An annoted checklist of the lizards of Kenya

  • Stephen Spawls PO Box 30056, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Damaris Rotich National Museums of Kenya, PO Box 40658, Nairobi, Kenya


This checklist records the 99 species of lizards known at present from Kenya, and which are divided amongst eight families: Gekkonidae 33 species, Agamidae seven, Chamaeleonidae 17, Scincidae 22, Lacertidae 12, Cordylidae five, Varanidae two, Amphisbaenidae one. Brief data on the distribution of all species is given, with some localities, details of habitat and (in some cases) status of subspecies. Some taxonomic notes on certain problematic species/genera are included, plus a brief discussion of the zoogeography of Kenya's lizards, and a gazetteer of localities.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 86 (1&2) 1997: pp. 61-83

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1026-1613
print ISSN: 0012-8317