Reptile and Amphibian List


Below is a list of the reptile and amphibian species seen in the Mara Triangle.  Click on the name to find out more about each species.

Tortoises and Terrapins

Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis
Helmeted Terrapin Pelomedusa neumani


Afro-Tropical Ground Gecko Hemidactylus angulatus
Tropical House Gecko Hemidactylus mabouia
Nyika Gecko Hemidactylus squamulatus
Mann’s Dwarf Gecko Lygodactylus manni
Peter’s Writhing Skink Mochlus afrum
Sundevall’s Writhing Skink Mochlus sundevalli
Striped Skink Trachylepis striata
Variable Skink Trachylepis varia
Two Colored Skink Trachylepis dichroma
Short-necked Skink Trachylepis brevicollis
Boulenger’s Scrub Lizard Nucras boulengeri
Yellow-Throated Plated Lizard Gerrhosaurus flavigularis
Blue Headed Tree Agama Acanthocercus atricollis
Tropical Spiny Agama Agama armata
Mwanza Flat-Headed Agama Agama mwanzae
Kaimosi Agama ★ Agama kaimosae
Side Striped Chameleon Triceros bitaeniatus
Flap-Necked Chameleon Chamaeleo dilepsis
Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus


Nile Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus


African Rock Python Python sebae
Brown House Snake Boaedon fuliginosus
Cape Wolf Snake Lycophidion capense
Spotted Bush Snake Philothamnus semivariegatus
Jackson’s Tree Snake Thrasops jacksoni
Kenyan Striped Skaapsteker Psammophylax multisquamis
Battersby’s Green Snake Philothamnus batterbyi
Olive Marsh Snake Natriciteres olivacea
Tiger Snake Telescopus semiannulatus
White-Lipped (Herald) Snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Northern Stripe-bellied Sand Snake Psammophis sudanensis
Boomslang Dispholidus typus
Olive Sand Snake Psammophis mossambicus
Common Egg-Eater Dasypeltis scabra
Semi-ornate Snake Meizodon semiornatus
Jackson’s Centipede-Eater Aparallactus jacksonii
Lineolate Blind Snake Afrotyphlops lineolatus
Peter’s Worm Snake Leptotyphlops nigroterminus
Common Slug-eater Duberria lutrix
Small-scaled Burrowing Asp Atractaspis microlepidota
East African Garter Snake Elapsoidea loveridgei
Black-Necked Spitting Cobra Naja nigricollis
Forest Cobra Naja melanoleuca
Black Mamba Dendroaspis polylepis
Jameson’s Mamba ★★ Dendroaspis jamesoni
Velvety Green Night Adder Causus resimus
Puff Adder Bitis arietans
Gaboon Viper ★ Bitis gabonica

Toads and Frogs

Guttural Toad Amietophrynus gutturalis
Bocage’s Burrowing Tree Frog Leptopelis bocagi
Striped Leaf-Folding Frog Afrixalus quadrivittatus
Sharp Nosed Reed Frog Hyperolius nausutus
Common Reed Frog Hyperolius glandicolor ferniquei
Golden-backed Frog Amnirana galamensis
Senegal Kassina Kassina senegalensis
Northern Foam-Nest Frog Chiromantis petersi
Eastern Groove-Crowned Bullfrog Hoplobatrachus occipitalis
Natal Puddle Frog Phrynobatrachus natalensis
Anchieta’s Ridged Frog Ptychadena anchietae
Boettger’s Dainty Frog Cacosternum boettgeri
Mascarene Rocket Frog Ptychdena mascareniensis
Marbled Snout Burrower Hemisus marmoratus
Red Banded Rubber Frog Phrynomantis bifasciatus
Lake Victoria Clawed Frog Xenopus victorianus

☻ = Indicates species potentially dangerous to humans.
★ =Known from Lolgorien
★★ = Strongly suspected to occur at Lolgorien

All wildlife, dangerous and harmless, should be disturbed as little as possible to view them in their natural habitat and behaviour patterns.

Special thanks to Stephan Spawls and Zarek Cocker for compiling the list.