The first field biodiversity survey in northern Myanmar
Prof. QUAN Rui-Chang of XTBG led a fieldwork team, which consisted of 11 researchers from XTBG, KIZ, KIB and FRI, to conduct biodiversity explorations i
Prof. QUAN Rui-Chang of XTBG led a fieldwork team, which consisted of 11 researchers from XTBG, KIZ, KIB and FRI, to conduct biodiversity explorations in Khakaborazi National Park, Northern Myanmar, from November 16 to December 16, 2014. Through this fieldwork, the team collected basic information about the plant, fish and animal diversity of Putao, Northern Myanmar.
Plants: There are well-preserved tropical forests in the region (Dipterocarp forest and Terminalia myriocarpa communities). We collected 579 specimens, with 1160 samples of DNA material, from110 families 215 genera. After preliminary identification, 10 suspected new species were recorded.
Animals: We recorded four species of hornbill (Aceros nipalensis, Buceros bicornis, Aceros undalatus, Anthracoceros albirostris) and found 16 gibbon communities.
Fish: About 200 fish specimens consisting of 6 orders, 16 families, 31 genera and 43 species were collected from the streams and rivers of study site.
Group photo at Khakaborazi National Park field station