Thai National Parks

Species of Thailand

Lizard and crocodile species in Thailand

Please note that some of the species listed below may be extinct or no longer found in Thailand.

This list below is result of our own cross-referencing of checklists from many sites, location data from scientific publications, IUCN website, books, blogs etc. We have also used location data from photos posted by photographers.

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Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Total 185 species

Eublepharidae family
Geckos (Family: Gekkonidae)
Bent-toed geckos (Genus: Cyrtodactylus)
Rock geckos genus (Genus: Cnemaspis)
Ground geckos (Genus: Dixonius)
House geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus)
Four-clawed geckos (Genus: Gehyra)
Dwarf geckos (Genus: Hemiphyllodactylus)
Tokay geckos (Genus: Gekko)
Parachute geckos (Genus: Ptychozoon)
Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae)
Flying dragons (Genus: Draco)
Tree dragons (Genus: Acanthosaura)
Anglehead lizards (Genus: Gonocephalus)
Forest dragons (Genus: Malayodracon)
Crested lizards (Genus: Bronchocela)
Long-headed lizards (Genus: Pseudocalotes)
Crested lizards (Genus: Calotes)
Water dragons (Genus: Physignathus)
Mantheyus genus
Earless lizards (Genus: Aphaniotis)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Mountain lizards (Genus: Diploderma)
True lizards, Lacertas (Family: Lacertidae)
Grass lizards (Genus: Takydromus)
Skinks (Family: Scincidae)
Sun skinks (Genus: Eutropis, Toenayar)
Blue-tailed skinks (Genus: Plestiodon)
Striped skinks (Genus: Lipinia)
Tree skinks (Genus: Dasia)
Stream skinks (Genus: Tropidophorus)
Leaf-litter skinks (Genus: Scincella)
Forest skinks (Genus: Sphenomorphus, Tytthoscincus)
Supple skinks (Genus: Lygosoma)
Slender skinks (Genus: Leptoseps)
Limbless skinks (Genus: Larutia)
Legless skinks (Genus: Isopachys)
Legless skinks (Genus: Davewakeum/Brachymeles)
Two-legged skinks (Genus: Jarujinia)
Snake skinks (Family: Dibamidae)
Glass lizards (Family: Anguidae)
Monitors (Family: Varanidae)

Crocodiles (Order: Crocodilia)