New reptile species described in 1852
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Monopeltis galeata

Helmeted Spade-snouted Worm Lizard

1852 Phractogonus galeatus Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Celestus sepsoides

Hispaniolan Four-toed Galliwasp

1852 Sauresia sepsoides Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Anniellidae (North American Legless Lizards)

Anniella pulchra

Northern California Legless Lizard*

1852 Anniella pulchra Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Crotaphytidae (North American Collared Lizards)

Gambelia wislizenii

Long-nosed Leopard Lizard

1852 Crotaphytus wislizenii Baird & Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cnemaspis kandiana

Kandy Rock Gecko

1852 Gymnodactylus kandianus Kelaart


Hemidactylus pieresii

Gannoruwa Half-toed Gecko*

1852 Hemidactylus pieresii Kelaart

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Common Desert Iguana

1852 Crotaphytus dorsalis Baird & Girard

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

Cophosaurus texanus

Greater Earless Lizard

1852 Cophosaurus texanus Troschel


Holbrookia propinqua

Keeled Earless Lizard

1852 Holbrookia propinqua Baird & Girard


Phrynosoma mcallii

Flat-tailed Horned Lizard

1852 Anota m'callii Hallowell


Phrynosoma modestum

Round-tailed Horned Lizard

1852 Phrynosoma modestum Girard in Baird & Girard


Phrynosoma platyrhinos

Desert Horned Lizard

1852 Phrynosoma platyrhinos Girard


Sceloporus clarkii

Southwestern Spiny Lizard*

1852 Sceloporus clarkii Baird & Girard


Sceloporus graciosus

Common Sagebrush Lizard

1852 Sceloporus graciosus Baird & Girard


Sceloporus occidentalis

Western Fence Lizard

1852 Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard


Sceloporus poinsettii

Northern Crevice Spiny Lizard*

1852 Sceloporus poinsettii Baird & Girard


Urosaurus ornatus

Common Tree Lizard

1852 Uta ornata Baird & Girard


Uta stansburiana

Common Side-blotched Lizard

1852 Uta stansburiana Baird & Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Feylinia elegans

Elegant Snake Skink*

1852 Acontias elegans Hallowell


Plestiodon obsoletus

Great Plains Skink

1852 Plestiodon obsoletum Baird & Girard


Plestiodon skiltonianus

Western Skink

1852 Plestiodon skiltonianum Baird & Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Ameiva praesignis

Borriguerro Ameiva

1852 Cnemidophorus praesignis Baird & Girard


Aspidoscelis gularis

Common Spotted Whiptail

1852 Cnemidophorus gularis Baird & Girard


Aspidoscelis marmoratus

Marbled Whiptail

1852 Cnemidophorus marmoratus Baird & Girard


Aspidoscelis tigris

Tiger Whiptail

1852 Cnemidophorus tigris Baird & Girard

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Contia tenuis

Common Sharp-tailed Snake

1852 Calamaria tenuis Baird & Girard


Heterodon nasicus

Western Hognose Snake

1852 Heterodon nasicus Baird & Girard


Masticophis taeniatus

Western Striped Whip Snake*

1852 Leptophis taeniata Hallowell


Nerodia rhombifera

Diamondback Water Snake

1852 Tropidonotus rhombifer Hallowell


Thamnophis ordinoides

Northwestern Garter Snake

1852 Tropidonotus ordinoides Baird & Girard


Thrasops flavigularis

Yellow-throated Black Tree Snake

1852 Dendrophis flavigularis Hallowell

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis viperinus

Viperine Sea Snake

1852 Thalassophis viperinus Schmidt


Thalassophis anomalus

Scale-snouted Sea Snake

1852 Thalassophis anomala Schmidt

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

Amblyodipsas microphthalma

Eastern Purple-glossed Snake

1852 Calamaria microphthalma Bianconi

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Actinemys marmorata

Northern Pacific Pond Turtle

1852 Emys marmorata Baird & Girard

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

Podocnemis lewyana

Magdalena River Turtle

1852 Podocnemis lewyana Dumeril