Reptiles in India

The reptile species is well represented in the country of India. Infact, the subcontinent is home to as many as 447 species of reptiles (census 1994). One can find crocodile inhabiting the rivers, swamps and lakes of India. Then, there is its cousin, known as gharial, which is found in a number of Indian rivers, including Ganges and Brahmaputra. Also included in the list of Indian reptiles are turtles, tortoise and chameleons. The reptiles of India constitute 6.2 percent of the total population of reptiles in India. Out of these, 26 species have been listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (IUCN 2006). In the following lines, we have provided more information about the Indian reptiles:

  India Tour Packages

Chameleon

Chameleon

 

Gharial

Alligator - Gharial

 

Mugger Crocodile

Crocodile - Mugger

 

Tortoise

Tortoise

 

Turtle

Turtle

 

Water Monitor

Water Monitor

 

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