List of REPTILIA species in Namibia

This is a list of REPTILIA in Namibia according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Chersina angulata South African Bowsprit Tortoise 170519 LC
Pachydactylus atorquatus Augrabies Gecko 126410503 LC
Psammobates tentorius Tent Tortoise 170524 NT
Pedioplanis gaerdesi Mayer's Sand Lizard 178213 LC
Pachydactylus fasciatus Striped Thick-toed Gecko 174120 LC
Typhlosaurus vermis Blind Legless Worm Skink 44978364 LC
Sepsina alberti Albert's Burrowing Skink 174135 LC
Lamprophis guttatus Spotted Rock Snake 21583954 LC
Goggia lineata Striped Pygmy Gecko 120694885 LC
Platysaurus attenboroughi Attenborough’s Flat Lizard 110163707 LC
Goggia gemmula Richtersveld Pygmy Gecko 169699 LC
Karusasaurus polyzonus Karoo Girdled Lizard 110161123 LC
Bitis schneideri Namaqua Dwarf Adder 2818 VU
Ptenopus kochi Koch's Chirping Gecko 178504 LC
Pachydactylus namaquensis Namaqua Mountain Gecko 196943 LC
Pachydactylus weberi Weber's Gecko 196951 LC
Meroles knoxii Knox's Desert Lizard 196984 LC
Agama hispida Southern Spiny Agama 170370 LC
Cordylus campbelli Campbell’s Girdled Lizard 177563 DD
Namibiana gracilior Slender Thread Snake 110222301 LC
Chersobius solus Berger's Cape Tortoise 10238 VU


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)