Endangered Reptiles of South America
Show reptiles in South America with profiles available.
Show all reptiles of concern in South America.
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Common Name Range ***
Alcatrazes Lancehead Brazil
American Crocodile Central and South America
Apaporis River Caiman Colombia
Aruba Island Rattlesnake Aruba Island (Netherland Antilles)
Barrington Land Iguana Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
Big-headed Amazon River Turtle Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Venezuela
Black Caiman Amazon Basin
Brazilian Giant Tortoise Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Brazilian Sideneck Turtle Brazil
Brazilian Snake-necked Turtle Brazil
Broad-snouted Caiman Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Carvalho's Slider Brazil
Chaco Side-necked Turtle Argentina, Paraguay
Chaco Tortoise Argentina, Paraguay
Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle Colombia
Dixon's Ground Snake Brazil
Dunn's Mud Turtle Colombia
Galapagos Land Iguana Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
Galapagos Marine Iguana Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
Galapagos Tortoise Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)
Golden Lancehead Brazil
Liolaemus spp. (4) Argentina, Brazil
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Central and South America
Orinoco Crocodile South America (Orinoco R. Basin)
Paraguanan Ground Gecko Venezuela
Piraja's Lancehead Brazil
Red-headed Amazon River Turtle Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
Rio Magdalena River Turtle Colombia
Six-tubercled Amazon River Turtle Brazil, Colombia, Peru
South American Red-lined Turtle Colombia, Venezuela
Tartaruga South America (Orinoco R. and Amazon R. basins)
Tracaja South America (Orinoco R. and Amazon R. basins)
Tropical Forest Snake (2) Brazil, Uruguay
Wiegmann's Tree Lizard Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Zulia Toad Headed Sideneck Venezuela
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**What reptiles are listed here?:

The South America section of this site lists the folllowing reptiles appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Reptiles that dwell in or migrate to any part of the South American continent and nearby islands.
  • Reptiles dwelling in the Amazon Basin.

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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