Ooi's Malaysiana Class of Reptiles 1997-2004 last updated 18/12/2004
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Class Reptilia

Taxonomy Fam.No. Spp.No.
Class Reptilia
Reptiles
43 ( )
4879 ( )
Order Chelonia (Turtles & Tortoises)

9

213

Suborder Cryptodira (Hidden Necked Turtles & Tortoises)

7

168

Suborder Pleurodira (Side Necked Turtles & Tortoises)

2

45

Order Rhynchocephalia (Sea Lizards)

1

1

Order Squamata (Snakes & Lizards)

32

4544

Suborder Serpentes (Snakes)

12

1736

Suborder Lacertilia (Lizards)

20

2808

Order Crocodila (Crocodiles)

2

121





(x) Malaysian

A GUIDE TO THE FAMILIES OF MALAYSIAN REPTILES
(IN RELATION TO REPTILES OF THE WORLD)

Order Chelonia (Turtles & Tortoises)
Suborder Cryptodira (Hidden necked Turtles & Tortoises)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Chelydridae Snappers Kura-kura
23
Family Dermatemydidae Central Anmerica River Turtle
1
Family Testudinidae Tortises, Terrapins Kura-kura, Tontong
115
Family Dermochelyidae Leatherback, Luth Penyu Belembing
1
Family Cheloniidae Mariner Turtles Penyu
23
Family Carettochelidae Pitted Shelled Turtles Penyu
1
Suborder Pleurodira (Side necked Turtles)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Chelidae American Side Nacked Turtles
31
Family Pelomedusidae Pelomedusid Turtles
14


Order Rhynchocephalia (Sea Lizards)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Sphenodontidae Tuatara
1


Order Squamata (Snakes & Lizards)
Suborder Serpentes (Snakes)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Anomalepidae Anomalepid Blind Snakes
20 (0)
Family Typhlopidae Blind Snakes Ular Dawai
150 (5)
Family Leptotyphlopidae Thread Blind Snakes
40 (0)
Family Uropeltidae Shield Tailed Snakes
43 (0)
Family Aniliidae Pipe Snakes Ular Akar, Ular Pasu
10 (2)
Family Xenopeltidae Earth Snake, Sunbeam Snake Ular Tanah
1 (1)
Family Boidae Pythons, Constrictors Ular Sawah
70 (2)
Family Acrochoridae Oriental Water Snakes Ular Air
2 (2)
Family Colubridae Colubrid Snakes Ular Lidi
1000 (87)
Subfamily Pareinae Slug Snakes Ular Siput, Lidah Bulan
(6)
Subfamily Xenodermatinae Racers, Rat Snakes,
Brown Snakes, Kukri
Ular Rumput, Ular Tikus,
Ular Lidi, Ular Pokok
(56)
Subfamily Natricinae Keelbacks Ular
(13)
Subfamily Homalopsinae Colubrine Water Snakes Ular Air Bisa
(12)
Family Elapidae Kraits, Coral Snakes, Cobras Ular Rimau, Ular Senduk,
Ular Batu Karang
200 (9)
Family Hydrophiidae Sea Snakes Ular Laut
(22)
Family Viperidae Vipers Ular kapak
100 (9)
Subfamily Crotalinae Pit Vipers Ular kapak
(9)
Suborder Lacertilia (Lizards)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Gekkonidae Geckos Tokay
400
Family Pygopodidae Flap-footed Lizards
13
Family Xantusiidae Night Lizards
11
Family Iguanidae Iguanas Biawak
700
Family Agamidae Iguanas Biawak
300
Family Chameleontidae Chameleon Sumpah-sumpah, Kameleon
85
Family Dibamidae Burrowing Lizards
4
Family Scincidae Skinks Cengkarung, Bengkarung
700
Family Feyliniidae Limbless Skinks
4
Family Gerrhosauridae Plated Lizards
25
Family Cordylidae Girdle-tailed Lizards
23
Family Lacertidae Wall Lizards Cicak
150
Family Teiidae Tegus
200
Family Anguidae Slow Worm
40
Family Anniellidae Legless Lizards
2
Family Xenosauridae Xenosaurid
4
Family Helodermatidae Venomous Lizatds
2
Family Lanthanotidae Earless Monitor
1
Family Varanidae Monitors Biawak
24
Family Amphisbaenidae Worm Lizards
120


Order Crocodilia (Crocodiles)
Family English Name Malay Name Spp.No.
Family Gavialidae Gavial, Gharial Buaya Ikan
1
Family Crocodylidae Crocodiles Buaya
120
Subfamily Crocodylinae Crocodiles Buaya
Subfamily Alligatorinae Alligators
Subfamily Tomistominae False Gavials




Different sources may list different numbers of Orders, Families or Species.
The Families and Number of Malaysian Species listed here are based on common local varieties.
Occasional strays into Malaysia are not listed.

This page is under construction.
New Orders and Families of Malaysian Reptiles will be added on a regular basis.

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