Reptiles of the
Miyako Islands  [Japan: Ryukyu Islands: Sakishima Islands]

Related checklists:  Japan - Ryukyu Islands - Sakishima Islands - Miyakojima

Bibliography of the reptiles of Miyako Islands Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Miyako Islands Introduced species
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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 Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)
Genus Diploderma (Eastern Mountain Agamas)
Diploderma polygonatum

Japanese Mountain Agama

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko hokouensis

Hokou Gecko

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Hemiphyllodactylus (Slender Geckos)
Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Lepidodactylus (Scaly-toed Geckos)
Lepidodactylus lugubris

Common Mourning Gecko

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Takydromus (Oriental Grass Lizards)
Takydromus toyamai

Miyako Grass Lizard

Goris & Maeda 2005 Takeda & Ota 1996
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia atrocostata

Pacific Mangrove Skink

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Plestiodon (Blue-tailed Skinks)
Plestiodon kishinouyei

Ryukyu Islands Giant Skink

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Scincella (South Asian and American Ground Skinks)
Scincella boettgeri

Sakishima Ground Skink

Goris & Maeda 2005

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Calamaria (Oriental Reed Snakes)
Calamaria pfefferi

Ryukyu Reed Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Elaphe (Palearctic-Oriental Rat Snakes)
Elaphe taeniura

Stripe-tailed Rat Snake

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

Miyako Islands Keelback

Malnate & Munsterman 1960 [as Natrix p. pryeri] Malnate 1963 Ota & Iwanaga 1997 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Hebius ishigakiensis

Yaeyama Water Snake

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

Ryukyu Mountain Wolf Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005 Vogel, David, Pauwels, Sumontha, Norval, Hendrix, Vu & Ziegler 2009
Lycodon rufozonatus

Red-banded Big-toothed Snake

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

Black-headed Slender-necked Sea Snake

Smith 1926