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Malaysian biospeleology bibliography

Please note this is NOT meant as a complete bibliography, only some of the more easily accessible publications are listed. For full details, please see MALAYSIAN CAVE BIBLIOGRAPHY on books page.


ABDULLAH M.T., NEUCHLOS, Jub & NORHAYANI JALAWEH (2003) First record of Hipposideros ater in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Sarawak Museum Journal 79: 271-274.
ABDULLAH, M.T; PAUL, I.V. & HALL, Les, (2005) A frightful stairway to cave bats in Borneo. BATS, Fall 2005, 23(3)11-13.
ANWARALI KHAN, Faisal Ali; SWIER, Vicki, J; SOLARI, Sergio; LARSEN, Peter, A; BESAR KETOL; WAHAP MARNI; ELLAGUPILLAY, Sivanathan; LAKIM, Maklarin; ABDULLAH, Mohammad Tajuddin & BAKER, Robert J. (2008) Using genetics and morphology to examine species diversity of old world bats: report of a recent collection from Malaysia. Occasional Papers, Texas Tech, No 281, 15 Dec.

CHAPMAN, P, (1980) The biology of caves in the Gunung Mulu Nat. Park. British Cave Research Assoc.Trans. 7(3)141-149.
CHAPMAN, P, (1982) Ecology of caves in the Gunung Mulu National Park. Cave Science, June, 9(2)142-162.
CHAPMAN, P, 1983 Species diversity in a tropical cave ecosystem. Procs. Uni. Bristol Spel. Soc. 16(3)201-213. [Sarawak]
CHAPMAN, P, (1984) Invertebrates at Niah Great Cave, Batu Niah Nat.Park. Cave Science, July, 11(2)89-91.
CHAPMAN, P, (1984) The invertebrate fauna of the caves of Gunung Mulu Nat. Park. Sarawak Museum Jnl 30(51), Pt II:1-18.
CHAPMAN, P, (1985) Cave frequenting vertebrates in the Gunung Mulu Nat.Park. SMJ 34(55)101-113.
CONFINO, Jo (2014) Cement company blows up limestone hill and renders snail extinct. The Guardian, 17 Nov, (photo). [snails Pahang & Kanthan, Lafarge]

DITTMAR, K.; PORTER, M; PRICE, L; SVENSON, G & WHITING, M. (2005) A brief survey of invertebrates in caves of Peninsular Malaysia. MNJ, Sept, 57(2)221-233.

FOON J.K; CLEMENTS, G.R. & LIEW, T.S. (2017) Diversity and biogeography of land snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the limestone hills of Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. ZooKeys 682, 4 July 2017.

GOLOVATCH S. I; GEOFFROY J.-J; MAURIES J.-P. & VAN den SPIEGEL D. (2009) Review of the millipede genus Plusioglyphiulus Silvestri, 1923, with descriptions of new species from Southeast Asia (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Cambalopsidae). Zoosystema 31(1)71-116. [Dark Cave, Bau, Bidi, Mulu, Sarawak]
GRISMER, L. Lee; WOOD, Perry L. Jr; MAKETAB MOHAMED; CHAN Kin Onn; HEINZ, Heather M; SUMARLI Alex S-I; JACOB, Chan A. & LOREDO, Ariel I. (2013) A new species of karst-adapted Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a threatened karst region in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3746 (3)463–472, (3 fig. 2 tab.). [Merapoh]
GRISMER, L. Lee; BELABUT, Daicus M; QUAH, Evans S.H; ONN, Chan Kin; WOOD, Perry L. Jr. & ROSLI Hasim (2014) A new species of karst forest-adapted Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827) belonging to the C. sworderi complex from a threatened karst forest in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3755(5)434-446, (4 fig. 6 tab.). [Kanthan]
GRISMER, L. Lee; WOOD, Perry L. Jr; ONN, Chan Kin; SHAHRUL Anuar & MOHD Abdul Muin (2014) Cyrts in the city: A new Bent-toed Gecko (Genus Cyrtodactylus) is the only endemic species of vertebrate from Batu Caves, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3774 (4)381–394.
GRISMER, L; WOOD, P.L. jr; SHAHRUL ANUAR; DAVIS, H.R; COBOS, A. J; MURDOCH, M.L. (2016a) A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation. Zootaxa, Jan, 4061(1)1-17. [C. gunungsenyumensis, Senyum]
GRISMER, L; WOOD, P.L. jr; SHAHRUL ANUAR; GRISMER, M.S; QUAH, E.S.H; MURDOCH, M.L; MOHD ABDUL MUIN; DAVIS, H.R; AGUILAR, C; KLABACKA, R; COBOS, A.J; ANCHALEE AOWPHOL & SITES, J.W, JR. (2016b) Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems. Zootaxa, Apr, 4105(5)401-429. [Chiku 7 Kelantan, Lenggong]

