New reptile species described in 1831
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

Crocodylus palustris

Mugger

1831 Crocodilus palustris Lesson

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Agama spinosa

Egyptian Agama

1831 Agama spinosa Gray


Ctenophorus maculatus

Spotted Military Dragon

1831 Uromastyx maculatus Gray


Draco haematopogon

Red-bearded Gliding Dragon

1831 Draco haematopogon Gray


Intellagama lesueurii

Common Australian Water Dragon

1831 Lophura lesueurii Gray


Laudakia caucasia (first described as Lacerta muricata Pallas 1814)

Caucasian Rock Agama

1831 Stellio caucasius Eichwald [substitute name for Lacerta muricata Pallas 1814]


Leiolepis reevesii

Eastern Butterfly Agama

1831 Uromastyx revesii [sic] Gray


Phrynocephalus reticulatus

Reticulated Toad-headed Agama

1831 Phrynocephalus reticulatus Eichwald


Psammophilus dorsalis

South Indian Rock Agama

1831 Agama dorsalis Gray


Pseudocalotes tympanistriga

Javanese Long-headed Agama

1831 Calotes tympanistra Gray [error typographicus]

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

Diploglossus fasciatus

Banded Galliwasp

1831 Tiliqua fasciatus Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Bradypodion taeniabronchum

Elandsberg Dwarf Chameleon

1831 Chamaeleo taeniabronchus Smith


Calumma cucullatum

Hooded Chameleon*

1831 Chamaeleon cucullatus Gray


Chamaeleo namaquensis

Namaqua Chameleon

1831 Chamaeleo namaquensis Smith


Furcifer lateralis

Carpet Chameleon

1831 Chamaeleo lateralis Gray


Trioceros oweni

Central African Three-horned Chameleon*

1831 Chamaeleo oweni Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Corytophanidae (Basilisks)

Corytophanes hernandesii

Forest Helmeted Basilisk

1831 Chamaeleopsis hernandesii Wiegmann

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtodactylus marmoratus

Marbled Bent-toed Gecko

1831 Cyrtodactylus marmoratus Gray


Gekko reevesii

Chinese Black Tokay*

1831 Gecko reevesii Gray


Phelsuma madagascariensis

Common Madagascar Day Gecko

1831 Gecko madagascariensis Gray


Tenuidactylus caspius

Caspian Thin-toed Gecko

1831 Gymnodactylus caspius Eichwald

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Zonosaurus madagascariensis

Common Madagascar Plated Lizard

1831 Cicigna madagascariensis Gray


Zonosaurus ornatus

Ornate Plated Lizard

1831 Cicigna madagascariensis ornata Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Conolophus subcristatus

Galapagos Crested Land Iguana

1831 Amblyrhynchus subcristatus Gray


Ctenosaura similis

Central American Black Iguana

1831 Iguana similis Gray


Cyclura nubila

Cuban Rock Iguana

1831 Iguana nubila Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Lacerta strigata

Caspian Green Lizard

1831 Lacerta strigata Eichwald


Tropidosaura montana

Common South African Mountain Lizard

1831 Lacerta montana Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Opluridae (Madagascar Iguanas)

Oplurus cuvieri

Collared Madagascar Spiny Iguana

1831 Tropidurus cuvieri Gray

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

Tarentola americana

Cuban Giant Gecko

1831 Platydactylus americanus Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Pygopodidae (Flap-footed Lizards)

Delma fraseri

Southwestern Snake Lizard*

1831 Delma fraseri Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Concinnia tenuis

Greater Bar-sided Skink

1831 Tiliqua tenuis Gray


Cryptoblepharus boutonii

Mascarene Coral-rag Snake-eyed Skink*

1831 Scincus boutonii Desjardin


Gongylomorphus bojerii

Satellite Islands Slit-eared Skink*

1831 Scincus bojerii Desjardin


Hemiergis peronii

Lowlands Mulch Skink*

1831 Seps peronii Gray


Leiolopisma telfairii

Round Island Ground Skink

1831 Scincus telfairii Desjardin

Sauria (Lizards): Sphaerodactylidae (Least Geckos, etc.)

Gonatodes ocellatus

Ocellated Padless Gecko*

1831 Cyrtodactylus ocellatus Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus nebulosus

Clouded Monitor

1831 Monitor nebulosus Gray


Varanus timorensis

Timor Spotted Tree Monitor

1831 Monitor timorensis Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Platyceps najadum

European Slender Whip Snake

1831 Tyria najadum Eichwald


Telescopus fallax

European Cat Snake

1831 Tarbophis fallax Fleischmann

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

Naja kaouthia

Monocellate Cobra

1831 Naja Kaouthia Lesson


Naja oxiana

Central Asian Cobra

1831 Tomyris oxiana Eichwald

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

Lycophidion capense

Cape Wolf Snake

1831 Lycodon capense Smith

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Gloydius caraganus

Karaganda Mamushi

1831 Trigonocephalus caraganus Eichwald

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

Emydura macquarii

Eastern Short-necked Turtle

1831 Chelys macquarii Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Graptemys pseudogeographica

False Map Turtle

1831 Emys pseudogeographica Gray


Trachemys decussata

North Antillean Slider

1831 Emys decussata Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon


Trachemys ornata

Ornate Slider

1831 Emys ornata Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Batagur baska

Northern River Terrapin

1831 Emys baska Gray


Batagur kachuga

Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

1831 Emys kachuga Gray


Cyclemys dentata

Common Leaf Turtle

1831 Emys dentata Gray [substitute name for Emys dhor Gray in Griffith 1831]


Geoclemys hamiltonii

South Asian Spotted Pond Turtle

1831 Emys hamiltonii Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon


Hardella thurjii

Crowned River Turtle

1831 Emys thurjii Gray


Heosemys spinosa

Spiny Turtle

1831 Emys spinosa Gray


Mauremys reevesii

Chinese Three-keeled Pond Turtle

1831 Emys reevesii Gray


Pangshura tecta

Indian Roofed Turtle

1831 Emys tecta Gray


Sacalia bealei

Eastern Chinese Eyed Turtle*

1831 Cistuda bealei Gray


Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Black Marsh Turtle

1831 Emys crassicollis Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon

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

Kinosternon acutum

Tabasco Mud Turtle

1831 Kinosternon scorpioides var. acuta Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Platysternidae (Big-headed Turtle)

Platysternon megacephalum

Big-headed Turtle

1831 Platysternon megacephalum Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Kinixys belliana

Central African Hinge-back Tortoise*

1831 Kinixys belliana Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Chitra indica

Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle

1831 Trionyx indicus Gray


Nilssonia hurum

Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle

1831 Trionyx hurum Gray