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By Indraneil Das

South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main different reptilian populations in the world and is instantly turning into the most vital ecotourism locations on the earth. A box advisor to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the 1st entire consultant to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles of the region.

protecting a couple of thousand species and subspecies in thorough aspect, this box consultant presents authoritative, updated info 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 advisor is key examining for someone attracted to the natural world of South-East Asia--wildlife fanatics, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.

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A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia

South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main assorted reptilian populations on the earth and is instantly changing into some of the most vital ecotourism locations on the earth. A box advisor to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the 1st complete consultant to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles of the quarter.

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SCL 280mm Shell rounded with nearly smooth outline; plastron lacks hinge; carapace green with yellow lines, turning darker with growth; orange or red patch on temples. (1a) Adult Carapace olive-grey; males with elongated claws on fingers; plastron with dark speckles. (1b) Juvenile Carapace green with narrow yellow lines; plastron with rounded patches. (1c) Hatchling plastron Dark ocelli on scutes. (1d) Adult plastron Yellow with solid dark mark on each scute. 2. BIG-HEADED TURTLE Platysternon megacephalum, p.

MANED FOREST LIZARD Bronchocela jubata, p. 180. SVL 140mm Nuchal crest large with falciform scales, directed posteriorly; dorsal crest lower, extending to tail; dorsum green changeable to brown or black, with yellow or red spots or vertical bars. 4. CHANTHABUN FOREST LIZARD Bronchocela smaragdina, p. 181. SVL 113mm Nuchal crest low, composed of small erect scales; no dorsal crest; dorsum emerald-green; white or yellow stripe along lower flanks that extends to tail-base. 5. VIETNAMESE FOREST LIZARD Bronchocela vietnamensis, p.

GROOVED BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus pubisulcus, p. 213. SVL 77mm Dorsal surface with tubercles in 17–22 rows; precloacal pores 3–5 pairs; dorsum grey or brown with dark cross-bars or blotches, sometimes arranged in longitudinal series. 11. BEAUTIFUL BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus pulchellus, p. 213. SVL 115mm Dorsal surface with small scales intermixed with larger rounded scales; longitudinal groove in pubic region of males; 4 precloacal pores; 15–20 femoral pores; dorsum yellowish-brown with 4 dark brown cross-bars edged with yellow or cream.

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