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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 grandis

Giant Asian Pond Terrapin

Introduced

11

Heosemys spinosa

Spiny Terrapin

Native

12

Notochelys platynota

Malayan Flatshell Terrapin

Native

13

Orlitia borneensis

Malaysian Giant Terrapin

Introduced

14

Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Black Marsh Terrapin

Introduced

Family Emydidae (American terrapins)

15

Trachemys scripta elegans

Red-eared Slider

Introduced

Family Podocnemididae (Side-necked turtles)

16

Podocnemis unifilis

Yellow-spotted River Turtle

Introduced

Order Crocodylia (Crocodilians) | Family Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

17

Crocodylus porosus

Estuarine Crocodile

Native

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

18

Cnemaspis peninsularis

Kendall's Rock Gecko

Native

19

Cyrtodactylus consobrinus

Peter's Bent-toed Gecko

Native

20

Cyrtodactylus majulah

Singapore Bent-toed Gecko

Native

21

Cyrtodactylus pantiensis

Panti Bent-toed Gecko

Native

22

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus

Marbled Bent-toed Gecko

Native

23

Cyrtodactylus semenanjungensis

Peninsular Bent-toed Gecko

Native

24

Gehyra mutilata

Four-clawed Gecko

Native

25

Gekko gecko

Tokay

Introduced

26

Gekko monarchus

Spotted House Gecko

Native

27

Gekko smithii

Large Forest Gecko

Native

28

Hemidactylus craspedotus

Frilly Gecko

Native

29

Hemidactylus frenatus

Spiny-tailed House Gecko

Native

30

Hemidactylus platyurus

Flat-tailed Gecko

Native

31

Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Lowland Dwarf Gecko

Native

32

Lepidodactylus lugubris

Mourning Gecko

Native

33

Luperosaurus browni

Brown’s Flap-legged Gecko

Native

34

Ptychozoon kuhli

Kuhl's Gliding Gecko

Native

Family Agamidae (Dragon-lizards)

35

Aphaniotis fusca

Dusky Earless Agama

Native

36

Bronchocela cristatella

Green Crested Lizard

Native

37

Calotes versicolor

Changeable Garden Lizard

Introduced

38

Draco melanopogon

Black-bearded Flying Dragon

Native

39

Draco quinquefasciatus

Five-banded Flying Dragon

Native

40

Draco sumatranus

Sumatran Flying Dragon

Native

Family Dactyloidae (Anoles)

41

Norops sagrei

Brown Anole

Introduced

Family Scincidae (Skinks)

42

Dasia grisea

Brown Tree Skink

Native

43

Dasia olivacea

Olive Tree Skink

Native

44

Emoia atrocostata

Mangrove Skink

Native

45

Eutropis multifasciatus

Many-lined Sun Skink

Native

46

Eutropis rugiferus

Striped Sun Skink

Native

47

Lipinia vittigera

Striped Tree Skink

Native

48

Lygosoma bowringii

Garden Supple Skink

Native

49

Lygosoma quadrupes

Short-limbed Supple Skink

Native (Reintroduced)

50

Tytthoscincus temasekensis

Singapore Swamp Skink

Native

Family Varanidae (Monitors)

51

Varanus dumerili

Harlequin Monitor

Native

52

Varanus nebulosus

Clouded Monitor

Native

53

Varanus salvator

Malayan Water Monitor

Native

Family Typhlopidae (Blind snakes)

54

Ramphotyphlops braminus

Brahminy Blind Snake

Native

55

Typhlops muelleri

White-bellied Blind Snake

Native

Family Cylindrophiidae (Bob-tailed pipe snakes)

56

Cylindrophis ruffus

Red-tailed Pipe Snake

Native

Family Xenopeltidae (Sunbeam snakes)

57

Xenopeltis unicolor

Iridescent Earth Snake

Native

Family Pythonidae (Pythons)

58

Malayopython reticulatus

Reticulated Python

Native

Family Acrochordidae (File snakes)

59

Acrochordus granulatus

Banded File Snake

Native

Family Pareatidae (Slug snakes)

60

Asthenodipsas laevis

Smooth Slug Snake

Native

61

Pareas margaritophorus

White-spotted Slug Snake

Introduced

Family Colubridae (Colubrid snakes)

