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Invasive and Exotic Reptiles

The following species have been listed on an invasive species list in North America. For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and publication links, click on the species.

82 Records


Subject Name Scientific Name Family Order
common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758) Chelydridae Testudines
caiman Caiman spp. Spix, 1825 Alligatoridae Crocodilia
brown tree snake Boiga irregularis (Merrem, 1802) Colubridae Squamata
green iguana Iguana iguana (Linnaeus, 1758) Iguanidae Squamata
Mediterranean gecko Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758) Gekkonidae Squamata
red-eared slider Trachemys scritpa elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) Emydidae Testudines
Texas horned lizard Phrynosoma cornutum (Harlan, 1825) Phrynosomatidae Squamata
black spiny-tailed iguana Ctenosaura similis (Gray, 1831) Iguanidae Squamata
bark anole Anolis distichus (Cope, 1861) Polychrotidae Squamata
brown anole Anolis sagrei (Cocteau in Duméril and Bibron, 1837) Polychrotidae Squamata
Cuban knight anole Anolis equestris persparsus Schwartz & Garrido, 1972 Polychrotidae Squamata
Puerto Rican crested anole Ctenonotus cristatellus cristatellus Dumeril & Bibron 1837 Polychrotidae Squamata
African redhead agama Agama agama africana (Hallowell 1844) Agamidae Squamata
black and white tegu Tupinambis merianae Linnaeus, 1758 Teiidae Squamata
brown basilisk Basiliscus vittatus Wiegmann, 1828 Corytophanidae Squamata
common boa Boa constrictor Linnaeus, 1758 Boidae Squamata
South American ground lizard Ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758) Teiidae Squamata
giant whiptail Aspidoscelis motaguae (Sakett, 1941) Teiidae Squamata
Indo-Pacific Gecko Hemidactylus garnotii Duméril and Bibron, 1836 Gekkonidae Squamata
Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura pectinata Wiegmann, 1834 Iguanidae Squamata
Nile monitor Varanus niloticus (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762) Varanidae Squamata
Northern Curly-tailed Lizard Leiocephalus carinatus armouri Gray, 1827 Tropiduridae Squamata
pythons Python spp. Daudin, 1803 Pythonidae Squamata
Tokay Gekko Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) Gekkonidae Squamata
Tropical House Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818) Gekkonidae Squamata
common water monitor Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) Varanidae Squamata
black-throated monitor Varanus albigularis ionidesi Laurent, 1964 Varanidae Squamata
Hispaniolan green anole Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril and Bibron, 1837 Polychrotidae Squamata
Largehead anole Anolis cybotes Cope, 1862 Polychrotidae Squamata
Knight anole Anolis equestris equestris Merrem, 1820 Polychrotidae Squamata
Barbados anole Anolis extremus Garman,1887 Polychrotidae Squamata
Jamaican giant anole Norops garmani Stejneger, 1899 Polychrotidae Squamata
Cuban Green Anole Anolis porcatus Gray, 1840 Polychrotidae Squamata
common caiman Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758) Alligatoridae Crocodilia
White-lipped Calotes Calotes mystaceus Duméril and Bibron, 1837 Agamidae Squamata
Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor Fitzinger, 1826 Agamidae Squamata
veiled chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus Duméril and Bibron, 1851 Chamaeleonidae Squamata
rainbow Whiptail Cnemidophorus lemniscatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Teiidae Squamata
flat-tailed house gecko Cosymbotus platyurus (Schneider, 1792) Gekkonidae Squamata
yellow-headed gecko Gonatodes albogularis (Duméril and Bibron, 1836) Gekkonidae Squamata
common house gecko Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril and Bibron, 1836 Gekkonidae Squamata
Haitian Curlytail Lizard Leiocephalus personatus scalaris Cochran, 1932 Tropiduridae Squamata
Red-sided Curly-tailed Lizard Leiocephalus schreibersii schreibersii (Gravenhorst, 1837) Tropiduridae Squamata
Butterfly lizard Leiolepis belliana belliana Smith 1935 Agamidae Squamata
many-striped skink Mabuya multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820) Scincidae Squamata
Giant day gecko Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis Gray 1870 Gekkonidae Squamata
Burmese python Python molurus ssp. bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 Pythonidae Squamata
brahminy blind snake Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803) Typhlopidae Squamata
Ocellated Gecko Sphaerodactylus argus argus Gosse, 1850 Gekkonidae Squamata
Ashy gecko Sphaerodactylus elegans elegans Macleay 1834 Gekkonidae Squamata
White-spotted Wall Gecko Tarentola annularis (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) Gekkonidae Squamata
Moorish Wall Gecko Tarentola mauritanica (Linnaeus, 1758) Gekkonidae Squamata
Gold tegu Tupinambis teguixin (Linnaeus, 1758) Teiidae Squamata
yellow anaconda Eunectes notaeus Cope, 1862 Boidae Squamata
Bibron's Gecko Chondrodactylus bibronii (Smith, 1846) Gekkonidae Squamata
green anaconda Eunectes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Boidae Squamata
ball python Python regius (Shaw, 1802) Pythonidae Squamata
red tegu Tupinambis rufescens (Guenther 1871) Teiidae Squamata
black-throated monitor Varanus albigularis microstictus Boettger 1893 Varanidae Squamata
Eastern painted turtle Chrysemys picta picta (Schneider, 1783) Emydidae Testudines
Unidentified Tegu Tupinambis spp. Daudin, 1803 Teiidae Squamata
Savannah monitor Varanus exanthematicus (Bosc, 1792) Varanidae Squamata
false map turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica (Gray, 1831) Emydidae Testudines
spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera (Lesueur, 1827) Trionychidae Testudines
Rhinoceros Iguana Cyclura cornuta (Bonnaterre, 1789) Iguanidae Squamata
Cuban Rock Iguana Cyclura nubila nubila (Gray, 1831) Iguanidae Squamata
African Spurred Tortoise Geochelone sulcata (Miller, 1779) Testudinidae Testudines
Colombian Rainbow Boa Epicrates cenchria maurus Gray, 1849 Boidae Squamata
Puerto Rican Crested Anole Anolis cristatellus cristatellus Duméril and Bibron, 1837 Polychrotidae Squamata
Kenyan sand boa Gongylophis colubrinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Boidae Squamata
Leopard Tortoise Geochelone pardalis (Bell, 1828) Testudinidae Testudines
Reticulated Python Python reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) Pythonidae Squamata
Peach-throated Monitor Varanus jobiensis Ahl, 1932 Varanidae Squamata
northern African python Python sebae (Gmelin, 1788) Pythonidae Squamata
crocodile monitor Varanus salvadorii (Peters and Doria, 1878) Varanidae Squamata
Blood python Python curtus Schlegel, 1872 Pythonidae Squamata
Dumeril's boa Boa dumerili (Jan in Jan and Sordelli, 1860) Boidae Squamata
North African Spiny lizard Uromastyx acanthinura Bell 1825 Agamidae Squamata
common bluetongue lizard Tiliqua scincoides White 1790 Scincidae Squamata
bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps (Ahl, 1926) Agamidae Squamata
common wall lizard Podarcis muralis LAURENTI 1768 Lacertidae Squamata
Italian wall lizard Podarcis siculus RAFINESQUE-SCHMALTZ 1810 Lacertidae Squamata


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