Database details

Full name:

TIGR Reptile Database

Short name:

TIGR Reptiles


Oct 2007

Release date:

October 2nd, 2007


P Uetz

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Chordata - Reptilia

Number of species names:

8,624 accepted names; 18,448 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

4,482 accepted names; 3,630 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The TIGR Reptile database (the new name for the EMBL Reptile Database in previous Annual Checklists) provides information on the classification of all living reptiles (not dinosaurs) by listing all species and their higher taxa such as families. The database lists all living snakes, lizards, amphisbaenians (worm lizards), tuataras, turtles, and crocodiles. The focus is on scientific names, synonyms, distributions and references. Within the original TIGR database there are a limited number of species accounts containing descriptions and links to external sources including 7,754 photos.


The J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville MD, USA

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