As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 382 endangered reptile species. 7.4% of all evaluated reptile species are listed as endangered. The IUCN also lists nine reptile subspecies as endangered.
Red-bellied racer (Alsophis rufiventris), called the Saba Racer, is endangered and found on the islands of Saba and Saint Eustatius which are part of the Lesser Antilles chain of islands.Originally found on several other islands, it was eliminated due to the introduction of the mongoose to control the snake population.
Reptiles: Background Biology Ecological roles of reptiles and humans Extinct reptiles Endangered reptiles Save reptiles: Endangered reptiles: Not much is known about the status of reptiles as a whole.Of more than 8,700 species, only 1,386 have been evaluated by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and 180 of those are still deemed data deficient.
As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 196 critically endangered reptile species, including 17 which are tagged as possibly extinct. 3.8% of all evaluated reptile species are listed as critically endangered. The IUCN also lists 12 reptile subspecies as critically endangered.
The following is a list of Reptiles of concern. This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page as an official count of endangered reptiles of the world is not recommended.For more information on what species are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.
Interesting Reptile Facts-There are more than 8,000 species of reptiles on the planet, and the live on every continent except Antarctica ."Cold-blooded" is not the best way to describe reptiles- they get their body heat from external sources.Reptiles cannot regulate their body temperature internally as humans do. Reptiles are among the longest-lived species on the planet.
Zoological Society of London has released a list of the 100 Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered Reptiles. Using a formula published in a PLOS ONE Study, each species receives a score ...
Despite their fierce and scary image, many reptiles are endangered species including the Komodo Dragon, the Green Turtle and the ancient Tuatara.
Threatened and Endangered Reptiles Species Accounts. The table below contains the 13 species and subspecies of reptiles listed as either threatened or endangered by the State of California or the federal government.
State List of Endangered & Threatened Species. Endangered and Threatened inland fish and wildlife species in Maine are listed either under Maine's Endangered Species Act [MESA], the U.S. Endangered Species Act [ESA], or both.Species listed under MESA receive state protection; species listed under ESA receive federal protection; and species listed under both receive state and federal protec...