New reptile species described in 1851
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Leposternon octostegum

Bahia Worm Lizard*

1851 Lepidosternon octostegum Dumeril


Leposternon polystegum

East Brazilian Worm Lizard*

1851 Lepidostegum polystegum Dumeril

Crocodylia (Crocodilians): Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

Crocodylus moreletii

Central American Crocodile

1851 Crocodilus moreletii Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Harpesaurus tricinctus

Three-banded Horned Agama

1851 Arpephorus tricinctus Dumeril


Lophosaurus spinipes

Southern Anglehead Agama*

1851 Lophyrus spinipes Dumeril & Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo calyptratus

Veiled Chameleon

1851 Chamaeleo calyptratus Dumeril & Bibron


Furcifer balteatus

White-banded Chameleon*

1851 Chamaeleo balteatus Dumeril & Bibron

Sauria (Lizards): Corytophanidae (Basilisks)

Basiliscus galeritus

Western Basilisk

1851 Basiliscus galeritus Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Dactyloa heteroderma

Andean Flat Anole

1851 Anolis heterodermus Dumeril


Dactyloa transversalis

Banded Tree Anole

1851 Anolis transversalis Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Hemitheconyx caudicinctus

West African Fat-tailed Gecko

1851 Stenodactylus caudi-cinctus Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Ailuronyx trachygaster

Greater Seychelles Bronze Gecko*

1851 Platydactylus trachygaster Dumeril


Gehyra baliola

Short-tailed Dtella

1851 Hemidactylus baliolus Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Broadleysaurus major

Rough-scaled Plated Lizard

1851 Gerrhosaurus major Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Gymnophthalmidae (Scaly-tongued Spectacled Tejus)

Iphisa elegans

Glossy Shade Lizard

1851 Iphisa elegans Gray


Tretioscincus bifasciatus

Rio Magdalena Skink Teju*

1851 Heteropus bifasciatus Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Opluridae (Madagascar Iguanas)

Oplurus quadrimaculatus

Four-spotted Spiny Iguana*

1851 Oplurus quadrimaculatus Dumeril & Bibron

Sauria (Lizards): Phrynosomatidae (North American Lesser Iguanas)

Holbrookia maculata

Common Lesser Earless Lizard

1851 Holbrookia maculata Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Anomalopus verreauxii

Three-clawed Worm Skink

1851 Anomalopus verreauxii Dumeril & Dumeril


Chalcides viridanus

West Canarian Skink

1851 Gongylus viridanus Gravenhorst


Emoia concolor

Fijian Green Tree Skink

1851 Gongylus concolor Dumeril


Emoia samoensis

Samoan Slender Skink*

1851 Gongylus samoensis Dumeril


Glaphyromorphus crassicaudus

Cape York Mulch Skink

1851 Lygosoma crassicaudum Dumeril & Dumeril


Oligosoma lineoocellatum

Canterbury Spotted Skink

1851 Lygosoma lineo-ocellatum Dumeril & Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Holcosus septemlineatus

Seven-lined Ameiva

1851 Ameiva septemlineata Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Tropiduridae (Rough-tailed Iguanas)

Stenocercus trachycephalus

Rough-headed Whorl-tailed Iguana*

1851 Holotropis trachycephalus Dumeril


Stenocercus tricristatus

(no common name)

1851 Ophryessoides tricristatus Dumeril

Sauria (Lizards): Xantusiidae (Night Lizards)

Lepidophyma flavimaculatum

Yellow-spotted Night Lizard

1851 Lepidophyma flavimaculatus Dumeril

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Calabaria reinhardtii

Calabar Boa

1851 Eryx reinhardtii Schlegel

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Ocyophis ater (extinct)

Jamaican Racer

1851 Natrix atra Gosse


Schwartzophis callilaemum

Jamaican Red Ground Snake

1851 Natrix callilaema Gosse

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Argyrophis fuscus

Dark Blind Snake*

1851 Opthalmidion fuscum Dumeril

Serpentes (Snakes): Uropeltidae (Shield-tailed Snakes)

Plectrurus perrotetii

Nilgiri Shieldtail

1851 Plectrurus Perrotetii Dumeril in Dumeril & Dumeril

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Atheris chlorechis

West African Green Bush Viper

1851 Vipera chlorechis Pel

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Rhinoclemmys areolata

Furrowed Wood Turtle

1851 Emys areolata Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril

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

Kinosternon cruentatum

Red-cheeked Mud Turtle

1851 Cinosternon cruentatum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril


Kinosternon leucostomum

White-lipped Mud Turtle

1851 Cinosternon leucostomum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril