 2016, Societas Europaea Herpetologica. All rights reserved. Source

Monastyrskii A.L.,Forest Inventory and Planning Institute
Entomological Review | Year: 2015

New insights into butterfly distribution ranges are presented in the context of attempts to analyse faunogenetic processes. The mimetic ranges of models and their mimics are considered for the first time. The geographic patterns of phenotypic similarity between Parantica models and their mimics are demonstrated. It is shown that development of similar specific traits in the models distributed in different geographic areas was accompanied by their mimics acquiring the same traits. Abundance of the phenotypically similar pairs and sympatric butterfly species suggests both migratory evolution scenarios and survival and divergence in refugia during global climate changes. Isolated or overlapping ranges (interactive ranges) in similar species result from their potential or recurrent contacts. The vicariant ranges are considered as conjugated ranges for the first time. The pattern of range substitution shows a connection with the boundaries of biogeographic entities and centers of diversity. © 2015, Pleiades Publishing, Inc. Source

Henderson A.,New York Botanical Garden | Dung N.Q.,Forest Inventory and Planning Institute
Phytotaxa | Year: 2013

Four new species of Calamus (Arecaceae) are described and illustrated and compared with similar species. © 2013 Magnolia Press. Source

Li Z.,Chinese Academy of Forestry | Pang Y.,Chinese Academy of Forestry | Huang C.,University of Maryland University College | Sun G.,University of Maryland University College | And 18 more authors.
33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2012, ACRS 2012 | Year: 2012

Forests play a vital role in sustainable development and provide a range of economic, social and environmental benefits, including essential ecosystem services such as climate change mitigation and adaptation. For the purposes of the project, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and Malaysia comprises of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (Yunnan province and Guangxi province), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. This region is rich in forest resources, but the forests have been undergoing rapid changes due to human activities. The project will be achieved by making intensive use of recent satellite remote sensing technology, establishing regional forest cover maps, documenting forest change processes and estimating carbon storage in the GMS and Malaysia. The project structure and some results from 1st phase were introduced. Source

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