Reptiles of
Liberia  

 

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Reptile biodiversity of
Liberia

excl. introduced, extinct, unconfirmed, and unnamed species
See complete statistics for
families and genera

Families

Endemic
families

Endemism
(families)

Genera

Endemic
genera

Endemism
(genera)

Species

Endemic
species

Endemism
(species)

Species in %
of total
Worm Lizards (Amphisbaenia) 1 0 0.0 % 1 0 0.0 % 1 0 0.0 % 0.9 %
Crocodilians (Crocodylia) 1 0 0.0 % 3 0 0.0 % 3 0 0.0 % 2.6 %
Lizards (Sauria) 6 0 0.0 % 10 0 0.0 % 24 0 0.0 % 20.5 %
Snakes (Serpentes) 7 0 0.0 % 40 0 0.0 % 77 0 0.0 % 65.8 %
Turtles (Testudines) 5 0 0.0 % 9 0 0.0 % 12 0 0.0 % 10.3 %
Total 20 0 0.0 % 63 0 0.0 % 117 0 0.0 % 100.0 %

Checklist
General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable.
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Worm Lizards (Amphisbaenia)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)
Genus Cynisca (West African Round-headed Worm Lizards)
 
Cynisca liberiensis

Liberian Worm Lizard

Dodd 2014 Gans 1987 Gans 2005 Taylor & Weyer 1958

Crocodilians (Crocodylia)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)
Genus Crocodylus (Typical Crocodiles)
 
Crocodylus suchus

West African Crocodile

Dodd 2014 King & Burke 1989 [as niloticus] Taylor & Weyer 1958 [as niloticus] Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Mecistops (African Slender-snouted Crocodiles)
 
Mecistops cataphractus

West African Slender-snouted Crocodile

Dodd 2014 King & Burke 1989 Shirley, Carr, Nestler, Vliet & Brochu 2018 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Osteolaemus (Dwarf Crocodiles)
 
Osteolaemus tetraspis

West African Dwarf Crocodile

Dodd 2014 [as "cf. tetraspis"] Hillers & Rödel 2007 King & Burke 1989 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012

Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)
Genus Agama (Typical Agamas)
 
Agama africana

West African Rainbow Agama

Leaché, Grummer, Miller, Krishnan, Fujita, Böhme, Schmitz, LeBreton, Ineich, Chirio, Ofori-boateng, Eniang, Greenbaum, Rödel & Wagner 2016 Mediannikov, Trape & Trape 2012 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 Wermuth 1967
 
Agama picticauda

Ada Foah Agama

Hillers & Rödel 2007 [as agama] Ineich 2003 [as agama] Leaché, Grummer, Miller, Krishnan, Fujita, Böhme, Schmitz, LeBreton, Ineich, Chirio, Ofori-boateng, Eniang, Greenbaum, Rödel & Wagner 2016 Loveridge 1941 [as agama] Mediannikov, Trape & Trape 2012 [as agama] Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 [as agama]
 Family Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)
Genus Chamaeleo (Typical Chameleons)
 
Chamaeleo gracilis

Graceful Chameleon

Dodd 2014 Glaw 2015 Ineich 2003 Klaver & Böhme 1997 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Tilbury 2010 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Chamaeleo senegalensis

Senegal Chameleon

Dodd 2014 Grandison 1956 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Tilbury 2010
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Cnemaspis (Afro-Asian Rock and Forest Geckos)
 
Cnemaspis occidentalis

West African Rock Gecko

Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
 
Hemidactylus angulatus

West African House Gecko

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Ineich 2003 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Hemidactylus ansorgii

Slender Forest Gecko

Bauer, Tchibozo, Pauwels & Lenglet 2006 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Hemidactylus fasciatus

African Banded Forest Gecko

Cansdale 1955 Dodd 2014 [as "fasciatus complex"] Loveridge 1941 Loveridge 1947 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 Wagner, Leaché & Fujita 2014 Wermuth 1965
 
