List of endangered reptiles species
This is the list of all the reptiles of which we know that have a 'Endangered' or Critically Endangered Status on the IUCN Red list.
- Abronia martindelcampoi is an endangered arboreal alligator lizard described in 2003 by Flores and Sánchez.
- While its appearance is very similar to its cousin, the American Alligator, there are a few differences.
- The Antiguan Racer is a snake which belongs to the family Colubridae, which includes about half of the world's known snake species.
- The Leeward Island Racer is a species of snake in the Colubridae family.
- The Red-bellied Racer is a species of snake in the Colubridae family.
St. Croix Ameiva
- Growing to a size of between 35 and 77mm , it is noticeable for the pattern of light brown, dark brown and white longitudinal stripes down its back.
Culebra Giant Anole
- The Culebra Island Giant Anole ) is an extremely rare or possibly extinct lizard of the Anolis genus.
- One of two species of Aspidites, the Pitless pythons, an Australian genus of the Pythonidae.
- The oldest tortoise ever recorded, indeed the oldest reptile ever recorded, was a radiated tortoise, Tu'i Malila; there is controversy over whether she lived 150, 188, or 250 years.
Common river terrapin
- Carapace moderately depressed, with a vertebral keel in the young, which keel disappears in the adult; nuchal broader than long; first vertebral as broad in front as behind, or a little broader; vertebrals 2 to 4 subequal, much broader than long in the young, nearly as long as broad and as broad as the costals in the adult, the postero-lateral border of the third vertebral strongly concave.
Fiji banded iguana
- The species is diurnal, spending their days foraging, basking and watching over their territories by day and retreating to the treetops at night.
Fiji Crested lguana
- The generic name, Brachylophus, is derived from two Greek words: brachys meaning "short" and lophos meaning "crest" or "plume", denoting the short spiny crests along the back of this species.
- The Spineless Forest Lizard, Crestless Lizard or Lionhead Agama is a species of lizard in the Agamidae family.
- It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List with its distribution limited to 45km.
- The species feeds on molluscs, crustaceans, fish, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp and Portuguese Man o' War and other small to medium-sized marine animals, which they crush with their large and powerful jaws.
- The arboreal leaf-nosed lizard, also known as the "horn-nosed lizard" or "Horned lizard", has a leaf-like appendage on the end of its nose, the species can reach lengths of over 8 inches including the tail.
Mccord's Snakeneck Turtle
- The Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle was split from the New Guinea Snake-necked Turtle and regarded as distinct species in 1994 after Dr.
Common Green Turtle
- The green turtle is a kind of sea turtle, possessing a dorsoventrally-flattened body covered by a large, teardrop-shaped carapace and a pair of large, paddle-like flippers.
Redneck Pond Turtle
- The Red-necked Pond Turtle is a species of turtle in the Bataguridae family.
- The Chinese Pond Turtle, Reeve's Turtle, Chinese Three-keeled Pond Turtle, Golden Turtle, or Japanese Coin Turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae .
- It is restricted to the Orinoco river drainage basin and the Meta River drainage basin in Colombia and Venezuela.
- This species has numerous interesting characteristics that set it apart from other crocodilians, such as its brighter adult colors, rougher, more 'pebbled' scales, and long, strong legs.
- In the wild they prefer slow moving waters like swamps, rivers, and some lakes.
Baker's Spinytail Iguana
- Ctenosaura bakeri, also known as the Utila iguana, Baker's spinytail iguana, Swamper or Wishiwilly del Suampo, is a critically endangered species of spinytail iguana endemic to the island of Utila, one of the Islas de la Bahía off the coast of Honduras.
Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana
- The Guatemalan spiny-tailed iguana feeds on leaves and the fruits of the cactus Stenocereus pruinosus and occasionally insects .
Indochinese box turtle
- The Indochinese Box Turtle aka Vietnamese Box Turtle or Flowerback Box Turtle is a species of box turtle from China , northern and central Vietnam,Laos and possibly northeastern Cambodia.
Mccord's box turtle
- Described by Ernst in 1988 from the Chinese pet trade, this turtle lacked distribution data for 19 years until Zhou et al.
Pan's box turtle
- Pan's Box Turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae .
Chinesethree-striped Box Turtle
- Cuora trifasciata is a species of turtle endemic to southern China, known in English as the Golden Coin Turtle or Three-striped/-banded/-lined Box Turtle.
Zhou's box turtle
- Zhou's Box Turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae .
Turks Island Iguana
- The Turks and Caicos rock iguana, Cyclura carinata carinata, was first described by American Zoologist Richard Harlan in Fauna Americana in 1825.
Anegada ground iguana
- The Anegada iguana is noted as the oldest species of Cyclura and the most genetically unique of the West Indies' rock iguanas.
Ricord's Ground Iguana
- Its generic name is derived from the Ancient Greek cyclos meaning "circular" and ourá meaning "tail", after the thick-ringed tail characteristic of all Cyclura iguanas.
