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Reptile

 

List of reptile species present in Singapore


NO

SCIENTIFIC NAME

COMMON NAME

STATUS

Order Testudines | Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback turtles)

1

Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Turtle

Visitor

Family Cheloniidae (Marine turtles)

2

Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Turtle

Visitor

3

Chelonia mydas

Green Turtle

Native

4

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Turtle

Native

Family Trionychidae (Softshell turtles)

5

Amyda cartilaginea

Asian Softshell Turtle

Native

6

Dogania subplana

Malayan Forest Softshell Turtle

Native

7

Pelodiscus sinensis

Chinese Softshell Turtle

Introduced

Family Geomydidae (Asian terrapins)

8

Cuora amboinensis

Malayan Box Terrapin

Native

9

Cyclemys dentata

Asian Leaf Terrapin

Native

10

Heosemys spinosa

Spiny Terrapin

Native

11

Notochelys platynota

Malayan Flatshell Terrapin

Native

12

Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Black Marsh Terrapin

Introduced

Family Emydidae (American terrapins)

13

Trachemys scripta elegans

Red-eared Slider

Introduced

Family Podocnemididae (Side-necked turtles)

14

Podocnemis unifilis

Yellow-spotted River Turtle

Introduced

Order Crocodylia (Crocodilians) | Family Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

15

Crocodylus porosus

Estuarine Crocodile

Native

Order Squamata (Lizards and snakes) | Family Gekkonidae (Geckos)

16

Cnemaspis kendalli

Kendall's Rock Gecko

Native

17

Cyrtodactylus consobrinus

Peter's Bent-toed Gecko

Native

18

Cyrtodactylus majulah

Singapore Bent-toed Gecko

Native

19

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus

Four-striped Bent-toed Gecko

Native

20

Cyrtodactylus semenanjungensis

Peninsular Bent-toed Gecko

Native

21

Gehyra mutilata

Four-clawed Gecko

Native

22

Gekko gecko

Tokay

Introduced

23

Gekko monarchus

Spotted House Gecko

Native

24

Gekko smithii

Large Forest Gecko

Native

25

Hemidactylus craspedotus

Frilly Gecko

Native

26

Hemidactylus frenatus

Spiny-tailed House Gecko

Native

27

Hemidactylus platyurus

Flat-tailed Gecko

Native

28

Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Lowland Dwarf Gecko

Native

29

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Mourning Gecko

Native

30

Luperosaurus browni

Brown’s Flap-legged Gecko

Native

31

Ptychozoon kuhli

Kuhl's Gliding Gecko

Native

Family Agamidae (Dragon-lizards)

32

Aphaniotis fusca

Dusky Earless Agama

Native

33

Bronchocela cristatella

Green Crested Lizard

Native

34

Calotes versicolor

Changeable Garden Lizard

Introduced

35

Draco melanopogon

Black-bearded Flying Dragon

Native

36

Draco quinquefasciatus

Five-banded Flying Dragon

Native

37

Draco sumatranus

Sumatran Flying Dragon

Native

Family Dactyloidae

38

Norops sagrei

Brown Anole

Introduced

Family Scincidae (Skinks)

39

Dasia grisea

Brown Tree Skink

Native

40

Dasia olivacea

Olive Tree Skink

Native

41

Emoia atrocostata

Mangrove Skink

Native

42

Eutropis multifasciatus

Many-lined Sun Skink

Native

43

Eutropis rugiferus

Striped Sun Skink

Native

44

Lipinia vittigera

Striped Tree Skink

Native

45

Lygosoma bowringii

Garden Supple Skink

Native

46

Lygosoma quadrupes

Short-limbed Supple Skink

Native (Reintroduced)

47

Sphenomorphus sp.

Malayan Swamp Skink

Native

48

Tytthoscincus temasekensis

Singapore Swamp Skink

Native

Family Varanidae (Monitors)

49

Varanus dumerili

Harlequin Monitor

Native

50

Varanus nebulosus

Clouded Monitor

Native

51

Varanus salvator

Malayan Water Monitor

Native

Family Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)

52

Ramphotyphlops braminus

Brahminy Blind Snake

Native

53

Typhlops muelleri

White-bellied Blind Snake

Native

Family Cylindrophiidae (Bob-tailed pipe snakes)

54

Cylindrophis ruffus

Red-tailed Pipe Snake

Native

Family Xenopeltidae (Sunbeam snakes)

55

Xenopeltis unicolor

Iridescent Earth Snake

Native

Family Pythonidae (Pythons)

56

Malayopython reticulatus

Reticulated Python

Native

Family Acrochordidae (File snakes)

57

Acrochordus granulatus

Banded File Snake

Native

Family Pareatidae (Slug Snakes)

58

Asthenodipsas laevis

Smooth Slug Snake

Native

59

Pareas margaritophorus

White-spotted Slug Snake

Introduced

Family Colubridae (Colubrid snakes)