Hemidactylus mabouia

Cosmopolitan House Gecko

Broadley 1977 Loveridge 1957 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Hemidactylus muriceus

Prickly Half-toed Gecko

Hillers & Rödel 2007 [as "cf. muriceus"] Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 Wermuth 1965
Genus Lygodactylus (African-Neotropical Dwarf Geckos)
 
Lygodactylus conraui

Cameroon Dwarf Gecko

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 Wermuth 1965
 
Lygodactylus gutturalis

Chevron-throated Dwarf Gecko

Dodd 2014 Taylor & Weyer 1958
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Gastropholis (Keel-bellied Lizards)
 
Gastropholis echinata

African Spiny-tailed Lizard

Arnold 1989 Dodd 2014 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Cophoscincopus (West African Keeled Water Skinks)
 
Cophoscincopus durus

Liberian Keeled Water Skink

Böhme, Schmitz & Ziegler 2000 Ineich 2003 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Cophoscincopus greeri

Guinean Keeled Water Skink

Ineich 2003 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Cophoscincopus simulans

Ghanese Keeled Water Skink

Böhme, Schmitz & Ziegler 2000 Ineich 2003 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Lepidothyris (Red-flanked Skinks)
 
Lepidothyris fernandi

Western Red-flanked Skink

Branch 2011 Dodd 2014 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 Wagner, Böhme, Pauwels & Schmitz 2009
Genus Trachylepis (African-American Grass and Forest Skinks)
 
Trachylepis affinis

Lesser Brown-flanked Skink

Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hoogmoed 1974 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Trachylepis bensonii

Liberian Forest Skink

Dodd 2014 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Trachylepis maculilabris

Common Speckled-lipped Skink

Dodd 2014 Hoogmoed 1974 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Trachylepis paucisquamis

Western Forest Skink

Hoogmoed 1974 [as polytropis occidentalis] Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
 
Varanus exanthematicus

Western Savanna Monitor

Bayless 2002 Bennett in Pianka & King (eds.) 2004 Chirio & LeBreton 2007
 
Varanus niloticus

Nile Monitor

Bayless 2002 Böhme & Ziegler 1997 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Varanus stellatus

African Forest Monitor

Bayless 2002 [as ornatus] Böhme & Ziegler 1997 [as ornatus] Böhme & Ziegler in Pianka & King (eds.) 2004 [as ornatus] Hillers & Rödel 2007 [as ornatus] Ineich 2003 [as ornatus] Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012 [as ornatus]

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Boidae (Typical Boas)
Genus Calabaria (Calabar Boa)
 
Calabaria reinhardtii

Calabar Boa

Briscoe 1949 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999 Stimson 1969 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Villiers 1975
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Afronatrix (West African Brown Water Snake)
 
Afronatrix anoscopus

West African Brown Water Snake

Briscoe 1949 Dodd 2014 [as Tropidonotus ferox] Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Crotaphopeltis (Herald Snakes)
 
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia

Common Herald Snake

Johnsen 1962 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Dasypeltis (African Egg Eaters)
 
Dasypeltis confusa

Diamondback Egg Eater

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dasypeltis fasciata

Central African Egg Eater

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Dodd 2014 Gans 1959 Hughes 1983 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dasypeltis parascabra

Guinean Egg Eater

Trape & Baldé 2014 Trape, Mediannikov & Trape 2012
Genus Dipsadoboa (Nocturnal Tree Snakes)
 
Dipsadoboa duchesnei

Blue-tailed Nocturnal Tree Snake

Hughes 1983
 
Dipsadoboa guineensis

Guinean Nocturnal Tree Snake

Doucet 1963 Loveridge 1941 Rasmussen 1989 [as brevirostris] Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dipsadoboa underwoodi

Cameroon Nocturnal Tree Snake

Rasmussen 1993 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dipsadoboa unicolor