White Cay Ground Iguana
- Cyclura rileyi, commonly known as the San Salvador Rock Iguana or Bahamian Rock Iguana, is a critically endangered species of lizard of the genus Cyclura native to three island groups in the Bahamas.
Central american river turtle
- Dermatemys species are fairly large turtles, attaining a maximum size of 65 cm in carapace length, and they can weigh in the range of 20 kg .
- Leatherback turtles follow the general sea turtle body plan of having a large, dorsoventrally flattened, round body with two pairs of very large flippers and a short tail.
- The Mary River Turtle was described by Cann & Legler it is a monotypic genus representing a very old lineage of turtles that has all but disappeared from the evolutionary history of Australia.
- Its decline started 2000 years ago with the arrival of humans on La Palma consumption by people, and habitat destruction for agriculture.
- It was discovered in 1996 by biologist Efraín Hernández in the Macizo de Teno in the extreme northwest of Tenerife .
- Gallotia simonyi is a species of lacertid that can be found on the island of El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands.
- The fossil history of the Gavialoidea is quite well known, with the earliest examples diverging from the other crocodilians in the late Cretaceous.
Burmese star tortoise
- This tortoise can easily be distinguished from the more common Indian Star Tortoise by comparing the plastrons of the two species.
- The bog turtle was first discovered and scientifically identified in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania during the 1700s by Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, a self-taught colonial botanist and clergyman.
Arakan forest turtle
- The Arakan Forest Turtle was believed extinct , but in 1994 was rediscovered when a few specimens turned up in Asian food markets.
- The origin of its common and specific name is immediately apparent from the sharp, pointed, spiky-edged carapace, and spiny keel, of this unique turtle, also known as the ‘cog-wheel turtle'.
Carpetane rock lizard
- Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, temperate grassland, rocky areas, and plantations .
- Elongated Tortoise is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia.
- Indotestudo forstenii called Forsten's Tortoise and Travancore Tortoise is a species of tortoise found on the Indonesian isle of Sulawesi .
Seychelles House Snake
- Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and rural gardens.
Kemp's Ridley Turtle
- Kemp's Ridley is the smallest living sea turtle species, reaching maturity at 2-3 feet long and averaging only 45 kilograms .
- It is listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List, and as Endangered on Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Seychelles Wolf Snake
- Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
- The largest tortoise in mainland Asia; large adult of the northern subspecies, M.
Annam Leaf Turtle
- The Vietnamese Pond Turtle or Annam Leaf Turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae .
- It is a parent of several hybrid Asian pond turtles that were described as new species.
- The Kikuzato's Brook Snake, Opisthotropis kikuzatoi, is a species of snake in the Colubridae family.
Malaysia Giant Turtle
- The Bornean River Turtle or Malaysian Giant Turtle is a species of turtle in the Bataguridae family.
Cantor's giant softshell
- Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtles can grow up to 6 feet in length and weigh more than 100 pounds .
Louisiana Pine Snake
- The species was first described by Olive Griffith Stull in 1929 as a subspecies of P.
- It is found in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and rocky shores.
Western swamp turtle
- The Western Swamp Tortoise , also known as the Western Swamp Turtle, is a short-necked freshwater tortoise that monotypically represents the sub-family Pseudemydurinae.
- The Euphrates Softshell Turtle is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family.
Swinhoe's Soft-shelled Turtle
- Rafetus swinhoei have been known to inhabit the Yangtze River and Lake Taihu, situated on the border of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, in eastern China; Gejiu, Yuanyang, Jianshui and Honghe in Yunnan province in southern China; and the Red River in the north of Vietnam.
- A male of this species has successfully produced hybrids with the Chinese Pond Turtle in captivity.
Islamonito Least Gecko
- The Monito Gecko is restricted to two locations, one along the island's northwestern shelf over a sea cave, and one along the northeastern edge in the vicinity of Castle Rock, in the island of Monito which measures approximately 500 by 300 meters, an area of 0.
Coahullan Box Turtle
- When the turtles come out of hibernation in april the males spend most of early summer chasing after females.
- Kleinmann's Tortoise , often called Egyptian Tortoise and occasionally Leith's Tortoise, also includes the Negev Tortoise.
- From a morphological standpoint, it has been originally placed within the family Crocodylidae, but recent immunological studies have shown that it is more closely related to the gharial than was originally thought.
- The Carvalho's Slider is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family.
Mona Worm Snake
- Known only from the type locality, which is given as "Mona Island, West Indies.
Coachella valley fringe-toed lizard
- The Coachella Valley Fringe-toed Lizard is restricted to habitats with fine, windblown sand deposits in the sandy plains of the Coachella Valley, Riverside County.
Cochin forest cane turtle
- The Cochin Forest Cane Turtle , also known as Kavalai Forest Turtle, Forest Cane Turtle or simply Cane Turtle, is a rare turtle from the Western Ghats of India.
- A stoutly built species, of which the males are usually shorter and more slender than the females.
- Adults average 40-50 cm in length, although specimens of 63-80 cm have been reported.