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Lizards (Sauria)


Snakes (Serpentes)


Worm Lizards (Amphisbaenia)


Turtles (Testudines)


Crocodilians (Crocodylia)


Tuataras (Rhynchocephalia)


Orange-sided Bar-lipped Skink (Eremiascincus douglasi)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Rough-scaled Death Adder (Acanthophis rugosus)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Common European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Yellow Monitor (Varanus flavescens)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Long-nosed Bush Racer (Philodryas baroni)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Western Swamp Turtle (Pseudemydura umbrina)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window


Giant Girdled Lizard (Smaug giganteus)
Rune Midtgaard / Nature's Window




Taxonomy of Reptiles (Reptilia) Bibliography of Reptiles (Reptilia)


Species richness map of the reptiles of the world (click on the map to see larger version)


Contents of the Biodiversity section


Biodiversity of species

How many reptile species are there in the World?
How many endemic reptiles are there in the World?
Which reptile species occur in most countries?
Chronology of new reptile species descriptions
  • Frequency (left)
  • Cumulative frequency (right)
  • Which countries and regions have
    most reptile species?
  • Ranked list (countries, left map)
  • Ranked list (all regions, right map)