List of reptiles of South Asia

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The following is a list of reptiles of South Asia, primarily covering the region covered by mainland India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, parts of Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Island chains.

Order Crocodilia[edit]

Family Crocodilidae[edit]

Family Gavialiidae[edit]

Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
  • Gharial Gavialis gangeticus India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh

Order Testudines[edit]

Family Dermochelyidae[edit]

Family Cheloniidae[edit]

Family Testudinidae[edit]

Family Bataguridae[edit]

River terrapin (Batagur baska)

Family Trionychidae[edit]

Order Squamata[edit]

Suborder Lacertilia[edit]

Family Eublepharidae[edit]

Family Gekkonidae[edit]

Family Agamidae[edit]

Family Chamaeleonidae[edit]

Indian Chameleon (Chamaeleo zeylanicus)

Family Dibamidae[edit]

Family Anguidae[edit]

Armoured glass snake (Ophisaurus apodus)

Family Scincidae[edit]

Note: Some authors move the Asian skinks of the genus Mabuya to Eutropis.[3]

Family Lacertidae[edit]

Family Varanidae[edit]

Water monitor (Varanus salvator)

Suborder Sauria[edit]

Family Gymnothalmidae[edit]

  • Vanzosaura rubricauda (Boulenger, 1902)

Suborder Serpentes[edit]

See List of snakes of South Asia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Giri VB, Bauer AM & KS Gaikwad (2009) A new ground-dwelling species of Cnemaspis Strauch (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2164: 49–60 PDF
  2. ^ Deepak, V.; Khandekar, Akshay; Varma, Sandeep; Chaitanya, R. (2016). "Description of a new species of Sitana Cuvier, 1829 from southern India". Zootaxa. 4139 (2): 167. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4139.2.2. 
  3. ^ Das, Indraneil, A De Silva & C C Austin (2008) A new species of Eutropis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka Zootaxa 1700: 35-52 PDF


  • Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain, (2004) Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Draco Books, Chennai.
  • Daniel, J.C.(2002) The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. Bombay Natural History Society and Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-566099-4

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