List of reptiles of Morocco

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B. a. arietans, is found in the south of Morocco
The Desert Monitor, is a threatened species in Morocco

List of reptiles of Morocco is an incomplete list of reptiles found in Morocco. This list includes both endemic and introduced species.

Crocodilians[edit]

Family Crocodylidae[edit]

Species Common name
Crocodylus suchus Extinct West African Crocodile

Lizards[edit]

Family Agamidae[edit]

Species Common name
Agama bibronii Bibron's Agama
Trapelus mutabilis Changeable Agama
Uromastyx acanthinura nigriventris Bell's Dab Lizard / Mastigure / Spiny Tailed Agama
Uromastyx flavifasciata Banded dob / Mastigure
Uromastyx dispar Malian dob
Uromastyx occidentalis Western giant dob

Family Anguidae[edit]

Species Common name
Ophisaurus koellikeri [e] Moroccan Glass Lizard

Family Chamaeleonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Chamaeleo chamaeleon chamaeleon Common Chameleon

Family Gekkonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Tarentola mauritanica Moorish Wall Gecko
Tarentola boehmei Böhme's Gecko
Tarentola deserti Desert Wall Gecko
Tarentola annularis annularis Ringed Wall Gecko
Tarentola ephippiata hoggarensis Hoggar Gecko
Tarentola chazaliae Helmeted Gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus Turkish Gecko
Hemidactylus brooki Brook's gecko

|"Saurodactylus Brosseti"

Family Lacertidae[edit]

Species Common name
Timon tangitanus North African Eyed Lizard
Lacerta andreanskyi Atlas Dwarf Lizard
Scelarcis perspicillata Moroccan Rock Lizard
Scelarcis perspicillata chabanaudi Moroccan Rock Lizard
Scelarcis perspicillata pellegrini Moroccan Rock Lizard
Podarcis hispanica vaucheri Iberian Wall Lizard
Psammodromus algirus algirus Large Psammodromus
Psammodromus algirus nolli Large Psammodromus
Psammodromus blanci Blanc's Sand Racer
Psammodromus microdactylus Green Psammodromus
Psammodromus hispanicus Spanish Psammodromus
Ophisops occidentalis Mograbin Snake-eyed Lizard
Mesalina guttulata Small Spotted Lizard
Mesalina olivieri olivieri Olivier's Small Lizard
Mesalina olivieri simoni Olivier's Small Lizard
Mesalina pasteuri Pasteur's Small Lizard

Family Scincidae[edit]

Family Varanidae[edit]

Species Common name
Varanus griseus Desert Monitor

Snakes[edit]

Family Boidae[edit]

Species Common name
Eryx jaculus jaculus Javelin Sand Boa

Family Colubridae[edit]

Species Common name
Coluber hippocrepis Horseshoe Snake
Coronella girondica Southern Smooth Snake
Dasypeltis sahelensis Egg-eating Snake
Hemorrhois algirus intermedius Algerian whip Snake.
Lamprophis fuliginosus fuliginosus Common African House Snake
Lytorhynchus diadema diadema Diadem Sand-snake/Common Leaf-nosed Snake/Awl Headed Snake.
Macroprotodon cucullatus cucullatus Hooded Snake
Macroprotodon cucullatus mauritanicus Hooded snake
Macroprotodon cucullatus brevis [e] Hooded snake
Malpolon monspessulanus Montpellier Snake
Natrix maura Viperine Snake
Natrix natrix astreptophora Ringed Snake
Psammophis schokari Schokar Sand-snake
Scutophis moilensis Moïla Snake
Spalerosophis diadema cliffordi Clifford's Diadem Snake
Spalerosophis dolichospilus Mograbin Diadem Snake/Long marked snake
Telescopus tripolitanus North African Catsnake

Family Elapidae[edit]

Species Common name
Naja haje legionis Egyptian Cobra

Family Leptotyphlopidae[edit]

Species Common name
Leptotyphlops algeriensis Beaked Thread-snake

Family Viperidae[edit]

Species Common name
Bitis arietans Puff Adder
Cerastes cerastes Horned Viper
Cerastes vipera Lesser Cerastes
Echis leucogaster White-bellied Carpet Viper
Macrovipera mauritanica Moorish Viper
Vipera latastei gaditana Lataste's Viper
Vipera monticola [e] Mountain Viper

Turtles[edit]

Family Chelonidae[edit]

Species Common name
Caretta caretta[1] Loggerhead sea turtle
Chelonia mydas[1] Common Green sea turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata[1] Hawksbill Turtle
Lepidochelys kempii[1] Kemps Ridley sea turtle
Lepidochelys olivacea[1] Olive Ridley sea turtle

Family Dermochelyidae[edit]

Species Common name
Dermochelys coriacea[1] Leatherback/Leathery Turtle

Family Emydidae[edit]

Species Common name
Emys orbicularis occidentalis[1] European Pond Terrapin
Mauremys leprosa leprosa[1] Spanish Terrapin
Mauremys leprosa saharica[1] Saharan pond turtle

Family Testudinidae[edit]

Species Common name
Testudo graeca graeca[1] Mediterranean Spur-thighed tortoise
Testudo graeca marokkensis[1] Morocco tortoise
Testudo graeca soussensis[1] Souss valley tortoise

Worm Lizards[edit]

Family Amphisbaenidae[edit]

Species Common name
Blanus mettetali [e] Moroccan Worm Lizard
Blanus tingitanus [e] Tangier Worm Lizard

Family Trogonophidae[edit]

Species Common name
Trogonophis wiegmanni wiegmanni Sharp-tailed Worm Lizard
Trogonophis wiegmanni elegans[e] Sharp-tailed Worm Lizard

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status". Chelonian Research Monographs. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22. 
  • Jacques Bons, Philippe; Philippe Geniez; Albert Montori (1996). Amphibians & reptiles of Morocco (including Western Sahara). Ed. Asociación Herpetológica Española. p. 319. 
  • Geniez, Philippe; José Antonio Mateo; Michel Geniez; Jim Pether (2004). Amphibians and Reptiles of Western Sahara. Serpent's Tale Natural History Book Distributors. p. 229. 

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