HALL, Leslie S., (1994) The Magic of Mulu . BATS. Vol 12, No 4:8-12.
HALL L. (1996) Observation on bats in Gua Payau (Deer Cave), Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak. Sarawak Museum Journal 72:111-124.
HALL, L.S.; RICHARDS, Greg C. & ABDULLAH, M.T. (2002) The bats of Niah National Park, Sarawak. SMJ, Dec, 57(78)255-282.

JAYARAJ, V.Kumaran; FAISAL, A.A.K. & ABDULLAH, M.T. (2005) Bats of Mount Penrissen, Padawan, Sarawak. SMJ 61(82)263-274.

KANG NEE; HAILS, C. & SIGURDSSON, J. (1990) Nest construction and egg laying in edible-nest swiftlets Aerodramus spp. and the implications for harvesting. SMJ 133:170-177.
KHOO Siew Yoong (2012) Field study. Meat-eating chats: more observations on Blue Whistling Thrushes Myophonus caeruleus in Peninsular Malaysia. BirdingASIA, (Oriental Bird Club), June, 17:60–64.
KOCK, D; ALTMANN, J & PRICE, L (2000) A fruit bat new to West Malaysia: Rousettus leschenaultii (Desmarest 1820) in Batu Caves. MNJ, 54(1)63-67. [Dark Cave]

LANGHAM, N. (1980) Breeding biology of the edible-nest swiftet Aerodramus fuciphagus. SMJ, 122:447-461.
LEONG, M.C. & MARSHALL, A.G. (1968) The breeding biology of the bat-fly Eucampsipoda sundaicum Theodor 1955 (Diptera: Nycteribiidae). MNJ, 21: 171-180. [Batu Caves]
LEWIS, J.G.E. (1984) The myriapoda of the Gunung Mulu National Park. SMJ, Special Issue 2, Pt II, 30:51.
LIM CHAN KOON & EARL of CRANBROOK (2002) Swiftlets of Borneo. Natural History Pubs, Jan, 171pp (132 figs, maps).

McFARLANE, Donald A. & LUNDBERG, Joyce (2012) The status of the Niah cave crab, Adeleana chapmani (Decapoda, Gecarcinucidae), Sarawak, Malaysia. Speleobiology Notes, 4:29-33, (3 fig.).
MOHD - AZLAN J., NEUCHLOS J. and ABDULLAH, M.T. (2005) Diversity of Chiropterans in limestone forest area, Bau, Sarawak. Malays. Appl. Biol. (2005) 34(1): 59–64.
MOHD RIDWAN ABD RAHMAN; TAWIE TINGGA Roberta Chaya; MOHD ISHAM Azhar; NOOR HALIZA Hasan & ABDULLAH MOHD TAJUDDIN (2011) Bats of the Wind Cave Nature Reserve, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Tropical Natural History, (Chulalongkorn University), Oct, 11(2)153-175.
MOHD Ridwan A. R. & ABDULLAH, M. T. (2012) Population genetics of the cave-dwelling Dusky Fruit Bat, Penthetor lucasi, based on four populations in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal, Tropical Agricultural Science, 35(3)459 – 484 (4 fig. 5 tab.). [Niah, Wind Cave at Bau, Gua Musang]
MOSELEY, Max (2004) Rediscovery of Pseudoparonella doveri (Collembola: Paranellidae) and notes on the Collembola of the Dark Cave (Gua Gelap), Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia. Cave and Karst Science, 31(2)79-82.
MOSELEY, Max (2006) Millipede (Diplopoda) fauna of the Dark Cave (Gua Gelap), Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia: species composition and ecological observations. Cave and Karst Science 33(1)5-8.
MOSELEY, Max (2008) Estimating diversity and ecological status of cave invertebrates: some lessons and recommendations from Dark Cave (Batu Caves, Malaysia). CKS, 2008 (published in 2009), 35(1)47-52. [Collembola (springtails), Diplopoda (millipedes), general invertebrate survey]

NG, Peter K. L. & LEE, Patrick K. Y. (2012) On a new species of Phricotelphusa Alcock, 1909, from a limestone cave in Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 31 Aug, 60(2)461-465 (4 fig.). [Gua Baba, Loposang, fauna, crab]

OWEN, James (2006) Animal-rich limestone towers face rocky future in Asia. Nat. Geographic News, Sept 12.

