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A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by Indraneil Das

By Indraneil Das

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

protecting a couple of thousand species and subspecies in thorough aspect, this box advisor offers authoritative, updated info on identity, habitat, habit, subspecies, distribution, and standing. It additionally explains the habit and morphology of reptiles, in addition to find out how to degree and determine species in line with scale counts and different anatomical features.

This advisor is key analyzing for a person drawn to the flora and fauna of South-East Asia--wildlife fanatics, scholars, conservation planners, and experts alike.

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4. THAI DAY GECKO Cnemaspis siamensis, p. 204. SVL 42mm Dorsal surface with tubercles in 12–20 longitudinal rows; pores occasionally absent; median subcaudals enlarged; dorsum olive-grey with pale mottling; dark brown blotches may form cross-bars; 2 pale spots at back of head, separated by brown spot. 5. ANGLED BENT-TOED GECKO Cyrtodactylus angularis, p. 205. SVL 95mm Dorsal surface with small scales intermixed with larger conical tubercles; subcaudals enlarged; preanofemoral scales 25; 6 precloacals in angular series and femorals slightly enlarged and continuous with precloacals in males; dorsum grey-brown to mid-brown with 2 series of large angular spots connected mesially; forehead with indistinct angular spots.

3. PHUKET DAY GECKO Cnemaspis phuketensis, p. 204. 1mm Dorsal surface with small keeled scales and scattered spinous tubercles on paravertebral region; spines on flanks; no precloacal and femoral pores; median subcaudals not enlarged; dorsum olive with sinuous dark greyish-brown markings on nape and body. 4. THAI DAY GECKO Cnemaspis siamensis, p. 204. SVL 42mm Dorsal surface with tubercles in 12–20 longitudinal rows; pores occasionally absent; median subcaudals enlarged; dorsum olive-grey with pale mottling; dark brown blotches may form cross-bars; 2 pale spots at back of head, separated by brown spot.

7a) Adult Nuchal crest; dark postocular stripe. (7b) Juvenile No nuchal crest; no postocular stripe. 8. SHORT-FOOTED LONG-HEADED LIZARD Pseudocalotes brevipes, p. 192. 5mm Nuchal crest comprising 6–7 erect compressed scales; enlarged spinose scale above tympanum; low denticulate dorsal crest; dorsum brown; cheeks sometimes bluish-grey; yellow and orange stripes on gular pouch. 9. YELLOW-THROATED LONG-HEADED LIZARD Pseudocalotes flavigula, p. 192. SVL 72mm Nuchal crest composed of 6 small spines; dorsal crest a low ridge; large lateral scales; dorsum light olive-green with saddle-like brown patches; flanks spotted with white.

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