Reptiles in Haiti

Crocodylus acutus/ American Crocodile

Crocodylus_acutus_         Crocodylus Acutus

The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. Populations occur from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico to South America as far as Peru and Venezuela. It also lives on many of the Caribbean islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Grand Cayman.


Gonave Amphisbaena

 Gonave Amphisbaena   Gonave Amphisbaena map

Tiburon Amphisbaena

Type locality: near Anse a Macon, Dépt. de la Grande Anse, Haiti.

     Tiburon Amphisbaena    Tiburon Amphisbaena map 

Hispaniolan Dwarf Amphisbaena

           Hispaniolan Dwarf Amphisbaena  Hispaniolan Dwarf Amphisbaena map   

Rhinoceros iguana

The rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species of lizard in the family Iguanidae that is primarily found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Rhinoceros Iguana

Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp

         Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp      Hispaniolan Stout Anole mapp


Hispaniolan Keeled Galliwasp

The giant Hispaniolan galliwasp (Celestus warreni) is a large lizard in the Anguidae family. It has a medium-brown upperside, an orange underside and pale sides marked with clear bars.

  Hispaniolan Keeled GalliwaspHispaniolan Keeled Galliwasp     


Northern Green Anole

The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is also sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its ability to change color from several brown hues to bright green and its somewhat similar appearance.

    Northern Green Anole   Northern Green Anole map        


Southern Green Anoles

Two subspecies are accepted, Anolis carolinensis carolinensis and Anolis carolinensis seminolus, found in the northern and southern reaches of the species distribution respectively, and hence are also known as the Northern and Southern Green Anoles.

Southern Green Anole        Southern Green Anole map

Hispaniolan Stout Anole

The large-headed anole (Anolis cybotes), sometimes called the largehead anole, is a species of anole found throughout the Caribbean.

   Hispaniolan Stout Anole    Hispaniolan Stout Anole mapp 

Hispaniolan gracile anole

The bark anole or Hispaniolan gracile anole (Anolis distichus) is a species of anole found in many Caribbean islands and Florida (as a long-introduced species).It spends most its time on tree trunks. Often it is a brownish color with a yellow dewlap.

Hispaniolan Gracile Anole       Hispaniolan Gracile Anole map 

Haitian Giant Anole

Anolis lizards, also known as anoles, have repeatedly evolved into similar forms on different islands, dubbed ‘ecomorphs’. Convergence is in microhabitat specialty, behavior, and morphology.

     Haitian Giant Anole Haitian Giant Anole map


Hispaniolan Boa

Epicrates is a genus of non-venomous boas found in South America, Central America and the West Indies. Ten species are currently recognized.

  Hispaniolan BoaHispaniolan Boa map 

Hispaniolan Lesser Racer

Hispaniola lesser racer, Hypsirhynchus parvifrons, on Ile de La Gonave, Haiti.

Hispaniolan Lesser Racer    Hispaniolan Smooth Galliwasp map


Loggerhead Turtle

The loggerhead sea turtle, or loggerhead, is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae.

       Loggerhead Turtle    Loggerhead Turtle map    

Hawksbill sea turtle

The hawksbill sea turtle is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in the genus Eretmochelys.

     Hawksbill Turtle Loggerhead Turtle map

Haitian slider

The Hispaniolan slider or Haitian slider is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family. It is found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Hispaniolan slider is a fresh water turtle.

Haitian Slider    Haitian slider map

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