By Indraneil Das
South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main different reptilian populations on the earth and is instantly turning into the most vital ecotourism locations on this planet. A box advisor to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the 1st entire advisor to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles of the region.
protecting a couple of thousand species and subspecies in thorough element, this box advisor offers authoritative, up to date details on identity, habitat, habit, subspecies, distribution, and standing. It additionally explains the habit and morphology of reptiles, in addition to easy methods to degree and determine species in line with scale counts and different anatomical features.
This consultant is key studying for an individual attracted to the natural world of South-East Asia--wildlife fanatics, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.
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Extra resources for A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia
NIAH BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus cavernicolus, p. 207. 8mm Dorsal surface with granular scales interspersed with 20–22 rows of trihedral or conical tubercles; no precloacal and femoral scales; dorsum brown with dark-edged brown cross-bars, changeable to brown-black. 2. CHANHOME’S BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae, p. 207. SVL 79mm Dorsal surface with 16–18 rows of keeled tubercles; 32–34 pore-bearing preanofemoral scales in males; dorsum pale brown with 3 cream-edged dark bands; brown nuchal loop.
3b) Plastron Pale yellow (adults) or dark grey (juveniles). (3c) Hatchling No lateral keels. 4. OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE Lepidochelys olivacea, p. 173. SCL 80mm Carapace heart-shaped; scutes juxtaposed; 5–9 pairs of costals; inframarginals with pores; upper jaw hooked. (4a) Carapace Olive-green or greyish-olive. (4b) Plastron Greenish-yellow (adults) or cream (juveniles). (4c) Hatchling Lateral keels. 5. LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE Dermochelys coriacea, p. 174. 5m Carapace elongated, tapering; 7 ridges on carapace and 5 on plastron; shell covered with skin; limbs paddle-like and clawless.
2. AYEYARWADY FOREST LIZARD Calotes irawadi, p. 182. 8mm Pair or clusters of spines above tympanum; dorsum bronze-brown; pair of dark brown nuchal spots on posterolateral edge of interparietal; faded palmate striping on throat. 8mm; nuchal spot present in half the population. 9mm; nuchal spot always present. 3. JERDON’S FOREST LIZARD Calotes jerdoni, p. 182. SVL 100mm Dorsal crest present, nuchal crest weak; dorsum bright green, sometimes with pair of blackedged brown bands, and yellow, orange or brown blotches.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das