Reptile Database data sets for download

Global reptile species checklists as Excel spreadsheets (larger files as ZIP archives; right-click to download)

Complete database as tab-delimited data dump (via FigShare)

More recent versions are available for academic collaborators upon request.

These downloads contain two files, one for the species database and one for the bibliography. The formats (fields) are as follows:

Species database:

Bibliography file:

*these fields may have multiple lines (line feeds)

Published data sets

Data sets that have been published independently but now available as part of the Reptile Database.

Reproduction (parity: oviparous, viviparous etc.) from

Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013
Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles.
Ecology Letters, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168

Feldman, Anat; Aaron M. Bauer, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Erez Maza, Danny Meirte, Cristiano de Campos Nogueira, Zoltán Tamás Nagy, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Peter Uetz and Shai Meiri 2015
The geography of snake reproductive mode: a global analysis of the evolution of snake viviparity.
Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12374

More datasets to come soon!

Supplementary data

Peter Uetz & Andreas Schmitz (2001)
Fast 1000 in 10 Jahren - ein Nachtrag zum Thema "Neue Reptilientaxa". [pdf]
Elaphe 9 (4): 51-53

Peter Uetz* (2010)
The original descriptions of reptiles.
Zootaxa 2334: 59–68

Supplementary file: Literature references of all original descriptions (as of September 2009) [Excel spreadsheet].
*The email address in this paper is no longer valid. Use peter [at] instead.

Peter Uetz & Alexandrea Stylianou (2018)
The original descriptions of reptiles and their subspecies.
Zootaxa 4375: 257-264

Supplementary file: Literature references of all original descriptions (as of August 2017) [Excel spreadsheet].

See also: Publications

Data and photos wanted!

Our latest downloadable checklist (see above) includes a list of photos that we have (or don't have).

Please let us know if you have photos of any of the wanted species!


Last updated: 19 Nov 2018