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DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisReptilia Laurenti, 1768
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This is a gallery list of reptiles species found in Kerala, India.

Contents

Order: Crocodilia (Crocodilians)Edit

Suborder: EusuchiaEdit

Family: Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)Edit

Genus: CrocodylusEdit
Crocodylus porosus (Saltwater crocodile)Edit
Crocodylus palustris (Mugger crocodile)Edit

Order: Testudines (Turtles)Edit

Suborder: CryptodiraEdit

Family: Geoemydidae (Pond, river and wood turtles)Edit

Genus: MelanochelysEdit
Melanochelys trijuga (Indian black turtle)Edit
Genus: VijayachelysEdit
Vijayachelys silvatica (Cochin forest cane turtle)Edit

Family: Cheloniidae (Sea turtles)Edit

Genus: CheloniaEdit
Chelonia mydas (Green sea turtle)Edit
Genus: EretmochelysEdit
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill sea turtle)Edit
Genus: LepidochelysEdit
Lepidochelys olivacea (Olive ridley sea turtle)Edit

Family: Dermochelyidae (Leatherback turtles)Edit

Genus: DermochelysEdit
Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback sea turtle)Edit

Family: Testudinidae (Tortoises)Edit

Genus: GeocheloneEdit
Geochelone elegans (Indian star tortoise)Edit
Genus: IndotestudoEdit
Indotestudo travancorica (Travancore tortoise)Edit

Family: Trionychidae (Softshell turtles)Edit

Genus: NilssoniaEdit
Nilssonia leithii (Leith's softshell turtle)Edit
Genus: LissemysEdit
Lissemys punctata (Indian flapshell turtle)Edit
Genus: PelochelysEdit
Pelochelys cantorii (Cantor's giant softshell turtle)Edit
Genus: ChitraEdit
Chitra indica (Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle)Edit

Order: Squamata (Scaled reptiles)Edit

Suborder: IguaniaEdit

Family: Agamidae (Lizards)Edit

Genus: CalotesEdit
Calotes calotes (Common green forest lizard)Edit
Calotes ellioti (Elliot's forest lizard)Edit
Calotes grandisquamis (Large-scaled forest lizard)Edit
Calotes nemoricola (Nilgiri forest lizard)Edit
Calotes rouxii (Roux's forest lizard)Edit
Calotes versicolor (Oriental garden lizard)Edit
Genus: DracoEdit
Draco dussumieri (Southern flying lizard)Edit
Genus: OtocryptisEdit
Otocryptis beddomei (Indian kangaroo lizard)Edit
Genus: PsammophilusEdit
Psammophilus blanfordanus (Blanford's rock agama)Edit
Psammophilus dorsalis (Peninsular rock agama)Edit
Genus: SaleaEdit
Salea anamallayana (Anaimalai spiny lizard)Edit
Salea horsfieldii (Horsfield's spiny lizard)Edit
Genus: SitanaEdit
Sitana ponticeriana (Fan-throated lizard)Edit

Family: Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)Edit

Genus: ChamaeleoEdit
Chamaeleo zeylanicus (Indian chameleon)Edit

Family: Gekkonidae (Geckoes)Edit

Genus: CnemaspisEdit
Cnemaspis beddomei (Beddome's day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis gracilis (Slender day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis indica (Indian day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis kottiyoorensis (Kottiyoor day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis littoralis (Coastal day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis monticola (Mountain day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis nairi (Ponmudi day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis nilagirica (Nilgiri day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis ornata (Ornate day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis sisparensis (Sispara day gecko)Edit
Cnemaspis wynadensis (Wyanad day gecko)Edit
Genus: GeckoellaEdit
Geckoella collegalensis (Kollegal ground gecko)Edit
Genus: GehyraEdit
Gehyra mutilata (Four-clawed gecko)Edit
Genus: DravidogeckoEdit
Dravidogecko anamallensis (Anaimalai gecko)Edit
Genus: HemidactylusEdit
Hemidactylus brookii (Brooke's house gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus frenatus (Common house gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus leschenaultii (Leschenault's leaf-toed gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus maculatus (Spotted leaf-toed gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus prashadi (Bombay leaf-toed gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus reticulatus (Reticulate leaf-toed gecko)Edit
Hemidactylus triedrus (Termite hill gecko)Edit

Family: Lacertidae (Lacertas)Edit

Genus: OphisopsEdit
Ophisops beddomei (Beddome's snake-eye/lacerta)Edit
Ophisops leschenaultii (Leschenault's snake-eye/lacerta)Edit

