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INDIAN REPTILES IN THE IUCN RED LIST

IUCN Red List of Endangered Species lists 70 taxa of Indian reptiles in the categories of Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Near Threatened, and Vulnerable. These species are threatened with global extinction, and trade in these species is internationally banned. Many of these species are endemic to the Indian Subcontinent, which has special relevance for conservation of reptiles in India.


          EXTINCT IN THE WILD

          Order Testudines
          Suborder Cryptodira
          Family Trionychidae
  1. Nilssonia nigricans — Black softshell turtle  (IUCN Red List)


    CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

    Order Crocodylia
    Superfamily Gavialoidea
    Family Gavialidae

  2. Gavialis gangeticus — Gharial  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Chelonoidea
    Family Cheloniidae

  3. Eretmochelys imbricata — Hawksbill Sea Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Dermochelyidae

  4. Dermochelys coriacea — Leatherback Sea Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Geoemydidae

  5. Batagur baska — Northern River Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  6. Batagur dhongoka — Three-striped Roofed Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  7. Batagur kachuga — Red-crowned Roofed Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  8. Indotestudo elongata — Elongated Tortoise  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Testudinoidea    
    Family Testudinidae

  9. Manouria emys — Asian Giant Tortoise or Brown Tortoise  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Squamata   
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae

  10. Cnemaspis anaikattiensis — Anaikaktti Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  11. Cyrtodactylus jeyporensis — Jaipore Ground Gecko or Patinghe Indian Gecko  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Scincoidea   
    Family Scincidae   

  12. Barkudia insularis — Madras Spotted Skink  (IUCN Red List)


    ENDANGERED

    Order Testudines   
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Chelonoidea   
    Family Cheloniidae   

  13. Chelonia mydas — Green Sea Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Testudinoidea   
    Family Geoemydidae   

  14. Cuora mouhotii — Keeled Box Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  15. Geoclemys hamiltonii — Spotted Pond Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  16. Pangshura sylhetensis — Assam Roofed Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  17. Vijayachelys silvatica — Cochin Forest Cane Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Trionychidae   

  18. Chitra indica — Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  19. Pelochelys cantorii — Asian Giant Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Squamata   
    Suborder Iguania    
    Family Agamidae

  20. Otocryptis beddomei — Indian Kangaroo Lizard  (IUCN Red List)

    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae   

  21. Cnemaspis goaensis — Goan Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  22. Cnemaspis wynadensis — Wynad Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Scincoidea   
    Family Scincidae   

  23. Eurylepis poonaensis — Poona Mole Skink or Poona Skink  (IUCN Red List)
  24. Dasia subcaerulea — Boulenger's Dasia  (IUCN Red List)
  25. Eutropis clivicola — Inger's Mabuya  (IUCN Red List)

    Suborder Serpentes
    Superfamily Colubroidea   
    Family Colubridae   

  26. Ahaetulla perroteti — Perrotet's Vine Snake or Western Ghats Bronzeback  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Uropeltoidea   
    Family Uropeltidae   

  27. Rhinophis travancoricus — Travancore Shieldtail  (IUCN Red List)


    NEAR THREATENED


    Order Testudines   
    Suborder Cryptodira   
    Superfamily Testudinoidea   
    Family Geoemydidae   

  28. Cyclemys dentata — Asian Leaf Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  29. Melanochelys trijuga — Indian Black Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  30. Pangshura smithii — Brown Roofed Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Squamata   
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae   

  31. Cnemaspis heteropholis — Mixed-scale Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  32. Cnemaspis nairi — Ponmudi Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  33. Cnemaspis ornata — Ornate Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  34. Cnemaspis sisparensis — Sispara Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  35. Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris — Sikkimese Bent-toed Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  36. Dravidogecko anamallensis — Anamalai Gecko or Anaimalai Dravidogecko  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Scincoidea   
    Family Scincidae   

  37. Eutropis nagarjunensis — Sharma's Grass Skink  (IUCN Red List)

    Suborder Serpentes
    Superfamily Colubroidea   
    Family Colubridae   

  38. Ahaetulla dispar — Günther’s Vine Snake  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Uropeltoidea   
    Family Uropeltidae   

  39. Uropeltis bicatenata — Bicatenate Uropeltis or Two-chained Uropeltis  (IUCN Red List)
  40. Uropeltis grandis — Smith's Earth Snake  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Viperidae   

  41. Trimeresurus macrolepis — Large-scaled Pit Viper  (IUCN Red List)


    VULNERABLE


    Order Crocodylia
    Superfamily Crocodyloidea   

    Family Crocodylidae   

  42. Crocodylus palustris — Mugger Crocodile  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Testudines   
    Suborder Cryptodira    
    Superfamily Chelonoidea   
    Family Cheloniidae   

  43. Caretta caretta — Loggerhead Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  44. Lepidochelys olivacea — Olive Ridley Sea Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Testudinoidea   
    Family Geoemydidae   

  45. Cuora amboinensis — Southeast Asian Box Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  46. Hardella thurjii — Crowned River Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  47. Melanochelys tricarinata — Tricarinate Hill Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  48. Morenia petersi — Indian Eyed Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Testudinidae    

  49. Geochelone elegans — Indian Star Tortoise  (IUCN Red List)
  50. Indotestudo travancorica — Travancore Tortoise  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Trionychidae   

  51. Amyda cartilaginea — Asiatic Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  52. Nilssonia gangetica — Indian Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  53. Nilssonia hurum — Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)
  54. Nilssonia leithii — Leith's Softshell Turtle  (IUCN Red List)

    Order Squamata   
    Suborder Sauria
    Family Gekkonidae   

  55. Cnemaspis indica — Indian Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  56. Cnemaspis indraneildasii — Indraneildas's Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  57. Cnemaspis jerdonii — Jerdon's Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  58. Cnemaspis otai — Ota's Day Gecko or Vellore Day Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  59. Hemidactylus albofasciatus — White-striped Viper Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  60. Hemidactylus gujaratensis — Gujarat Gecko  (IUCN Red List)
  61. Hemidactylus sataraensis — Satara Gecko  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Scincoidea   
    Family Scincidae   

  62. Kaestlea laterimaculata — Side-spotted Ground Skink  (IUCN Red List)
  63. Eutropis ashwamedhi — Ashwamedha Supple Skink  (IUCN Red List)

    Suborder Serpentes
    Superfamily Colubroidea   
    Family Colubridae   

  64. Oligodon brevicauda — Shorthead Kukri Snake  (IUCN Red List)
  65. Oligodon juglandifer — Walnut Kukri Snake  (IUCN Red List)

    Family Elapidae   

  66. Bungarus andamanensis — Andaman Krait  (IUCN Red List)
  67. Ophiophagus hannah — King Cobra  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Pythonoidea   
    Family Pythonidae   

  68. Python bivittatus — Burmese Python  (IUCN Red List)

    Superfamily Uropeltoidea   
    Family Uropeltidae   

  69. Melanophidium bilineatum — Two-lined Black Earth Snake  (IUCN Red List)
  70. Uropeltis phipsonii — Phipson's Shieldtail  (IUCN Red List)





Cite this page along with its URL as:

Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2020. Indian Reptiles In The Iucn Red List. In Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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