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The terrestrial vertebrate fauna of Mabuyag (Mabuiag Island) and adjacent islands, far north Queensland, Australia

Watson, Justin J.; Hitchcock, Garrick


Until recently, relatively little was known about the vertebrate fauna of Mabuyag and surrounding islands. This paper presents the results of terrestrial vertebrate surveys undertaken in 2008-2009, and a review of previous literature and museum records, which have added considerably to our knowledge for the area. Ethnotaxonomy, the role of terrestrial vertebrates in the traditional diet, and the importance of birds, mammals and reptiles in Goemulgaw culture are also discussed briefly. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series: Torres Strait Archaeology and Material Culture
Access Rights: Open Access


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