By Indraneil Das

ISBN-10: 1472920570

ISBN-13: 9781472920577

South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main assorted reptilian populations in the world and is readily turning 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 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 presents authoritative, up to date info on id, habitat, habit, subspecies, distribution, and standing. It additionally explains the habit and morphology of reptiles, in addition to how you can degree and determine species in accordance with scale counts and different anatomical features.

This consultant is vital analyzing for someone attracted to the flora and fauna of South-East Asia--wildlife fans, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.

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189. SVL 64mm Rostral horn present; gular scales tubercular; dorsal crest a low serrated ridge; dorsum brown with 3 broad, transverse yellow bands on body, anterior narrowest on shoulder, others descend to venter. 7. KINABALU CRESTED DRAGON Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis, p. 189. SVL 145mm Nuchal and dorsal crests separate, continuing to tail; gular pouch distinct in males; dorsal scales heterogenous; dorsum green with chocolate-brown and black spots forming bands; gular pouch pale red with black and white stripes in anterior margin.

4a) Male Gular pouch pale brown. (4b) Female Gular pouch dark. 5. SCALE-BELLIED SPINY LIZARD Acanthosaura lepidogaster, p. 179. SVL 111mm Nuchal crest comprises 6 conical scales; dorsal crest low, composed of subtriangular scales; dorsum bright green changeable to dark brown; indistinct diamond-shaped black mark on nape. (5a) Male Head and dorsum brighter. (5b) Female Head and dorsum paler. 6. NATALIA’S SPINY LIZARD Acanthosaura nataliae, p. 179. SVL 158mm No occipital spine above tympanum; nuchal and dorsal crests distinct, comprising lanceolate scales pointing posteriorly, separated from each other.

SHAN STATE BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus chrysopylos, p. 207. SVL 79mm Dorsal surface with keeled tubercles in 16 rows; no precloacal groove and femoral pores; 10 precloacal pores; dorsum mottled purplish-brown with 6 chocolate-brown and pale orange bands. 5. PETERS’S BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus consobrinus, p. 208. SVL 125mm Dorsal surface with tubercles in 18–20 irregular rows; 9–14 preanal scales forming narrow angular series. (5a) Adult Head and dorsum dark chocolate-brown; body with 4–8 transverse white or yellow bands; dark-edged intervening areas.

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