List of Lizards found in India

Based on the report submitted by the Zoological Survey of India, the lizards found in India are:

Family

S.No.

Common Name Scientific Name Discovered by

Year

Agamidae

1

Green crested lizard Bronchocela cristatella Kuhl

1820

 

2

Daniel’s forest lizard

 

Bronchocela danieli Tiwari & Biswas

1973

 

3

Maned Forest Lizard Bronchocela jubata Dumeril & Bibron

1837

 

4

Hardwicke’s Bloodsucker Brachysaura minor Hardwicke & Gray

1827

 

5

Laungawala toad-headed lizard Bufoniceps laungwalaensis Sharma

1978

 

6

Green Crestless forest lizard Calotes andamanensis Boulenger

1891

 

7

Orange-lipped forest lizard Calotes aurantolabiumb Krishnan

2008

 

8

Common green forest lizard Calotes calotes Linnaeus

1758

 

9

Large scaled forest lizard Calotes grandisquamis Günther

1875

 

10

Jerdon’s Forest lizard Calotes jerdoni Günther

1871

 

11

Khasi Hills forest lizard Calotes maria Gray

1845

 

12

Moustached forest lizard Calotes mystaceus Dumeril & Bibron

1837

 

13

Nilgiri forest lizard Calotes nemorocola Jerdon

1853

 

14

Elliot’s forest lizard Calotes ellioti Günther

1864

 

15

Emma Gray’s forest lizard Calotes emma Gray

1845

 

16

Roux’s forest lizard Calotes rouxii Dumeril & Bibron

1837

 

17

Indian garden lizard Calotes versicolor Daudin

1812

 

18

Bay Islands forest lizard Coryphophylax subcristatus Blyth

1860

 

19

Blanford’s forest lizard Draco blanfordii Boulenger

1885

 

20

South Indian flying lizard Draco dussumieri Duméril & Bibron

1837

 

21

Spotted flying dragon Draco maculatus Gray

1845

 

22

Anderson’s mountain lizard Japalura andersoniana Annandale

1905

 

23

Smith’s Japalure Japalura kaulbacki Smith

1937

 

24

Kumaon mountain lizard

 

Japalura kumaonensis Annandale

1907

 

25

Large mountain lizard Japalura major Jerdon

1870

 

26

Ota’s mountain Lizard Japalura otai Mahony

2009

 

27

Smooth-scaled mountain lizard Japalura planidorsata Jerdon

1870

 

28

Burmese Japalure Japalura sagittifera Smith

1940

 

29

Three-keeled mountain lizard Japalura tricarinata Blyth

1854

 

30

Variegated mountain lizard Japalura variegate Gray

1853

 

31

Agror agama Laudakia agrorensis Stoliczka

1872

 

32

Haridwar agama Laudakia dayana Stoliczka

1871

 

33

Himalayan agama Laudakia himalayana Steindachner

1867

 

34

Black agama Laudakia melanura Blyth

1854

 

35

Kashmir rock agama

 

Laudakia tuberculata Hardwicke & Gray

1827

 

36

Indian kangaroo lizard Otocryptis beddomii Boulenger

1885

 

37

Small forest lizard Oriocalotes Paulus Smith

1935

 

38

Theobald’s toad –headed agama Phrynocephalus theobaldi Blyth

1863

 

39

Blanford’s rock agama Psammophilus blanfordanus Stoliczka

1871

 

40

South Indian rock agama Psammophilus dorsalis Griffith & Pidgeon

1831

 

41

Abor hills agama Pseudocalotes austeniana Annandale

1908

 

42

Green fan -throated lizard Ptyctolaemus gularis Peters

1864

 

43

Anaimalai spiny lizard Salea anamallayana Beddome

1878

 

44

Horsfield’s spiny lizard Salea horsfieldii Gray

1845

 

45

Fan throated lizard Sitana ponticeriana Cuvier

1829

 

46

Brilliant ground agama Trapelus agilis Olivier

1804

 

