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FAUNA PARAGUAY IMAGE GALLERY OF PARAGUAYAN REPTILES
We currently have images of the following 133 species. An asterisk (*) before the species name means that a video is also available. We currently have videos of 41 species. Depending on the size of the video file and the speed of you internet connection the video may take a while to download. Once the image appears click on it to start the video, click on it again to pause it. Users of Mozilla Firefox may have some problems, the option works best with Internet Explorer.
To download the latest review of the distribution and status of the Paraguayan reptile fauna click the link below
Cacciali P, Scott N, Aquino Ortiz AL, Fitzgerald L, Smith P 2016. Annotated taxonomic and distributional checklist of the reptiles of Paraguay. Special Publications of the Museum of Southwestern Biology 11: 1-373.
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For lists of eco-region endemics please click here.
Each photo in the FAUNA Paraguay database is coded for citation purposes. Complete database available on request.

For a breakdown of the higher level taxonomy of Paraguayan reptiles and the characteristics of the component taxonomic groups click here

Chelidae (5/7) Turtles
PANTANAL SWAMP TURTLE Acanthochelys macrocephala
SNAKE-NECKED TURTLE Hydromedusa tectifera
GEOFFROY´S SIDE-NECKED TURTLE Phrynops geoffroanus
SPOTTED-BELLIED SIDE-NECKED TURTLE Phrynops hilarii
WILLIAM´S SIDE-NECKED TURTLE Phrynops williamsi

Testudinidae (2/2) Tortoises
* RED-FOOTED TORTOISE Chelonoidis carbonaria
* ARGENTINE TORTOISE Chelonoidis chilensis

Kinosternidae (1/1) Mud Turtles
* SCORPION MUD TURTLE Kinosternon scorpioides

Alligatoridae (2/3) Caiman
BROAD-NOSED CAIMAN Caiman latirostris
* SPECTACLED CAIMAN Caiman yacare

Iguanidae (1/1) Iguanas
* GREEN IGUANA Iguana iguana

Dactyloidae (1/1) Dactyloid Anoles
LINED ANOLE Norops meridionalis

Polychrotidae (1/1) Anoles

* POINT-NOSED FALSE-CHAMELEON Polychrus acutirostris

Family Liolaemidae (1/2) Sand Lizards
CHACO SAND LIZARD Liolaemus chacoensis

Tropiduridae (7/8) Spiny Lizards
* BROWN LEAF LIZARD Stenocercus caducus
* WESTERN COLLARED SPINY LIZARD Tropidurus etheridgei
GUARANI SPINY LIZARD Tropidurus guarani
LAGUNA BLANCA SPINY LIZARD Tropidurus lagunablanca
* CHACO SPINY LIZARD Tropidurus spinulosus
TARARA SPINY LIZARD Tropidurus tarara
EASTERN COLLARED SPINY LIZARDTropidurus torquatus

Gekkonidae (2/2) Gekkonid Geckos

* HOUSE GECKO Hemidactylus mabouia
WETZEL´S DIURNAL GECKO Lygodactylus wetzeli

Gekkonidae (3/4) Phyllodactylid Geckos
CHACO STRAIGHT-TOED GECKO Homonota fasciata
ROCK STRAIGHT-TOED GECKO Homonota rupicola
* CHACO LEAF-FOOTED GECKO Phyllopezus pollicaris

Mabuyidae (3/4) Skinks
LINED SKINK Aspronema dorsivittata
* BRIDLED SKINK Notomabuya frenata
STRIPED SKINK Manciola guaporicola

Gymnophthalmidae (5/6) Spectacled Lizards

BLUNT-SCALED SPECTACLED LIZARD Cercosaura ocellata

SCHREIBER´S SPECTACLED LIZARD Cercosaura schreibersii
* RED-BELLIED COLOBOSAUR Colobosaura modesta
* MAXIMILIAN´S BLUE-TAILED MICROTEIID Micrablepharus maximiliani
* RED-TAILED VANZOSAUR Vanzosaura rubricauda

Teiidae (9/9) Teiids

GREEN JUNGLE RUNNER Ameiva ameiva
* SPOTTED WHIPTAIL LIZARD Ameivula abalosi
CAIMAN LIZARD Dracaena paraguayensis
GREEN KENTROPYX Kentropyx viridistriga
OCELLATED WHIPTAIL LIZARDTeius oculatus
* FOUR-TOED WHIPTAIL LIZARD Teius teyou
YELLOW TEGU Salvator duseni
BLACK TEGU Salvator merianae
* RED TEGU Salvator rufescens

Anguidae (2/3) Legless Lizards
*SILVER LINED WORM LIZARD Ophiodes intermedius
GREEN LINED WORM LIZARD Ophiodes striatus

Amphisbaenidae (8/12) Amphisbaenids

WHITE-BELLIED RED AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena alba
NARROW-NOSED AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena angustifrons
MERTEN´S AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena mertensii
BOLIVIAN COLLARED AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena bolivica
COLLARED AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena camura
DARWIN´S AMPHISBAENID Amphisbaena darwinii
ROBERT´S CERCOLOPHIA Amphisbaena roberti

