New reptile species described in 1842
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Rhynchocephalia (Tuataras): Sphenodontidae (Tuataras)

Sphenodon punctatus

Tuatara

1842 Hatteria punctata Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Lophognathus gilberti

Top End Lashtail Dragon

1842 Lophognathus gilberti Gray


Diporiphora bilineata

Northern Two-lined Dragon

1842 Diporiphora bilineata Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo gracilis

Graceful Chameleon

1842 Chamaeleo gracilis Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Diplodactylidae (Double-toed Geckos)

Dactylocnemis pacificus

Pacific Brown Gecko*

1842 Naultinus pacificus Gray


Naultinus elegans

Green Tree Gecko

1842 Naultinus elegans Gray


Oedura marmorata

Northern Marbled Velvet Gecko*

1842 Oedura marmorata Gray


Strophurus spinigerus

Southwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko

1842 Diplodactylus spinigerus Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cnemaspis boei

(no common name)

1842 Goniodactylus boei Gray


Gekko chinensis

Chinese Narrow-disked Gecko*

1842 Gecko chinensis Gray


Gekko smithii

Greater Green-eyed Gecko

1842 Gecko smithii Gray


Hemidactylus depressus

Kandian Half-toed Gecko*

1842 Hemidactylus depressus Gray


Hemidactylus fasciatus

African Banded Forest Gecko

1842 Hemidactylus fasciatus Gray


Hemidactylus mercatorius

Farquhar Half-toed Gecko*

1842 Hemidactylus mercatorius Gray


Phelsuma gigas (extinct)

Giant Day Gecko*

1842 Gekko gigas Lienard


Phelsuma lineata

Striped Day Gecko

1842 Phelsuma lineatum Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Ctenosaura quinquecarinata

Central American Armed Iguana

1842 Cyclura quinquecarinata Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Ctenotus essingtonii

Port Essington Striped Skink

1842 Tiliqua essingtonii Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Corallus cookii

St. Vincent Tree Boa

1842 Corallus cookii Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Drymarchon couperi

Eastern Indigo Snake

1842 Coluber couperi Holbrook


Lycodon rufozonatus

Red-banded Big-toothed Snake*

1842 Lycodon rufo-zonatus Cantor


Oocatochus rufodorsatus

Red-backed Rat Snake

1842 Tropidonotus rufodorsatus Cantor


Ptyas dhumnades

Black-striped Rat Snake

1842 Coluber dhumnades Cantor


Storeria dekayi

Common Brown Snake

1842 Tropidonotus Dekayi Holbrook

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

Demansia olivacea

Olive Whip Snake

1842 Lycodon olivaceus Gray


Demansia reticulata

Desert Whip Snake

1842 Lycodon reticulatus Gray


Furina ornata

Orange-naped Snake

1842 Elaps ornatus Gray


Naja atra

Chinese Spitting Cobra

1842 Naja atra Cantor


Pseudechis australis

King Brown Snake

1842 Naja australis Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis elegans

Bar-bellied Sea Snake

1842 Aturia elegans Gray


Hydrophis ornatus

Reef Sea Snake

1842 Aturia ornata Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)

Bitia hydroides

Keel-bellied Estuarine Snake

1842 Bitia hydroides Gray


Cerberus australis

Australian Dog-faced Water Snake

1842 Homalopsis australis Gray


Homalopsis hardwickii

Northwestern Masked Water Snake*

1842 Homalopsis hardwickii Gray


Myrrophis bennetti

Mangrove Mud Snake

1842 Hypsirhina bennetti Gray


Myrrophis chinensis

Chinese Mud Snake

1842 Hypsirhina chinensis Gray


Raclitia indica

Selangor Mud Snake

1842 Raclitia indica Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Antaresia childreni

Faded Python

1842 Liasis childreni Gray


Liasis olivaceus

Australian Olive Python

1842 Liasis olivaceus Gray

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Causus maculatus

West African Night Adder

1842 Distichurus maculatus Hallowell


Craspedocephalus strigatus

Horseshoe Pitviper

1842 Trimeresurus strigatus Gray


Parias flavomaculatus

Yellow-spotted Pitviper

1842 Megaera flavomaculata Gray


Trimeresurus albolabris

Southeast Asian White-lipped Tree Pitviper

1842 Trimesurus [sic] albolabris Gray


Tropidolaemus philippensis

South Philippine Temple Pitviper

1842 Trimeresurus philippensis Gray


Tropidolaemus subannulatus

North Philippine Temple Pitviper

1842 Trimeresurus subannulatus Gray

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

Emydura victoriae

Northern Red-faced Turtle

1842 Hydraspis victoriae Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Mauremys mutica

Yellow Pond Turtle

1842 Emys muticus Cantor