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Reptiles of Ecuador | Contributor | Find missing species

Below, you will see a list of 50 species of reptiles in continental Ecuador that have eluded our cameras and white backgrounds. If you find any of these 50 reptiles, or if you are keeping one in a research facility or zoo, and you let one of our photographers take pictures of it, we will give you a free copy once the book is printed and include your name in the acknowledgements section. If you find one of the top 10 in this list, we will also let you attend any Tropical Herping workshop or expedition you desire for free.

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1. Plantain Pygmy-Boa (Tropidophis battersbyi) Boa pigmea platanera

2. Fugler's Shadow-Snake (Emmochliophis fugleri) Culebra sombría de Fugler

3. Small-eyed Shadow-Snake (Emmochliophis miops) Culebra sombría miope

4. Southern Eyelash-Boa (Trachyboa gularis) Pudridora de pantano

5. Spotted Oyster-Lizard (Euspondylus maculatus) Lagartija salada manchada

6. Andean Centipede-Snake (Tantilla andinista) Culebra cienpiés andina

7. Chocoan Palm-Gecko (Sphaerodactylus scapularis) Gecko palmera del Chocó

8. Striped Lagoon-Snake (Tretanorhinus taeniatus) Culebra lagunera listada

9. Highland Pygmy-Boa (Tropidophis taczanowskyi) Boa pigmea de altura

10. Wavy Snake (Echinanthera undulata) Culebra ondulada

11. Ivory-naped Snake (Eutrachelophis bassleri) Culebra cuello de marfil

12. Yellow-headed Blind-Snake (Anomalepis flavapices) Culebra ciega cabeciamarilla

13. Ecuadorian Groundsnake (Atractus ecuadorensis) Tierrera ecuatoriana

14. Pigmy Slender-Coralsnake (Micrurus scutiventris) Coralilla enana

15. Confused Coralsnake (Micrurus langsdorffi) Coral confundida

16. Orcés' Whiptail (Ameiva orcesi) Lagartija de Orcés

17. Blotchbelly Andean-Lizard (Andinosaura hyposticta) Lagartija andina ventripunteada

18. Seven-lined Groundsnake (Atractus gaigeae) Tierrera de siete líneas

19. Striped Carbon-Lizard (Ptychoglossus bilineatus) Lagartija carbonera listada

20. Thorny Whorltail-Iguana (Stenocercus aculeatus) Guagsa cornuda sureña

21. Cloudy Whorltail-Iguana (Stenocercus carrioni) Guagsa nebulosa

22. Peter's Anadia (Anadia petersi) Anadia de Peter

23. Yumbo Riama (Riama yumborum) Riama de los Yumbos

24. Cornaline Marsh-Snake (Erythrolamprus taeniogaster) Culebra pantanera cornalina

25. Sandy Groundsnake (Atractus lehmanni) Tierrera arenosa

26. Amazon Thread-Snake (Epictia signata) Culebra lombriz amazónica

27. Ringed Spinytail-Iguana (Morunasaurus annularis) Mantícora de anillos

28. Bicolored Shadow-Snake (Synophis bicolor) Culebra sombría bicolor

29. Short-snouted Snake (Erythrolamprus breviceps) Culebra hocicorta

30. Military Marsh-Snake (Erythrolamprus miliaris) Culebra pantanera militar

31. Northern Desert-Coralsnake (Micrurus olssoni) Coral norteña del desierto

32. Sunflower Toadhead-Turtle (Mesoclemmys heliostemma) Tortuga girasol

33. Long-sleeved Eyed-Lizard (Cercosaura manicata) Lagartija colilarga de mangas

34. Border Whorltail-Iguana (Stenocercus limitaris) Guagsa limítrofe

35. Günther's False-Coralsnake (Erythrolamprus guentheri) Falsa coral de Günther

36. Collared Groundsnake (Atractus collaris) Tierrera collareja

37. Indistinct Groundsnake (Atractus esepe) Tierrera indistinta

38. White-naped Groundsnake (Atractus occipitoalbus) Tierrera de collar blanco

39. Blue-throated Anole (Anolis bombiceps) Anolis gargantazul

40. Splendid Harlequin-Snake (Rhinobothryum lentiginosum) Serpiente harlequín espléndida

41. Scrawny Hedgehog-Lizard (Echinosaura orcesi) Lagartija erizo esquelética

42. Upper-Amazon Whiptail (Kentropyx altamazonica) Lagartija látigo altamazónica

43. Amazon False Fer-de-Lance (Xenodon severus) Equis sapa

44. Emerald Palmsnake (Philodryas viridissima) Culebra palmera

45. Leopard Watersnake (Helicops leopardinus) Culebra acuática leopardo

46. Two-striped Forest-Racer (Dendrophidion bivittatus) Corredora selvática listada

47. Eastern False-Coralsnake (Erythrolamprus mimus) Culebra pantanera militar

48. Amazon Scarlet Snake (Pseudoboa coronata) Culebra amazónica escarlata

49. Ornate Brittle-Snake (Rhadinaea decorata) Culebra quebradiza listada

50. Amazon House-Snake (Thamnodynastes pallidus) Culebra casera pálida