47

Afghan ground agama Trapelus megalonyx Günther

1864

Anguidae

48

Burma/ Asian glass lizard Ophisaurus gracilis Gray

1845

Chamaeleonidae

49

Indian Chamaeleon Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti

1768

Dibamidae

50

Nicobarese worm lizard Dibamus nicobaricus Steindachner

1867

Eublepharidae

51

East Indian leopard gecko Eublepharis hardwickii Gray

1827

 

52

Common leopard gecko Eublepharis macularius Blyth

1854

 

53

Leopard gecko Eublepharis fuscusb Borner

1981

Gekkonidae

54

Indian golden gecko Calodactylodes aureus Beddome

1870

 

55

Assamese day gecko Cnemaspis assamensis Das & Sengupta

2000

 

56

  Cnemaspis australis Manamendra-Arachchi et al.,

2007

 

57

Beddome’s day gecko Cnemaspis beddomei Theobald

1876

 

58

Goan day gecko Cnemaspis goaensis Sharma

1976

 

59

Slender day gecko Cnemaspis gracilis Beddome

1870

 

60

Heteropholis gecko Cnemaspis heteropholis Bauer

2002

 

61

Indian day gecko Cnemaspis indica Gray

1846

 

62

Indraneil’s day gecko Cnemaspis indraneildasii Bauer

2002

 

63

Jerdon’s day gecko Cnemaspis jerdonii Theobald

1868

 

64

Kolhapur day gecko Cnemaspis kolhapurensis Giri et al.,

2009

 

65

Coastal day gecko Cnemaspis littoralis Jerdon

1854

 

66

Mysore day gecko Cnemaspis mysoriensis Jerdon

1854

 

67

  Cnemaspis monticolab Manamendra-Arachchi et al.,

2007

 

68

Ponmudi day gecko Cnemaspis nairi Inger, Marx & Koshy

1984

 

69

  Cnemaspis nilagiricab Manamendra-Arachchi et al.,

2007

 

70

Ornate day gecko Cnemaspis ornate Beddome

1870

 

71

Otai’s day gecko Cnemaspis otai Das & Bauer

2000

 

72

Sispara day gecko Cnemaspis sisparensis Theobald

1876

 

73

Rough bellied day gecko Cnemaspis tropidogaster Boulenger

1885

 

74

Wynad day gecko Cnemaspis wynadensis Beddome

1870

 

75

Yercaud day gecko Cnemaspis yercaudensis Das & Bauer

2000

 

76

Sind day gecko Crossobamon orientalis Blanford

1875

 

77

Alder’s bow-fingered gecko Cyrtodactylus adleri Das

1997

 

78

Banded bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus fasciolatus Blyth

1860

 

79

Sikkimese bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris Annandale

1913

 

80

Himalayan bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus himalayanus Duda & Sahi

1978

 

81

Khasi hills bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus khasiensis Jerdon

1870

 

82

Lawder’s bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus lawderanus Stoliczka

1871

 

83

Smith’s bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus malcomsmithi Constable

1949

 

84

Jammu bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus mansarulus Duda & Sahi

1978

 

85

Andaman bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus rubidus Blyth

1861

 

86

Karakoram bent-toed gecko Cyrtodactylus stoliczkai Steindachner

1867

 

87

Delhi rock gecko Cyrtopodion aravallensis Gill

1997

 

88

Warty rock gecko Cyrtopodion kachhense Stoliczka

1872

 

89

Salt range gecko Cyrtopodion montiumsalsorum Annandale

1913

 

90

Rough-tailed gecko Cyrtopodion scabrum Heyden

1827

 

91

Kollegal ground gecko Geckoella collegalensis Beddome

1870

 

92

Boulenger’s Indian Gecko Geckoella albofasciatus Boulenger

1885

 

93

Deccan ground gecko Geckoella deccanensis Günther

1864

 

94

Jaipore ground gecko Geckoella jeyporensis Beddome

1878

 

95

Clouded ground gecko Geckoella nebulosa Beddome

1870

 

96

Four-clawed gecko Gehyra mutilate Wiegmann

1834

 

97

Tokay Gecko Gekko gecko Linnaeus

1758

 

98

Smith’s giant gecko Gekko smithii Gray

1842

 

99

Andaman giant gecko Gekko verreauxi Tytler

1865

 

100

Aaron Bauer’s rock gecko Hemidactylus aaronbauerib Giri

2008

 

