Reptiles of
Shek Kwu Chau Island  [China: Hong Kong]

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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 Dibamidae (Blind Skinks)
Genus Dibamus (Oriental Blind Skinks)
Dibamus bogadeki

Hong Kong Blind Skink

Lazell 2002
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko chinensis

Chinese Narrow-disked Gecko

Lazell 2002
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus bowringii

Hong Kong House Gecko

Lazell 2002
Hemidactylus garnotii

Fox Gecko

Lazell 2002
Genus Hemiphyllodactylus (Slender Geckos)
Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis

Hong Kong Slender Gecko

Lazell 2002 [as chapaensis] Sung, Lee, Ng, Zhang & Yang 2018
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Plestiodon (Blue-tailed Skinks)
Plestiodon quadrilineatus

Four-striped Long Skink

Lazell 2002
Genus Scincella (South Asian and American Ground Skinks)
Scincella reevesii

Speckled Ground Skink

Lazell 2002

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Ahaetulla (Oriental Whip Snakes)
Ahaetulla prasina

Short-nosed Whip Snake

Lazell 2002
Genus Boiga (Australasian Cat Snakes)
Boiga multomaculata

Marbled Cat Snake

Lazell 2002
Genus Coelognathus (Oriental Rat Snakes)
Coelognathus radiatus

Copper-headed Rat Snake

Lazell 2002
Genus Dendrelaphis (Bronzebacks)
Dendrelaphis hollinrakei

Hong Kong Bronzeback

Lazell 2002
Genus Lycodon (Oriental Wolf Snakes)
Lycodon capucinus

Island Wolf Snake

Lazell 2002
Genus Oligodon (Kukri Snakes)
Oligodon formosanus

Taiwanese Kukri Snake

Lazell 2002
Genus Ptyas (Giant Rat Snakes and Oriental Green Snakes)
Ptyas mucosa

Common Oriental Rat Snake

Lazell 2002
 Family Elapidae [part 1: terrestrial species] (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)
Genus Bungarus (Kraits)
Bungarus multicinctus

Many-banded Krait

Lazell 2002
Genus Naja (Typical Cobras)
Naja atra

Chinese Spitting Cobra

Lazell 2002
 Family Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)
Genus Hypsiscopus (Orange-bellied Mud Snakes and Matanna Mud Snake)
Hypsiscopus murphyi

Northern Orange-bellied Mud Snake

Lazell 2002 [as plumbea]
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Psammodynastes (Asian Mock Vipers)
Psammodynastes pulverulentus

Dusky Mock Viper

Lazell 2002
 Family Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus Python (Typical Pythons)
Python bivittatus

Burmese Python

Lazell 2002
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Virgotyphlops (Brahminy Blind Snake)
Virgotyphlops braminus

Brahminy Blind Snake

Lazell 2002
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Trimeresurus (Oriental Pitvipers)
Trimeresurus albolabris

Southeast Asian White-lipped Tree Pitviper

Lazell 2002

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)
Genus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
Mauremys reevesii

Chinese Three-keeled Pond Turtle

Lazell 2002