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TITLE: Recent records of exotic reptiles on Pohnpei, Eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia / Donald W. Buden, D. Brian Lynch and George R. Zug
AUTHOR: Buden, Donald W.
PUBLISHED: [Honolulu, Hawaii] : University of Hawaii Press, 2001.
DESCRIPTION: pp.65-70 : map, ill. ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Reprinted from: Pacific Science, v 55, no.(1), 2001, pp. 65-70
NOTES: "Seven nonindigenous species of reptiles (two freshwater turtles, one gekkonid lizard, and four snakes) were recorded on Pohnpei and adjacent Ant Atoll (Federated States of Micronesia), for the first time within the past 15 yrs., three within the past 3 yrs. They apparently reached Pohnpei by deliberate or inadvertant human-assisted transport, originating from widespread and distant areas including North America, Southeast Asia, Indoaustralia, and other Pacific islands. Pohnpeians (and many other Pacific islanders) often do not perceive exotics as a potential threat to the balance of natural ecosystems. Additional training and education addressing the potentially disastrous consequences of alien species and directed especially towars agencies entrusted with monitoring environmental quality are recommended to help preserve biodiversity on these small island nations."
NOTES: COM-FSM faculty research paper.
SUBJECT: Reptiles--Pohnpei (Micronesia).
SUBJECT: Turtles--Pohnpei (Micronesia).
SUBJECT: Lizards--Pohnpei (Micronesia).
SUBJECT: Geckos--Pohnpei (Micronesia).
ADDED ENTRY: Lynch, D. Brian
ADDED ENTRY: Zug, George R.

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