ⓘ Category:Reptiles of China

Acanthosaura armata

Acanthosaura armata is a species of agamid lizard commonly known as the armored pricklenape or peninsular horned tree lizard. A. armata can be found in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.


Ahaetulla is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as vine snakes, or whip snakes. They are considered by some scientists to be mildly venomous and are what is commonly termed as rear-fanged or more appropriately, opisthoglyphous, meaning their enlarged teeth or fangs, intended to aid in venom delivery, are located in the back of the upper jaw, instead of in the front as they are in vipers or cobras. As colubrids, Ahaetulla do not possess a true venom gland or a sophisticated venom delivery system. The Duvernoys gland of this genus, homologous to the venom gland of true venomous ...

Atretium yunnanensis

Atretium yunnanensis is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is found in the Lianghe County and Longchuan County of Yunnan China, typically in areas between 2.000 and 4.500 feet above sea level.

Beauty rat snake

The beauty rat snake, also called the beauty ratsnake, the beauty snake, or the cave racer, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is native to the eastern and southeastern regions of Asia. It is a long, thin, semi-arboreal species of snake with several recognized subspecies. This constrictor feeds on rodents, and though it is favored in some locations as a natural pest control or pet, it is also considered an invasive species in other locations.

Buff striped keelback

The buff striped keelback is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake found across Asia. It is the sole species of genus Amphiesma. It is a typically nonaggressive snake that feeds on frogs and toads. It belongs to the subfamily Natricinae, and is closely related to water snakes and grass snakes. It resembles an Asian version of the American garter snake. It is quite a common snake but is rarely seen.

Calotes mystaceus

Physical Structure: Upper head-scales smooth or feebly keeled, imbricate, scarcely enlarged on supraorbital region, a few small spines on each side of the head above the tympanum, latter measuring at least half the diameter of the orbit. Gular sac small, gular scales feebly keeled, as large as dorsals. An oblique fold in front of the shoulder. Dorso-nuchal crest well developed in the male, composed of falciform spines directed backwards, the longest measuring the diameter of the orbit, it gradually decreases in height on the back, being reduced to a mere denticulation on the sacrum. 45-53 ...


ⓘ Reptiles of China

  • China has around 403 different species of reptiles that can be found in many environments including deserts, grasslands, rivers, and forests. It is the
  • are to other reptiles e.g., crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards the traditional groups of reptiles listed above
  • two - thirds of the entire body length, can be used as a weapon, for balance, and to assist swimming. Like many other reptiles the Chinese water dragon
  • Human uses of reptiles have for centuries included both symbolic and practical interactions. Symbolic uses of reptiles include accounts in mythology
  • The Chinese water snake, Chinese smooth water snake, Chinese mud snake or Chinese rice paddy snake Enhydris chinensis or Myrrophis chinensis is a species
  • and tortoises used in Chinese medicine Beolens, Bo Watkins, Michael Grayson, Michael 2011 The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
  • list of reptiles of South Asia, primarily covering the region covered by mainland India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, parts of Myanmar
  • Zamenis korros, pp. 384 - 385. The Reptile Database. www. reptile - database.org. Rooij, Nelly de. 1915. The reptiles of the Indo - Australian archipelago. Volume
  • hemipenes of four species of Trimeresurus sensu stricto Serpentes: Crotalinae Amphibia - Reptilia 22 1 113 - 117. Schmidt KP 1925 New Reptiles and
  • ancestors. Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have an aquatic larval stage. Most reptiles are oviparous, although several species of squamates are viviparous