New reptile species described in 1847
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Sauria (Lizards): Gymnophthalmidae (Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus)

Placosoma cordylinum

Rio de Janeiro Sharp-nosed Lizard*

1847 Placosoma cordylinum Tschudi

Sauria (Lizards): Liolaemidae (South American Lesser Iguanas)

Liolaemus magellanicus

Magellan Smooth-throated Lizard*

1847 Proctotretus magellanicus Hombron & Jacquinot

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Lycodon effraenis

Scarce Wolf Snake

1847 Lycodon effraenis Cantor


Pseudorabdion longiceps

Long-headed Dwarf Reed Snake*

1847 Calamaria longiceps Cantor


Xenelaphis hexagonotus

Sunda Brown Snake

1847 Coluber hexahonotus [sic] Cantor

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

Amplorhinus multimaculatus

Many-spotted Snake

1847 Amplorhinus multimaculatus Smith


Dipsina multimaculata

Dwarf Beaked Snake

1847 Coronella multimaculata Smith


Limaformosa capensis

Cape File Snake

1847 Heterolepis capensis Smith


Mehelya poensis

Western Forest File Snake

1847 Heterolepis poensis Smith

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Afrotyphlops fornasinii

East African Blind Snake

1847 Typhlops Fornasinii Bianconi


Afrotyphlops schlegelii

Variable Giant Blind Snake*

1847 Typhlops schlegelii Bianconi

Testudines (Turtles): Dermatemydidae (Central American River Turtle)

Dermatemys mawii

Central American River Turtle

1847 Dermatemys mawii Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Batagur affinis

Southern River Terrapin

1847 Tetraonyx affinis Cantor