Reptiles of
Shikoku  [Japan: main island group]

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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 Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko japonicus

Japanese Giant Gecko

Goris & Maeda 2005 Roesler, Bauer, Heinicke, Greenbaum, Jackman, Nguyen & Ziegler 2011
Gekko tawaensis

Tawa Gecko

Goris & Maeda 2005 Wermuth 1965
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Takydromus (Oriental Grass Lizards)
Takydromus tachydromoides

Japanese Grass Lizard

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Plestiodon (Blue-tailed Skinks)
Plestiodon japonicus

Japanese Five-lined Skink

Goris & Maeda 2005 Okamoto & Hikida 2012

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 Malnate 1962
Genus Lycodon (Oriental Wolf Snakes)
Lycodon orientalis

East Asian Wolf Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005
Genus Rhabdophis (Asian Keelbacks)
Rhabdophis tigrinus

Japanese Tiger Keelback

Goris & Maeda 2005 Ota, Chen, Lin & Toriba 1999
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Gloydius (Mamushis)
Gloydius blomhoffii

Japanese Mamushi

Goris & Maeda 2005 Gumprecht, Tillack, Orlov, Captain & Ryabov 2004
 Family Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)
Genus Achalinus (East Asian Burrowing Snakes)
Achalinus spinalis

Grey Burrowing Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Goris & Maeda 2005 Uchida & Nishiwaki in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Goris & Maeda 2005
 Family Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)
Genus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
Mauremys japonica

Japanese Pond Turtle

Fritz & Havas 2006 Goris & Maeda 2005 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2021 Yasukawa, Yabe & Ota 2008