Sunda Islands

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The Sunda Islands are a group of islands in the Malay archipelago.[1]

They are further divided into the Greater Sunda Islands and the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Administration[edit]

The islands are divided up between four countries, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, and Malaysia. A number of these islands fall under the jurisdiction of Indonesia. The island of Borneo is divided up between Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The island of Timor is divided between East Timor and Indonesia. Two small islands also belong to East Timor.

List of islands[edit]

Greater Sunda Islands:

Lesser Sunda Islands, from west to east:

Wildlife[edit]

Flat-headed cat camera-trapped in Tangkulap Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia in March 2009

These islands are host to organisms that are different from those of the Asian mainland. Fauna include the Sunda clouded leopard, tiger and leopard.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ For an early english language account see - ' Account of the Sunda Islands and Japan : discourse of the Hon. T.S. Raffles. pp. [190]-198 ; From the Quarterly journal of science articles, vol. 2 (1817) or Journal of science and the arts, Vol. 2 (1817)
  2. ^ Kitchener, A.C.; Breitenmoser-Würsten, C.; Eizirik, E.; Gentry, A.; Werdelin, L.; Wilting, A.; Yamaguchi, N. (2017). "A revised taxonomy of the Felidae: The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group" (PDF). Cat News. Special Issue 11. 

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Coordinates: 2°00′S 110°00′E / 2.000°S 110.000°E / -2.000; 110.000