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The Salty Earth Snake, Rhinophis sanguineus, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. The snake is found in mountainous areas typically over 3500 feet in elevation. The body is bluish-black with a bright red belly and mottled blac...

Gunther's Burrowing Snake, Plectrurus guentheri, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats of India. It is named after Albert Gunther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. The length was described to be about 13 inches lo...

The Iridescent Shieldtail, Melanophidium bilineatum, also known as the two-lined black Shieldtail, is a species of snake found in the Western Ghats. This species is known only from three specimens studied and very little is known about it in the wild. ...

The Mexican Burrowing Snake, Loxocemus bicolor, is a henophid snake that lives along the Pacific coast of central Mexico south to Honduras and north-western Costa Rica. It is found in a variety of habitats including tropical, moist, and dry forests. It...

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans i...

The Broad-banded Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus, is a subspecies of North American copperhead snake found in the southern United States. It can be found from Kansas through Oklahoma and throughout central Texas. It prefers lightly woode...

The Salt Marsh Snake, Nerodia clarkii, is a mostly aquatic, non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southern United States. It is mainly found in the brackish salt marshes along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. There is also a population of ...

The Frill-necked Lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, also known as the Frilled Lizard or Frilled Dragon, is found in southern New Guinea, the Kimberley and across northern Australia. It primarily inhabits savanna woodlands, but may also be found in tropic...

The Ball Python, Python regius, also known as the Royal Python, is a ground dwelling, non-venomous snake native to the savannahs and rain forests in western Africa. The snake is mainly found in the countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. The name Ball deri...

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, is the only member of the genus Caretta. It is prevalent in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. There is a subspecies that is also found in the Greek Islands and in the waters off southwestern Turkey. Loggerheads...

Kemp's Ridley, Lepiochelys kempii, is a critically endangered species of sea turtle. Their range includes the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are also the only turtle which almost all the females return to one single beach (Rancho Nuevo in ...

The Texas Alligator Lizard, Gerrhonotus infernalis, is a species of alligator lizard found in the central region of the American state of Texas, and south into Mexico. They are relatively slow moving, diurnal lizards, with good vision. They are often f...

The Southern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria multicarinata, is a lizard native to the Pacific coast of North America. It is common throughout Southern California and can be found in both grasslands and urban areas. Several subspecies can be distinguished, in...

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and we...

The Southern Black Racer, Coluber constrictor priapus, Is one of the more common species of snakes in the southeastern United States. They are quite active during the day and are easily detected due to its daytime presence. The Southern black racer ...

The Eastern Yellowbelly Racer, Coluber constrictor flaviventris, is a non-venomous colubrid snake. The eastern yellowbelly racer is found in the United States, from the states of Montana, North Dakota, east to Iowa and south to Texas, and southwest to ...

The Buttermilk Racer, Coluber constrictor anthicus, is a subspecies of non-venomous snake and part of the family Colubrid. The Buttermilk Racer is found only in the United States, in southern Arkansas, Louisiana, and eastern Texas. The Buttermilk Ra...

The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gh...

The Marginated Tortoise, Testudo marginata, is a species of Mediterranean tortoise found in southern Greece, from the Peloponnesus to Mount Olympus. They are also found in isolated zones of the Balkans and Italy, with a somewhat broader range in northe...

The Egyptian Tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, is a critically endangered tortoise. They live in deserts and semi-desert habitats, usually with compact sand and gravel plains, scattered rocks, shallow, sandy wades, dry woodlands, shrubby areas, and coastal...