A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India

Muhamed Jafer Palot

Abstract


A checklist of reptiles of Kerala State is presented, along with their Scientific, English and Malayalam names, endemic status, conservation status in the latest IUCN Red List category, different Schedules of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act and the Appendices of CITES.  A total of 173 species under 24 families belonging to three orders are recorded from Kerala.  Of these, 87 species are endemic to the Western Ghats, which include the 10 Kerala endemics.  Of the 173 species, 23 are listed in the various threatened categories of IUCN.

 

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CITES; Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act; Malayalam name; vernacular name; Western Ghats.

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