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| Last Updated:: 12/11/2015

Threatened Reptiles of Kerala

 

SI.No

Binomial Name

Common Name

Endemism

IUCN Status

1

Dermochelys coriacea(Vandelli, 1761)

Leatherback

 

CR

2

Eretmochelys imbricata(Linnaeus, 1766)

Hawksbill Turtle

 

CR

3

Ahaetulla perroteti(Dum.&Bibr., 1854)

Western Ghats Bronzeback

WG

EN

4

Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Loggerhead sea turtle

 

EN

5

Chelonia mydas(Linnaeus, 1758)

Green Turtle

 

EN

6

Cnemaspis wayanadensis(Beddome, 1870)

Wayanad Day Gecko

K

EN

7

Indotestudo forsteni (Schlegel & Muller, 1845)           

Travancore Tortoise

WG

EN

8

Otocryptis beddomii(Boulenger, 1885)

Indian Kangaroo Lizard

K

EN

9

Pelochelys cantorii(Gray, 1864)

Asian giant soft shell Turtle                        

 

EN

10

Platyplectrurus madurensis(Beddome, 1877)              

Madurai Shieldtail

WG

EN

11

Rhinophis travancoricus(Boulenger, 1892)  

Travancore Shieldtail

WG

EN

12

Vijayachelys silvatica(Henderson, 1912)

Cochin Forest Cane Turtle

WG

EN

13

Cnemaspis indica (Gray, 1846)

Nilgiri dwarf Gecko

WG

VU

14

Cnemaspis indraneildasii  (Bauer, 2002)

Das's Day Gecko

WG

VU

15

Crocodylus palustris(Lesson,1831)

Mugger

 

VU

16

Indotestudo travancorica(Boulenger, 1907)

Travancore Tortoise

WG

VU

17

Kaestlea laterimaculata(Boulenger, 1887)

Side-spotted Ground Skink

WG

VU

18

Lepidochelys olivacea(Eschscholtz, 1829)

Olive Ridley

 

VU

19

Melanophidium bilineatum(Beddome, 1870)

Yellow-striped shieldtail

WG

VU

20

Nilssonia leithii (Gray, 1872)

Leiths soft shell turtle

PI

VU

21

Oligodon brevicaudusGunther 1862 )

Striped kukri snake

WG

VU

22

Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)

King Cobra

 

VU

23

Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)

Phipson'sShieldtail

WG

VU

24

Ahaetulla dispar (Gunther, 1864)

Gunther's Vine Snake

WG

NT

25

Cnemaspis nairilnger (Max & Koshy, 1984)

Ponmudi Day Gecko

K

NT

26

Cnemaspis ornata (Beddome, 1870)

Ornate Day Gecko

WG

NT

27

Cnemaspis sisparensis (Theobald, 1876)

Sispara Day Gecko

K

NT

28

Hemidactylus anamallensis (Günther, 1875)

Anamalai Hill Gecko

WG

NT

29

Melanochelys trijuga (Schweigger,1812)

Indian Black Turtle

 

NT

30

Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Asiatic Rock Python

 

NT

31

Uropeltis bicatenata (Cuvier, 1829)

Bicatenate Uropeltis

WG

NT

             

          CR = Critically Endangered; EN = Endangered; NT = Near Threatened; VU = Vulnerable;

 K = Endemic to Kerala; WG = Endemic to Western Ghats; PI = Endemic to Peninsular India

 

Source:  Kerala State Biodiversity Board