A check list and population trends of invasive amphibians and reptiles in Taiwan

Ko Huan Lee, Tien Hsi Chen, Gaus Shang, Simon Clulow, Yi Ju Yang*, Si Min Lin


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

24 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Invasive species have impacted biodiversity all around the world. Among various ecosystems, islands are most vulnerable to these impacts due to their high ratio of endemism, highly specialized adaptation, and isolated and unique fauna. As with other subtropical islands, Taiwan faces Conant risk of biological invasions and is currently ranked as one of the countries most affected by invasive amphibians and reptiles. In this paper, a comprehensive checklist of all known exotic amphibians and reptiles is provided, including twelve species which have successfully colonized Taiwan and six species with a controversial status. We provide an update on the knowledge of all these species including their distribution, colonization history, threats to native animals, and population trends based on literature records, fauna surveys, and data collected during invasive species eradication and control programs. A list of species with high invasive potentials is also provided. This study reports, for the first time, a comprehensive survey of invasive herpetofauna in Taiwan, which should provide a valuable reference to other regions which might suffer from similar invasion risk.

頁(從 - 到)85-130
出版狀態已發佈 - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生態學、進化論、行為學與系統學
  • 動物科學與動物學
  • 農業與生物科學(雜項)
  • 昆蟲科學
  • 古生物學


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