New reptile species described in 1768
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

Crocodylus niloticus

Nile Crocodile

1768 Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Gonocephalus chamaeleontinus

Chameleon Anglehead Agama

1768 Iguana chamaeleontina Laurenti


Hydrosaurus amboinensis

East Indian Sail-tailed Agama

1768 Lacerta amboinensis Schlosser

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo africanus

Sahel Chameleon

1768 Chamaeleo africanus Laurenti


Chamaeleo zeylanicus

Asian Chameleon

1768 Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Iguana delicatissima

Caribbean Green Iguana

1768 Iguana delicatissima Laurenti

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Lacerta viridis

Eastern Green Lizard

1768 Seps viridis Laurenti


Podarcis muralis

Common European Wall Lizard

1768 Seps muralis Laurenti

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Cnemidophorus murinus

Curacao Whiptail

1768 Seps murinus Laurenti

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus salvator

Asian Water Monitor

1768 Stellio salvator Laurenti

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Coronella austriaca

Northern Smooth Snake

1768 Coronella austriaca Laurenti


Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia

Common Herald Snake

1768 Coronella hotamboeia Laurenti


Dipsas indica

Big-headed Snail Eater

1768 Dipsas indica Laurenti


Hierophis gemonensis

Balkan Whip Snake

1768 Natrix gemonensis Laurenti


Natrix tessellata

Dice Snake

1768 Coronella tessellata Laurenti


Siphlophis cervinus

Common Liana Snake

1768 Coronella cervina Laurenti


Zamenis longissimus

Common Aesculapian Snake

1768 Natrix longissima Laurenti

Serpentes (Snakes): Cylindrophiidae (Asian Pipe Snakes)

Cylindrophis ruffus

Red-tailed Pipe Snake

1768 Anguis ruffa Laurenti

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

Aspidelaps lubricus

African Coral Snake

1768 Natrix lubrica Laurenti


Calliophis intestinalis

Malayan Striped Coral Snake

1768 Aspis intestinalis Laurenti


Naja siamensis

Siamese Spitting Cobra

1768 Naja siamensis Laurenti

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Hypnale nepa

Sri Lankan Highland Hump-nosed Pitviper*

1768 Coluber nepa Laurenti