Martin Ellis

Martin Ellis
Shepton Mallet Caving Club

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Introduction
Current research project is the ongoing exploration, mapping and cataloguing of the caves and karst of Thailand.

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Publications (36)
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This paper gives a summary of the eleven species of Cyrtodactylus bent-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) that have been reported from the caves and karst massifs of Thailand. Range extensions for Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus, C. erythrops and C. papilionoides are given. The majority of these geckos have a very restricted geographical dist...
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Basic scientific observations, including measurements of air and water temperature, oxygen and radon concentrations, from caves in a scientifically poorly known karst area in Umphang District, Western Thailand, are described. The results, which illustrate what can be achieved by a small expedition of non-specialist cavers, provide the first evidenc...
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The 570 species of fauna that have been recorded from limestone caves in Thailand to 18 August 2020 are catalogued. Details of the caves, where a specific taxa has been recorded, are given and geographical errors in the original taxa descriptions are corrected. For the 265 new taxa, where the holotype was collected from a cave, the specimen collect...
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Caves are common, significant and widespread in Thailand; over 5,000 are recorded. Probably no other country has a closer human association with caves, largely based on Buddhist occupation, traditions and culture. About 90% are in limestone, but about 400 sites in sandstone are known from northeast Thailand, most are of significance to local commun...
Data
This bibliography gives details of papers, books, pamphlets, newspaper reports and articles, webpages, magazine articles and unpublished reports on the caves, karst and limestones of Thailand. I wish to thank the following for their help in compiling this bibliography: Aaron Bauer (USA) for supplying a copy of one of his papers. Terry Bolger (Austr...
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Freshwater brachyuran crabs in the limestone caves of northern and western Thailand were studied. Overall, 65 caves in nine provinces were investigated. The crabs obtained were referred to six species of six genera in two families. A checklist and the distribution of freshwater cave-dwelling crabs in Thailand and Southeast Asia are also provided. I...
Book
This is the fourth volume of the "Caves of Thailand" series covering the peninsular and southern provinces. This volume completes the series. This volume has over 1,950 caves, rock shelters, stream sinks, resurgences and other sites which may be of speleological interest from the provinces of Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phang...
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From 9 to 23 February 2020 an international team of twenty-two cavers visited the Doi Angkhang region, Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand exploring and mapping caves. A total of 5,400 m of cave passage was mapped in 14 caves. These caves included the second, fourth and fifth deepest caves in Thailand
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Work by the Shepton Mallet Caving Club in Thailand continues and this sixth part of an ongoing series of articles gives details and surveys of some of the caves explored by the club since Part 5 was published in April 2018 in SMCC Journal Series 13 No. 7. A total of 27 new cave surveys, from 10 provinces in north-eastern, central, peninsular and so...
Technical Report
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This bibliography contains 2,681 references and gives details of papers, books, pamphlets, newspaper reports and articles, webpages, magazine articles and unpublished reports on the caves, karst and limestones of Thailand. The references have keywords for subject, province and cave.
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Volume 3 of The Caves of Thailand covers the western and central provinces of Chainat, Kamphaeng Phet, Kanchanaburi, Lopburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Tak and Uthai Thani. This region has Thailand's longest cave and many other long and deep caves. Over 1,450 caves, rock shelters, stream s...
Research
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Report on the caves of the Doi Phuka National Park, Nan, Thailand. Includes descriptions and surveys of Thailand's deepest caves.
Technical Report
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Report on the coffin caves near Ban Pha Daeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Technical Report
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Report on the cave survey of Tham La-ong, Khun Sathan National Park, Nan, Thailand
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Between 12 and 21 February 2018, 16 cavers explored the karst on the western edge of the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park in Noen Maprang, Phitsanulok. They also visited the caves of the Khao Ta Phon Non-hunting Area (also in Noen Maprang) and some caves in south-western Phetchabun. Tham Phra Sai Ngam was extended to a surveyed length of over 3 km...
