New reptile species described in 1827
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Cadeidae (Cuban Worm Lizards)

Cadea blanoides

Cuban Spotted Worm Lizard

1827 Amphisbaena punctata Bell [not Amphisbaena punctata Wied 1825] (currently Cadea blanoides)

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Acanthosaura armata

Peninsular Pricklenape*

1827 Agama armata Hardwicke & Gray


Calotes minor

Short-tailed Ground Agama

1827 Agama minor Hardwicke & Gray


Draco abbreviatus

Orange-bearded Gliding Dragon

1827 Draco abbreviata Hardwicke & Gray


Draco quinquefasciatus

Five-banded Gliding Dragon

1827 Draco quinquefasciatus Hardwicke & Gray


Laudakia tuberculata

Kashmir Rock Agama

1827 Agama tuberculata Hardwicke & Gray


Leiolepis belliana

Common Butterfly Agama

1827 Uromastyx belliana Gray


Pseudotrapelus sinaitus

Sinai Desert Agama*

1827 Agama sinaita Heyden


Saara hardwickii

Indian Spiny-tailed Agama

1827 Uromastix hardwickii Gray


Uromastyx dispar

South Saharan Spiny-tailed Agama

1827 Uromastyx dispar Heyden


Uromastyx ornata

Ornate Spiny-tailed Agama

1827 Uromastyx ornatus Heyden

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Eublepharis hardwickii

Eastern Indian Fat-tailed Gecko

1827 Eublepharis hardwickii Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtopodion scabrum

Keeled Rock Gecko

1827 Stenodactylus scaber Heyden


Hemidactylus granosus

West Arabian Half-toed Gecko*

1827 Hemidactylus granosus Heyden


Hemidactylus robustus

Red Sea Half-toed Gecko*

1827 Hemidactylus robustus Heyden


Ptychozoon horsfieldii

Narrow-lobed Gliding Gecko*

1827 Pteropleura horsfieldii Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Leiocephalidae (Curly-tailed Lizards)

Leiocephalus carinatus

Saw-scaled Curlytail

1827 Leiocephalus carinatus Gray

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

Ptyodactylus guttatus

Spotted Fan-toed Gecko

1827 Ptyodactylus guttatus Heyden

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Eumeces pavimentatus

Levant Long-legged Skink*

1827 Scincus pavimentatus Geoffroy


Eutropis trivittata

Three-striped Sun Skink*

1827 Tiliqua trivittata Hardwicke & Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus flavescens

Yellow Monitor

1827 Monitor flavescens Hardwicke & Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Bolyeriidae (Mascarene Boas)

Bolyeria multocarinata (extinct)

