New reptile species described in 1789
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Gavialidae (Gharials)

Gavialis gangeticus

Indian Gharial

1789 Lacerta gangetica Gmelin

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Phrynocephalus guttatus

Spotted Toad-headed Agama

1789 Lacerta guttata Gmelin

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Bradypodion pumilum

Western Cape Dwarf Chameleon*

1789 Lacerta pumila Gmelin

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Norops auratus

Surinam Grass Anole

1789 Lacerta aurata Bonnaterre

Sauria (Lizards): Gymnophthalmidae (Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus)

Bachia flavescens

Guiana Earless Teju

1789 Chalcides flavescens Bonnaterre

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Cyclura cornuta

Rhinoceros Iguana

1789 Lacerta cornuta Bonnaterre

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Podarcis tiliguerta

Tyrrhenian Wall Lizard

1789 Lacerta tiliguerta Gmelin

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Mabuya mabouya

Greater Martinique Skink

1789 Lacerta mabouya Bonnaterre

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Ahaetulla nasuta

Long-nosed Green Whip Snake

1789 Coluber nasutus Lacepede


Dendrelaphis pictus

Southern Painted Bronzeback*

1789 Coluber pictus Gmelin


Dolichophis caspius

Caspian Whip Snake

1789 Coluber caspius Gmelin


Elaphe quatuorlineata

Western Four-lined Rat Snake

1789 Coluber quatuor-lineatus Lacepede


Erythrolamprus cursor (extinct)

Martinique Smooth Snake*

1789 Coluber cursor Lacepede


Hierophis viridiflavus

Western Whip Snake

1789 Coluber viridi-flavus Lacepede


Lampropeltis triangulum

Eastern Milk Snake

1789 Coluber triangulum Lacepede


Natrix helvetica

Barred Grass Snake

1789 Coluber helveticus Lacepede

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Python sebae

Northern Rock Python

1789 Coluber sebae Gmelin

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Northern Cottonmouth

1789 Crotalus piscivorus Lacepede

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Trachemys terrapen

Jamaican Slider

1789 Testudo terrapen Bonnaterre

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Geoemyda spengleri

Common Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

1789 Testudo spengleri Gmelin

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

Kinosternon subrubrum

Common Mud Turtle

1789 Testudo subrubra Bonnaterre

Testudines (Turtles): Pelomedusidae (African Side-necked Turtles)

Pelomedusa subrufa

Common Helmeted Turtle*

1789 Testudo subrufa Bonnaterre


Pelusios subniger

East African Black Mud Turtle

1789 Testudo subnigra Bonnaterre

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Chersobius signatus

Speckled Padloper

1789 Testudo signata Gmelin in Linnaeus


Testudo hermanni

Greek Tortoise

1789 Testudo hermanni Gmelin

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Lissemys punctata

Indian Flapshell Turtle

1789 Testudo punctata Bonnaterre