Reptiles of the
Tsushima Islands  [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
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Takydromus (Oriental Grass Lizards)
Takydromus amurensis

Amur Grass Lizard

Goris & Maeda 2005 Zhao & Adler 1993
Takydromus tachydromoides

Japanese Grass Lizard

Bischoff 1992
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Scincella (South Asian and American Ground Skinks)
Scincella vandenburghi

Tsushima Ground Skink

Chen, Hikida, Han, Shim, Oh & Ota 2001 Goris & Maeda 2005

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
Genus Lycodon (Oriental Wolf Snakes)
Lycodon rufozonatus

Red-banded Big-toothed Snake

Goris & Maeda 2005 Zhao & Adler 1993
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Gloydius (Mamushis)
Gloydius tsushimaensis

Tsushima Mamushi

Goris & Maeda 2005 Gumprecht, Tillack, Orlov, Captain & Ryabov 2004

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Japanese Pond Turtle

Goris & Maeda 2005 Yasukawa, Yabe & Ota 2008