Native Animals

Faunis canens

Common Faun
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SSN 53670
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Faunis canens (Common Faun) is a species of butterfly with a wingspan around 3.5 cm long. The Common Faun is much larger than other fauns. Male and female has similar in appearances (Corbet & Pendelbury, 1978). The upperside of the wings is uniformly yellowish red-brown while the underside is deep brown with dark lines and a submarginal series of small white spots along both wings. This species occurs from North-East India to South China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Palawan. It inhabits inland forest up to submontane elevations and flies moderately fast near the ground as well as often resting on the forest floor (Kirton, 2014).

 

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
15

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
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Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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Homathevi Rahman (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Mohd Masri Bin Saranum (Mr.)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Tangah, J., Hill, J.K., Hamer, K.C. & Dawood, M.M. (2004). Vertical distribution of fruit-feeding butterflies in Sabah, Borneo. Sepilok Bulletin. 1, 15-26. http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/docs/frc/Sepilok%20Bulletin%20Vol.%201.pdf
  2. Zarim, N.A.S.A. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Checklist of Butterfly Fauna at Kuala Lompat, Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28, 63-72
Book
  1. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  2. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
  3. Mohamed, M., David, M.C & Fadhil, A.R (2017). Insects Of Gunung Ledang, Johor, Malaysia. Penerbit UTHM.
  4. Praveena, B.K. & Maria Arlene, J.A.S. (2013). Compendium of Facts and Figures. 2nd Edition. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia. pp. 161.
Online
  1. Malaysia Butterfly Checklist. Nature Society (Singapore). Retrieved February 18, 2021, from http://www.nss.org.sg/butterflies_list/check_list.php?cl_mst.id=1&ac=v

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Athirah Liyana Bt Abdul Rashid, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Bernard Dupont & Rosli Omar

Species Citation :- Faunis canens. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53670. [Retrieved 02 March 2024].

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