Reptiles of the
Izu Islands [Japan]

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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Plestiodon (Blue-tailed Skinks)
Plestiodon latiscutatus

Izu Islands Five-lined Skink

Goris & Maeda 2005 Hasegawa 1994 [as okadae] Kato, Ota & Hikida 1994 [as okadae] Okamoto & Hikida 2012 Taylor 1935 [as okadae]

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Elaphe (Palearctic-Oriental Rat Snakes)
Elaphe climacophora

Japanese Green Rat Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
Elaphe quadrivirgata

Japanese Four-lined Rat Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Euprepiophis (East Asian Rat Snakes)
Euprepiophis conspicillatus

Japanese Forest Rat Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Hebius (Oriental Equatorial Keelbacks)
Hebius vibakari

Northeastern Forest Keelback

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Lycodon (Oriental Wolf Snakes)
Lycodon orientalis

East Asian Wolf Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Hydrophis (Typical Sea Snakes)
Hydrophis platurus

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Gloydius (Mamushis)
Gloydius blomhoffii

Japanese Mamushi

Goris & Maeda 2005

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Goris & Maeda 2005