List of fauna of Batu Caves

List of fauna of Batu Caves

The following species have been collected from the Dark Cave, Batu Caves, Selangor in Malaysia:


  • McClure, E.H., B.L. Lim and S.E. Winn. 1967. Fauna of Dark Cave, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacific Insects 9(3): 399-428.

Other references:

  • Abraham, H.C. 1923. A new spider of the genus Liphistius. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1: 13-21.
  • Annandale, N. and F.H. Gravely. 1914. The limestone caves of Burma and the Malay Peninsula, Part II: The fauna of the caves. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (ns) 9(10) for 1913: 402-423.
  • Bristowe, W.S. 1933. The liphistiid spiders (chapters I-VIII, X). In Bristowe, W.S. and J. Millot, The liphistiid spiders, with an appendix on their internal anatomy. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1932: 1016-1045, 1055-1057.
  • Bristowe, W.S. 1952. The arachnid fauna of the Batu Caves in Malaya. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (ser. 12) 5: 697-707.
  • Bullock, J.A. 1971. Fauna of Gua Anak Takun. Malayan Nature Journal 24: 95-97.
  • Bullock, J.A. 1972. Cave Biology in Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 25: 135-141.
  • Buxton, B.H. 1924. Notes on the internal anatomy of Liphistius batuensis Abr. Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 2(1): 85-86.
  • Dittmar, K., M.L. Porter, L. Price, G. Svenson and M.F. Whitling. 2005. A Brief Survey of Invertebrates in Caves of Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 57(2): 221-233.
  • Dover, C. (ed.). 1929. Fauna of the Batu Caves, Selangor. Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums 14: 325-87.
  • Dunn, F.L. 1965. Gua Anak Takun: Ecological Observations. Malayan Nature Journal 19(1): 75-87.
  • Fage, L. 1929. Fauna of the Batu Caves, Selangor: x. Arachnida: Pedipalpi (Part) and Araneae. Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums 14: 356-64.
  • Haupt, J. 2003. The Mesothelae - a monograph of an exceptional group of spiders (Araneae: Mesothelae): (Morphology, behavior, ecology, taxonomy, distribution and phylogeny). Zoologica 154: 1-102.
  • Heynes-Wood, M. and C. Dover. 1929. Fauna of the Batu Caves, Selangor: iii. Topography. Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums 14: 329.
  • Klingel, H. 1966. Beobachtungen an Lipistius batuensis Abr. (Araneae, Mesothelae). Zoologischer Anzeiger Supplementband 30: 246-253.
  • Lim, T.T. 2006. A Visit to Gua Anak Takun. Pencinta Alam 2006(12): 14.
  • Lim, T.W. and S.S. Yussof. 2009. Conservation status of Batu Caves Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius batuensis Abraham (Araneae, Mesothelae)): A preliminary survey. Malayan Nature Journal 61: 121-132.
  • McClure, E.H. 1965. Microcosms of Batu Caves and a List of Species Collected at Batu Caves. Malayan Nature Journal 19(1): 68.
  • McClure, E.H. 1995. Stories I like to Tell: An Autobiography. Elliot McClure [published by the author], Camarillo, CA. p. 197.
  • Murphy, F. and J. Murphy. 2000. An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society.
  • Platnick, N.I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, Version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History <>.
  • Platnick, N.I. and W.C. Sedgwick. 1984. A Revision of the Spider Genus Liphistius (Araneae, Mesothelae). American Museum Novitates 2781: 1-31.
  • Platnick, N.I. and W.J. Gertsch. 1976. The suborders of spiders: A cladistic analysis. American Museum Novitates 2607: 1-15.
  • Price, L. 1996. The discovery of an ancient cave. Pencinta Alam 1996(4): 3.
  • Ridley, H.N. 1899. Caves in the Malay Peninsula: Appendix. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 1898: 580.
  • Roewer, C.Fr. 1962. Einige arachniden aus den Batu-Caves in Malaya. Pacific Insects 4(2): 517-520.
  • Schiödte, J.C. 1849. Om en afvigende Slaegt af Spindlernes Orden. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift 2: 617-624.
  • Soepadmo, E. and Ho Thian Hua. 1971. A Guide to Batu Caves. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society and Batu Caves Protection Association. p. 17.
  • Yong, H.S. 1960. Field Biology: (d) Fauna of the Dark Cave (Batu Caves). Scientific Victorian 1960: 42-46.
  • Yong, H.S. 1978. Living fossil spiders. Nature Malaysiana 3: 32-39.
  • Yong, H.S. 1998. Spiders. The Encyclopedia of Malaysia 3: 94-95. Singapore: Archipelago Press.
  • Yussof, S. 1985. The caves of Bukit Anak Takun. Nature Malaysiana 10(4): 4-9.
  • Yussof, S. 1987. Gua Anak Takun Revisited. Malayan Naturalist 40(3&4): 12-16.
  • Yussof, S. 1997. The natural and other histories of Batu Caves. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society.

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