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Kaziranga Reptiles

Kaziranga Reptiles

Kaziranga lies in North-East india which receives heavy rainfall and faces About 42 species of reptiles have been reported from the Kaziranga National Park. These include the endangered Gharial and the rare Assam Roofed Turtle.

The Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as Indian gavial or, is the only surviving member of the once well-represented family Gavialidae, a long-established group of crocodiles with long, slender snouts. The gharial is listed as a critically endangered species by IUCN. The gharial is one of the three crocodiles found in India, the others being the Mugger crocodile and the saltwater crocodile. It is one of the longest of all living crocodiles.

Their are variety of Lizards present in Kaziranga forest which can be seen during jungle safari. Some of the prominently seen Lizard species in Kaziranga are given below:
Kaziranga Lizards
Common Name
Scientific Name
Common Indian Skink
Mabuya carinata
Assalm Olive-brown Skink
Mabuya multifasciata
Tuckto Gecko
Hemidactylus frenatus
Common Bengal Monitor
Varanus bengalensis
Indian Water Monitor
Varanus salvator
Assam Greyish Brown Gecko
Hemidactylus garnotii
Light-olive Brown Assam garden
Calotes emma
Assam Garden Lizard
Calotes maria
Dotted Garden Skink
Lygosoma punctata

Kaziranga Snakes
Common Name
Scientific Name
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus
Black Krait
Bungarus niger
Copperhead Trinket
Elaphe radiata
Reticulated Python
Python reticulatus
Rock Python
Python molurus
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosus
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah
Bengal Cobra
Naja kaouthia
Pit Viper
Trimeresurus spp.
Russel Viper
Vipera russellii
Long-nose Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta
Checkered Keelback Watersnake
Amphiesma stolata
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata
Common Kukri Snake
Oligodon arnensis

Kaziranga Turtles & Tortoises
Common Name
Scientific Name
Indian Eyed Turtle
Morena petersi
Indian Softshell Turtle
Aspideretes gangeticus
Indian Peacock Softshell
Aspideretes hurum
Assam Roofed Turtle
Kachuga sylhetensis
Keeled Box Turtle
Pyxidea mouhotii
Indian Roofed Turtle
Kachuga tecta
Indian Tent Turtle
Kachuga tentoria
Indian Black Turtle
Melanochelys trijuga
Tricarinate Hill Turtle
Melanochelys tricarinata
Indian Flapshell Turtle
Lissemys punctata
Narrow Headed Softshell Turtle
Chitra Indica
Oldham's Leaf Turtle
Cyclemys oldhami
Brown Hill Tortoise
Manouria emys
Malayan Box Turtle
Cuora amboinensis
Spotted Pond Turtle
Geoclemys hamiltonii
Brown Roofed Turtle
Kachuga smithii



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