SHOVEL-NOSED AMPHISBAENID Leposternon microcephalum

Leptotyphlopidae (1/3) Threadsnakes

Leptotyphlops sp.
* PANTANAL THREADSNAKE Epictia munoai

Typhlopidae (1/1) Blind Snakes
BRONGERSMA´S BLIND SNAKE Typhlops brongersmianus

Boidae (5/5) Boas
* BOA CONSTRICTOR Boa constrictor
* CHACO RAINBOW BOA Epicrates alvarezi
EASTERN RAINBOW BOA Epicrates crassus
GREEN ANACONDA Eunectes murinus
* YELLOW ANACONDA Eunectes notaeus

Colubridae (9/11) Colubrid Snakes
YELLOW-STRIPED SIPO SNAKE Chironius flavolineatus
* CHACO SIPO SNAKE Chironius maculoventris
CENTRAL SIPO SNAKE Chironius quadricarinatus
INDIGO SNAKE Drymarchon corais
RED-HEADED RACER Drymoluber brazili
PARROT SNAKE Leptophis ahaetulla
RIO TROPICAL RACER Mastigodryas bifossatus
TIGER RAT SNAKE Spilotes pullatus
BLACK-HEADED TANTILLA Tantilla melanocephala

Dipsadidae (54/75) Dipsadid Snakes
PARAGUAYAN BLACKHEAD Apostolepis ambiniger
VARIABLE BLACKHEAD Apostolepis dimidiata
LINED BLACKHEAD Apostolepis intermedia
FALSE MUSSURANA Boiruna maculata
COMMON MUSSURANA Clelia clelia
SOUTHERN SNAIL-EATING SNAKE Dipsas cisticeps
AESCULAPIAN FALSE CORAL Erythrolamprus aesculapii

ALMADEN LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus almadensis
SWAMP LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus frenatus
GUENTHER´S GREEN LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus albertguentheri
JAEGER´S LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus jaegeri
COMMON WATER LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus miliaris
* YELLOW-BELLIED LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus
REGAL LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus reginae
* PAINTED LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus sagittifer
GOLDEN LIOPHIS Erythrolamprus semiaureus
BRAZILIAN KEELBACK Helicops infrataeniatus
SPOTTED KEELBACK Helicops leopardinus
FALSE WATER COBRA Hydrodynastes gigas
NIGHT SNAKE Leptodeira annulata
LEMA´S STRIPED SNAKE Lygophis dilepis
YELLOW-BRIDLED SNAKE Lygophis flavifrenatus
SOUTHERN STRIPED SNAKE Lygophis meridionalis
CERRADO STRIPED SNAKE Lygophis paucidens
* BICOLOURED MUSSURANA Mussurana bicolor
GUIBE´S FLAME SNAKE Oxyrhopus guibei
* DIAMONDBACK FLAME SNAKE Oxyrhopus rhombifer
MATO GROSSO BURROWING SNAKE Phalotris matogrossensis
CHACO BURROWING SNAKE
Phalotris normanscotti
* TRICOLOURED BURROWING SNAKE Phalotris tricolor
*SCORPION SNAKE Philodryas agassizii
POINT-NOSED RACER Philodryas baroni
* CERRADO RACER Philodryas livida
* MATO GROSSO RACER Philodryas mattogrossensis
WHITE-LINED RACER Philodryas nattereri
* LICHTENSTEIN´S GREEN RACER Philodryas olfersii
* PATAGONIAN RACER Philodryas patagoniensis
CHACO RACER Philodryas psammophidea
COMMON MINER SNAKE Phimophis guerini
CHACO MINER SNAKE Phimophis vittatus
CERRADO FALSE BOA Pseudoboa nigra
EEL SNAKE Pseudoeryx plicatilis
SPIRIT DIMINUTIVE SNAKE Psomophis genimaculatus
RED-BELLIED DIMINUTIVE SNAKE Psomophis obtusus
BRAZILIAN BIRD SNAKE Rhachidelus brazili
* TIGRADA SLUG-EATING SNAKE Sibynomorphus turgidus
SPOT-BELLIED SLUG-EATING SNAKE Sibynomorphus ventrimaculatus
SPOTTED GROUND-SNAKE Taeniophallus occipitalis
CHACO SEPIA SNAKE Thamnodynastes chaquensis
* KEELED SEPIA SNAKE Thamnodynastes hypoconia
* SEPIA SNAKE Thamnodynastes strigatus
OCELLATED FALSE VIPER Tomodon ocellatus
TOAD-EATING SNAKE Xenodon merremi
BANDED HOGNOSE SNAKE Xenodon pulcher

Elapidae (5/7) Coral-Snakes
* DOUBLE-BANDED CORAL SNAKE Micrurus altirostris
* PAINTED CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus corallinus
SOUTHERN CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus frontalis
ARGENTINE CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus pyrrhocryptus
SILVIA´S CORAL-SNAKE Micrurus silviae

Viperidae (5/7) Vipers
URUTU LANCEHEAD Bothrops alternatus
JARARACUSSU LANCEHEAD Bothrops jararacussu
* PAINTED LANCEHEAD Bothrops diporus
YARARÁ LANCEHEAD Bothrops jararaca
* TROPICAL RATTLESNAKE Crotalus durissus
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Particular thanks to Pier Cacciali and Norman Scott for assistance in identifying some of the reptiles featured in the image gallery.
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