Endemic Animals of Saudi Arabia








Asir magpie
Asir magpie
The Asir magpie, also known as the Arabian magpie, is a highly endangered species of magpie endemic to Saudi Arabia. It is only found in the country's southwestern highlands, in the Asir Region. It occurs only in African juniper forest in well-vegetated wadis and valleys. It was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Eurasian magpie, and still is by many authorities. This species is highly threatened by habitat destruction, as its native ...
forests are not regenerating. Tourism development and climate change are also posing a threat. Only 135 pairs are known to survive in the wild, and this number is declining. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2018 found that the Asir magpie was a sister taxon to the black-rumped magpie that is found on the Tibetan Plateau.
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Asir magpie
Coluber insulanus
Coluber insulanus
Coluber insulanus is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is commonly known as the Sarso Island racer.
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Coluber insulanus
Chalcides levitoni
Chalcides levitoni
Chalcides levitoni, commonly called Leviton's cylindrical skink, is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to Saudi Arabia.
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Chalcides levitoni
Mesalina saudiarabica
Mesalina saudiarabica
Mesalina saudiarabica is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. It is endemic to Saudi Arabia.
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Mesalina saudiarabica
Doriprismatica rossi
Doriprismatica rossi
Doriprismatica rossi is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.
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Doriprismatica rossi