By Indraneil Das
South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main diversified reptilian populations in the world and is instantly turning into essentially the most vital ecotourism locations on this planet. 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 region.
overlaying multiple thousand species and subspecies in thorough element, this box consultant 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 response to scale counts and different anatomical features.
This advisor is key studying for a person attracted to the natural world of South-East Asia--wildlife fans, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.
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Extra info for A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia
Peguense Dark plastral seams. (2d) Head subspecies P. m. shiui Heavy speckling of yellow, orange or pink. (2e) Plastron subspecies P. m. shiui Speckling of yellow, orange or pink on shell. (2f ) Juvenile Shell flattened; tail long, slender. 3. BURMESE STAR TORTOISE Geochelone platynota, p. 175. SCL 260mm Shell convex; no nuchal scute. (3a) Carapace Black or dark brown, vertebral and costal scutes with yellow centres and radiating lines. (3b) Plastron Yellow with scutes with dark patches. 4. ELONGATED TORTOISE Indotestudo elongata.
11. LIM’S DAY GECKO Cnemaspis limi, p. 202. 2mm Dorsum with enlarged smooth tubercles; dorsum dark green with oval-elongated black paravertebral spots enclosed within pale bands; green flecks on dorsum and in areas between dark stripes on sides of neck. 56 Reptiles pp 18-57 23/4/10 14:50 Page 57 (5th Reflex Blue plate) 03324m Reptiles pp 18-57 4/1/10 6:55 PM Page 57 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 10 11 9 Reptiles pp 58-97 23/4/10 14:51 Page 58 (5th Reflex Blue plate) Plate 21. GEKKONIDAE 1. GADING DAY GECKO Cnemaspis nigridia, p.
173. SCL 1,400mm Carapace heart-shaped; paired prefrontals; scutes non-overlapping; upper jaw without hook. (2a) Carapace Olive or brown with radiating dark pattern. (2b) Plastron Pale yellow. (2c) Hatchling No lateral keels. 3. HAWKSBILL SEA TURTLE Eretmochelys imbricata, p. 173. SCL 1,000mm Carapace heart-shaped; 2 pairs of prefrontals; scutes overlapping; upper jaw relatively narrow, elongated. (3a) Carapace Olive-brown; juveniles with darker blotches. (3b) Plastron Pale yellow (adults) or dark grey (juveniles).
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das