Endemic or Native Reptile Species of Pakistan

Reptiles get a bad reputation due to their unfriendly looks and the fact that they can be sometimes dangerous, but that doesn’t mean we should not care about them. They are as important for the Ecosystem as their fluffier counterparts, plus not all reptiles are dangerous or scary. Pakistan has a lot of animals in its various biomes, so it is natural that Pakistan is also a home of various kinds of reptile species – some of them are endemic! Endemic reptile species are specifically native to the country of Pakistan. If you wish to show which reptiles are endemic to Pakistan, then keep scrolling..

 

INDUS CROCODILE

Scientific Name: Crocodylus palustris

Location: Markran region, Nara Desert

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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Image Source: A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace), FAL, via Wikimedia Commons

 

SINDH RIVER MUD SNAKE

Scientific Name: Mintonophis pakistanicus

Location: Sindh Province

Conservation Status: –

 

GHARIAL

Scientific Name: Gavialis gangeticus

Location: Indus River and its tributaries

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

 

STRIPED MOLE SKINK

Scientific Name: Eumeces indothalensis

Location: Punjab province

Conservation Status: –

 

CHITRAL GECKO OR CHITRAL BOW-FOOT GECKO

Scientific Name: Mediodactylus walli

Location: Chitral

Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

SALT RANGE GECKO

Scientific Name: Cyrtopodion montiumsalsorum

Location: Salt Range, Punjab

Conservation Status: –

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Image Source: Muhammad Sharif Khan, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PAKISTANI AGAMA

Scientific Name: Laudakia pakistanica

Location: KPK

Conservation Status: –

 

SINDH LONGNOSE SAND SNAKE

Scientific Name: Lytorhynchus paradoxus

Location: desert areas of Pakistan

Conservation Status: –

 

BROWN SAND BOA

Scientific Name: Eryx johnii

Location: –

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Smooth-scaled Indian Sand Boa (Eryx johnii) Image Source: KLPrice, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

BATURA GLACIER GECKO OR BATURA THIN-TOED GECKO

Scientific Name: Altiphylax baturensis

Location: Gilgit

Conservation Status: –

 

Also Check Out:

Endemic or Native Mammal Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Bird Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Amphibian Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Fish Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Plant Species of Pakistan

 

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