PLATNICK, N; SCHWENDINGER, P, & STEINER, H, (1997) Three new species of the spider genus Liphistius (Araneae, Mesothelae) from Malaysia. American Museum Novitates (New York), No 3209, 13pp. [Gua Kanthan & Tempurung]
PRICE, L, (1996) The cave racer - Elaphe taeniura. Malayan Naturalist 50(1)24-25.
PRICE, L, (1998a) Two new species of cave dwelling trapdoor spiders in Malaysia. Caves & Caving, Autumn 1998, 81: 20, 2 phot. [Liphistius spp.]
PRICE, L, (1998b) Two new cave dwelling Malaysian species of Liphistius. Cerberus, S.S. Jnl, Apr, 24, 3: 50.
PRICE, L, (1998c) Cave fauna. The cave racer. International caver 22: 16-18.
PRICE, L, (1998d) Collecting trapdoor spiders. Malaysian Naturalist 51, 3-4(June): 14-19. [Liphistius spp.]
PRICE, L, (1998e) Malaysian Cave Bibliography (up to 1997). Bibliographical details of worldwide papers related to the caves and karst of Malaysia, 1800 references including cave fauna. To order a copy, email me.
PRICE, L, (1998f) New species of cave spider. International Caver, 23: 41. [Liphistius spp.]
PRICE, L, (1999) Cave fauna of Mulu. Sarawak Gazette CXXVI (1539), June: 35-42, photos.
PRICE, L, (2002) Cave snakes caught with trousers down. MN, Dec, 56(2)8, (phot.). [cave racers mating, Dark Cave, Batu Caves]
PRICE, L, (2003) Cave racers. Bat meals dead or alive. MN, Dec, 57(2)32-33 (3 photos). [Dark Cave]
PRICE, L. (2003) Bats are our friends. Star WE, Feb 22, p18.
PRICE, L, (2004) An introduction to some cave fauna of Malaysia and Thailand. Acta Carsologica, 33(1)311-317.
PRICE, L, (2004) Cave racers do eat dead bats. Cerberus SS Jnl, Mar, 26(4)43-44.
PRICE, L, (2005) Poor baby. MN, 59(2)6 (photo). [Dark cave, dead baby fruit bat]
PRICE, L, (2006) Cave snakes for sale. Karst News, 3(3)6.
PRICE, L, (2009) Cave fauna of southeast Asia. Cave & Karst Sci, 35(1&2)69-72, (5 photos).
PRICE, L, (2013a) QUARRYING: Gua Kanthan spider endangered. NST, letters, 4 July.
PRICE, L, (2013b) Save endangered Gua Kanthan trapdoor spider. Star, letters, 4th July.
PRICE, L, (2013c) Save the Kanthan spider now. The Sun daily, letters, 4 July.
PRICE, L, (2013d) Observations on cave racers, Orthriophis taeniurus (COPE) in South East Asia. In SCHULZ (2013), p343-352 (photos).
PRICE, L, (2014a) Species diversity and food-web complexity in the caves of Malaysia. Ambient Science, 1(2)1-8, photos.
PRICE, L, (2014b) " (2014d) New snail species discovered in Kinta Valley. Ipoh Eech, 16-30 Sept, 197:13.
PRICE, Liz & LI, Ya-Wei (2007) The cave racer, Orthriophis taenirus. Cave & Karst Science, 34(3)129-135, (5 pl, 1 tab. 1 fig). Published 2009.
PRICE, L & STEINER, H, (1999) Periplaneta australasia (Blattidae), a new record for Dark Cave, Batu Caves. MNJ, 53(4)341-344, ( 1 plate).

