Reptiles of Yemen
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Yemen has a special geographical position which has given it different climatic features and variant topographic areas thereby providing diverse ecological habitats for numerous species.
Around 105 species of reptiles and amphibians have been recorded in Yemen. The amphibians include around seven species belonging to three families: Bufonidae, Hylidae and Ranidae. The reptiles include 74 species of lizards, 28 snakes and 3 amphisbaenia, all belonging to the order Squamata which comprises the largest reptilian group. Turtles (order Testudinata) are represented in Yemen by six species, one terrestrial species (Geochelon sulcata), one freshwater species (Pelomadosa subrufa) and four species of marine turtles.