List of reptiles of Pakistan

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There are around 170 species of reptiles living in Pakistan.

Order Crocodilians[edit]

Mugger crocodile is the national reptile of Pakistan
Gharial is found along the banks of Indus River

There are only 2 species endemic to Pakistan.

Order Squamata[edit]

Around 153 species of squamata are found in Pakistan.

Suborder Lacertilia[edit]

There are 86 species of Lacertilia (lizards and relatives) in Pakistan.

Suborder Serpentes[edit]

There are 67 species of serpentes (snakes) found in Pakistan.

Order Testudines[edit]

There are 15 species of testudines that represent Pakistan.


  • Khan, M. Z., Amtyaz Safi., Fatima. F., Hashmi, M. U. A., Hussain, B. Siddiqui, S., Khan, S. I. and Ghalib, S. A. 2015. An evaluation of distribution, status and abundance of freshwater turtles in the selected areas of Sindh and khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan. Canadian journal of pure & applied sciences. Vol 9(1): pp. 3201-3219.
  • Safi A, Khan MZ. Distribution and current population status of freshwater turtles of District Charsadda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.The Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(4):31-38.
  • Hashmi, M. U. A, Khan, M. Z, Safi, A., Huda, N., 2013. Current Status, Distribution and threats of Varanus Spp. (Varanus bengalensis & Veranus griseus) in Karachi & Thatta of Sindh. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 1(1): 34-38.

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