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Biodiversity of the reptile genera of
New Zealand
excl. introduced, extinct, unconfirmed, and unnamed species
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Tuatara (Rhynchocephalia)
Family Sphenodontidae
(Tuatara)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Sphenodon (Tuatara) 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Lizards (Sauria)
Family Diplodactylidae
(Double-toed Geckos)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Dactylocnemis (Pacific Brown Gecko) 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Hoplodactylus (New Zealand Giant Geckos) 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Mokopirirakau (New Zealand Forest Geckos) 4 4 100.0 % 5.5 %
Naultinus (New Zealand Tree Geckos) 8 8 100.0 % 11.0 %
Toropuku (New Zealand Striped Gecko) 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Tukutuku (Harlequin Gecko) 1 1 100.0 % 1.4 %
Woodworthia (New Zealand Brown Geckos) 3 3 100.0 % 4.1 %
Family Scincidae
(Skinks)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Oligosoma (New Zealand Lesser Skinks) 44 44 100.0 % 60.3 %
Snakes (Serpentes)
Family Elapidae_2
(Sea Snakes)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Hydrophis (Typical Sea Snakes) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %
Laticauda (Sea Kraits) 3 0 0.0 % 4.1 %
Turtles (Testudines)
Family Cheloniidae
(Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %
Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %
Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %
Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %
Family Dermochelyidae
(Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Species Endemic
species
Endemism
(species)
Species in % of all
reptile species in
New Zealand
Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle) 1 0 0.0 % 1.4 %