Amphibians & Reptiles


Species list reptiles, amphibians - list of reptiles & amphibians found in the Park
       (as prepared by staff and academic visitors).

See: Geissler et al. (2011) and Edward Galoyan's (Эдуард Галоян) photostream of amphibians and reptiles.


The Crocodile lake, in the northern part of the Nam Cat Tien segment, is a breeding area for a number of Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) that were reintroduced in 2000.

Vietnamese leaf turtle - Cyclemys pulchristriata

If you find a Tokay (Gekko gecko, Vietnamese: Tac Ke) in your room - do not be alarmed - it is looking for insects to eat and is considered to be lucky by many in the region. They can grow quite large (up to 400 mm) and the onomatopoeic name is from the mating call, which can often be heard in the forest.

Indochinese tree Agama Calotes mystaceus

A flying lizard (Draco maculatus)

Other reptiles include the monitor lizard and a wide range of Asian snakes.

Viet Nam fauna pictures - click here.



This frog - Microhyla fissipes - is the producer of one of the "quacking" sounds heard from marshy areas during the evening.

A common tree frog - Polypedates leucomistax - that will often venture near to lights in buildings in search of prey


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updated: 16 April 2012 

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