Endemic Animals of Morocco








Bucorvus brailloni
Bucorvus brailloni
Bucorvus brailloni is an extinct ground hornbill. The only known fossil is of a femur dated to the Middle Miocene. It was found in Morocco, well north of the range of extant ground hornbill species.
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Bucorvus brailloni
Vipera monticola
Vipera monticola
Common names: Atlas mountain viper. Vipera monticola is a venomous viper species endemic to Morocco. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Vipera monticola
Psammodromus microdactylus
Psammodromus microdactylus
Psammodromus microdactylus, the green psammodromus or small-fingered psammodromus, is a species of lizards in the family Lacertidae. It is endemic to Morocco.
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Psammodromus microdactylus
Chalcides ebneri
Chalcides ebneri
Chalcides ebneri, or Ebner's cylindrical skink, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Chalcides ebneri
Chalcides montanus
Chalcides montanus
The Atlas Mountain skink is a species of skink endemic to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It was originally described as Chalcides ocellatus ssp. montanus.
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Chalcides montanus
Atlas day gecko
Atlas day gecko
The Atlas day gecko is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Atlas day gecko
Atlas dwarf lizard
Atlas dwarf lizard
The Atlas dwarf lizard, also known commonly as Andreansky's lizard, is the only species in the genus Atlantolacerta, a genus in the wall lizard family, Lacertidae. The species is indigenous to northwestern Africa.
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Atlas dwarf lizard
Moroccan worm lizard
Moroccan worm lizard
The Moroccan worm lizard is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Blanidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Moroccan worm lizard
Chalcides mionecton
Chalcides mionecton
Chalcides mionecton, the mionecton skink or Morocco cylindrical skink, is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. It is found only in Morocco.
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Chalcides mionecton
Quedenfeldtia moerens
Quedenfeldtia moerens
Quedenfeldtia moerens, known commonly as the Atlas day gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Quedenfeldtia moerens
Acanthodactylus margaritae
Acanthodactylus margaritae
Acanthodactylus margaritae is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Acanthodactylus margaritae
Chalcides lanzai
Chalcides lanzai
Chalcides lanzai, or Lanza's skink, is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Chalcides lanzai
Mesalina simoni
Mesalina simoni
Mesalina simoni, known commonly as Simon's desert racer, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Morocco.
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Mesalina simoni
Chalcides manueli
Chalcides manueli
Chalcides manueli, commonly known as Manuel's skink, is a species of lizard in the subfamily Scincinae of the family Scincidae.
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Chalcides manueli
Saurodactylus fasciatus
Saurodactylus fasciatus
Saurodactylus fasciatus, also known as the banded-toed gecko or banded lizard-fingered gecko, is a species of lizards in the family Gekkonidae endemic to Morocco.
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Saurodactylus fasciatus
Hoogstraal's gerbil
Hoogstraal's gerbil
Hoogstraal's gerbil is distributed mainly in southwestern Morocco. There are thought to be less than 250 individuals in existence.
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Hoogstraal's gerbil
Western gerbil
Western gerbil
The western gerbil is distributed mainly in northern Morocco. It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN.
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Western gerbil
Moroccan jird
Moroccan jird
The Moroccan jird is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. The species was first discovered by Ángel Cabrera in 1907. It is endemic to Morocco, northern Algeria, and Tunisia. It had been included as part of Shaw's jird, but was considered in 2000 to be a separate species.
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Moroccan jird
Greater short-tailed gerbil
Greater short-tailed gerbil
The greater short-tailed gerbil is a rodent found mainly in Morocco.
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Greater short-tailed gerbil
Gibbula magus
Gibbula magus
Gibbula magus, common name the great top shell, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Gibbula magus
Steromphala cineraria
Steromphala cineraria
Steromphala cineraria is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Steromphala cineraria
Jujubinus dispar
Jujubinus dispar
Jujubinus dispar is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.
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Jujubinus dispar