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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Amphisbaena alba

Common Red Worm Lizard

1758 Amphisbaena alba Linnaeus


Amphisbaena fuliginosa

Spotted Worm Lizard

1758 Amphisbaena fuliginosa Linnaeus

Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Alligatoridae (Alligators and Caimans)

Caiman crocodilus

Common Caiman

1758 Lacerta crocodilus Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Agama agama

Central African Rainbow Agama*

1758 Lacerta agama Linnaeus


Agama hispida

Southern Spiny Agama

1758 Lacerta hispida Linnaeus


Calotes calotes

Southern Green Tree Agama*

1758 Lacerta calotes Linnaeus


Draco volans

Javanese Gliding Dragon

1758 Draco volans Linnaeus


Laudakia stellio

Starred Agama

1758 Lacerta stellio Linnaeus


Lyriocephalus scutatus

Lyre-headed Agama

1758 Lacerta scutata Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Alopoglossidae (Fold-tongued Spectacled Tejus)

Alopoglossus angulatus

Large-scaled Shade Lizard

1758 Lacerta angulata Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Anguis fragilis

Western European Slowworm*

1758 Anguis fragilis Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo chamaeleon

Mediterranean Chameleon

1758 Lacerta chamaeleon Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Chamaesaura anguina

Highland Grass Lizard

1758 Lacerta anguina Linnaeus


Cordylus cordylus

Cape Girdled Lizard

1758 Lacerta cordylus Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Corytophanidae (Basilisks)

Basiliscus basiliscus

Common Basilisk

1758 Lacerta basiliscus Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Gekko gecko

Tokay

1758 Lacerta gecko Linnaeus


Hemidactylus turcicus

Turkish Half-toed Gecko*

1758 Lacerta turcica Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Tetradactylus seps

Short-legged Plated Snake Lizard

1758 Lacerta seps Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Gymnophthalmidae (Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus)