62

Ahaetulla fasciolata

Speckle-headed Whip Snake

Native

63

Ahaetulla mycterizans

Bigeye Green Whip Snake

Native

64

Ahaetulla prasina

Oriental Whip Snake

Native

65

Boiga cynodon

Dog-toothed Cat Snake

Native

66

Boiga dendrophila

Gold-ringed Cat Snake

Native

67

Boiga drapiezii

White-spotted Cat Snake

Native

68

Boiga jaspidea

Jasper Cat Snake

Native

69

Calamaria lumbricoidea

Variable Reed Snake

Native

70

Calamaria gimletti

Gimlett's Reed Snake

Native

71

Calamaria schlegeli

Pink-headed Reed Snake

Native

72

Chrysopelea ornata

Ornate Flying Snake

Introduced

73

Chrysopelea paradisi

Paradise Gliding Snake

Native

74

Chrysopelea pelias

Twin-barred Gliding Snake

Native

75

Coelognathus flavolineatus

Common Malayan Racer

Native

76

Dendrelaphis caudolineatus

Striped Bronzeback

Native

77

Dendrelaphis cyanochloris

Blue Bronzeback

Native

78

Dendrelaphis formosus

Elegant Bronzeback

Native

79

Dendrelaphis haasi

Haas’s Bronzeback

Native

80

Dendrelaphis kopsteini

Red-necked Bronzeback

Native

81

Dendrelaphis pictus

Painted Bronzeback

Native

82

Dryocalamus subannulatus

Malayan Bridle Snake

Native

83

Dryophiops rubescens

Keel-bellied Whip Snake

Native

84

Gongylosoma baliodeira

Orange-bellied Ringneck

Native

85

Gonyosoma oxycephalum

Red-tailed Racer

Native

86

Lycodon capucinus

House Wolf Snake

Native

87

Lycodon subcinctus

Banded Wolf Snake

Native

88

Oligodon octolineatus

Striped Kukri Snake

Native

89

Oligodon purpurascens

Brown Kukri Snake

Native

90

Oligodon signatus

Barred Kukri Snake

Native

91

Pseudorabdion longiceps

Dwarf Reed Snake

Native

92

Ptyas carinata

Keeled Rat Snake

Native

93

Ptyas fusca

White-bellied Rat Snake

Native

94

Ptyas korros

Indochinese Rat Snake

Native

95

Sibynophis melanocephalus

Black-headed Collared Snake

Native

96

Xenelaphis hexagonotus

Malayan Brown Snake

Native

Family Natricidae (Keelbacks and Mock Vipers)

97

Rhabdophis rhodomelas

Blue-necked Keelback

Native

98

Psammodynastes pictus

Painted Mock Viper

Native

99

Xenochrophis flavipunctatus

Indochinese Checkered Keelback

Introduced

100

Xenochrophis maculatus

Spotted Keelback

Native

101

Xenochrophis triangularis

Triangle Keelback

Native

102

Xenochrophis vittatus

Striped Keelback

Introduced

Family Homalopsidae (Water snakes)

103

Cantoria violacea

Cantor's Water Snake

Native

104

Cerberus schneiderii

Sunda Dog-faced Water Snake

Native

105

Enhydris enhydris

Rainbow Water Snake

Introduced

106

Fordonia leucobalia

Crab-eating Water Snake

Native

107

Gerarda prevostiana

Yellow-lipped Water Snake

Native

108

Homalopsis buccata

Puff-faced Water Snake

Native

109

Phytolopsis punctata

Blackwater Mud Snake

Native

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

110

Aipysurus eydouxii

Beaded Sea-snake

Native

111

Bungarus fasciatus

Banded Krait

Native

112

Calliophis bivirgatus

Blue Malayan Coral Snake

Native

113

Calliophis intestinalis

Banded Malayan Coral Snake

Native

114

Hydrophis hardwickii

Hardwicke's Short Sea-snake

Native

115

Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Native

116

Naja sumatrana

Equatorial Spitting Cobra

Native

117

Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra

Native

118

Hydrophis platurus

Yellow-bellied Sea-snake

Visitor

Family Viperidae (Pit-vipers)

119

Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus

Shore Pit-viper

Native

120

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.

Chua, M. A. H. (2014). Malaysian giant terrapin at Nee Soon swamp-forest. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2014, 45

Fung, T. K., & Lim, K. K. P. (2013) Giant Asian pond terrapin hatchling at Upper Seletar. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013, 120.

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

Lim, K. K. P., Chua, M. A. H., & Lim, N. T-L. (2016). Freshwater fishes, terrestrial herpetofauna and mammals of Pulau Tekong, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 2016, 9, 165-198.

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.

Tan, S. K., & Lim, K. K. P. (2013). Giant Asian pond terrapin at Nee Soon swamp-forest. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013, 115.

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 06 November 2019

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