By Indraneil Das
South-East Asia is domestic to 1 of the main diversified reptilian populations on the earth and is readily turning into probably the most very important ecotourism locations on this planet. A box consultant 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 aspect, this box consultant presents authoritative, up to date 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 establish species in keeping with scale counts and different anatomical features.
This advisor is vital studying for an individual attracted to the natural world of South-East Asia--wildlife fans, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.
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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.
5a) Carapace Dark olive or brown with dark median stripe. (5b) Plastron Cream or grey. (5c) Head Dark postocular stripe. (5d) Juvenile Carapace dark yellow or olive with 2–3 pairs of black-centred eye-like spots. 6. INDIAN FLAPSHELL TURTLE Lissemys punctata, p. 176. SCL 370mm Carapace oval, domed; plastron with 7 callosities; paired flaps cover hind limbs when retracted; entoplastral callosity small in adults. (6a) Carapace Olive-green with dark yellow blotches. (6b) Plastron Cream or pale yellow.
TL 176mm Frontonasal subequal to frontal; auricular opening three times nostril size; transverse rows of dorsals 88–92; dorsum brownish-beige with longitudinal rows of dark spots anteriorly; olive cross-bars across body. 5. BOO LIAT’S WORM LIZARD Dibamus booliati, p. 196. 7mm Postocular single; no rostral suture; interparietal posteriorly bordered by 4 nuchal scales; dorsum brownish-red, scales dark-edged; nuchal band cream; snout-tip and throat pinkish-white. 6. DE ZWAAN’S WORM LIZARD Dibamus dezwaani, p.