Kerala is rich in reptile diversity. The total species of reptiles reported in Kerala is one hundred eighty seven. About one hundred thirty of these are restricted to the rain forests. They included lizards, snakes and turtles. Non-marine reptile species reported from Kerala is one hundred sixty nine, of which fifty nine are endemic to Western Ghats and nine are endemic to Kerala. The species categorised as endangered are the Indian rock python, the mugger or marsh crocodile, Travancore cat snake, Black striped bronze back, Palni uropelt, Red spotted uropelt, Red bellied uropelt, Sholakal palli, Olive ridley turtle, Hauksbill turtle, the monitor lizard, Bibron's coral snake, striped small headed snake, Travancore kukri snake, Orange spotted uropelt, Black bellied uropelt, Dark-brown lizard, Wynaad palli, Green turtle and Leather back turtle.