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Biodiversity of the reptile families of   
New Zealand

excl. introduced, extinct, unconfirmed, and unnamed species
Genera Endemic
genera
Endemism
(genera)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in %
of all species
of the region
Tuatara (Rhynchocephalia)
Sphenodontidae (Tuatara) 1 1 100.0 % 1 1 100.0 % 1.37 %
Lizards (Sauria)
Diplodactylidae (Double-toed Geckos) 7 7 100.0 % 19 19 100.0 % 26.03 %
Scincidae (Skinks) 1 0 0.0 % 44 44 100.0 % 60.27 %
Snakes (Serpentes)
Elapidae (Cobras, Mambas, Sea Snakes, etc.) 2 0 0.0 % 4 0 0.0 % 5.48 %
Turtles (Testudines)
Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles) 4 0 0.0 % 4 0 0.0 % 5.48 %
Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle) 1 0 0.0 % 1 0 0.0 % 1.37 %