By Indraneil Das
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 planet. 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.
masking a couple of thousand species and subspecies in thorough element, this box consultant presents authoritative, updated 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 establish species in response to scale counts and different anatomical features.
This consultant is key analyzing for an individual attracted to the flora and fauna of South-East Asia--wildlife lovers, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.
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Extra resources for A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia
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. 12. FOUR-STRIPED BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus, p. 214. SVL 71mm Dorsal surface with tubercles in regular longitudinal rows; precloacal pores; dorsum grey, fawn or dark brown with 4 longitudinal black lines separated by lighter areas.
6. SPINY-HEADED SHRUB LIZARD Phoxophrys spiniceps, p. 191. 3mm Enlarged spine above eye; nasal in contact with second supralabial; infraorbitals in single continuous row; gular scales keeled; dorsum greenish-grey with brown bars and pale stripes. 7. INDO-CHINESE WATER DRAGON Physignathus cocincinus, p. 192. SVL 250mm Nuchal and dorsal crests continuous, separated from caudal crest; no gular pouch; distinct gular fold; dorsum bright green changeable to brownish-green; flanks with 3–5 narrow bluish-green stripes in juveniles; in adults, stripes obscure or absent.
ROBINSON’S ANGLE-HEADED LIZARD Gonocephalus robinsoni, p. 188. SVL 152mm Nuchal and dorsal crests continuous, decreasing in height caudally; gular pouch large; flanks with scattered enlarged scales; dorsum green with oblique dark cross-bars and yellow spots forming pale bars; labials white with dark bars on sutures; black postocular streak extends to tympanum. (2a) Female Gular pouch yellow. (2b) Male Gular pouch pink. 3. BECCARI’S HORNED MOUNTAIN LIZARD Harpesaurus beccarii, p. 188. SVL 86mm Dorsum with longitudinal series of smooth rhomboidal scales; long anterior rostral appendage and short posterior one; dorsal crest comprises 13 scales; dorsum bright green; 2 oblique white stripes on head and neck.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das