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Wildlife in Tarutao

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Marine species

Total 32 species

Galean sharks
Carpet sharks (Order: Orectolobiformes)
Ground sharks (Order: Carcharhiniformes)
Rays
Stingrays and relatives (Order: Myliobatiformes)
Ray-finned fishes
Anglerfish
Eels
Filefishes and pufferfish
Mail-cheeked fishes
Perch-like fishes
Sticklebacks, Seahorses and relatives
Seahorses, Pipefishes and relatives

Birds (Class: Aves)

Total 105 species

Non-passerines
Boobies (Family: Sulidae)
Bitterns, herons and egrets (Family: Ardeidae)
Osprey (Family: Pandionidae)
Eagles, kites and allies (Family: Accipitridae)
Rails, crakes, gallinules and coots (Family: Rallidae)
Finfoot (Family: Heliornithidae)
Thick-knees (Family: Burhinidae)
Sandpipers and allies (Family: Scolopacidae)
Terns (Family: Sternidae)
Pigeons and doves (Family: Columbidae)
Cuckoos (Family: Cuculidae)
Barn owls (Family: Tytonidae)
Typical owls (Family: Strigidae)
Nightjars (Family: Caprimulgidae)
Swifts (Family: Apodidae)
Trogons (Family: Trogonidae)
Kingfishers, Tree kingfishers (Family: Alcedinidae, Halcyonidae, Cerylidae)
Bee-eaters (Family: Meropidae)
Typical rollers (Family: Coraciidae)
Hornbills (Family: Bucerotidae)
Woodpeckers (Family: Picidae)
Passerines
Pittas (Family: Pittidae)
Swallows and martins (Family: Hirundinidae)
Wagtails and pipits (Family: Motacillidae)
Cuckooshrikes and allies (Family: Campephagidae)
Bulbuls (Family: Pycnonotidae)
Ioras (Family: Aegithinidae)
Cisticolas and allies (Family: Cisticolidae)
Leaf warblers (Family: Phylloscopidae)
Old World flycatchers (Family: Muscicapidae)
Monarch flycatchers (Family: Monarchidae)
Babblers (Family: Timaliidae)
Ground babblers (Family: Pellorneidae)
Sunbirds and spiderhunters (Family: Nectariniidae)
Flowerpeckers (Family: Dicaeidae)
Old World orioles (Family: Oriolidae)
Fairy-bluebirds (Family: Irenidae)
Shrikes (Family: Laniidae)
Drongos (Family: Dicruridae)
Crows and allies (Family: Corvidae)
Starlings (Family: Sturnidae)
Waxbills and allies (Family: Estrildidae)
Sparrows (Family: Passeridae)

Mammals (Class: Mammalia)

Even-toed ungulates (Order: Artiodactyla)
Chevrotains (Family: Tragulidae)
Suids (Family: Suidae)
Carnivorans (Order: Carnivora)
Cats (Family: Felidae)
Viverrids (Family: Viverridae)
Primates (Order: Primate)
Macaques (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Macaca)
Lutungs (Family: Cercopithecidae, Genus: Trachypithecus)
Lorisids (Family: Lorisidae)
Flying lemurs (Family: Cynocephalidae)
Dugongs (Family: Dugongidae)
Whales (Family: Physeteridae, Balaenoptiidae, Balaenopteridae)
Dolphins
Rodents (Order: Rodentia)
Squirrels (Family: Sciuridae)
Treeshrews (Order: Scandentia)
Bats
Megabats (Family: Pteropodidae, Macroglossinae)

Turtles (Order: Testudines)

Sea and leatherback turtles (Family: Dermochelyidae and Cheloniidae)
Softshell turtles (Family: Trionychidae)

Lizards (Suborder: Saurina)

Geckos (Family: Gekkonidae)
Bent-toed geckos (Genus: Cyrtodactylus)
Rock geckos genus (Genus: Cnemaspis)
House geckos (Genus: Hemidactylus)
Four-clawed geckos (Genus: Gehyra)
Dwarf geckos (Genus: Hemiphyllodactylus)
Tokay geckos (Genus: Gekko)
Agamid lizards (Family: Agamidae)
Crested lizards (Genus: Calotes)
Butterfly lizards (Genus: Leiolepis)
Skinks (Family: Scincidae)
Sun skinks (Genus: Eutropis, Toenayar)
Tree skinks (Genus: Dasia)
Monitors (Family: Varanidae)

Snakes (Suborder: Serpentes)

Elaphid snakes (Family: Elapidae)
Kraits genus (Genus: Bungarus)
King Cobra (Genus: Ophiophagus)
Colubrid snakes (Family: Colubridae)
Tree snakes (Genus: Chrysopelea)
Wolf snakes & Bridle snakes (Genus: Lycodon)
Cat snakes (Genus: Boiga)
Pythons (Family: Pythonidae)
Homalopsine water snakes (Family: Homalopsine)
Mud snakes (Genus: Enhydris, Hypsiscopus, Subsessor)
Blind snakes (Family: Typhlopidae)
Blind snakes (Genus: Argyrophis, Gerrhopilus, Indotyphlops, Ramphotyphlops)

Amphibians (Order: Anura)

Narrow-mouthed frogs (Family: Microhylidae)
Bullfrogs (Genus: Kaloula)
Shrub frogs (Family: Rhacophoridae)
Whipping frogs (Genus: Polypedates)
True frogs (Family: Ranidae)
Fejervarya genus
Fanged frogs (Genus: Limnonectes)
Golden-backed frogs
True toads (Family: Bufonidae)
Duttaphrynus genus
Ingerophrynus genus
Toads (Genus: Bufo, Phrynoidis)

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