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Reptiles

The Russian Tortoise, Horsfield's Tortoise or Central Asian Tortoise, Testudo horsfieldii, is a species of tortoise that is named after the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield. The Russian Tortoise ranges from Afghanistan to north western China, throu...

The Hermann's Tortoise, Testudo hermanni, is a species of tortoise in the Testudinidae family of tortoises. There are two subspecies: The Eastern Hermann's Tortoise and The Western Hermann's Tortoise. The eastern variety is found in Croatia, Macedonia,...

The Greek Tortoise, Testudo graeca, is one of four European member of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. The other members of the family are Herman's Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise, and Horsfield's Tortoise. There are six noticeable differences be...

The Florida Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, is a species of tortoise native to the coastal plains of the United States. They are predominantly found in the state of Florida, but also range into the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and ...

The Texas Tortoise, Gopherus berlandieri, is one of four species of tortoise that are native to North America. Its range extends from southern Texas, southward into northern Mexico. The epithet berlandieri is in honor of the Belgian naturalist Jean Lou...

The Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, is a species of tortoise native to the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The epithet agassizii is in honor of Swiss-American zoologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Ag...

The Puerto Rican Boa, Epicrates inornatus, is an endangered boa that only lives in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. It is most common on the north-western tip of the island. It grows to between six and nine feet long. It feeds on small mammals, ...

The Amazon Tree Boa, Corallus hortulanus, is a close relative to the Emerald Tree Boa and has been known to hybridize with them in captivity. They are found throughout South America, typically in regions below 300 meters (985 feet). These snakes gen...

The Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus, is a species of green snake that lives in the rainforests of South America. It is found in the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guyana, and Surinam. It prefers livi...

The Dumeril's Boa, Acrantophis dumerili, is a species of boa endemic to the island of Madagascar. Found along the western coast and southwestern regions of Madagascar, it is a semi-arid habitat that gets fairly low amounts of rainfall. Along with many ...

The Red-tailed Boa, Boa constrictor, is a species of boa and the second largest member of the Boidae family, following the Anaconda. The name "red-tailed" boa actually refers to the only one subspecies of boa constrictor, the true red-tailed boa. A...

The Bearded Leaf Chameleon or Bearded Pygmy Chameleon, Rhampholeon brevicaudatus, is found in the eastern Usambara and Uluguru mountains in northeastern Tanzania. It is easily distinguished from others in the Rhampholeon genus by the presence of a "bea...

The Panther Chameleon, Furcifer pardalis, is a species of chameleon that is a member of the Chamaeleonidae family. It lives throughout the island of Madagascar, varying in color throughout the different regions it is found. It lives mainly in tropical ...

Jackson's Chameleon, Chamaeleo jacksonii, is an African chameleon belonging to the family Chamaeleonidae. There are two other subspecies recognized: Dwarf Jackson's Chameleon and Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon. They are native to the humid, cooler ...

The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a species of chameleon found in the mountainous regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also called the Yemen Chameleon. These are expert tree climbers and tree dwellers. They have feet specially designe...

The Mussurana, Pseudoboa clelia Serié, is a species of colubrid snake common from Guatemala to Brazil. Their preferred habitat is dense ground-level vegetation and its habit is Diurnal. This particular snake feeds on other snakes and is immune to th...

The Diamondback Water Snake, Nerodia rhombifer, is a common species of water snake found throughout much of central United States along the Mississippi River Valley. It also ranges within the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mi...

The Northern Water Snake, Nerodia sipedon, is a well-known colubrid of North America. They are active equally during day and night and are most often seen basking on rocks, stumps, or brush. Northern Water Snakes often share winter dens with other snak...

The False Water Cobra, Hydrodynastes gigas, is a venomous species found in South America. The common name (false water cobra) is an allusion to its ability to flatten its head, similar to a cobra as a defensive reaction to make it look larger and more ...

The Smooth Snake, Coronella austriaca, is a harmless species of colubrid snake found in northern Europe, but also as far east as northern Iran. They can be found in England, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. They are also f...