Gymnophthalmus lineatus

Striped Snake-eyed Teju

1758 Lacerta lineata Linnaeus


Neusticurus bicarinatus

Two-keeled Water Teju*

1758 Lacerta bicarinata Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Iguana iguana

Common Green Iguana

1758 Lacerta iguana Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Lacerta agilis

Northern Eurasian Sand Lizard

1758 Lacerta agilis Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Phrynosomatidae (North American Lesser Iguanas)

Phrynosoma orbiculare

Mountain Horned Lizard

1758 Lacerta orbicularis Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Phyllodactylidae (Leaf-toed Geckos)

Tarentola mauritanica

Moorish Wall Gecko

1758 Lacerta mauritanica Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Polychrotidae (Monkey Lizards)

Polychrus marmoratus

Marbled Monkey Lizard*

1758 Lacerta marmorata Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Chalcides chalcides

Italian Three-toed Cylindrical Skink

1758 Lacerta chalcides Linnaeus


Heremites auratus

Levant Skink

1758 Lacerta aurata Linnaeus


Lygosoma punctatum

Spotted Supple Skink

1758 Lacerta punctata Linnaeus


Plestiodon fasciatus

North American Five-lined Skink

1758 Lacerta fasciata Linnaeus


Scincus scincus

Common Sand Fish

1758 Lacerta stincus [sic] Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Ameiva ameiva

South American Giant Ameiva

1758 Lacerta ameiva Linnaeus


Cnemidophorus lemniscatus

Rainbow Whiptail

1758 Lacerta lemniscata Linnaeus


Tupinambis teguixin

Amazonian Black-and-White Teju*

1758 Lacerta teguixin Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Tropiduridae (Rough-tailed Iguanas)

Plica plica

Collared Tree Runner

1758 Lacerta plica Linnaeus


Plica umbra

Smooth-necked Tree Runner*

1758 Lacerta umbra Linnaeus


Uracentron azureum

Green Spiny-tailed Iguana

1758 Lacerta azurea Linnaeus


Uranoscodon superciliosus

Mop-headed Iguana

1758 Lacerta superciliosa Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Aniliidae (South American Pipe Snake)

Anilius scytale

South American Pipe Snake

1758 Anguis scytale Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Boa constrictor

South American Red-tailed Boa*

1758 Boa constrictor Linnaeus


Boa orophias

Saint Lucia Red-tailed Boa*

1758 Boa Orophias Linnaeus


Corallus caninus

Northern Emerald Tree Boa*

1758 Boa canina Linnaeus


Corallus hortulanus

Amazon Tree Boa

1758 Boa Hortulana Linnaeus


Epicrates cenchria

Common Rainbow Boa

1758 Boa Cenchria Linnaeus


Eryx colubrinus

Egyptian Sand Boa

1758 Anguis colubrina Linnaeus


Eryx jaculus

Western Sand Boa

1758 Anguis jaculus Linnaeus


Eunectes murinus

Green Anaconda

1758 Boa murina Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Ahaetulla mycterizans

Big-eyed Green Whip Snake

1758 Coluber mycterizans Linnaeus


Amphiesma stolatum

Buff-striped Keelback

1758 Coluber stolatus Linnaeus


Ceratophallus vittatus

Indonesian Striped Keelback*

1758 Coluber vittatus Linnaeus


Chironius carinatus

Yellow-lipped Sipo*

1758 Coluber carinatus Linnaeus


Chironius exoletus

Common Sipo

1758 Coluber exoletus Linnaeus


Chironius fuscus

Brown Sipo

1758 Coluber fuscus Linnaeus


Chrysopelea pelias

Twin-barred Flying Snake

1758 Coluber pelias Linnaeus


Coluber constrictor

North American Racer

1758 Coluber constrictor Linnaeus


Dasypeltis scabra

Common African Egg Eater

1758 Coluber scaber Linnaeus


Dolichophis jugularis

Large Whip Snake

1758 Coluber jugularis Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus cobellus

South American Red-bellied Smooth Snake*

1758 Coluber Cobella Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus miliaris

Military Smooth Snake*

1758 Coluber miliaris Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus reginae

Royal Smooth Snake*

1758 Coluber Reginae Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus triscalis

Curacao Smooth Snake*

1758 Coluber Triscalis Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus typhlus

Velvety Smooth Snake*

1758 Coluber Typhlus Linnaeus


Helicops angulatus

Brown-banded Keelback

1758 Coluber angulatus Linnaeus


Hemorrhois hippocrepis

Horseshoe Whip Snake

1758 Coluber hippocrepis Linnaeus


Imantodes cenchoa

Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake

1758 Coluber Cenchoa Linnaeus


Leptodeira annulata

South American Banded Cat-eyed Snake*

1758 Coluber annulatus Linnaeus


Leptophis ahaetulla

Common Green Parrot Snake

