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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Alligatoridae (Alligators and Caimans)

Alligator mississippiensis

American Alligator

1802 Crocodilus mississipiensis Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Agama atra

Southern Rock Agama

1802 Agama atra Daudin


Calotes versicolor

Oriental Crested Agama*

1802 Agama versicolor Daudin


Draco lineatus

Lineated Gliding Dragon

1802 Draco lineatus Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Celestus occiduus (extinct)

Jamaican Giant Galliwasp

1802 Lacerta occidua Shaw

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo senegalensis

Senegal Chameleon

1802 Chamaeleo senegalensis Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Dactyloa punctata

Blue-spotted Green Anole

1802 Anolis punctatus Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Afrogecko porphyreus

Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko

1802 Gecko porphyreus Daudin


Hemidactylus triedrus

Southern Termite Hill Gecko

1802 Gecko triedrus Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Tetradactylus tetradactylus

Four-toed Plated Snake Lizard*

1802 Chalcides tetradactylus Daudin

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

Bachia monodactyla

One-toed Earless Teju*

1802 Chalcides monodactylus Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Ctenosaura acanthura

Northeastern Spiny-tailed Iguana

1802 Lacerta acanthura Shaw

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Acanthodactylus boskianus

Afro-Arabian Fringe-toed Lizard*

1802 Lacerta boskiana Daudin


Lacerta bilineata

Western Green Lizard

1802 Lacerta bilineata Daudin


Takydromus sexlineatus

Six-lined Grass Lizard

1802 Takydromus sexlineatus Daudin


Timon lepidus

Northern Ocellated Lizard*

1802 Lacerta lepida Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Phyllodactylidae (Leaf-toed Geckos)

Tarentola fascicularis

Libyan Wall Gecko*

1802 Gecko fascicularis Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Eugongylus rufescens

Reddish Giant Skink*

1802 Lacerta rufescens Shaw


Eumeces schneiderii

Golden Long-legged Skink*

1802 Scincus schneiderii Daudin


Scelotes gronovii

Cape One-toed Dwarf Burrowing Skink*

1802 Seps gronovii Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Kentropyx striata

Surinam Striped Whiptail*

1802 Lacerta striata Daudin


Pholidoscelis erythrocephalus

Orange-faced Ameiva

1802 Ameiva erythrocephala Daudin


Teius teyou

Paraguayan Teju*

1802 Lacerta teyou Daudin

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus albigularis

White-throated Monitor

1802 Tupinambis albigularis Daudin


Varanus bengalensis

Bengal Monitor

1802 Tupinambis bengalensis Daudin


Varanus indicus

Pacific Monitor

1802 Tupinambis indicus Daudin


Varanus stellatus

African Forest Monitor*

1802 Tupinambis stellatus Daudin

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Argyrogena fasciolata

Banded Whip Snake

1802 Coluber fasciolatus Shaw


Boiga irregularis

Brown Cat Snake

1802 Coluber irregularis Bechstein


Boiga trigonata

Gamma Cat Snake

1802 Coluber trigonatus Schneider


Chrysopelea ornata

Ornate Flying Tree Snake

1802 Coluber ornatus Shaw


Dipsas bucephala

Bull Snail Eater*

1802 Coluber bucephalus Shaw


Erythrolamprus melanotus

South American Black-backed Smooth Snake*

1802 Coluber Melanotus Shaw


Farancia erythrogramma

Rainbow Snake

1802 Coluber erythrogrammus Palisot de Beauvois in Sonnini & Latreille


Heterodon platirhinos

Eastern Hognose Snake

1802 Heterodon platirhinos Latreille


Lycodon jara

Twin-spotted Wolf Snake

1802 Coluber jara Shaw


Lycodon striatus

Striped Wolf Snake

1802 Coluber striatus Shaw


Masticophis flagellum

Common Coachwhip

1802 Coluber flagellum Shaw


Oligodon arnensis

Russet Kukri Snake

1802 Coluber arnensis Shaw

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

Acanthophis antarcticus

Southern Death Adder

1802 Boa antarctica Shaw & Nodder


Calliophis melanurus

South Asian Slender Coral Snake

1802 Coluber melanurus Shaw

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis caerulescens

Bluish Slender-necked Sea Snake

1802 Hydrus Cśrulescens Shaw


Hydrophis curtus

Short Sea Snake

1802 Hydrus Curtus Shaw


Hydrophis major

Olive-headed Sea Snake

1802 Hydrus major Shaw


Hydrophis spiralis

Narrow-banded Sea Snake

1802 Hydrus spiralis Shaw


Microcephalophis gracilis

Graceful Small-headed Sea Snake

1802 Hydrus gracilis Shaw

Serpentes (Snakes): Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)

Psammophis elegans

Elegant Sand Snake

1802 Coluber elegans Shaw

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Python regius

Ball Python

1802 Boa regia Shaw

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Typhlops jamaicensis

Jamaican Blind Snake

1802 Anguis jamaicensis Shaw

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Craspedocephalus gramineus

Indian Green Pitviper

1802 Coluber Gramineus Shaw

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

Chelodina longicollis

Eastern Snake-necked Turtle

1802 Testudo longicollis Shaw

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Rhinoclemmys punctularia

Eastern Spotted-legged Turtle

1802 Testudo punctularia Daudin

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Astrochelys radiata

Radiated Tortoise

1802 Testudo radiata Shaw


Gopherus polyphemus

Gopher Tortoise

1802 Testudo polyphemus Daudin

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Rafetus euphraticus

Euphrates Softshell Turtle

1802 Testudo euphratica Daudin