Reptiles and Amphibians of Thailand

Thailand's Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Frogs

List of Reptiles and Amphibians in Bangkok

Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok by Taxonomic Classification


Typical Blind Snakes (Typhlopidae)

White-headed Blind Snake (Indotyphlops albiceps)
Brahminy Blind Snake (Indotyphlops braminus)
Slender Worm Snake (Indotyphlops porrectus)
Diard’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis diardii)
Roxane’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis roxaneae)

Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes (Gerrhopilidae)

Flower’s Blind Snake (Gerrhopilus floweri)

Asian Pipe Snakes (Cylindrophiidae)

Jodi’s Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis jodiae)

Sunbeam Snakes (Xenopeltidae)

Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor)

Pythons (Pythonidae)

Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)
Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus)

Wart Snakes (Acrochordidae)

Little File Snake (Acrochordus granulatus)
Javan Wart Snake (Acrochordus javanicus)

Asian Water Snakes (Homalopsidae)

Keel-bellied Water Snake (Bitia hydroides)
Dog-faced Water Snake (Cerberus schneiderii)
Chanard’s Mud Snake (Enhydris chanardi)
Rainbow Water Snake (Enhydris enhydris)
Jagor’s Water Snake (Enhydris jargorii)
Tentacled Snake (Erpeton tentaculatum)
Jack’s Water Snake (Homalopsis mereljcoxi)
Yellow-bellied Water Snake (Hypsiscopus plumbea)
Bocourt’s Water Snake (Subsessor bocourti)

Keelbacks (Natricidae)

Buff-striped Keelback (Amphiesma stolata)
Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
Yellow-spotted Keelback (Xenochrophis flavipunctatus)

Colubrids (Colubridae)

Whip Snakes, Tree Snakes, and Bronzebacks (subfamily Ahaetuliinae)

Long-nosed Whip Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)
Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)

Cat Snakes, Rat Snakes, Wolf Snakes and others (subfamily Colubrinae)

Many-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga multomaculata)
Copperhead Racer (Coelognathus radiatus)
Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus)
Common Bridle Snake (Lycodon davisonii)
Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon fasciolatus)
Striped Kukri Snake (Oligodon taeniatus)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake (Ptyas korros)
Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)

Sand Snakes (Psammophiidae)

Indo-Chinese Sand Snake (Psammophis indochinensis)

Kraits and Cobras (Elapidae)

Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus)
Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia)

Vipers (Viperidae)

True Vipers (Subfamily Viperinae)

Eastern Russell’s Viper (Daboia siamensis)

Pit Vipers (subfamily Crotalinae)

White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops)
Mangrove Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus)


Geckos (Gekkonidae)

Siamese Leaf-toed Gecko (Dixonius siamensis)
Stump-toed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata)
Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)
Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Sri Lankan House Gecko (Hemidactylus parvimaculatus)
Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)

Skinks (Scincidae)

Long-tailed Sun Skink (Eutropis longicaudata)
Speckled Forest Skink (Eutropis macularia)
Common Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata)
Bowring’s Supple Skink (Lygosoma bowringii)
Siamese Supple Skink (Lygosoma siamensis)

Lacertas (Lacertidae)

Long-tailed Grass Lizard (Takydromus sexlineatus)

Agamas (Agamidae)

Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard (Calotes mystaceus)
Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)

Monitors (Varanidae)

Asian Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)


Pond Turtles (Emydidae)

Southeast Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis)
Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Yellow-headed Temple Turtle (Hieremys annandalii)
Malayan Snail-eating Turtle (Malayemys macrocephala)
Black Marsh Turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta)

Softshell Turtles (Trionychidae)

Southeast Asian Softshell Turtle (Amyda ornata)
Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis)


Afro-Asiatic Treefrogs (Rhacophoridae)

Brown Treefrog (Polypedates megacephalus)

Microhylids (Microhylidae)

Asian Painted Frog (Kaloula pulchra)
Mukhlesur’s Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla mukhlesuri)
Darkside Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla heymonsi)
Inornate Froglet (Micryletta inornata)

Fork-tongued Frogs (Dicroglossidae)

Asian Grass Frog (Fejervarya limnocharis)
Brackish Frog (Fejervarya moodiei)
Chinese Edible Frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus)

True Frogs (Ranidae)

Green Paddy Frog (Hylarana erythraea)
Three-striped Grass Frog (Hylarana macrodactyla)
Green Puddle Frog (Occidozyga lima)
Round-tongued Floating Frog (Occidozyga martensii)

True Toads (Bufonidae)

Common Indian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)


Asiatic Tailed Caecilians (Ichthyophiidae)

Yellow-striped Caecilian (Ichthyophis kohtaoensis)

Species of possible or historic occurrence in Bangkok

Mueller’s Blind Snake (Argyrophis muelleri)
Tay Minh Water Snake (Enhydris innominata)
Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina

A few other species found outside of Bangkok

The following species are not found within Bangkok, but have been photographed by me during my travels elsewhere in Thailand, especially in Khao Yai, Kanchanaburi Province, and Chiang Mai Province. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the hundreds of herp species found elsewhere in Thailand

Puff-faced Water Snake (Homalopsis buccata)
Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)
Khasi Hills Keelback (Amphiesma khasiense)
Green Keelback (Rhabdophis nigrocinctus)
Common Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus)
Collared Reed Snake (Calamaria pavimentata)
Assam Mountain Snake (Plagiopholis nuchalis)
Collared Black-headed Snake (Sibynophis collaris)
Vogel’s Pit Viper (Viridovipera vogeli)

Intermediate Bow-fingered Gecko (Cyrtodactylus intermedius)
Doi Suthep Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus doisuthep)
Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
Streamside Skink (Sphenomorphus maculatus)
Reeve’s Smooth Skink (Scincella reevesii)
Berdmore’s Water Skink (Tropidophorus berdmore)
Thai Water Skink (Troidophorus thai)
Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella)
Forest Crested Lizard (Calotes emma)
Rough-bellied Mountain Dragon (Acanthosaura lepidogaster)
Burmese False Bloodsucker (Pseudocalotes microlepis)
Indo-Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)
Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis)

Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)
False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii)

Asian Leaf Turtle (Cyclemys dentata)
Elongated Tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)

Smith’s Litter Frog (Leptobrachium smithi)
Berdmore’s Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla berdmorei)
Painted Narrowmouth Frog (Microhyla pulchra)
Dwarf Bush Frog (Philautus parvulus)
Pied Warty Frog (Theloderma asperum)
Northern Treefrog (Polypedates mutus)
Crab-eating Frog (Fejervarya cancrivora)
Common Puddle Frog (Occidozyga laevis)
Marbled Sucker Frog (Amolops marmoratus)
Dark-sided Frog (Sylvirana nigrovittata)
Cope’s Assam Frog (Hydrophylax leptoglossa)
Green Cascade Frog (Odorrana chloronota)
Gyldenstolpe’s Frog (Limnonectes gyldenstolpei)
Limborg’s Frog (Limnonectes limborgi)
Taylor’s Stream Frog (Limnonectes taylori)
Inthanon Stream Toad (Ansonia inthanon)

Thailand Office of Environmental Planning and Policy: A Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles in Thailand
Michael Cota, personal communication
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia

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