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The Sunda Islands
Sunda Islands
are a group of islands in the Malay archipelago.[1] They are further divided into the Greater Sunda Islands
Greater Sunda Islands
and the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Contents

1 Administration 2 List of islands 3 Wildlife 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

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
Borneo
is divided up between Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The island of Timor
Timor
is divided between East Timor
East Timor
and Indonesia. Two small islands also belong to East Timor. List of islands[edit] Greater Sunda Islands:

Borneo Java Sumatra Sulawesi

Lesser Sunda Islands, from west to east:

Bali Lombok Sumbawa Flores Sumba Timor Alor archipelago Barat Daya Islands Tanimbar Islands

Wildlife[edit]

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

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

Banda Arc Islands of Indonesia Sunda Arc Sundaland Sunda Trench

References[edit]

^ 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) ^ 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
Special
Issue 11. 

External links[edit]

 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sunda Islands". Encyclopædia Britannica. 26 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.  Visible earth page on the lesser Sunda islands (in English) (in French) Map of a Part of China, the Philippine Islands, the Isles of Sunda, the Moluccas, the Papuans is a map from around 1760 featuring the Sunda Islands

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

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 246134

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