Reptiles & Amphibians

Guyana has a unique herpetofauna with more than 324 species in total. Of these the caimans, golden frogs, cane toads, anaconda, and the turtles get the most attention from wildlife enthusiasts. Turtle species sought out include the elusive giant river Turtle,  found in the interior and the hawksbill, green, leatherback and Olive Ridley turtles along the coast amid Shell Beach Protected Area. There’s a lot more to see though. Guyana is home to 137 species of frogs and toads, 11 caecilians, 4 crocodilians, 4 amphisbaenians, 56 lizards, 97 snakes, and a total of 15 turtles.

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