101

White-banded broad-tailed gecko Hemidactylus albofasciatus Grandison & Soman

1963

 

102

Anaimalai gecko Hemidactylus anamallensis Günther

1875

 

103

Bowring gecko Hemidactylus bowringii Gray

1845

 

104

Brook’s house gecko Hemidactylus brookii Gray

1845

 

105

Yellow green house gecko Hemidactylus flaviviridis Rüppell

1835

 

106

Asian house gecko Hemidactylus frenatus Duméril & Bibron

1836

 

107

Garnot’s gecko Hemidactylus garnotii Duméril & Bibron

1836

 

108

Giant south Indian gecko Hemidactylus giganteus Stoliczka

1871

 

109

Slender day gecko Hemidactylus gracilis Blanford

1870

 

110

  Hemidactylus gujaratensis Giri et al.,

2009

 

111

Carrot-tail viper gecko Hemidactylus imbricatus Bauer et al.,

2008

 

112

Bark gecko Hemidactylus leschenaultia Duméril & Bibron

1836

 

113

Spotted house gecko Hemidactylus maculatus Duméril & Bibron

1836

 

114

  Hemidactylus graniticolusa Agarwal et al.,

2011

 

115

Persian gecko Hemidactylus persicus Anderson

1872

 

116

Flat tailed gecko Hemidactylus platyurus Schneider

1792

 

117

Porbandar gecko Hemidactylus porbandarensis Sharma

1981

 

118

Prashad’s gecko Hemidactylus prashadi Smith

1935

 

119

Reticulated gecko Hemidactylus reticulatus Beddome

1870

 

120

  Hemidactylus sataraensisb Giri & Bauer

2008

 

121

Scaly gecko Hemidactylus scabriceps Annandale

1906

 

122

Termite hill gecko Hemidactylus triedrus Daudin

1802

 

123

  Hemidactylus treutleri Mahony et al.,

2009

 

124

Western Ghats worm gecko Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus Beddome

1870

 

125

Oriental worm gecko Hemiphyllodactylus typus Bleeker

1860

 

126

Mourning gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris Duméril & Bibron

1836

 

127

Andaman day gecko Phelsuma andamanense Blyth

1861

 

128

Kuhl’s gliding gecko Ptychozoon kuhli Stejneger

1902

 

129

Smooth-backed gliding gecko Ptychozoon lionotum Annandale

1905

 

130

Nicobar gliding gecko Ptychozoon nicobarensish Das & Vijayakumar

2009

Lacertidae

131

Indian fringe-fingered lizard Acanthodactylus cantoris Günther

1864

 

132

Persian long-tailed lizard Mesalina watsonana Stoliczka

1872

 

133

Beddome’s lacerta Ophisops beddomei Jerdon

1870

 

134

Snake-eyed lacerta Ophisops jerdoni Blyth

1853

 

135

Leschenault’s lacerta Ophisops leschenaultia Milne-Edwards

1829

 

136

Small-scaled lacerta Ophisops microlepis Blanford

1870

 

137

Lesser snake-eyed lacerta Ophisops minor Deraniyagala

1971

 

138

Haughton’s long- tailed lizard Takydromus haughtonianus Jerdon

1870

 

139

Kashi hills long -tailed lizard Takydromus khasiensis Boulenger

1917

 

140

Six- lined long- tailed lizard Takydromus sexlineatus Daudin

1802

Scincidae

141

Dwarf earless skink Ablepharus grayanus Stoliczka

1872

 

142

Asian snake-eyed skink Ablepharus pannonicus Fitzinger

1823

 

143

Ladakh ground skink Asymblepharus ladacensis Günther

1864

 

144

Himalaya ground skink Asymblepharus himalayanus Günther

1864

 

145

Sikkim ground skink Asymblepharus sikkimensis Blyth

1854

 

146

Madras spotted skink Barkudia insularis Annandale

1917

 

147

Barkuda limbless skink Barkudia melanosticta Schneider

1801

 

148

Nicobar tree skink Dasia nicobarensis Biswas & Sanyal

1977

 

149

Olive tree skink Dasia olivacea Gray

1839

 

