The following is a list of reptiles in and around the Indian subcontinent, primarily covering the South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, parts of Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Island chains.

Order Crocodilia

Family Crocodilidae

Family Gavialiidae

Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)

Order Testudines

Family Dermochelyidae

Family Cheloniidae

Family Testudinidae

Family Geoemydidae

River terrapin (Batagur baska)

Family Trionychidae

Order Squamata

Suborder Lacertilia

Family Eublepharidae

Family Gekkonidae

Family Agamidae

Family Chamaeleonidae

Indian chameleon (Chamaeleo zeylanicus)

Family Dibamidae

Family Anguidae

Armoured glass snake (Ophisaurus apodus)

Family Scincidae

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

Family Lacertidae

Family Varanidae

Water monitor (Varanus salvator)

Suborder Sauria

Family Gymnothalmidae

Suborder Serpentes

See List of snakes of South Asia

See also


  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