Unicoloured Nocturnal Tree Snake

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Rasmussen 1993 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dipsadoboa viridis

Green Nocturnal Tree Snake

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Rasmussen 1993 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Dipsadoboa weileri

Grey Nocturnal Tree Snake

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 [as isolepis]
Genus Dispholidus (Boomslang)
 
Dispholidus typus

Boomslang

Ineich 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Grayia (Equatorial African Water Snakes)
 
Grayia smythii

Equatorial Water Snake

Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Hapsidophrys (Emerald Snakes)
 
Hapsidophrys lineatus

Black-lined Green Snake

Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Hapsidophrys smaragdinus

Common Emerald Snake

Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Johnsen 1962 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Meizodon (African Smooth Snakes)
 
Meizodon coronatus

West African Crowned Snake

Taylor & Weyer 1958
 
Meizodon regularis

Eastern Crowned Smooth Snake

Ineich 2003 Schätti 1985 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Natriciteres (African Marsh Snakes)
 
Natriciteres fuliginoides

Collared Marsh Snake

Hughes 1983 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Natriciteres olivacea

Olive Marsh Snake

Chirio & LeBreton 2007
 
Natriciteres variegata

Variable Marsh Snake

Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Philothamnus (African Green Snakes)
 
Philothamnus bellii

Sierra Leonean Green Snake

Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Philothamnus carinatus

Barred Green Snake

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Philothamnus heterodermus

Emerald Green Snake

Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Philothamnus irregularis

Irregular Green Snake

Ineich 2003 Senter 2001 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Philothamnus nitidus

Shiny Forest Green Snake

Hughes 1983 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Philothamnus semivariegatus

Variegated Bush Snake

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Rhamnophis (Dagger-tooth Tree Snakes)
 
Rhamnophis aethiopissa

Large-eyed Green Tree Snake

Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hughes 1983 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Scaphiophis (African Hook-nosed Snakes)
 
Scaphiophis albopunctatus

Common African Hook-nosed Snake

Chirio & LeBreton 2007
Genus Thelotornis (African Vine Snakes)
 
Thelotornis kirtlandii

Northern Vine Snake

Briscoe 1949 Broadley 2001 Dodd 2014 Golay, Smith, Broadley, Dixon, McCarthy, Rage, Schätti & Toriba 1993 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Thrasops (Black Tree Snakes)
 
Thrasops flavigularis

Yellow-throated Black Tree Snake

Dodd 2014 Taylor & Weyer 1958
 
Thrasops occidentalis

Western Black Tree Snake

Briscoe 1949 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Toxicodryas (African Tree Cat Snakes)
 
Toxicodryas blandingii

Black-and-Yellow Tree Snake

Briscoe 1949 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Toxicodryas pulverulenta

Powdered Cat Snake

Briscoe 1949 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 Family Elapidae [part 1: terrestrial species] (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)
Genus Dendroaspis (Mambas)
 
Dendroaspis jamesonii

Central African Green Mamba

Taylor & Weyer 1958
 
Dendroaspis viridis

Western Green Mamba

Briscoe 1949 David & Ineich 1999 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Elapsoidea (African Garter Snakes)
 
Elapsoidea semiannulata

Half-banded Garter Snake

David & Ineich 1999 Golay, Smith, Broadley, Dixon, McCarthy, Rage, Schätti & Toriba 1993
Genus Naja (Typical Cobras)
 
Naja guineensis

Black Forest Cobra

David & Ineich 1999 [as melanoleuca] Dodd 2014 [as melanoleuca] Hughes 1983 [as melanoleuca] Ineich 2003 [as melanoleuca] Johnsen 1962 [as melanoleuca] Spawls & Branch 1995 [as melanoleuca] Taylor & Weyer 1958 [as melanoleuca] Trape & Baldé 2014 [as "N. cf. melanoleuca sp forest (blackish dorsum)"] Wüster, Chirio, Trape, Ineich, Jackson, Greenbaum, Barron, Kusamba, Nagy, Storey, Hall, Wüster, Barlow & Broadley 2018
 
