National Museum launches book on amphibians, reptiles.

A newly published book on 'Amphibians and Reptiles of Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park, Brunei Darussalam' by Museum Department is currently available for purchase at a discounted price of B$2.50, from the original price of B$3.30. The special price will run until Sunday and the book is sold at the old customs wharf where the Museum Department is hosting an exhibition called "Kenali muzium kitani", in conjunction with the International Museum Day.

The Museum Department has published 500 copies of the book, which is a detailed guide to the amphibians and reptiles found in Tasek Merimbun. The book is a result of the inventory and training workshop on 'Herpatological Research and Management Techniques' organised at Tasek Merimbun two years ago. The editors are Indraneil, Samhan Nyawa and Joseph K Charles. Together with a detailed description of the many habitats in Tasek Merimbun, the book also boasts of pictures of the species.

There are some 25 species of amphibians and 30 species of reptiles detailed in the book, which include crested toad, four-ridged toad, seep frog, rufous-sided sticky frog, copper-checked frog, saltwater crocodile, Malayan box turtle, black bearded flying lizard, Asian house gecko, Borneo striped tree skink and water monitor.