New reptile species described in 1766
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Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Ophisaurus ventralis

Eastern Glass Lizard

1766 Anguis ventralis Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Psammodromus algirus

Greater Sand Lizard

1766 Lacerta algira Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Acontias meleagris

Cape Legless Skink

1766 Anguis meleagris Linnaeus


Lygosoma quadrupes

Short-limbed Supple Skink

1766 Anguis quadrupes Linnaeus


Scelotes bipes

Silvery Dwarf Burrowing Skink

1766 Anguis bipes Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

Six-lined Whiptail

1766 Lacerta 6-lineata Linnaeus

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus niloticus

Nile Monitor

1766 Lacerta nilotica Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Diadophis punctatus

Ring-necked Snake

1766 Coluber punctatus Linnaeus


Erythrolamprus aesculapii

Southern Mock Coral Snake

1766 Coluber Aesculapii Linnaeus


Haldea striatula

Rough Earth Snake

1766 Coluber striatula Linnaeus


Heterodon simus

Southern Hognose Snake

1766 Coluber simus Linnaeus


Lampropeltis getula

Eastern Kingsnake

1766 Coluber getulus Linnaeus


Nerodia fasciata

North American Banded Water Snake

1766 Coluber fasciatus Linnaeus


Opheodrys aestivus

Rough Green Snake

1766 Coluber aestivus Linnaeus


Pantherophis guttatus

Red Corn Snake

1766 Coluber guttatus Linnaeus


Thamnophis saurita

Eastern Ribbon Snake

1766 Coluber saurita Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_1 (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)

Micrurus fulvius

Harlequin Coral Snake

1766 Coluber fulvius Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis platurus

Yellow-bellied Sea Snake

1766 Anguis platura Linnaeus

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Agkistrodon contortrix

Eastern Copperhead

1766 Boa contortrix Linnaeus


Lachesis muta

South American Bushmaster

1766 Crotalus mutus Linnaeus


Sistrurus miliarius

North American Pygmy Rattlesnake

1766 Crotalus miliarius Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)

Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

1766 Testudo imbricata Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)

Kinosternon scorpioides

Scorpion Mud Turtle

1766 Testudo scorpioides Linnaeus

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Chelonoidis denticulatus

South American Yellow-footed Tortoise

1766 Testudo denticulata Linnaeus