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Fri 03 Mar 2006
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 53, Issue Number 2, 31st December 2005.
Category : pub
RBZ 53 (2): Pp. 183-289. 31 December 2005.
Table of contents
All articles are available for free download at the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology bibliography page
Y. Xiong, R. Xie & W. Yin. First record of the genus Amphientulus Tuxen, 1981 (Protura: Acerentomidae) from China, with description of a new species. Pp. 183-187.
N. Nieser, P-p. Chen & C. M. Yang. A new subgenus and siz new species of Nepomorpha (Insecta: Heteroptera) from Yunnan, China. Pp. 189-209.
C. Daugeron & P. Grootaert. Empidine dance flies from Singapore and Southern Malaysia (Diptera, Empididae, Empidinae). Pp. 211-220.
J. X. Zhang & D. Li. Four new and one newly recorded species of the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Lyssomaninae & Spartaeine) from (Sub) tropical China. Pp. 221-229.
G. R. Allen & J. E. Randall. Exyrias akihito, a new species of coral-reef goby (Gobiidae) from the western pacific. Pp. 231-235.
I-S. Chen & H. H. Tan. A new species of freshwater goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Stiphodon) from Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Pp. 237-242.
H. H. Ng. Amblyceps carinatum, a new species of hillstream catfish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Pp. 243-249.
H. H. Ng & I. Rachmatika. Glyptothorax exodon, a new species of rheophilic catfish from Borneo (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Pp. 251-255.
I. Das & A. Haas. A new species of Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Gading, Sarawak. Pp. 257-263.
I. Das. A new species of Polypedates (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak (Northwestern Borneo). Pp. 265-270.
J. C. Murphy, H. K. Voris & M. Auliya. A new species of Enhydris (Serpentes: Colubridae: Homalopsinae) from the Kapuas river system, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Pp. 271-275.
E. Meijaard, S. (B.) van Balen & V. Nijman. The former status of the white-shouldered ibis Pseudibis davisoni on the Barito and Teweh rivers, in Indonesia Borneo. 277-279.
K. Wells & R. Bagchi. Eat in or take away - seed predation and removal by rats (Muridae) during a fruiting event in a dipterocarp rainforest. Pp. 281-286.
V. Nijman. Survey on birds of prey and owls (falconiformes and strigiformes) on Java sea islands: correction and additions. 287-288.
H. H. Tan. Book Review: Fishes of Bitung, Northern Tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pp. 289.
Fri 03 Mar 2006
Delegation from Biodiversity Research & Training Program, Thailand (BRT)
Category : visitors
A delegation from Biodiversity Research & Training Program, Thailand (BRT) led by an old friend, Somsat Panha from Chulalongkorn University's Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science, dropped in to the Raffles Museum and SIngapore Science Centre on a fact funding mission on public education methods.
Somsak is a co-ordinator of the BRT Program which is supported by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and just celebrated their 10th Anniversary in October 2005.
The program supported mostly taxonomic works in the first phase and publications in the second phase. They have been in discusion to contribute more material to society though newsletters, guidebooks, booklets, nature trails and the internet. It looks like a more resources will reach the community soon!
L-R: Peter Ng, Sompoad Sri Rosamatara, Visut Baimai, Somsat Panha and Rungsima Tantalakha
Fri 03 Mar 2006
Yesterday.sg features Raffles Museum
Category : museums
03 Mar 2006 - The Museum Roundtable just launched (1st March 2006) a blog/blog aggregator of hertage stories called Yesterday.sg.
This morning Yesterday's RSS feed featured a post about the Raffles Museum, "Walk on the wild side" by June Yong, 03 Mar 2006.
"So you've been to the zoo, the night safari, and you see yourself as a rather wild dog. But have you been up close and personal with dead animals, so real that you can feel the hairs on your neck stand? Well it's time to visit the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at NUS.
Hope over for a look...
They are encouraging the public to contribute as welll:
"Fancy an Apple iMac, Sony Mini Divi Handycam, or Sony Cybershot digicam? Post your stories (and pictures) on museums and heritage in Singapore on yesterday.sg and the top three posts with the highest number of votes by 31 March will win the prizes stated above!
In addition, by posting, you'll also be automatically eligible for a lucky draw where you could win a Compaq laptop, Motorola ROKR phone, iPod nanos etc.
Prizes aside, we would really like to hear your stories on growing up in Singapore. Stuff not found in the history books, like the closing of the National Library, the demolition of Geylang Serai market, Old Airport Road Hawker Centre and so on.
Just sign up on yesterday.sg and you can start blogging."