Naja nigricollis

Black-necked Spitting Cobra

Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wüster & Broadley 2007
Genus Pseudohaje (Tree Cobras)
 
Pseudohaje nigra

Black Tree Cobra

David & Ineich 1999 Golay, Smith, Broadley, Dixon, McCarthy, Rage, Schätti & Toriba 1993 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Spawls & Branch 1995 Trape & Baldé 2014
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Aparallactus (African Centipede Eaters)
 
Aparallactus lineatus

Lined Centipede Eater

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Aparallactus modestus

Western Forest Centipede Eater

Briscoe 1949 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Villiers 1975 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Aparallactus niger

West African Black Centipede Eater

Ineich 2003 Senter 2001 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Atractaspis (Stiletto Snakes)
 
Atractaspis aterrima

Western Forest Stiletto Snake

David & Ineich 1999 Hughes 1983 Spawls & Branch 1995 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Atractaspis corpulenta

Fat Stiletto Snake

David & Ineich 1999 Golay, Smith, Broadley, Dixon, McCarthy, Rage, Schätti & Toriba 1993 Hughes 1983 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Villiers 1975 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Atractaspis irregularis

Variable Stiletto Snake

David & Ineich 1999 Golay, Smith, Broadley, Dixon, McCarthy, Rage, Schätti & Toriba 1993 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Laurent 1950 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Boaedon (Afro-Arabian House Snakes)
 
Boaedon fuliginosus

Common African House Snake

Johnsen 1962 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Boaedon lineatus

Lined House Snake

Briscoe 1949 Ineich 2003 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Boaedon olivaceus

Olive House Snake

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Boaedon virgatus

West African House Snake

Briscoe 1949 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Bothrophthalmus (Red-and-Black Striped Snakes)
 
Bothrophthalmus lineatus

Red-and-Black Striped Snake

Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Chamaelycus (African Banded Snakes)
 
Chamaelycus fasciatus

Ituri Banded Snake

Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Dromophis (Olympic Snakes)
 
Dromophis lineatus

Lined Olympic Snake

Hughes 2004 Pitman 1974
Genus Gonionotophis (Lesser File Snakes)
 
Gonionotophis klingi

Western Forest Dwarf File Snake

Chippindale 1989 Ineich 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Hormonotus (Yellow Forest Snake)
 
Hormonotus modestus

Yellow Forest Snake

Hughes 1983 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Limaformosa (Venus File Snakes)
 
Limaformosa guirali

White-speckled Forest File Snake

Doucet 1963 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Villiers 1975
Genus Lycophidion (African Wolf Snakes)
 
Lycophidion irroratum

Western Forest Wolf Snake

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Laurent 1968 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Lycophidion nigromaculatum

Black-spotted Wolf Snake

Ineich 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Mehelya (Greater File Snakes)
 
Mehelya poensis

Western Forest File Snake

Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Polemon (African Snake Eaters)
 
Polemon acanthias

Five-striped Snake Eater

Briscoe 1949 Hughes 1983 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Polemon barthii

Guinea Snake Eater

Hughes 1983 Hughes 2003 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Prosymna (Shovel-snout Snakes)
 
Prosymna meleagris

Speckled Shovel-snout

Broadley 1980 Chirio, Ineich, Schmitz & Trape 2011 Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Psammophis (Old World Sand Snakes and Grass Snakes)
 
Psammophis phillipsii

West African Olive Grass Snake

Briscoe 1949 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Senter 2001 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 Family Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus Python (Typical Pythons)
 
Python regius

Ball Python

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999
 
Python sebae

Northern Rock Python

Broadley 1984 Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Ineich 2003 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Afrotyphlops (African Giant Blind Snakes)
 