Round Island Boa

1827 Eryx Multocarinata Boie

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Ahaetulla prasina

Short-nosed Whip Snake

1827 Dryophis prasina Reinwardt


Aspidura brachyorrhos

Hill Roughside*

1827 Scytale brachyorrhos Boie


Atractus badius

Guianan Spindle Snake*

1827 Brachyorrhos badius Boie


Atractus flammigerus

Flaming Spindle Snake*

1827 Brachyorrhos flammigerus Boie


Atractus schach

Amazon Spindle Snake*

1827 Brachyorrhos schach Boie


Boiga cynodon

Dog-toothed Cat Snake

1827 Dipsas cynodon Boie


Boiga dendrophila

Mangrove Cat Snake

1827 Dipsas dendrophila Boie


Boiga drapiezii

White-spotted Cat Snake

1827 Dipsas drapiezii Boie


Boiga multomaculata

Marbled Cat Snake

1827 Dipsas multomaculata Boie


Calamaria linnaei

Tjiloewar Reed Snake*

1827 Calamaria linnaei Boie


Calamaria lumbricoidea

Variable Reed Snake

1827 Calamaria lumbricoidea Boie


Calamaria virgulata

Blunt-tailed Reed Snake

1827 Calamaria virgulata Boie


Chironius quadricarinatus

Paraguayan Sipo*

1827 Erpetodryas 4-dricarinatus Boie


Chrysopelea paradisi

Paradise Flying Tree Snake

1827 Chrysopelea paradisi Boie


Chrysopelea rhodopleuron

Moluccan Flying Tree Snake

1827 Chrysopelea rhodopleuron Boie


Coelognathus radiatus

Copper-headed Rat Snake

1827 Coluber radiatus Boie


Dendrelaphis chairecacos

Karnataka Bronzeback*

1827 Dendrophis chairecacos Boie


Dendrelaphis formosus

Elegant Bronzeback

1827 Dendrophis formosus Boie


Dendrelaphis punctulatus

Common Australian Bronzeback*

1827 Leptophis punctulatus Gray


Drymarchon corais

Yellow-tailed Cribo

1827 Coluber corais Boie


Elapoidis fuscus

Java Mountain Snake*

1827 Elapoidis fuscus Boie


Gongylosoma baliodeira

Orange-bellied Ground Snake*

1827 Coronella baliodeira Boie


Gonyosoma oxycephalum

Red-tailed Green Rat Snake

1827 Coluber oxycephalus Boie


Lampropeltis calligaster

Prarie Kingsnake

1827 Coluber calligaster Harlan


Lycodon capucinus

Island Wolf Snake

1827 Lycodon capucinus Boie


Lycodon subcinctus

Malayan Banded Wolf Snake

1827 Lycodon subcinctus Boie


Macropisthodon rhodomelas

Blue-necked Keelback

1827 Tropidonotus Rhodomelas Boie


Oligodon bitorquatus

Javanese Mountain Kukri Snake

1827 Oligodon bitorquatus Boie


Opheodrys vernalis

Smooth Green Snake

1827 Coluber vernalis Harlan


Platyceps florulentus

Egyptian Whip Snake

1827 Coluber florulentus Geoffroy


Pseudoxenodon inornatus

Javanese Mock Cobra*

1827 Xenodon inornatus Boie


Rhabdophis spilogaster

Northern Philippine Keelback

1827 Tropidonotus spilogaster Boie


Xenochrophis trianguligerus

South Asian Triangle Keelback

1827 Tropidonotus trianguligerus Boie

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

Calliophis bivirgatus

Red-bellied Coral Snake

1827 Elaps bivirgatus Boie


Naja sputatrix

Southern Indonesian Spitting Cobra

1827 Naja sputatrix Boie

Serpentes (Snakes): Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)

Hypsiscopus plumbea

Orange-bellied Mud Snake

1827 Homalopsis plumbea Boie

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

Boaedon fuliginosus

Common African House Snake

1827 Lycodon fuliginosus Boie


Malpolon insignitus

Eastern Montpellier Snake

1827 Coluber insignitus Geoffroy in Savigny


Psammodynastes pulverulentus

Dusky Mock Viper

1827 Psammophis pulverulenta Boie

Serpentes (Snakes): Pareidae (Oriental Slug Eaters)

Asthenodipsas laevis

Smooth Slug Eater

1827 Amblycephalus laevis Boie

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Echis pyramidum

North East African Carpet Viper

1827 Scythale pyramidium St. Hilaire


Tropidolaemus wagleri

Speckled Pitviper

1827 Cophias wagleri Boie

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenopeltidae (Asian Sunbeam Snakes)

Xenopeltis unicolor

Common Asian Sunbeam Snake

1827 Xenopeltis unicolor Boie

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Kinixys homeana

West African Hinge-back Tortoise*

1827 Kinixys homeana Bell


Pyxis arachnoides

Madagascar Spider Tortoise

1827 Pyxis arachnoides Bell

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Apalone mutica

Smooth Softshell Turtle

1827 Trionyx muticus Le Sueur


Apalone spinifera

Spiny Softshell Turtle

1827 Trionyx spiniferus Le Sueur