1758 Coluber Ahaetulla Linnaeus


Lycodon aulicus

Common Wolf Snake

1758 Coluber aulicus Linnaeus


Lygophis lineatus

Western Striped Ground Snake*

1758 Coluber lineatus Linnaeus


Natrix maura

Viperine Grass Snake

1758 Coluber maurus Linnaeus


Natrix natrix

Common European Grass Snake

1758 Coluber natrix Linnaeus


Nerodia sipedon

Northern Water Snake

1758 Coluber sipedon Linnaeus


Oligodon calamarius

Reed-like Kukri Snake

1758 Coluber calamarius Linnaeus


Oxyrhopus petolarius

Banded Calico Snake

1758 Coluber petolarius Linnaeus


Philodryas viridissima

Emerald Bush Racer*

1758 Coluber viridissimus Linnaeus


Pseudoeryx plicatilis

Dusky Mud Snake

1758 Coluber plicatilis Linnaeus


Ptyas mucosa

Common Oriental Rat Snake*

1758 Coluber mucosus Linnaeus


Sibon nebulatus

Cloudy Snail Eater

1758 Coluber nebulatus Linnaeus


Spilotes pullatus

Chicken Snake

1758 Coluber pullatus Linnaeus


Tantilla melanocephala

South American Black-headed Centipede Snake*

1758 Coluber melanocephalus Linnaeus


Thamnodynastes pallidus

Common South American Mock Viper

1758 Coluber pallidus Linnaeus


Thamnophis sirtalis

Common Garter Snake

1758 Coluber sirtalis Linnaeus


Xenodon severus

Giant Mock Lancehead*

1758 Coluber severus Linnaeus


Zamenis situla

Leopard Snake

1758 Coluber situla Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Cylindrophiidae (Asian Pipe Snakes)

Cylindrophis maculatus

Sri Lankan Pipe Snake

1758 Anguis maculata Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_1 (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)

Bungarus candidus

Malayan Krait

1758 Coluber candidus Linnaeus


Micrurus lemniscatus

Northern Ribbon Coral Snake

1758 Coluber lemniscatus Linnaeus


Naja haje

Egyptian Cobra

1758 Coluber haje Linnaeus


Naja naja

Indian Spectacled Cobra

1758 Coluber Naja Linnaeus


Naja nivea

Yellow Cobra

1758 Coluber niveus Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Laticauda laticaudata

Blue-lipped Sea Krait

1758 Coluber laticaudatus Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)

Brachyorrhos albus

Seram Short-tailed Snake

1758 Coluber albus Linnaeus


Homalopsis buccata

Malayan Masked Water Snake*

1758 Coluber buccatus Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)

Duberria lutrix

Common Slug Eater

1758 Coluber lutrix Linnaeus


Homoroselaps lacteus

Spotted Harlequin Snake

1758 Coluber lacteus Linnaeus


Lamprophis aurora

Aurora House Snake

1758 Coluber aurora Linnaeus


Psammophis sibilans

Hissing Sand Snake

1758 Coluber sibilans Linnaeus


Psammophylax rhombeatus

Spotted Skaapsteker

1758 Coluber rhombeatus Linnaeus


Pseudaspis cana

African Mole Snake

1758 Coluber canus Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Python molurus

Indian Python

1758 Coluber Molurus Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Amerotyphlops reticulatus

Reticulated Blind Snake

1758 Anguis reticulata Linnaeus


Typhlops lumbricalis

Bahamas Brown Blind Snake*

1758 Anguis lumbricalis Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bitis atropos

Cape Mountain Adder

1758 Coluber atropos Linnaeus


Bothrops atrox

Common Lancehead

1758 Coluber atrox Linnaeus


Cerastes cerastes

Sahara Horned Viper

1758 Coluber cerastes Linnaeus


Cerastes vipera

Sahara Sand Viper

1758 Coluber vipera Linnaeus


Crotalus durissus

South American Rattlesnake

1758 Crotalus Durissus Linnaeus


Crotalus horridus

Timber Rattlesnake

1758 Crotalus horridus Linnaeus


Macrovipera lebetina

Blunt-nosed Viper

1758 Coluber lebetinus Linnaeus


Vipera ammodytes

European Nose-horned Viper

1758 Coluber ammodytes Linnaeus


Vipera aspis

Asp Viper

1758 Coluber aspis Linnaeus


Vipera berus

Northern Eurasian Viper

1758 Coluber berus Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

1758 Testudo caretta Linnaeus


Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

1758 Testudo mydas Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Chelydridae (American Snapping Turtles)

Chelydra serpentina

North American Snapping Turtle

1758 Testudo serpentina Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Emys orbicularis

Common European Pond Turtle

1758 Testudo orbicularis Linnaeus


Terrapene carolina

Eastern Box Turtle

1758 Testudo carolina Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Psammobates geometricus

Geometric Tortoise

1758 Testudo geometrica Linnaeus


Testudo graeca

Spur-thighed Tortoise

1758 Testudo graeca Linnaeus