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The herpetology of the Chagos Archipelago


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1
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British Journal of Herpetology 6: 133-134.
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Keywords
turtles, Chagos Archipelago, habitat, Hawksbill turtle, observers
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Abstract
The 1978/79 Chagos Research Expedition located only two species of reptiles, Eretmochelys imbricata and Hemidactylus frenatus. Other species mentioned by earlier expeditions may well be extinct or at least very scarce. For security reasons, the visiting of this archipelago will continue to be restricted and settlement limited to parts of Diego Garcia. Thus a ready made reserve has been made possible for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle.
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Authors
Dutton R .
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