Djoko Iskandar

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Djoko T. Iskandar (born 1950) is an Indonesian zoologist. He is a professor of biosystematics and ecology at Institut Teknologi Bandung, a university located in Bandung, Indonesia.

In 1978, he was the first to describe the Bornean Flat-headed Frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis).[1][2]

He is also interested in Limnonectes, a genus of true frogs.

He is the author of The Amphibians of Java and Bali, ISBN 979-579-014-5.

The monotypic banded watersnake genus Djokoiskandarus Murphy, 2011 is named in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ Iskandar, Djoko T. (December 28, 1978). "A New Species of Barbourula: First Record of a Discoglossid Anuran in Borneo". Copeia (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists) 1978 (4): 564–566. doi:10.2307/1443681. JSTOR 1443681. 
  2. ^ Casey, Michael (April 10, 2008). "Frog with no lungs found in Indonesian wild". The Globe and mail (Toronto). Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  3. ^ Murphy, John C. (August 31, 2011). "The nomenclature and systematics of some Australasian homalopsid snakes (Squamata:Serpentes: Homalopsidae)". The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (National University of Singapore) 59 (2): 229–236.