New reptile species described in 1840
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Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Anguis colchica

Eastern Slowworm

1840 Otophis eryx var. colchica Nordmann [nomen protectum]

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Anolis porcatus

Cuban Green Anole

1840 Anolis porcatus Gray


Dactyloa aenea

Grenada Bush Anole

1840 Anolis aeneus Gray


Norops lineatopus

Jamaican Grey Anole

1840 Anolis lineatopus Gray

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

Leiocephalus cubensis

Cuban Brown Curlytail

1840 Tropidurus cubensis Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Atractus favae

Surinam Spindle Snake

1840 Calamaria favae Filippi


Cubophis cantherigerus

Cuban Racer

1840 Coluber cantherigerus Bibron in de la Sagra


Euprepiophis mandarinus

Mandarin Rat Snake

1840 Coluber mandarinus Cantor


Lampropeltis rhombomaculata

Brown King Snake

1840 Coluber rhombomaculatus Holbrook


Philothamnus semivariegatus

Variegated Bush Snake

1840 Dendrophis semivariegata Smith


Urotheca dumerilii

Colombian Glass-tailed Snake*

1840 Calamaria dumerilii Bibron

Serpentes (Snakes): Tropidophiidae (Dwarf Boas)

Tropidophis maculatus

Spotted Red Dwarf Boa

1840 Leionotus maculatus Bibron


Tropidophis pardalis

Spotted Brown Dwarf Boa

1840 Boa pardalis Gundlach

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Crotalus oreganus

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

1840 Crotalus oreganus Holbrook