Family: Scincidae (Skinks)Edit

Genus: ChalcidesEdit
Chalcides pentadactylus (Five-fingered skink)Edit
Genus: DasiaEdit
Dasia subcaeruleum (Boulenger's tree skink)Edit
Genus: EutropisEdit
Eutropis beddomii (Beddome's skink)Edit
Eutropis bibronii (Bibron’s seashore skink)Edit
Eutropis carinata (Golden skink)Edit
Eutropis clivicola (Mountain/Inger's skink)Edit
Eutropis macularia (Bronze grass skink)Edit
Genus: Kaestlea/ScincellaEdit
Kaestlea beddomii (Beddome’s ground skink)Edit
Kaestlea bilineata (Two-lined ground skink)Edit
Kaestlea laterimaculata (Side-spotted ground skink)Edit
Kaestlea palnica (Palni ground skink)Edit
Kaestlea travancorica (Travancore ground skink)Edit
Genus: LygosomaEdit
Lygosoma albopunctata (White-spotted supple skink)Edit
Lygosoma punctata (White-spotted supple skink)Edit
Genus: RistellaEdit
Ristella beddomii (Beddome's cat skink)Edit
Ristella guentheri (Günther's cat skink)Edit
Ristella rurkii (Rurk’s cat skink)Edit
Ristella travancorica (Travancore cat skink)Edit
Genus: SphenomorphusEdit
Sphenomorphus dussumieri (Dussumier's forest skink)Edit

Family: Varanidae (Monitor lizards)Edit

Genus: VaranusEdit
Varanus bengalensis (Bengal/Indian monitor)Edit

Suborder: SerpentesEdit

Family: Acrochordidae (File snakes)Edit

Genus: AcrochordusEdit
Acrochordus granulatus (Marine file snake)Edit

Family: Colubridae (Colubrid snakes)Edit

Genus: AhaetullaEdit
Ahaetulla dispar (Gunther's vine snake)Edit
Ahaetulla nasuta (Green vine snake)Edit
Ahaetulla perroteti (Western Ghats bronzeback)Edit
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Brown vine snake)Edit
Genus: ArgyrogenaEdit
Argyrogena fasciolata (Banded racer)Edit
Genus: BoigaEdit
Boiga beddomei (Beddome's cat snake)Edit
Boiga ceylonensis (Sri Lanka cat snake)Edit
Boiga dightoni (Pirmad cat snake)Edit
Boiga forsteni (Forsten's cat snake)Edit
Boiga nuchalis (Collared cat snake)Edit
Boiga trigonata (Common cat snake)Edit
Genus: ChrysopeleaEdit
Chrysopelea ornata (Golden tree snake)Edit
Genus: CoelognathusEdit
Coelognathus helena (Trinket snake)Edit
Genus: DendrelaphisEdit
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Ashok's bronzeback)Edit
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos/chairecacos (Southern bronzeback)Edit
Dendrelaphis girii (Giri's bronzeback)Edit
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Large-eyed bronzeback)Edit
Dendrelaphis tristis (Common bronzeback)Edit
Genus: DryocalamusEdit
Dryocalamus nympha (Bridal snake)Edit
Genus: LiopeltisEdit
Liopeltis calamaria (Calamaria reed snake)Edit
Genus: LycodonEdit
Lycodon aulicus (Indian wolf snake)Edit
Lycodon striatus (Barred wolf snake)Edit
Lycodon travancoricus (Travancore wolf snake)Edit
Genus: OligodonEdit
Oligodon affinis (Western kukri)Edit
Oligodon arnensis (Banded kukri)Edit
Oligodon brevicauda (Shorthead kukri)Edit
Oligodon taeniolatus (Streaked kukri)Edit
Oligodon travancoricus (Travancore kukri)Edit
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon's kukri)Edit
Genus: PtyasEdit
Ptyas mucosa (Indian rat snake)Edit
Genus: RhabdopsEdit
Rhabdops olivaceus (Olive forest snake)Edit
Genus: SibynophisEdit
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril's black-headed snake)Edit

Family: Erycidae/Erycinae (Sand boas)Edit

Genus: EryxEdit
Eryx conicus (Russell's boa)Edit
Eryx johnii (Indian sand boa)Edit
Eryx whitakeri (Whitaker's sand boa)Edit

