New reptile species described in 1792
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Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Hemidactylus platyurus

Flat-tailed Gecko

1792 Stellio platyurus Schneider

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus exanthematicus

Western Savanna Monitor

1792 Lacerta exanthematica Bosc

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bitis nasicornis

African Nose-horned Viper

1792 Coluber nasicornis Shaw

Testudines (Turtles): Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)

Platemys platycephala

Twist-necked Turtle

1792 Testudo platycephala Schneider

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Clemmys guttata

American Spotted Turtle

1792 Testudo guttata Schneider


Trachemys scripta

Common Slider

1792 Testudo scripta Thunberg in Schoepff

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

Pelomedusa galeata

South African Helmeted Turtle

1792 Testudo galeata Schoepff [nomen conservandum; ICZN 1989: Opinion 1534]

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Testudo marginata

Marginated Tortoise

1792 Testudo marginata Schoepff