Reptiles introduced to
United Arab Emirates 

 

Checklist of the native reptiles of United Arab Emirates
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Introduced species(confirmed and presumed introductions, incl. both surviving and extirpated populations, excl. unpublished records)


Species

References
Crocodilians (Crocodylia)

Crocodylus niloticus

Nile Crocodile

Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010
Lizards (Sauria)

Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus

Western Black-lined Plated Lizard

Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010

Iguana iguana

Common Green Iguana

Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010
Snakes (Serpentes)

Python regius

Ball Python

Gardner 2013

Indotyphlops braminus

Brahminy Blind Snake

Drew, Dhaheri, Barcelo & Tourenq 2005 Gardner 2013 Gasperetti 1988 Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010 Wallach 2009
Turtles (Testudines)

Trachemys scripta

Common Slider

Gardner 2013 Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010

Mauremys caspica

Caspian Turtle

Leviton & Anderson 1967 Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010

Centrochelys sulcata

African Spurred Tortoise

Soorae, Quarqaz & Gardner 2010