Reptiles of
New Zealand  

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Reptile biodiversity of
New Zealand

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
Tuatara (Rhynchocephalia) 1 1 100.0 % 1 1 100.0 % 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Lizards (Sauria) 2 0 0.0 % 8 7 87.5 % 63 63 100.0 % 86.3 %
Snakes (Serpentes) 1 0 0.0 % 2 0 0.0 % 4 0 0.0 % 5.5 %
Turtles (Testudines) 2 0 0.0 % 5 0 0.0 % 5 0 0.0 % 6.8 %
Total 6 1 16.7 % 16 8 50.0 % 73 64 87.7 % 100.0 %