Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea Organised by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences Wakatobi - Indonesia (10–13 November 2013) J. Supriatna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, and C. Margules (Editors) Published date: 30 July 2015 Pp. 126–130.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A MOLUCCAN WOODCOCK: EXPERIENCES OF A MODERN FIELD BIOLOGIST IN WALLACEA
John C. Mittermeier* *Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract One hundred and fifty years after Alfred Russel Wallace visited the Malay Archipelago much still remains to be discovered about the fascinating species that inhabit the islands now known as Wallacea. While modern fieldwork brings opportunities, and a few difficulties, that Wallace himself would not have imagined, many of the challenges facing field biologists in the twenty-first century are the same as those experienced by Wallace himself. Here I describe the struggles and excitement of Wallacean fieldwork through our efforts to obtain the first photographs of an endangered bird species, the Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii, on Obi Island in the Northern Moluccas.
Key words : endangered, field biologists, fieldwork, Northern Moluccas, Obi Island
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea Organised by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences Wakatobi - Indonesia (10–13 November 2013) J. Supriatna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, and C. Margules (Editors) Published date: 30 July 2015 Pp. 120–125.
ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE AND NATURAL SELECTION: THE REAL STORY
George W. Beccaloni* *Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) was a largely self-educated British naturalist, who co-published the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858, fifteen months before Darwin’s book Origin of species was released. Some have suggested that Wallace’s independent discovery of natural selection in Indonesia in February of that year was merely fortuitous, but in fact it was the culmination of a concerted 10 year personal quest to understand how evolutionary change takes place. Although Wallace was showered with prestigious honours and awards for his great discovery, and in spite of the fact that he became one of the most famous people in the world towards the end of his life, his intellectual legacy was rapidly overshadowed by Charles Darwin’s after his death.
Key words : Charles Lyell, Joseph Hooker, Linnean Society, Malay Archipelago
Submitted date: 9 July 2014 Accepted date: 17 July 2014 Published date: 20 February 2015 Pp. 68–71, Pls. 1–2.
DISCOVERY OF THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BULBOUS HERB Crinum woodrowii (AMARYLLIDACEAE) & ITS NEOTYPIFICATION
R. Kr. Singh* & Arti Garg *Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract A single population of a critically endangered species, Crinum woodrowii, was discovered from Katraj Ghat, Pune District, Maharashtra, at a location other than its type location. A neotype of the species is designated here and its detailed description, distribution, habitat, IUCN threat status, and nomenclatural notes are provided.
Key words : habitat, Katraj Ghat, Maharashtra, neotype, new locality, taxonomy
Abstract A new species of the genus Pareas is described from northern Myanmar. It differs from all other known species of the genus by coloration, which is mainly uniform, and its size (one of the largest species in the genus). Furthermore it is characterized by a low number of supralabials (six), a loreal that touches the orbit, presence of a presubocular and absence of a preocular. The new species was found at an elevation of 1890 m a.s.l. and is regarded as an inhabitant of high elevation mountainous areas.
Submitted date: 9 July 2013 Accepted date: 17 July 2014 Published date: 30 August 2014 Pp. 72–75, Pls. 1–2.
A NEW SPECIES OF Sonerila (MELASTOMATACEAE) FROM THE WESTERN GHATS OF KERALA, INDIA
K.P. Deepthikumary & A. G. Pandurangan *Corresponding author. E-mail:
Abstract A new species, Sonerila keralensis, from the Western Ghats of Kerala is described and illustrated. It is allied to S. rheedei differing by having a tuberous root stock, three to seven flowers, and petals with sparsely glandular-hairy margins.