Vertebrate fauna of SE Asia


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Orange-spotted Rabbitfish


Large-footed Myotis


Cave Nectar Bat


Wagler's Pit Viper (juvenile, female)


Raffles Banded Langur (Banded Leaf Monkey)


Ecology Asia was launched in 2001, nearly 20 years ago. It has outlived many other worthy websites, but maintains its niche in providing an easy introduction to the amazing diversity of Southeast Asia's vertebrates. The website includes more than 800 factsheets, made easily accessible by a simple top-down menu system. And nice photos too, all taken in natural settings.

2019 saw the sad demise of Arkive, a worthy attempt at a global gateway to wildlife information and images. Wikipedia now hosts a lot of wildlife information, but the photos are often taken in managed settings such as zoos or aquaria.

Ecology Asia is widely used as a student resource: I receive many well-written emails from school or university students requesting permission to use an image or two.

We continue to host a simple online short-note publication entitled 'Southeast Asia Vertebrate Records' or SEAVR. Submissions from the Philippines now dominate SEAVR, which is a grateful contribution. Recent SEAVR include a notable cobra record, a range extension for Hipposideros lekaguli -a species of roundfeaf bat, and feeding behaviour of Cynopterus brachyotis, a fruit bat, on non-native Piper aduncum:

Equatorial Spitting Cobra on Pangulasian Island, Palawan Province, Philippines. Click here

Range extension of the Large Asian Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros lekaguli) to Negros Island. Click here

Lesser Dog-faced Fruit Bat feeding on Piper aduncum in Makilala, North Cotabato, Philippines.  Click here

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