Endemic Animals of Yemen








Socotra sunbird
Socotra sunbird
The Socotra sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is endemic to Socotra.
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Socotra sunbird
Socotra golden-winged grosbeak
Socotra golden-winged grosbeak
The Socotra golden-winged grosbeak or Socotra grosbeak is a finch endemic to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Yemen. R. socotranus is by some authorities held to be the only species of the then-monotypic genus Rhynchostruthus, including all other golden-winged grosbeaks therein as subspecies. But in recent times the three populations are usually considered a distinct species, with R. socotranus being limited to the Socotra ...
population, the Arabian golden-winged grosbeak becoming R. percivali, and the Somali golden-winged grosbeak R. louisae.
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Socotra golden-winged grosbeak
Socotra sparrow
Socotra sparrow
The Socotra sparrow is a passerine bird endemic to the islands of Socotra, Samhah, and Darsah in the Indian Ocean, off the Horn of Africa. The taxonomy of this species and its relatives is complex, with some authorities, including BirdLife International, recognising this species and the very similar Abd al-Kuri sparrow, as well as several from mainland Africa, as separate, and others lumping all these species and the probably unrelated Iago ...
sparrow.
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Socotra sparrow
Socotra cisticola
Socotra cisticola
The Socotra cisticola or island cisticola, is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is endemic to Socotra Island in the Arabian Sea.
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Socotra cisticola
Socotra buzzard
Socotra buzzard
The Socotra buzzard is a medium to large bird of prey that is sometimes considered a subspecies of the widespread common buzzard . As its name implies, it is native to the island of Socotra, Yemen. Although it is listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List, its population is considered to be stable.
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Socotra buzzard
Socotra starling
Socotra starling
The Socotra starling is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to Yemen.
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Socotra starling
Socotra bunting
Socotra bunting
The Socotra bunting is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae.
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Socotra bunting
Socotra warbler
Socotra warbler
The Socotra warbler is a species of bird in the family Cisticolidae. It is monotypic within the genus Incana. It is endemic to Socotra. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Socotra warbler
Socotra scops owl
Socotra scops owl
The Socotra scops owl is a small owl endemic to the island of Socotra, Yemen.
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Socotra scops owl
Bufo scorteccii
Bufo scorteccii
"Bufo" scorteccii, formerly known as Duttaphrynus scorteccii, is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Yemen, with its range restricted to a plateau near the western region of Mafhaq. Its natural habitats are shrubland as well as wetland areas.
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Bufo scorteccii
Acanthodactylus arabicus
Acanthodactylus arabicus
Acanthodactylus arabicus, called commonly the Arabian fringe-fingered lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to southern Yemen.
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Acanthodactylus arabicus
Hemerophis
Hemerophis
Hemerophis is a genus of snake in the family Colubridae that contains the sole species Hemerophis socotrae. It is commonly known as the Socotran racer.
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Hemerophis
Hakaria
Hakaria
Hakaria is a genus of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The genus contains one species, Hakaria simonyi, which is endemic to Socotra.
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Hakaria
Arabian worm lizard
Arabian worm lizard
The Arabian worm lizard is a species of reptiles in the family Trogonophidae. It is found in the southern part of the Arabian peninsula in Yemen. The population is unknown as it has only been recorded in the past 100 years. The threats are also unknown but does not seem to be threatened by Yemen's small-scale agriculture. Not much is known about this species hence the data deficient status.
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Arabian worm lizard
Philochortus neumanni
Philochortus neumanni
Philochortus neumanni, known commonly as Neumann's orangetail lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
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Philochortus neumanni
Hemidactylus adensis
Hemidactylus adensis
Hemidactylus adensis is a species of house gecko from Yemen. It grows to 41.8 mm in snout
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Hemidactylus adensis
Abdel Kuri rock gecko
Abdel Kuri rock gecko
The Abdel Kuri rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Abd al Kuri.
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Abdel Kuri rock gecko
Haemodracon riebeckii
Haemodracon riebeckii
Haemodracon riebeckii is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. The species is endemic to Yemen.
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Haemodracon riebeckii
Pristurus insignis
Pristurus insignis
Pristurus insignis, also known as Blanford's rock gecko, is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Socotra Island.
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Pristurus insignis
Mesalina kuri
Mesalina kuri
Mesalina kuri is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. It is endemic to the island of Abd al Kuri in the Socotra Archipelago of Yemen.
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Mesalina kuri
Short worm lizard
Short worm lizard
The short worm lizard is a species of reptile in the Trogonophidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Pachycalamus. It is found on the island of Socotra.
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Short worm lizard
Myriopholis burii
Myriopholis burii
Myriopholis burii, commonly known as the Arabian blind snake or Bury's worm snake, is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae. The species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula.
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Myriopholis burii
Hemidactylus mandebensis
Hemidactylus mandebensis
Hemidactylus mandebensis is a species of house gecko from Yemen. It grows to 42 mm in snout
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Hemidactylus mandebensis
Socotra Island blind snake
Socotra Island blind snake
The Socotra Island blind snake is a species of snake in the family Leptotyphlopidae.
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Socotra Island blind snake
Socotra worm snake
Socotra worm snake
The Socotra worm snake is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family. It is found only on the island of Socotra in Yemen.
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Socotra worm snake
Haemodracon trachyrhinus
Haemodracon trachyrhinus
Haemodracon trachyrhinus is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. It is endemic to Socotra. They are active at night and live mainly in rocky habitats.
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Haemodracon trachyrhinus
Mesalina balfouri
Mesalina balfouri
Mesalina balfouri is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Socotra.
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Mesalina balfouri
Mangrove semaphore gecko
Mangrove semaphore gecko
The mangrove semaphore gecko is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Socotra Island.
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Mangrove semaphore gecko
Socotra rock gecko
Socotra rock gecko
The Socotra rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Socotra Island.
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Socotra rock gecko
Mesalina arnoldi
Mesalina arnoldi
Mesalina arnoldi is a species of sand-dwelling lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Yemen.
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Mesalina arnoldi
Birdhead rock gecko
Birdhead rock gecko
The birdhead rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found in Yemen.
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Birdhead rock gecko
Pristurus mazbah
Pristurus mazbah
Pristurus mazbah is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found in Yemen.
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Pristurus mazbah
Pristurus samhaensis
Pristurus samhaensis
Pristurus samhaensis is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Samhah and Darsah islands.
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Pristurus samhaensis
Pristurus schneideri
Pristurus schneideri
Pristurus schneideri is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Yemen.
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Pristurus schneideri
Haggier Massif rock gecko
Haggier Massif rock gecko
The Haggier Massif rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Socotra Island. It is classified as Least Concern by the IUCN.
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Haggier Massif rock gecko
Collared rock gecko
Collared rock gecko
The collared rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
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Collared rock gecko
Yemen rock gecko
Yemen rock gecko
The Yemen rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found in Yemen.
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Yemen rock gecko
Guichard's rock gecko
Guichard's rock gecko
Guichard's rock gecko is a species of lizard in the Sphaerodactylidae family found on Socotra Island.
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Guichard's rock gecko
Yemeni mouse-tailed bat
Yemeni mouse-tailed bat
The Yemeni mouse-tailed bat is an endangered species of bat found in Yemen. It is only known from one roost, and its population is estimated at 150 individuals.
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Yemeni mouse-tailed bat
Black-tufted gerbil
Black-tufted gerbil
The black-tufted gerbil is distributed mainly across the southwestern Arabian Peninsula.
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Black-tufted gerbil
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