Endangered Reptiles of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
African Slender-snouted Crocodile Western and Central Africa
African Spurred Tortoise Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan
Aldabra Giant Tortoise Indian Ocean (Reunion), Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania
Angulated Tortoise Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)
Antsingy Leaf Chameleon Madagascar
Armadillo Girdled Lizard South Africa
Atlas Day Gecko Morocco
Atlas Dwarf Lizard Morocco
Atlas Dwarf Viper Morocco
Banded Day Gecko Madagascar
Banded Toed Gecko Morocco
Bedriaga's Fringe-fingered Lizard Algeria
Blanc's Fringe-toed Lizard Algeria, Tunisia
Blanc's Sand Racer Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Brauer's Burrowing Skink Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Common Tortoise Africa
Desert Monitor Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
Desert Viper Algeria, Libya, Tunisia
Doumergue's Fringe-fingered Lizard Algeria, Morocco
Doumergue's Skink Algeria, Morocco
Dumeril's Boa Madagascar
Dwarf Bronze Gecko Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Dwarf Crocodile West Africa and the Congo R. Drainage
Ebner's Skink Morocco
Ebony Mastigure Algeria, Libya
Egyptian Tortoise Egypt, Libya
European Leaf-toed Gecko Tunisia
False Smooth Snake Morocco
Fisk's House Snake South Africa
Geometric Tortoise South Africa
Giant Girdled Lizard South Africa
Hoogstraal's Cat Snake Egypt
Kasner's Dwarf Burrowing Skink South Africa
Labord's Chameleon Madagascar
Lataste's Viper Algeria, Morocco
Leopard Fringe-fingered Lizard Egypt, Libya
Lesser Chameleon Madagascar
Lesser Night Gecko Mauritius
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America
Lomi's Blind Legless Skink South Africa
Madagascar Boa Madagascar
Madagascar Tree Boa Madagascar
Methuen's Dwarf Gecko South Africa
Moorish Viper Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara
Moroccan Three-toed Skink Morocco
Mountain Skink Morocco
Namaqua Dwarf Adder Namibia, South Africa
Rodrigues Day Gecko Indian Ocean (Mauritius)
Round Island Burrowing Boa Indian Ocean (Mauritius)
Round Island Day Gecko Indian Ocean (Mauritius)
Seychelles Wolf Snake Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Small Three-toed Skink Algeria, Morocco
Spider Tortoise Madagascar
Tiger Chameleon Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Tunisian fringe-fingered lizard Tunisia
Turkana Mud Turtle Kenya
Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle Mauritius

**What reptiles are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing reptiles appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Reptiles that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Reptiles dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Reptiles dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Reptiles dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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