New reptile species described in 1857
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Ctenonotus acutus

Saint Croix Anole

1857 Anolis acutus Hallowell


Norops tropidogaster

New Granada Anole*

1857 Anolis tropidogaster Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Nactus pelagicus

Pacific Hook-toed Gecko*

1857 Heteronota pelagica Girard

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus

Western Black-lined Plated Lizard*

1857 Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Poromera fordii

African Swamp Lizard

1857 Tachydromus fordii Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Cryptoblepharus eximius

Fiji Snake-eyed Skink*

1857 Cryptoblepharus eximius Girard


Eutropis dissimilis

Striped Ground Skink

1857 Euprepis dissimilis Hallowell


Eutropis longicaudata

Long-tailed Sun Skink

1857 Euprepis longicaudata Hallowell


Lipinia vulcania

Dapitan Peak Striped Skink*

1857 Lipinia vulcania Girard


Oligosoma aeneum

New Zealand Copper Skink

1857 Cyclodina aenea Girard


Plestiodon multivirgatus

North American Many-lined Skink

1857 Plestiodon multivirgatum Hallowell


Trachylepis albilabris

African White-lipped Forest Skink

1857 Euprepes albilabris Hallowell

Sauria (Lizards): Sphaerodactylidae (Least Geckos, etc.)

Aristelliger praesignis

Jamaican Croaking Gecko

1857 Hemidactylus praesignis Hallowell

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

Stenocercus ornatissimus

Yangas Whorl-tailed Iguana*

1857 Saccodeira ornatissima Girard

Serpentes (Snakes): Anomalepididae (Neotropical Blind Snakes)

Helminthophis flavoterminatus

Yellow-tailed Blind Snake

1857 Typhlops flavoterminatus Peters


Liotyphlops albirostris

White-nosed Blind Snake

1857 Rhinotyphlops albirostris Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Oligodon ancorus

Luzon Kukri Snake

1857 Xenodon ancorus Girard


Philodryas patagoniensis

Patagonian Bush Racer

1857 Callirhinus patagoniensis Girard


Philothamnus heterodermus

Emerald Green Snake

1857 Chlorophis heterodermus Hallowell

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

Naja melanoleuca

Central African Forest Cobra

1857 Naja haie melanoleuca Hallowell

Serpentes (Snakes): Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)

Cantoria violacea

Yellow-banded Mangrove Snake

1857 Cantoria violacea Girard

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

Lycophidion laterale

Masked Wolf Snake

1857 Lycophidion laterale Hallowell

Testudines (Turtles): Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)

Chelodina expansa

Broad-shelled Snake-necked Turtle

1857 Chelodina expansa Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Terrapene ornata

Ornate Box Turtle

1857 Cistudo ornata Agassiz

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

Kinosternon flavescens

Yellow Mud Turtle

1857 Platythyra flavescens Agassiz


Sternotherus minor

Loggerhead Musk Turtle

1857 Goniochelys minor Agassiz

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Gopherus berlandieri

Texas Tortoise

1857 Xerobates berlandieri Agassiz