Family: Elapidae (Elapid snakes)Edit

Genus: BungarusEdit
Bungarus caeruleus (Common krait)Edit
Genus: CalliophisEdit
Calliophis beddomei (Beddome's coral snake)Edit
Calliophis bibroni (Bibron's coral snake)Edit
Calliophis melanurus (Indian coral snake)Edit
Calliophis nigrescens (Black coral snake)Edit
Genus: HydrophisEdit
Hydrophis curtus (Short sea snake)Edit
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Annulated sea snake)Edit
Hydrophis ornatus (Cochin-banded sea snake)Edit
Hydrophis platurus (Yellow-bellied sea snake)Edit
Hydrophis schistosus (Hook-nosed sea snake)Edit
Genus: NajaEdit
Naja naja (Indian cobra)Edit
Genus: OphiophagusEdit
Ophiophagus hannah (King cobra)Edit

Family: Gerrhopilidae (Worm snakes)Edit

Genus: Gerrhopilus/TyphlopsEdit
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Beddome's worm snake)Edit
Gerrhopilus thurstoni (Thurston's worm snake)Edit
Gerrhopilus tindalli (Tindall's worm snake)Edit

Family: Homalopsidae (Mud snakes)Edit

Genus: CerberusEdit
Cerberus rynchops (Dog-faced water snake)Edit
Genus: DieurostusEdit
Dieurostus dussumierii (Dussumier's water snake)Edit
Genus: GerardaEdit
Gerarda prevostiana (Gerard's water snake)Edit

Family: Natricidae/Natricinae (Keelbacks)Edit

Genus: AtretiumEdit
Atretium schistosum (Split keelback)Edit
Genus: AmphiesmaEdit
Amphiesma stolatum (Buff striped keelback)Edit
Genus: HebiusEdit
Hebius beddomei (Beddome’s keelback)Edit
Hebius monticola (Hill keelback)Edit
Genus: MacropisthodonEdit
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Green keelback)Edit
Genus: XenochrophisEdit
Xenochrophis piscator (Checkered keelback)Edit

Family: Pythonidae (Pythons)Edit

Genus: PythonEdit
Python molurus (Indian python)Edit

Family: Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)Edit

Genus: GryptotyphlopsEdit
Gryptotyphlops acutus (Beak-nosed blind snake)Edit
Genus: IndotyphlopsEdit
Indotyphlops braminus (Brahminy blind snake)Edit

Family: Uropeltidae (Shieldtails)Edit

Genus: BrachyophidiumEdit
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall's shield tail)Edit
Genus: MelanophidiumEdit
Melanophidium bilineatum (Two-lined black shieldtail)Edit
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome's black shieldtail)Edit
Melanophidium wynaudense (Indian black earth snake)Edit
Genus: PlatyplectrurusEdit
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Travancore Hills thorntail)Edit
Platyplectrurus trilineatus (Lined thorntail)Edit
Genus: PlectrurusEdit
Plectrurus aureus (Kerala burrowing snake)Edit
Plectrurus guentheri (Günther's burrowing snake)Edit
Plectrurus perrotetii (Nilgiri burrowing snake)Edit
Genus: RhinophisEdit
Rhinophis fergusonianus (Cardamom Hills earth snake)Edit
Rhinophis sanguineus (Red-bellied shieldtail)Edit
Rhinophis travancoricus (Travancore shieldtail)Edit
Genus: TeretrurusEdit
Teretrurus sanguineus (Purple-red earth snake)Edit
Genus: UropeltisEdit
Uropeltis arcticeps (Thirunelveli earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis beddomii (Beddome's earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis ceylanica (Kerala shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis ellioti (Elliot's earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis liura (Günther's earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis macrorhyncha (Anaimalai earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis maculata (Spotted earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis myhendrae (Boulenger's earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis nitida (Southern earth snake)Edit
Uropeltis ocellata (Nilgiri shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis petersi (Peter's shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Palni shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis rubrolineata (Red-lined shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis rubromaculata/rubromaculatus (Red-spotted shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis smithi (Violet shieldtail)Edit
Uropeltis woodmasoni (Wood-Mason's earth snake)Edit

Family: Viperidae (Vipers)Edit

Genus: DaboiaEdit
Daboia russelii (Russell's viper)Edit
Genus: EchisEdit
Echis carinatus (Saw-scaled viper)Edit
Genus: HypnaleEdit
Hypnale hypnale (Hump-nosed viper)Edit
Genus: TrimeresurusEdit
Trimeresurus gramineus (Bamboo pit viper)Edit
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Large-scaled pit viper)Edit
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Malabar pit viper)Edit
Trimeresurus strigatus (Horseshoe pit viper)Edit

Family: Xenodermatidae (Narrow-headed snakes)Edit

Genus: XylophisEdit
Xylophis captaini (Captain's wood snake)Edit
Xylophis perroteti (Perrotet's mountain snake)Edit
Xylophis stenorhynchus (Günther's mountain snake)Edit

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