150

Blue-bellied tree skink Dasia subcaeruleum Boulenger

1891

 

151

Poona skink Eurylepis poonaensis Sharma

1970

 

152

Yellow- bellied mole skink Eurylepis taeniolatus Blyth

1854

 

153

Allapalli grass skink Eutropis allapallensis Schmidt

1926

 

154

Andaman Islands grass skink Eutropis andamanensis Smith

1935

 

155

Beddome’s grass skink Eutropis beddomii Jerdon

1870

 

156

Bibron’s seashore skink Eutropis bibronii Gray

1838

 

157

Common keeled skink Eutropis carinata Schneider

1801

 

158

Mountain skink Eutropis clivicola Inger et al.

1984

 

159

Striped grass skink Eutropis dissimilis Hallowell

1857

 

160

Gans’grass skink Eutropis gansi Das

1991

 

161

Blanford’s grass skink Eutropis innotata Blanford

1870

 

162

Bronze grass skink Eutropis macularia Blyth

1853

 

163

Many- lined grass skink Eutropis multifasciata Kuhl

1820

 

164

Nagarjunasagar grass skink Eutropis nagarjuni Sharma

1969

 

165

Four-keeled grass skink Eutropis quadricarinata Boulenger

1887

 

166

Lined grass skink Eutropis rudis Boulenger

1887

 

167

Rough-scaled skink Eutropis rugifera Stoliczka

1870

 

168

Three-lined grass skink Eutropis trivit Hardwicke & Gray

1827

 

169

Tytler’s grass skink Eutropis tytlerii Tytler & Theobald

1868

 

170

Big-eared lipinia Lipinia macrotympanum Stoliczka

1873

 

171

White-spotted supple skink Lygosoma albopunctata Gray

1846

 

172

Ashwamedha supple skink Lygosoma ashwamedhi Sharma

1969

 

173

Bowring’s supple skink Lygosoma bowringii Günther

1864

 

174

Goan supple skink Lygosoma goaensis Sharma

1976

 

175

Günther’s supple skink Lygosoma guentheri Peters

1879

 

176

Lined supple skink Lygosoma lineata Gray

1839

 

177

Pruth’s supple skink Lygosoma pruthi Sharma

1977

 

178

Spotted supple skink Lygosoma punctate Gmelin

1799

 

179

Vosmaer’supple skink Lygosoma vosmaerii Gray

1839

 

180

Schneider’s skink Novoeumeces schneideri Daudin

1802

 

181

Eastern sand swimmer Ophiomorus raithmai Anderson & Leviton

1966

 

182

Beddome’s cat skink Ristella beddomii Boulenger

1887

 

183

Günther’s cat skink Ristella guentheri Boulenger

1887

 

184

Rurk’s cat skink Ristella rurkii Gray

1839

 

185

Travancore cat skink Ristella travancoricus Beddome

1870

 

186

Beddome’s ground skink Kaestlea beddomii Boulenger

1887

 

187

Two-lined ground skink Kaestlea bilineata Gray

1846

 

188

Side-spotted ground skink Kaestlea laterimaculata Boulenger

1887

 

189

Palni hills ground skink Kaestlea palnicab Boettger

1892

 

190

Travancore ground skink Kaestlea travancorica Beddome

1870

 

191

Large- eared ground skink Scincella macrotis Steindachner

1867

 

192

Spotted Eastern Ghats skink Sepsophis punctatus Beddome

1870

 

193

Rotung litter skink Sphenomorphus courcyanum Annandale

1912

 

194

Dussumier’s litter skink Sphenomorphus dussumieri Duméril & Bibron

1839

 

195

Himalayan litter skink Sphenomorphus indicus Gray

1853

 

196

Spotted litter skink

 

Sphenomorphus maculatus Blyth

1853

 

197

North-eastern water snake Tropidophorus assamensis Annandale

1912

Uromastycidae

198

Spiny- tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii Gray

1827

Varanidae

199

Bengal monitor Varanus bengalensis Daudin

1802

 

200

Yellow monitor Varanus flavescens Hardwicke & Gray

1827

 

201

Desert monitor Varanus griseus Daudin

1803

 

202

Water Monitor Varanus salvator Laurenti

1768

 

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