By Indraneil Das
South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main diversified reptilian populations in the world and is instantly turning into probably the most vital ecotourism locations on the planet. A box consultant to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the 1st finished consultant to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles of the region.
overlaying a couple of thousand species and subspecies in thorough element, this box advisor presents authoritative, updated details on identity, habitat, habit, subspecies, distribution, and standing. It additionally explains the habit and morphology of reptiles, in addition to the way to degree and determine species based on scale counts and different anatomical features.
This consultant is key analyzing for someone drawn to the flora and fauna of South-East Asia--wildlife fanatics, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.
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GARDEN LIZARD Calotes versicolor, p. 183. SVL 95mm Two separated spines above tympanum; no antehumeral fold. (5a) Male Head orange or bright red; black patch on throat in breeding males, fading to dull grey. (5b) Female Yellow or greyish-olive. 6. KINABALU FOREST LIZARD Complicitus nigrigularis, p. 183. 5mm Middorsal crest slightly large, strongly keeled; anterior 9 scales of crest elongated and compressed; dorsum dark brownish-grey with 2 broad transverse white bands on trunk; white subocular spots; gular pouch black with pair of white spots near distal end.
SVL 85mm Dorsal surface with granular scales and conical tubercles; 8–10 precloacal pores; dorsum greyishbrown or dark brown with 4–5 yellow-edged dark brown bands, including nuchal loop. 13. JARUJIN’S BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus jarujini, p. 211. SVL 90mm Dorsal surface with granular scales, intermixed with tubercles in 18–20 rows; preanofemoral pores 26 pairs; dorsum mid-brown with dark brown blotches, fused to form bands. 60 Reptiles pp 58-97 23/4/10 14:51 Page 61 (5th Reflex Blue plate) 02243m Reptiles pp 58-97 3/5/10 9:08 AM Page 61 2 1 4 3 5b 6 5a 10 7 8 9 12 13 11 Reptiles pp 58-97 23/4/10 14:51 Page 62 (5th Reflex Blue plate) Plate 23.
INDO-CHINESE GIANT SOFTSHELL TURTLE Rafetus swinhoei, p. 177. SCL 600mm Carapace oblong; 2 plastral callosities. (5a) Carapace Olive-green with numerous yellow spots encircled by yellow dots, sometimes forming stripes, especially in juveniles; pattern lost in adults. (5b) Plastron Unpatterned pale olive-grey. 34 Reptiles pp 18-57 23/4/10 14:50 Page 35 (5th Reflex Blue plate) 03324m Reptiles pp 18-57 4/1/10 6:46 PM Page 35 2b 2c 1a 2a 1b 4c 4b 3a 3b 4a 5a 5b Reptiles pp 18-57 23/4/10 14:50 Page 36 (5th Reflex Blue plate) Plate 10.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das