New reptile species described in 1848
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Monopeltis capensis

Cape Spade-snouted Worm Lizard

1848 Monopeltis capensis Smith

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Gonocephalus borneensis

Bornean Anglehead Agama

1848 Lophyrus borneensis Schlegel


Gonocephalus kuhlii

Java Anglehead Agama*

1848 Lophyrus kuhlii Schlegel

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Norops planiceps

Orange-fanned Leaf-litter Anole

1848 Anolis planiceps Troschel

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

Phymaturus bibronii

Ovalle Chuckwalla*

1848 Oplurus bibronii Guichenot

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Acontias plumbeus

Giant Legless Skink

1848 Acontias plumbeus Bianconi

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Philothamnus natalensis

Eastern Natal Green Snake

1848 Dendrophis natalensis Smith


Phimophis guianensis

Northern Tropical Shovel-nosed Snake

1848 Heterodon guianensis Troschel

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Afrotyphlops liberiensis

Liberian Blind Snake

1848 Onychocephalus liberiensis Hallowell

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Daboia mauritanica

Moorish Viper

1848 Echidna mauritanica Dumeril & Bibron

Testudines (Turtles): Podocnemididae (Giant Side-necked Turtles)

Podocnemis unifilis

Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle

1848 Podocnemis unifilis Troschel