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Bibliography of the reptiles of
Saudi Arabia

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Al-Khalili, A.D.; Nader, I.A. 1984. Nature conservation in Saudi Arabia. An ecological study of the Asir National Park with a check-list of the terrestrial vertebrate fauna of the park and its surroundings. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 6: 11-31.

Al-Merghani, M.; Miller, J.D.; Pilcher, N.J.; Al Mansi, A. 2000. The green and Hawksbill Turtles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Synopsis of nesting studies 1986-1997. Fauna of Arabia 18: 369-384.

Aloufi, A.; Eid, E. 2014. Conservation perspectives of illegal animal trade at markets in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Traffic Bulletin 26(2): 77-80.

Aloufi, A.A.; Amr, Z.S. 2015. On the herpetofauna of the province of Tabuk, northwest Saudi Arabia (Amphibia, Reptilia). Herpetozoa 27(3/4): 147-158.

Al-Sadoon, M.K. 1988. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2. The lizard and amphisbaenian fauna of Riyadh Province. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 24(3): 58-76.

Al-Sadoon, M.K. 1989. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I. The snake fauna of the central region. Journal of King Saud University 1, Science (1,2): 53-69.

Al-Sadoon, M.K.; Al-Farraj, S.A.; Abdo, N.M. 1991. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 3. An ecological survey of the lizard, amphisbaenian and snake fauna of Al-Zulfi area. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 27(1): 1-22.

Al-Sadoon, M.K.; Paray, B.A.; Al-Otaibi, H. 2016. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. V. The lizard fauna of Turaif region. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 23: 642-648.

Al-Sadoon, M.K.; Paray, B.A.; Al-Otaibi, H. 2017. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. VI. The snake fauna of Turaif region. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 24(4): 925-928

Al-Shammari, A.M. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of Viperidae family from different provinces in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Biology 3(4): 56-63.

Al-Shammari, A.M. 2012. Additional records of lizards in Ha'il Province, Saudi Arabia. Russian Journal of Herpetology 19(4): 287-291.

Alshammari, A.M.; Busais, S.M.; Ibrahim, A.A. 2017. Snakes in the Province of Ha'il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including two new records. Herpetozoa 30(1-2): 59-63.

Buttiker, W. 1985. Zoological survey in Saudi Arabia 1983-1985. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7: 5-16.

Cunningham, P.L. 2010. Checklist of terrestrial reptiles in three protected areas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Herpetological Review 41(1): 25-28.

Dekinesh, S.I. 1991. The reptilian fauna of Hail District, north of Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology 5: 177-196.

El-Wailly, A.J.; Al-Uthman, H.S. 1971. Some lizards from central Saudi Arabia. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum 5(1): 39-42.

Gasperetti, P.R. 1986. Natural history survey of the Makkah By-pass - preliminary report. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society 2(6): 7-27.

Günther, A. 1878. On reptiles from Midian collected by Major Burton. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1878: 977-978.

Haas, G.; Werner, Y.L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 138(6): 327-405.

Hillenius, D.; Gasperetti, J. 1984. Reptiles of Saudi Arabia. The chameleons of Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 6: 513-527.

Hussein, M.F. 1966. On the reptiles of Riyadh and its surroundings in Saudi Arabia. pp. 479-485. In: 5th Arab Science Congress, Baghdad.

Kingston, M.E. 1981. Management of snake bite in Saudi Arabia. King Faisal Special Hospital Medical Journal 1: 87-94.

Kordges, T. 1998. Die Reptilienfauna des Thumamah Nature Park bei Riyadh, Saudi Arabien (Reptilia). Faunistische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 21(Supplement): 67-83.

Leviton, A.E.; Anderson, S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton, S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East amphibians and reptiles. SSAR (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles). 252 pp. (Contributions to Herpetology no. 8).

Loveridge, A. 1955. Reptiles and amphibians from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia collected by Henry Field, 1950. Amer. Docu. Inst. 4612: 47.

Loveridge, A. 1959. Reptiles and amphibians collected by the Expedition in Saudi Arabia and Baluchistan and Bahawalpur, West Pakistan. In: Henry Field, an anthropological reconnaissance in West Pakistan, 1955. Pap. Peabody Mus. Arch. Ethnol., Harvard Univ. 52: 226-227.

Martens, H. 1996. A preliminary survey of the terrestrial reptiles and sea snakes in the Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary. pp. 360-373. In: Krupp, F.; Abuzinada, A.H. & Nader, I.A. (eds.). A marine wildlife sanctuary for the Arabian Gulf. Environmental research and conservation following the 1991 Gulf War oil spill. NCWCD, Riyadh. 511 pp.

Masood, M.F. 2012. Ecological distribution of snakes' fauna of Jazan region of Saudi Arabia. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences B Zoology 4(1): 183-197.

Mohamed, A.W.; Mansour, A.M.; Tahoon, M.A. 2010. Natural resources, bottom facies, impacts, management plan and recommendations on some islands of the Red Sea, Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research 36(1): 55-71.

Parker, H.W. 1938. Reptiles and amphibians from the southern Hejaz. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 11) 1: 481-492.

Pilcher, N.J.; Al-Merghani, M. 2000. Reproductive biology of Green Turtles at Ras Baridi, Saudi Arabia. Herpetological Review 31(3): 142-147.

Schätti, B.; Gasperetti, J. 1994. A contribution to the herpetofauna of southwest Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 14: 348-423.

Sharawy, S.M.; Al-Shammari, A.M. 2009. Checklist of poisonous plants and animals in Aja Mountain, Ha'il Region, Saudia Arabia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 3(3): 2217-2225.

Tilbury, C.R. 1988. An annotated checklist of some of the commoner reptiles occurring around Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 34: 25-34.