We thank U Shwe Kyaw, Director General, Forest
Department, Ministry of Forestry, U Khin Maung Zaw, Director, U Tin
Tun and U Aung Din, Assistant Directors, Nature and Wildlife Conservation
Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Forestry, for their continued
support of this project.
We are indebted to the members of the field team:
U Htun Win, Team leader, Daw Thin Thin, U San Lwin Oo, U Sai Wunna Kyi,
U Kyi Soe Lwin, U Awan Khwi Shein, and U Hla Tun. Without their enthusiasm
and dedication, this project would not be possible.
We thank the Park Wardens of Myanmar's protected areas
for their support and cooperation. We especially wish to thank U Yeh
Tut, Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, and U Myint Aung, Chattin Wildlife
Reserve, for their continued assistance and advice.
We thank Daw Thandar Kyi for general assistance.
Our gratitude to the curators, collection managers
and curatorial assistants of the following museums for their assistance
in obtaining specimen-related records or allowing us to examine specimens
in their care: Linda S. Ford, American Museum of Natural History; Harold
K. Voris, Robert F. Inger, Alan Resetar, James B. Ladonski, and Bryan
L. Stuart, Field Museum of Natural History; Rao Dingqi, Kunming Institute
of Zoology; Jose P. Rosado and James Hanken, Museum of Comparative Zoology,
Harvard University; John Simmons, Museum of Natural History, University
of Kansas; Rainer Guenther, Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität,
Berlin; David B. Wake and Christopher J. Conroy, Museum of Vertebrate
Zoology, University of California; Ronald I. Crombie, W. Ron Heyer and
Traci D. Hartsell, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute;
E. N. Arnold, Mark Wilkinson, Colin McCarthy and Barry Clarke, The Natural
History Museum, London; Robert W. Murphy and Ross D. MacCulloch, Royal
Ontario Museum; Jonathan Campbell and Paul Ustach, University of Texas,
Arlington; David C. Cannatella and Jessica Rosales, University of Texas,
Austin; and S. K. Chanda and Pranab Mallick, Zoological Survey of India,
Thanks to Christopher Wemmer, Associate Director,
and Peter Leimgruber, Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian
Natural Zoological Park, for their assistance with the project.
We are obliged to Charles Convis of the Conservation
Technology Support Program of ESRI for the generous donation of GIS
software to CAS, and to Terrametrics, Inc., Colorado, for their generous
contribution of Landsat imagery. Thanks also to Dr. Larry Crissman of
the Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis
Network (ACASIAN) for supplying digital data.
We are grateful for our many colleagues at CAS for
their support through the years. We especially thank Stan Blum, Carl
Ferraris, Charles Fox, and Annie Malley. Dong Lin of CAS provided initial
photography and training.
This project was funded by grants DEB 9972861 and DEB 0451832 from the National
Science Foundation. Additional support was provided by the California
Academy of Sciences, the Lakeside Foundation, California Academy of
Sciences G.Lindsay Fund for Field Research, and by generous donations
to the Department of Herpetology, CAS, by Malcolm and Jeanne Miller,
David L. Jameson, Emily Date, and the late Richard Dumke.
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are by Hla
Tun, and all map images are constructed by M. S. Koo. All images are
copyrighted by the California Academy of Sciences.
*"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."