By Indraneil Das
South-East Asia is domestic to at least one of the main various reptilian populations on the earth and is instantly turning into probably the most very important ecotourism locations on the earth. A box consultant to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the 1st accomplished advisor to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles of the region.
masking multiple thousand species and subspecies in thorough aspect, this box advisor presents authoritative, updated info on id, habitat, habit, subspecies, distribution, and standing. It additionally explains the habit and morphology of reptiles, in addition to the right way to degree and establish species in line with scale counts and different anatomical features.
This consultant is vital 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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173. SCL 1,200mm Carapace elongated with tapering end; costals 5 pairs, infralabial scutes lack pores; 13 marginal scutes. (1a) Carapace Reddish-brown. (1b) Plastron Yellowish-brown or yellowish-orange. (1c) Hatchling Lateral keels. 2. GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas, 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.
GARDEN LIZARD Calotes versicolor, p. 183. SVL 95mm Two separated spines above tympanum; no antehumeral fold. (5a) Male Head orange or bright red; black patch on throat in breeding males, fading to dull grey. (5b) Female Yellow or greyish-olive. 6. KINABALU FOREST LIZARD Complicitus nigrigularis, p. 183. 5mm Middorsal crest slightly large, strongly keeled; anterior 9 scales of crest elongated and compressed; dorsum dark brownish-grey with 2 broad transverse white bands on trunk; white subocular spots; gular pouch black with pair of white spots near distal end.
GREEN TURTLE Chelonia mydas, 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).