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Work by the Shepton Mallet Caving Club in Thailand continues and this fifth part of an ongoing series of articles gives details and surveys of various caves explored by the club since part 4 was published in Journal Series 13 No. 3. Since the first expedition in 2000, the club has surveyed 84.5km of passage in 194 caves (as of December 2016). A tot...
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Although ongoing research has not identified any more caves than those listed in the previous report on caves and karst in Qatar (Ellis, 2004), this article revises the cave descriptions and locations. Only three caves are known, even though Qatar has karst features throughout the country.
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The 470 species of fauna that have been recorded from limestone caves in Thailand to 7 April 2018 are catalogued. Details of the caves, where a specific taxa has been recorded, are given and geographical errors in the original taxa descriptions are corrected. For the 209 new taxa, where the holotype was collected from a cave, the specimen collectio...
Book
Volume 2 of The Caves of Thailand covers the northern provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Sukhothai and Uttaradit. This region has Thailand's deepest caves and many of the longest caves. Over 1,150 caves, rock shelters, stream sinks, resurgences and other sites of speleological interest are full...
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Volume 1 of The Caves of Thailand covers the eastern and northeastern provinces of Amnat Charoen, Bueng Kan, Buriram, Chachoengsao, Chaiyaphum, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Mahasarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai, Prachinburi, Rayong, Roi Et, Sa Kaeo, Sakon Nakhon, Sisa...
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Following the 2014 Shepton Mallet Caving Club expedition to the Doi Phuka National park in Nan there were two smaller expeditions to the area in January and February 2015. These trips concentrated on the region between the end of the "Southern Track" and the village of Ban Nam Pua Patthana and many caves were located, including the main resurgence...
Conference Paper
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The first troglophilic gecko population of Thailand was discovered in 2002. Since then, about one new cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) species was described each year. All these species are characterized by a very restricted geographical range, often limited to the cave system of a single mountain. A large proportion of the...
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Work by the Shepton Mallet Caving Club in Thailand has continued and this fourth part of an ongoing series of articles gives details and surveys of various caves explored by the club since Part 3 was published in 2011. Since the first expedition in 2000, the club has surveyed 73km of passage in 170 caves (as of April 2014). A total of 25 new and up...
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Karst is widespread in Thailand and covers 18% of the land area, formed on limestones deposited from the Ordovician to Jurassic periods with Permian limestones occurring most extensively. Also, the Khorat Plateau in northeast Thailand contains some sandstone pseudokarst. The exploration and documentation of Thai caves has been particularly active s...
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Since the last report on the club's expeditions to Ban Mani Phruk in Nan province, Thailand was published (SMCC Journal Series 12 No. 7) there have been two further expeditions in February 2012 and February 2014, and in March 2013 a small team visited for three days. Tham Pha Phueng has been confirmed as Thailand's deepest cave with a vertical rang...
Book
This is a cavers' guide to the 20 longest and deepest caves in Thailand. Only caves that have been surveyed to at least a basic grade have been included.
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Data and surveys of caves in Chiang Mai, Lampang, Loei, Khon Kaen, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok and Krabi.
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Tham Khoun Lang was surveyed by a SMCC team as part of a project to develop the cave for tourism.
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A guide, with surveys, to the longest and deepest caves in Thailand as of mid-2008.
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Data and surveys of caves in the Nam Nao National Park, Phetchabun, Thailand.
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Data and surveys of caves in Uttaradit, Phrae, Lampang, Nan, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
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Data and surveys of caves in Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Saraburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan and Phitsanulok.
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Data and surveys of caves in Umpang and Mae Sot districts, Tak, Thailand including Tham Takobi and Tham Mae Usu.
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The report of a small caving expedition to Khon, Chaiyaphum, Thailand in February 2000. 14 caves were explored and surveyed.

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Document and survey the caves of Thailand.