Afrotyphlops liberiensis

Liberian Blind Snake

Broadley & Wallach 2009 Dodd 2014 Hahn 1980 Ineich 2003 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Afrotyphlops lineolatus

Lineolate Blind Snake

Hahn 1980 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Afrotyphlops manni

Harbel Blind Snake

Broadley & Wallach 2009 Hahn 1980 Hughes 1983 Loveridge 1941 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Afrotyphlops punctatus

Spotted Blind Snake

Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Letheobia (African Gracile Blind Snakes)
 
Letheobia leucosticta

White-spotted Gracile Blind Snake

Hahn 1980 Hughes 1983 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999 Trape & Baldé 2014
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Atheris (African Bush Vipers)
 
Atheris chlorechis

West African Green Bush Viper

Briscoe 1949 David & Ineich 1999 Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré 1999 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 
Atheris hirsuta

Tai Hairy Bush Viper

Penner, Gonwouo & Rödel 2013
Genus Bitis (African Adders)
 
Bitis nasicornis

African Nose-horned Viper

Briscoe 1949 David & Ineich 1999 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Loveridge 1941 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Bitis rhinoceros

Rhinoceros Viper

Briscoe 1949 [as gabonica] Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 [as gabonica] Hughes 1983 [as gabonica] Ineich 2003 Loveridge 1941 [as B. gabonica] Spawls & Branch 1995 [as gabonica] Taylor & Weyer 1958 [as gabonica] Trape & Baldé 2014
Genus Causus (Night Adders)
 
Causus lichtensteinii

Forest Night Adder

David & Ineich 1999 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Spawls & Branch 1995 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Causus maculatus

West African Night Adder

David & Ineich 1999 Dodd 2014 Hughes 1983 Ineich 2003 Johnsen 1962 Spawls & Branch 1995 Trape & Baldé 2014
 
Causus rhombeatus

Rhombic Night Adder

Briscoe 1949 Loveridge 1941 Taylor & Weyer 1958

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
 
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
 
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Brongersma 1982 (in Bjorndal, ed.) Dodd 2014 King & Burke 1989 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
 
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Brongersma 1982 (in Bjorndal, ed.) Dodd 2014 Pritchard 1979 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
 
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Brongersma 1982 (in Bjorndal, ed.) King & Burke 1989 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
 
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Brongersma 1982 (in Bjorndal, ed.) Dodd 2014 King & Burke 1989 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Pelomedusidae (African Side-necked Turtles)
Genus Pelusios (African Mud Turtles)
 
Pelusios castaneus

Chestnut Mud Turtle

Bour, Luiselli, Petrozzi, Segniabeto & Chirio 2016 Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Dodd 2014 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
 
Pelusios cupulatta

Ivorian Mud Turtle

Bour & Maran 2003 McCord, Joseph-Ouni & Bour 2004a Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Pelusios gabonensis

Forest Mud Turtle

Fritz & Havas 2006 Iverson 1992 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)
Genus Kinixys (Hinge-back Tortoises)
 
Kinixys erosa

Forest Hinge-back Tortoise

Dodd 2014 Hillers & Rödel 2007 King & Burke 1989 Loveridge 1941 Luiselli & Diagne 2014 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 
Kinixys homeana

West African Hinge-back Tortoise

Fritz & Havas 2006 Hillers & Rödel 2007 Iverson 1992 King & Burke 1989 Loveridge 1941 Luiselli & Diagne 2013 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
 Family Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
Genus Cyclanorbis (SubSaharan Flapshell Turtles)
 
Cyclanorbis senegalensis

Senegal Flapshell Turtle

Chirio & LeBreton 2007 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012
Genus Trionyx (African Softshell Turtle)
 
Trionyx triunguis

African Softshell Turtle

Bonin, Devaux & Dupre 2006 Dodd 2014 King & Burke 1989 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Taylor & Weyer 1958 Trape, Trape & Chirio 2012