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Mon 06 Mar 2006

The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Volume 54, Issue Number 1, 28 February 2006

Category : pub

RBZ 54 (1): Pp. 1-201. 28 February 2006: Table of contents.
All articles are available for free download at the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology bibliography page.

C.-Q. Xu, A.-P. Liang & .-M. Jiang. The genus Euricania Melichar (Homoptera: Ricaniidae) from China. Pp. 1-10.

A. D. Tran & Chang Man Yang. New species of the water strider genera Eotrechus Kirkaldy and Rhyacobates Esaki (Heteroptera: Gerridae) from Vietnam. Pp. 11-20.

L. A. Ballantyne & C. Lambkin. A phylogenetic reassessment of the rare S. E. Asian firefly genus Pygoluciola Wittmer (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae). Pp. 21-48.

P. Grootaert. The genus Paramedetera (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) in Singapore, with a key to the oriental species. Pp. 49-58.

P. Grootaert. The genus Teuchophorus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) in Singapore. Pp. 59-82.

I. Bartsch. Copidognathines (Acari: Halacaridae) in mangroves of Singapore. I. description of three species. Pp. 83-92.

P. Dankittipakul & R. JocquŽ. Two new species of Cydrela Thorell (Araneae: Zodariidae) from Thailand. Pp. 93-101.

L. Tu & S. Li. Three new and four newly recorded species of Linyphiinae and Micronetinae spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from Northern Vietnam. Pp. 103-117.

M. S. Zhu, J. X. Zhang & F. Zhang. Rare spiders of the genus Cyclocosmia (Arachnida: Araneae: Ctenizidae) from tropical and subtropical China. Pp. 119-124.

R. Clements. Oophana tiomanensis, a new streptaxid (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Streptaxidae) from Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia. Pp. 125-127.

B. L. Stuart, K. Sok & T. Neang. A collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Hilly Eastern Cambodia. Pp. 129-155.

Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia with comments on biogeography, natural history and adaptive types. L. L. Grismer, T. M. Youmans, P. L. Wood, Jr. & J. L. Grismer. Pp. 157-180.

R. B. Stuebing, M. R. Bezuijen, M. Auliya & H. K. Voris. The current and historic distribution of Tomistoma schlegelii (The False Gharial) (Mźller, 1838) (Crocodylia, Reptilia). Pp. 181-197.

Book Reviews by Tan Heok Hui, pp. 199-202.

  • A photographic guide to the Inlandwater fishes of Taiwan. Volume I.
  • A guide to Gobies of Singapore.
  • A first look at the fish species of the middle Malinau. Taxonomy, ecology, vulnerability and importance.
  • An atlas of Ichthyotoxic, Medicinal and Dangerous Fishes.
  • Development of Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary as a Totally Protected Area Fish Resources Assessment study of Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Batang Ai National Park.

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Mon 06 Mar 2006

DINOSAURS! Coming in May 2006

Category : education

A dinosaur exhibition jointly funded and organised by NUS' Faculty of Science and the Singapore Science Centre will open at the Singapore Science Centre on 21st May 2006. The colourful banner above was designed by the SSC's staff in preparation for this exhibit.

The exhibit will feature two casts of Tyrannosaurus rex - one of STAN that the Singapore Science Centre owns, and the other of "a T. rex named Sue" from the Field Museum, Chicago.

The other components are a selection of polar dinosaurs called "Dinosaurs of Darkness" from Monash University's Monash Science Centre and an exhibition by NUS' Faculty of Science with the working title of "Extinction is Forever". Relevant current issues such as mass extinction, habitat loss in Southeast Asia and climate change that are obviously suggested by the demise of the dinosaurs will be addressed.

Supporting the exhibits will be interactive displays, the all important guides, a sandpit for mini-digs, workshops, a symposium and public lecture.

Swee Hee is the pointman on this project for the Raffles Museum and since he sits behind me , I hear various expressions emanating from his corner that reflect the ups and down of project management. Sometimes though, I am roped in to help tackle sudden and urgent requests so it is quite unnerving!

Singapore Science Centre's staff have already swung into action and conducted a road show with Mediacorp TV12's Kids Central in town last weekend. Eamon Wong's mum send me photos he took with his handphone. They were little fogged up by condensation but enough to see some young un's enjoying themselves!

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