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Common Name Range ***
Acanthodactylus ahmaddisiiJordan
Afghan TortoiseAfghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
African Spurred TortoiseChad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan
Be'er Sheva Fringe-fingered LizardIsrael (Palestinian Territory, Occupied)
Bengal MonitorAfghanistan, Burma, India, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Black Sea ViperTurkey
Caucasian ViperGeorgia (Eurasia), Russia, Turkey
Common TortoiseAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Crowned River TurtleBangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Cyprus Whip SnakeCyprus
Cyrtopodion amictopholisLebanon, Syria
Darevsky's ViperArmenia, Turkey
Desert MonitorAsia, Africa, and the Middle East
Egyptian TortoiseEgypt, Libya
Euphrates Softshell TurtleIran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey
Fraas' LizardLebanon
Ganges Soft-shelled TurtleBangladesh, India, Pakistan
GavialBangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Gunther's Cylindrical SkinkIsrael, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
Indian Softshell TurtleIndia, Pakistan
Lacerta clarkorumGeorgia (Eurasia), Turkey
Lacerta kulzeriJordan, Lebanon, Syria
Lar Valley ViperIran
Large-headed Water SnakeAzerbaijan, Georgia (Eurasia), Russia, Turkey
Lebanon ViperLebanon, Syria
Leopard Fringe-fingered LizardEgypt, Libya
Loggerhead Sea TurtleAustralia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, Middle East, Oceanic
Mount Bulgar ViperTurkey
Mountain ViperTurkey
Mugger CrocodileBangladesh, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Narrow-headed Softshell TurtleBangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan
Negev TortoiseEgypt, Israel
Peacock Soft-shelled TurtleBangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Philochortus zoliiEgypt, Libya
Savigny's AgamaEgypt, Israel
Schreiber's Fringe-fingered LizardCyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey
Spotted Pond TurtleNorth India, Pakistan
Telescopus hoogstraaliEgypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Wagner's ViperTurkey
Yellow MonitorWest Pakistan through India to Bangladesh
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***What reptiles are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing reptiles appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Reptiles that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Reptiles that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Reptiles of Cyprus.
  • Reptiles of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Reptiles of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Reptiles of the Palearctic.
  • Reptiles of Saudi Arabia.
 In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: 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 Us page.

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