New reptile species described in 1812
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Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Phelsuma cepediana

Blue-tailed Day Gecko

1812 Gekko cepedianus Milbert

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

Mesoclemmys gibba

Gibba Toad-headed Turtle

1812 Emys gibba Schweigger


Mesoclemmys nasuta

Guianan Toad-headed Turtle

1812 Emys nasuta Schweigger


Phrynops geoffroanus

Brazilian Toad-headed Turtle

1812 Emys geoffroana Schweigger

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Mauremys leprosa

Western Mediterranean Pond Turtle*

1812 Emys leprosa Schweigger


Melanochelys trijuga

Indian Black Turtle

1812 Emys trijuga Schweigger

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

Pelomedusa olivacea

Sahelian Helmeted Turtle

1812 Emys olivacea Schweigger


Pelusios adansonii

Sahelian Mud Turtle*

1812 Emys adansonii Schweigger


Pelusios castaneus

Chestnut Mud Turtle*

1812 Emys castanea Schweigger

Testudines (Turtles): Podocnemididae (Giant Side-necked Turtles)

Peltocephalus dumerilianus

Big-headed Amazon River Turtle

1812 Emys dumeriliana Schweigger


Podocnemis expansa

Giant South American River Turtle

1812 Emys expansa Schweigger

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Aldabrachelys gigantea

Aldabra Tortoise

1812 Testudo gigantea Schweigger


Chersina angulata

Angulate Tortoise

1812 Testudo angulata Schweigger


Kinixys erosa

Forest Hinge-back Tortoise

1812 Testudo erosa Schweigger