Class: Reptiles
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Reptiles
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Kriechtiere, Reptilien     Krybdyr




Contents:  11,115 species of which 7,258 (65.3%) are endemic - 1,224 genera of which 392 (32.0%) are endemic - 85 families of which 8 (9.4%) are endemic. In addition to this, 2 species have been described based on laboratory hybridizations (see Aspidoscelis neavesi and A. priscillae.

Distribution:  Almost cosmopolitan. Absent from the Arctic, Antartica, northernmost parts of North America and Asia, and from many oceanic islands.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Clipperton, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Easter Island, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Galapagos, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Glorioso Islands, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Howland & Baker, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Irish Republic, Isla de Aves, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jarvis, Johnston, Jordan, Juan de Nova, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kermadec Islands, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Navassa, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palmyra, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, San Marino, São Tomé & Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens Islands, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tromelin, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wake, Wallis & Futuna, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.