60

Ahaetulla fasciolata

Speckle-headed Whip Snake

Native

61

Ahaetulla mycterizans

Bigeye Green Whip Snake

Native

62

Ahaetulla prasina

Oriental Whip Snake

Native

63

Boiga cynodon

Dog-toothed Cat Snake

Native

64

Boiga dendrophila

Gold-ringed Cat Snake

Native

65

Boiga drapiezii

White-spotted Cat Snake

Native

66

Boiga jaspidea

Jasper Cat Snake

Native

67

Calamaria lumbricoidea

Variable Reed Snake

Native

68

Calamaria gimletti

Gimlett's Reed Snake

Native

69

Calamaria schlegeli

Pink-headed Reed Snake

Native

70

Chrysopelea ornata

Ornate Flying Snake

Introduced

71

Chrysopelea paradisi

Paradise Gliding Snake

Native

72

Chrysopelea pelias

Twin-barred Gliding Snake

Native

73

Coelognathus flavolineatus

Common Malayan Racer

Native

74

Dendrelaphis caudolineatus

Striped Bronzeback

Native

75

Dendrelaphis cyanochloris

Blue Bronzeback

Native

76

Dendrelaphis formosus

Elegant Bronzeback

Native

77

Dendrelaphis haasi

Haas’s Bronzeback

Native

78

Dendrelaphis kopsteini

Red-necked Bronzeback

Native

79

Dendrelaphis pictus

Painted Bronzeback

Native

80

Dryocalamus subannulatus

Malayan Bridle Snake

Native

81

Dryophiops rubescens

Keel-bellied Whip Snake

Native

82

Gongylosoma baliodeira

Orange-bellied Ringneck

Native

83

Gonyosoma oxycephalum

Red-tailed Racer

Native

84

Lycodon capucinus

House Wolf Snake

Native

85

Lycodon subcinctus

Banded Wolf Snake

Native

86

Oligodon octolineatus

Striped Kukri Snake

Native

87

Oligodon purpurascens

Brown Kukri Snake

Native

88

Oligodon signatus

Barred Kukri Snake

Native

89

Pseudorabdion longiceps

Dwarf Reed Snake

Native

90

Ptyas carinata

Keeled Rat Snake

Native

91

Ptyas fusca

White-bellied Rat Snake

Native

92

Ptyas korros

Indochinese Rat Snake

Native

93

Sibynophis melanocephalus

Black-headed Collared Snake

Native

94

Xenelaphis hexagonotus

Malayan Brown Snake

Native

Family Natricidae (Keelbacks and Mock Vipers)

95

Macropisthodon rhodomelas

Blue-necked Keelback

Native

96

Psammodynastes pictus

Painted Mock Viper

Native

97

Xenochrophis flavipunctatus

Indochinese Checkered Keelback

Introduced

98

Xenochrophis maculatus

Spotted Keelback

Native

99

Xenochrophis vittatus

Striped Keelback

Introduced

Family Homalopsidae (Water Snakes)

100

Cantoria violacea

Cantor's Water Snake

Native

101

Cerberus schneiderii

Sunda Dog-faced Water Snake

Native

102

Enhydris enhydris

Rainbow Water Snake

Introduced

103

Fordonia leucobalia

Crab-eating Water Snake

Native

104

Gerarda prevostiana

Yellow-lipped Water Snake

Native

105

Homalopsis buccata

Puff-faced Water Snake

Native

106

Phytolopsis punctata

Blackwater Mud Snake

Native

Family Elapidae (Cobras, coral-snakes, sea-snakes)

107

Aipysurus eydouxii

Beaded Sea-snake

Native

108

Bungarus fasciatus

Banded Krait

Native

109

Calliophis bivirgatus

Blue Malayan Coral Snake

Native

110

Calliophis intestinalis

Banded Malayan Coral Snake

Native

111

Lapemis hardwickii

Hardwicke's Short Sea-snake

Native

112

Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Native

113

Naja sumatrana

Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Native

114

Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra

Native

115

Pelamis platurus

Yelow-bellied Sea-snake

Visitor

Family Viperidae (Pit-vipers)

116

Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus

Shore Pit-viper

Native

117

Tropidolaemus wagleri

Wagler's Pit-viper

Native

 

Reference

Baker, N. (2014). New record of peninsular bent-toed gecko in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2014, 331-332.

Chua, K. S. (2018) A yellow-spotted river turtle at Pasir Ris. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2018, 108.

NSS Vertebrate Study Group. (2014). A Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals of Singapore.

Grismer, L. L., Wood Jr, P. L., Lim, K. P. L., & Liang, L. J. (2017). A new species of swamp-dwelling skink (Tytthoscincus) from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 65, 574-584.

Law, I. S., Law, I. T., & Serin, S. (2016). Marbled bent-toed gecko at Upper Seletar. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2016, 117-118.

Lim, L. J. (2016). Short-limbed supple skink at the Singaore Botanic Gardens. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2016, 68.

Maury, N., & Low, M. (2015). Golden gliding snake at Lim Chu Kang. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2015, 76.

Serin, S., Law, I. S., & Thomas, N. (2017). Rediscovery of Gimlett's reed snake in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2017, 89-90.

Thomas, N., Li, T., Lim, W. & Cai., Y. (2014). New record of the blackwater mud snake in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2014, 309-310.

Last updated on 17 April 2019

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