New reptile species described in 1859
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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)

Leposternon infraorbitale

Central Brazilian Worm Lizard*

1859 Lepidosternon infraorbitale Berthold

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Dactyloa fraseri

Ecuadorian Andes Anole*

1859 Anolis fraseri GŁnther

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Coleonyx variegatus

Western Banded Gecko

1859 Stenodactylus variegatus Baird

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtodactylus variegatus

Variegated Bent-toed Gecko

1859 Naultinus variegatus Blyth

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

Anadia rhombifera

Rhombic Smooth-scaled Lizard*

1859 Cercosaurus rhombifer GŁnther

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

Gonatodes caudiscutatus

Scaly-tailed Padless Gecko*

1859 Gymnodactylus caudiscutatus GŁnther


Sphaerodactylus macrolepis

Puerto Rican Eyespot Least Gecko

1859 Sphaerodactylus macrolepis GŁnther


Sphaerodactylus notatus

Reef Gecko

1859 Sphaeriodactylus notatus Baird

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Aspidoscelis inornatus

Lesser Striped Whiptail

1859 Cnemidophorus inornatus Baird

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

Stenocercus humeralis

Loja Whorl-tailed Iguana*

1859 Microphractus humeralis GŁnther


Stenocercus iridescens

West Ecuadorian Whorl-tailed Iguana*

1859 Liocephalus iridescens GŁnther

Sauria (Lizards): Xantusiidae (Night Lizards)

Xantusia vigilis

Desert Night Lizard

1859 Xantusia vigilis Baird

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Arizona elegans

Eastern Glossy Snake

1859 Arizona elegans Kennicott in Baird [not Coluber elegans Shaw 1802]


Carphophis vermis

Western Worm Snake

1859 Celuta vermis Kennicott


Coniophanes imperialis

Regal Black-striped Snake

1859 Taeniophis imperialis Baird


Conopsis lineata

Lined Tolucan Earth Snake

1859 Toluca lineata Kennicott


Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater

1859 Dipsas Medici Bianconi


Geophis hoffmanni

Costa Rican Earth Snake*

1859 Colobognathus Hoffmanni Peters


Hydromorphus concolor

Common Central American Water Snake

1859 Hydromorphus concolor Peters


Leptodeira septentrionalis

Northern Cat-eyed Snake

1859 Dipsas septentrionalis Kennicott


Rhabdophis lateralis

Chinese Tiger Keelback*

1859 Tropidonotus lateralis Berthold


Sonora annulata

Southern Shovel-nosed Snake*

1859 Lamprosoma annulatum Baird


Sonora episcopa

Great Plains Ground Snake

1859 Lamprosoma episcopum Kennicott


Thamnophis couchii

Sierra Garter Snake

1859 Eutaenia couchii Kennicott


Urotheca lateristriga

Ribboned Glass-tailed Snake*

1859 Liophis lateristriga Berthold


Urotheca multilineata

Many-striped Glass-tailed Snake*

1859 Dromicus multilineatus Peters

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

Austrelaps labialis

Pygmy Copperhead

1859 Alecto labialis Jan


Hemiaspis signata

Black-bellied Swamp Snake

1859 Alecto signata Jan


Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

Pale-headed Snake

1859 Alecto bitorquata Jan


Micrurus altirostris

Uruguayan Coral Snake

1859 Elaps altirostris Cope


Micrurus baliocoryphus

Mesopotamian Coral Snake

1859 Elaps baliocoryphus Cope


Micrurus dissoleucus

Pygmy Coral Snake

1859 Elaps dissoleucus Cope


Micrurus filiformis

South American Slender Coral Snake

1859 Elaps filiformis GŁnther


Simoselaps bertholdi

Southern Desert Banded Snake

1859 Elaps bertholdi Jan

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

Aparallactus modestus

Western Forest Centipede Eater

1859 Elapops modestus GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bothriechis nigroviridis

Black-speckled Palm Pitviper

1859 Bothriechis nigroviridis Peters


Causus lichtensteinii

Forest Night Adder

1859 Aspidelaps lichtensteinii Jan


Crotalus tigris

Tiger Rattlesnake

1859 Crotalus tigris Kennicott


Ophryacus undulatus

Slender-horned Pitviper

1859 Trigonocephalus undulatus Jan

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Malayemys macrocephala

Malayan Snail-eating Turtle

1859 Geoclemys macrocephala Gray