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Eutropis multicarinata borealis can be distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) body size relatively large (61-97 mm SLV for mature adults); (2) dorsal and lateral scales with 5-7 or rarely 9 keels; (3) usually all head shields or at least posterior one embossed or ridged; (4) 6-7 upper and lower labials; (5) 28-32 midbody scale rows; (6) 36-42 vertebral scale rows between parietals and base of tail; (7) 22-29 lamellae beneath 4th toe; (8) 7-9 lamellae beneath 1st toe; (9) ear moderate, without lobules; (10) interparietal moderate to large, but relatively narrow (Brown & Alcala, 1980).


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© Barley, Anthony; Siler, Cameron

Source: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Philippines

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