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Reptiles

The Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, is a unique lizard that is capable of living and foraging in the sea. They are found only on the Galapagos Islands, but have spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and they are sometimes referred to as...

The Brown Basilisk or Striped Basilisk, Basiliscus vittatus, is a species of lizard native to Central America, but have been introduced into the wild in the U.S. state of Florida. They are also called the common basilisk and, the "Jesus Lizard" becaus...

The Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The species is distributed throughout all of the world's seas, but the Atlantic and pacific populations are divided into two subspe...

The Arakan Forest Turtle, Heosemys depressa, is an extremely rare species that is found only in the Arakan hills of western Myanmar (Burma). It was thought to be extinct since it was last seen in 1908. In 1994 it was rediscovered when a few specimens t...

The Amboina Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis, also known as the Southeast Asian Box Turtle, is a turtle found in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East Indonesia, and Indochina. In India it is fo...

The Batagur, Batagur baska, also known as the mangrove terrapin, is a species of rare and endangered turtle. It is found in parts of India such as Bengal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Perak and Terengganu), Sumatr...

The Florida Soft-shell Turtle, Apalone ferox, is a species of turtle native to the eastern United States, primarily in Florida, but can also be found in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. These turtles are almost entirely aquatic, generally only eme...

The Indian Flap-shelled Turtle, Lissemys punctata, is a species of turtle found in South Asia. They are widespread and not uncommon. Its range includes Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, and Burma (Irrawaddy and Salween rivers). It has b...

The Mata mata, Chelus fimbriatus, is a turtle native to South America. Once one has seen a mata mata, it is unlikely to ever be confused with any other turtle. It is truly a one-of-a-kind species. The name mata mata is derived and translated from the S...

The Texas Night Snake, Hypsiglena torquata jani, is a species of small colubrid snake native to the southern United States and Mexico. It ranges from southern Kansas to southern Colorado, and south throughout New Mexico, the western half of Texas to ce...

The Tiger Snake, Notechis scutatus, is a highly venomous species of elapid snake found in Australia. They most often found along inland waterways and around the lower lakes of the River Murray. There are two species recognized; The Common Tiger Snake a...

The Buff-striped Keelback, Amphiesma stolatum, is a common species of non-venomous snake found across Asia. Its range extends from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, Philippines, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia (Borneo, Sabah), ...

The Checkered Keelback or Asiatic Water Snake, Xenochrophis piscator, is a common species of non-venomous snake found in Asia. The species is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Indonesia, ...

The Banded Krait, Bungarus fasciatus, is a venomous snake found in India and Southeast Asia. It occurs in the whole of the Indo-Chinese sub-region, the Malaysian peninsula and archipelago of Southern China. It has been recorded from northeast India thr...

The Common Krait, Bungarus caeruleus, is a type of krait that is found in the jungles of the Indian sub-continent. It is highly venomous and is one of the four most venomous snakes in India. The body colour varies from a dark steely blue-black to a ...

The Brahminy Blind Snake, Ramphotyphlops braminus, is also known as the Flowerpot Snake, Common Blind Snake, Island Blind Snake, or Hawaiian Blind Snake. The name Brahminy derives from the Latin form of the word "Brahmin", which means a caste among H...

The Western Blind Snake, Leptotyphlops humilis, is a member of the reptile family Leptotyphlopidae. They are sometimes known as "˜thread snakes'. It is distributed throughout the western United States and Mexico. It prefers deserts and scrub where the...

The Texas Blind Snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, or Plains Blind Snake is a species of harmless snake native to the United States. They spend most of their time buried in loose soil, only emerging to feed or when it rains and their habitat floods with wate...

The Indian Earth Snake, Uropeltis pulneyensis, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. Typically it is found in the Palni and Travancore hills at elevations of 5000 to 7000 feet. The male grows to about 12 inches long, where as the f...

Phipson's Shieldtail, Uropeltis phipsonii, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. The species is named after H. M. Phipson, one of the founders of the Bombay Natural History Society. Endemic to India, this snake has been reported at...