The Jordanian herpetofauna consists of 102 species. They are comprised of five amphibians and 97 reptile species. More than half of these reptiles are lizards, nearly 55 species; whereas there are 37 species of snakes, of which only 7 are poisonous.
The majority of Jordanian herpetofauna is not critically endangered; however, about 14 species are relatively rare and 2- 4 species might be already extinct (Dr. Modry. 1999).