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The taxonomy for reptiles used on this website is based on P. Uetz et al's The Reptile Database. For those who might be interested, additional information on this database of reptilian taxonomy can be found at www.reptile-database.org/. Whilst we have tried to stay in line with this list as far as possible, there are a few minor amendments which we have made based on information gleaned from elsewhere.

This website is regularly updated with new photos (both improvements on existing species as well as additional species not featured before) and, where there have been updates, an indication will be given next to the link below.

Currently, the reptiles section is made up of 25 families (out of a possible 61 families) comprising a total of 189 species and an additional 4 subspecies. (193 taxa in total)

 
  Testudinidae  -  Tortoises
(9 species - 10 taxa)
 
Dermochelyidae  -  Leatherback Turtles
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Cheloniidae  -  Sea Turtles
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Chelidae  Austro-American Sideneck Turtles
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Pelomedusidae  -  Afro-American Sideneck Turtles
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Agamidae  -  Agamas
(12 species - 13 taxa)
 
  Chamaeleonidae  -  Chameleons
(8 species - 8 taxa)
 
  Iguanidae  -  Iguanas
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Polychrotidae  -  Anoles
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Tropiduridae  -  Neotropical Ground Lizards
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
Gekkonidae  -  Geckos
(36 species - 36 taxa)
 
  Cordylidae  -  Spinytail Lizards
(13 species - 14 taxa)
 
  Gerrhosauridae  -  Plated Lizards
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
  Teiidae  -  Whiptails and Tegus
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
  Lacertidae  -  Lacertids and Wall Lizards
(16 species - 16 taxa)
 
  Scincidae  -  Skinks
(33 species - 33 taxa)
 
Varanidae  -  Monitor Lizards
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
  Typhlopidae  -  Blind Snakes
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
  Boidae  -  Boas and Pythons
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Leptotyphlopidae  -  Thread Snakes
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Atractaspididae  -  Mole Vipers
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
Colubridae  -  Colubrids
(22 species - 23 taxa)
 
Elapidae  -  Cobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes and Sea Snakes
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
  Viperidae  -  Vipers and Pit Vipers
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
  Crocodylidae  -  Crocodylians
(3 species - 3 taxa)