New reptile species described in 1853
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Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Calotes nemoricola

Nilgiri Forest Agama*

1853 Calotes nemoricola Jerdon


Japalura tricarinata

Three-keeled Mountain Agama

1853 Calotes tricarinatus Blyth


Japalura variegata

East Himalayan Mountain Agama

1853 Japalura variegata Gray


Salea gularis

(Indian Bush Agama)

1853 Salea gularis Blyth

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cnemaspis littoralis

Coastal Rock Gecko

1853 Gymnodactylus littoralis Jerdon


Cnemaspis mysoriensis

Mysore Rock Gecko

1853 Cnemaspis mysoriensis Jerdon


Hemidactylus berdmorei

Mergui Half-toed Gecko*

1853 Leiurus berdmorei Blyth

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Ophisops jerdonii

Punjab Snake-eyed Lizard

1853 Ophiops jerdonii Blyth

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

Sceloporus consobrinus

Prairie Lizard

1853 Sceloporus consobrinus Baird & Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Emoia nigra

South Pacific Black Skink

1853 Eumeces niger Jacquinot & Guichenot


Eutropis macularia

Speckled Forest Skink

1853 Euprepes macularius Blyth


Nessia layardi

Colombo Snake Skink*

1853 Acontias layardi Kelaart


Ophiomorus tridactylus

Southwest Asian Three-toed Snake Skink

1853 Sphenocephalus tridactylus Blyth


Plestiodon quadrilineatus

Four-striped Long Skink*

1853 Plestiodon quadrilineatum Blyth


Sphenomorphus indicus

Common Indian Forest Skink

1853 Hinulia indica Gray


Sphenomorphus maculatus

Spotted Forest Skink

1853 Lissonota maculata Blyth


Tropidophorus berdmorei

Burmese Stream Skink*

1853 Aspris berdmorei Blyth

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Dendrelaphis lineolatus

Papuan Striped Bronzeback*

1853 Dendrophis lineolata Jacquinot & Guichenot


Gonyosoma frenatum

Khasi Hills Rat Snake

1853 Herpetrodryas frenatus [sic] Gray


Hebius monticolus

Yellow-collared Forest Keelback

1853 Tropidonotus monticolus Jerdon


Lampropeltis gentilis

Northwestern Milk Snake*

1853 Ophibolus gentilis Baird & Girard


Lampropeltis splendida

Desert Kingsnake

1853 Ophibolus splendidus Baird & Girard


Masticophis lateralis

Pacific Striped Whip Snake*

1853 Leptophis lateralis Hallowell


Masticophis schotti

Eastern Striped Whip Snake*

1853 Masticophis schotti Baird & Girard


Nerodia clarkii

Salt Marsh Water Snake

1853 Regina clarkii Baird & Girard


Ninia diademata

Ring-necked Coffee Snake

1853 Ninia diademata Baird & Girard


Oligodon taeniolatus

Variegated Kukri Snake

1853 Coronella taeniolata Jerdon [nomen protectum]


Oligodon venustus

Black-spotted Kukri Snake

1853 Xenodon venustum Jerdon


Pantherophis emoryi

Great Plains Rat Snake

1853 Scotophis emoryi Baird & Girard


Pantherophis vulpinus

Eastern Fox Snake

1853 Scotophis vulpinus Baird & Girard


Pituophis deppei

Mexican Bullsnake

1853 Elaphis deppei Dumeril


Regina grahamii

Mississippi Crayfish Snake*

1853 Regina grahamii Baird & Girard


Rhinocheilus lecontei

Common Long-nosed Snake

1853 Rhinocheilus lecontei Baird & Girard


Salvadora grahamiae

Eastern Patch-nosed Snake

1853 Salvadora grahamiae Baird & Girard


Sibynophis collaris

Collared Black-headed Snake

1853 Psammophis collaris Gray


Sonora semiannulata

Western Ground Snake

1853 Sonora semiannulata Baird & Girard


Tantilla coronata

Southeastern Centipede Snake*

1853 Tantilla coronata Baird & Girard


Tantilla gracilis

Flat-headed Centipede Snake*

1853 Tantilla gracilis Baird & Girard


Thamnophis elegans

Terrestrial Garter Snake

1853 Eutainia elegans Baird & Girard


Thamnophis marcianus

Checkered Garter Snake

1853 Eutaenia marciana Baird & Girard


Thamnophis radix

Plains Garter Snake

1853 Eutainia radix Baird & Girard


Virginia valeriae

Smooth Earth Snake

1853 Virginia valeriae Baird & Girard

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

Micrurus tener

Texas Coral Snake

1853 Elaps tenere Baird & Girard

Serpentes (Snakes): Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)

Rena dulcis

Texas Thread Snake

1853 Rena dulcis Baird & Girard


Rena humilis

Western Thread Snake

1853 Rena humilis Baird & Girard

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

Rhinophis blythii

Sri Lankan Montane Shieldtail*

1853 Rhinophis blythii Kelaart


Rhinophis saffragamus

Greater Shieldtail

1853 Uropeltis saffragamus Kelaart

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Crotalus atrox

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

1853 Crotalus atrox Baird & Girard


Crotalus molossus

Western Black-tailed Rattlesnake*

1853 Crotalus molossus Baird & Girard

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise

1853 Testudo elongata Blyth

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Pelochelys bibroni

Southern Papuan Giant Softshell Turtle

1853 Trionyx (Gymnopus) bibroni Owen