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Countries with the most number of reptile species



Total | Amphibians | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants




Total number of reptile species, by country

Uroplatus fimbriatus gecko on Nosy Mangabe

Note, this data dates to 2004, but is the most recent available on a global scale. If you are aware of more up-to-date data, please contact us.

Australia880
Mexico837
Indonesia749
Brazil651
India521
Colombia518
China424
Ecuador419
Malaysia388
Madagascar383
South Africa364
United States360
Peru354
Thailand341
Papua New Guinea338
Argentina338
Tanzania335
Venezuela323
Congo, Dem Rep304
Viet Nam286
Myanmar285
Philippines274
Kenya261
Costa Rica258
Bolivia258
Panama242
Guatemala236
Angola235
Somalia222
Iran220
Namibia215
Honduras213
Cameroon211
Ethiopia205
Mozambique195
Pakistan190
Sri Lanka181
Zimbabwe180
Nicaragua178
Uganda165
Sudan162
Nigeria155
Cuba153
Congo149
Laos147
Paraguay144
Zambia143
Suriname141
Belize140
Guyana136
Ghana135
Botswana133
Turkey133
French Guiana132
Côte d'Ivoire131
Central African Rep131
Gabon130
Nepal123
Chile121
Dominican Rep117

Source: World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), 2004. Species Data (unpublished, September 2004).

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