Reptiles Observed At Wilpattu National Park Photo Gallery

SNAKES

(Names based on Snakes of Sri Lanka by Ruchira Somaweera)

*   Endemic
** Endemic Subspecies

  1. Sri Lankan Flying Snake Chrysopelea taprobanica *
  2. Common Bronze-back Dendrelaphis tristis
  3. Common Bridle Snake Dryocalamus nympha
  4. Flowery Wolf Snake Lycodon osmanhilli
  5. Sri Lanka Rat Snake Ptyas mucosa maximus **
  6. Indian Cobra Naja naja
  7. Boulenger’s Bronze-back Dendrelaphis bifrenalis
  8. Trinket Snake Coelognathus Helena
  9. Forsten’s Cat Snake Boiga forsteni
  10. Sri Lankan Keelback Xenochrophis piscator *
  11. Indian Rock Python Python molurus molurus
  12. Reed Snake Liopeltis calamaria
  13. Beddome’s Cat Snake Boiga beddomei
  14. Green Vine Snake Ahaetulla nasuta
  15. Common Indian Krait Bungarus caeruleus
  16. Merrem’s Hump-nosed Pit Viper Hypnale Hypnale
  17. Common Wolf Snake Lycodon aulicus

 

AGAMID LIZARDS (Agamidae)

(Common names based on Lizards of Sri Lanka – A Colour Guide with Field Keys – Ruchira & Nilusha Somaweera)

  1. Green Garden lizard Calotes calotes
  2. Painted-lip-Lizard Calotes ceylonensis *
  3. Common Graden Lizard Calotes versicolor
  4. Lowland Kangaroo Lizard Otocryptis nigristigma *
  5. Devaka’s Fan-throat Lizard Sitana devakai*

 

CHAMAELEONS (Chamaeleonidae)

1. Sri Lanka Chameleon Chamaeleo zeylanicus

 

GECKOS (Gekkonidae)

  1. Four-claw Gecko Gehyra mutilate
  2. Spotted House Gecko  Hemidactylus brookii parvimaculatus
  3. Kandyan Gecko Hemidactylus depressus *
  4. Common House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus
  5. Bark Gecko Hemidactylus leschenaultia
  6. Termite-hill Gecko Hemidactylus triedrus lankae

 

SKINKS (Scincidae)

  1. Common Skink Eutropis  carinata lankae **
  2. Bronzegreen Little Skink Eutrophis macularia macularia
  3. Spotted Skink Eutropis Madaraszi

 

MONITOR LIZARDS (Varanidae)

  1. Land Monitor Varanus bengalensis
  2. Water Monitor Varanus salvator

 

CROCODILES (Crocodylidae)

  1. Mugger Crocodile Crocodylus paluster

 

ASIAN POND TURTLES (Bataguridae)

  1. Parker’s Black Turtle Melanochelys trijuga parkeri
  2. Spotted Black Turtle Melanochelys trijuga thermalis

 

LAND TORTOISES (Testuinidae)

1. Star Tortoise Geochelone elegans

 

SOFTSHELL TORTOISES  (Trionychidae)

1. Flapshell Turtle Lissemys punctata