ROTH, L. M. (1998) The cockroach genus Pycnoscelus scudder, with a description of Pycnoscelus femapterus sp.nov. (Blattaria: Blaberidae: Pycnoscelinae). Oriental Insects, 32:93-130. [Batu Caves]

SCHILTHUIZEN M, VERMEULEN J. J & DAVISON G. W. H, (1999) A note on the ecology of West Malaysian calcicolous snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Diplommatinidae, Cyclophoridae, Vertiginidae, Streptaxidae). Malayan Nature Journal Dec, 53, 4: 351-354.
SCHULZ, Klaus-Dieter (1996) A monograph of the Colubrid snakes of the Genus Elaphe Fitzinger. Koeltz Scientific Books. 440pp.
SCHULZ, K.D. (2013) Old world ratsnakes. A collection of papers. Bushmaster Publications (Berg, SG), 432pp.
SCHULZ, Klaus-Dieter, (with BERDIEV, Abb. von R.; CHAN-ARD, T; (TC), HE CHAO; CRESSLER, A; ELLIS, M; FESSER, R; GUMPRECHT, A; HOLDEN, J; KRVAVAC, M; MATTHEWS, I; MESSENGER, K; NEVALENNY, Y; OLRLOV, N; PRICE, L; SMITH, T; STOLL, M; SWEETLAND, D; TOKUDA, T; VOGEL, G; YANG, H. & ZAW NAING, T.) (2010) Übersicht der Variationen des Orthriophis taeniurus Unterarten-Komplexes mit Anmerkungen zum Status von Coluber taeniurus pallidus RENDAHL, 1937 und der Beschreibung einer neuen Unterart (Reptilia: Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Sauria, (Berlin) 32(2)3-26, (36 fig. 1 tab. 1 map).
SCHWENDINGER, P, (2017) A revision of the trapdoor spider genus Liphistius (Mesothelae: Liphistiidae) in peninsular Malaysia; part 1. Revue suisse de Zoologie (September 2017) 124(2): 391-445.
SCHWENDINGER, P; GIRIBET, G & STEINER, H, (2004) A remarkable new cave-dwelling Stylocellus (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi) from peninsular Malaysia, with a discussion on taxonomic characters in the family Stylocellidae. Jnl of Natural History, 10 June 2004, 38:1421-1435, (30 fig, 1 tab.). [Lanno caves, mite harvestmen, insects, bats]
SEDGEWICK, Walter. C. & PLATNICK, N. I. (1986) On the male of Liphistius panching (Araneae, Mesothelae). MNJ 39: 203-206.
SHAHARIN YUSSOF (1988) Some invertebrates from Batu Caves. Nature Malaysiana, 13 (2)24-31.
SHAHARIN YUSSOF, (1997) The natural and other histories of Batu Caves book. MNS, i-ix, 1-55, & 46 plates. [general, flora, fauna, archaeology]
START, A, N. (1972) Some bats of Bako Nat. Park. SMJ 20(40/41)371-376.
START, A, N. 1972 Notes on Dyacopterus spadiceus from Sarawak. SMJ 20(40/41) 367-369. [bats]
STEINER H, (1998) Perak's very own trap door spiders. Malayan Naturalist 51, 3-4(June): 25-27. [Liphistius spp.]
STEINER H, (1998) Lebende fossilien aus den hohlen Malaysia. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Hohlen - und Karst forscher, Munchen, 44, 4: 148-150. [Liphsitius spp.]
STEINER, H (2005) Orthriophis taeniurus (COPE, 1860). Expedition Gunung Lanno. Book, p164-5.
STEINER, H & PRICE, L (2004) Scuttling ‘scutigera decipiens’. MN, 58(1)6-9, (photos). [Thereupoda longicornis has replaced the name Scutigera decipiens]
STRUEBIG, M.J; KINGSTON, Tigga; ZUBAID, Akbar; LE COMBER, Steven; MOHD-ADNAN Adura; TURNER, Anthony; KELLY, Joanne; BOZEK, Monika & ROSSITER, Stephen J. (2009) Conservation importance of limestone karst outcrops for Palaeotropical bats in a fragmented landscape. Biological Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.04.005.
SUTHERLAND, Paul (2014) Will they hold on? Three new gecko species found in threatened habitat. Mongabay 2 May. [Batu Caves, Merapoh, Kanthan]

TAN K.H, ZUBAID AKBAR & KUNZ T. H, (1999) Roost selection and social organisation in Cynopterus horsfieldi (Chiroptera, Pteropodidae). Malayan Nature Journal 53, 4: 295-298, 3 plates.

VERMEULEN, J.J. & MARZUKI, M.E. (2014) ‘Charopa’ lafargei (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Charopidae), a new, presumed narrowly endemic species from PeninsularMalaysia. Basteria, 78(1-3)31-34.

WHITTEN, T; CLEMENTS, R. & PRICE, L. (2013) Liphistius kanthan. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1.

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