New reptile species described in 1864
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Aphaniotis fusca

Blue-mouthed Earless Agama*

1864 Otocryptis fusca Peters


Bronchocela smaragdina

Emerald Long-tailed Agama

1864 Bronchocela smaragdina GŁnther


Ceratophora aspera

Rough-horned Agama*

1864 Ceratophora aspera GŁnther


Diploderma swinhonis

Tamsui Mountain Agama*

1864 Japalura swinhonis GŁnther


Draco bimaculatus

Two-spotted Gliding Dragon

1864 Draco bimaculatus GŁnther


Draco cornutus

Horned Gliding Dragon

1864 Draco cornutus GŁnther


Draco reticulatus

Reticulated Gliding Dragon

1864 Draco reticulatus GŁnther


Monilesaurus elliotti

White-spotted Tree Agama

1864 Calotes elliotti GŁnther


Phoxophrys nigrilabris

Black-lipped Shrub Agama

1864 Otocryptis nigrilabris Peters


Ptyctolaemus gularis

Green Fold-throated Agama*

1864 Otocryptis gularis Peters


Trapelus megalonyx

Afghan Ground Agama

1864 Trapelus megalonyx GŁnther

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

Abronia graminea

Sierra de Tehuacan Arboreal Alligator Lizard

1864 Gerrhonotus gramineus Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Corytophanidae (Basilisks)

Laemanctus serratus

Serrated Casque-headed Iguana

1864 Laemanctus serratus Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Chamaelinorops semilineatus

Hispaniolan Grass Anole

1864 Anolis semilineatus Cope


Ctenonotus ferreus

Marie-Galante Anole

1864 Xiphosurus ferreus Cope


Ctenonotus gingivinus

Anguilla Bank Tree Anole

1864 Anolis gingivinus Cope


Norops bitectus

Roof Anole

1864 Anolis bitectus Cope


Norops crassulus

Guatemalan Ornate Anole*

1864 Anolis crassulus Cope


Norops cymbops

Veracruz Cloud Forest Anole*

1864 Anolis cymbops Cope


Norops damulus

Mexican Smooth Anole*

1864 Anolis damulus Cope


Norops gibbiceps

(no common name)

1864 Anolis gibbiceps Cope


Norops homolechis

Habana White-fanned Anole*

1864 Xiphosurus homolechis Cope


Norops impetigosus

(no common name)

1864 Anolis impetigosus Cope


Norops ordinatus

Bahamas Brown Anole

1864 Anolis ordinatus Cope


Norops scypheus

Yellow-tongued Forest Anole

1864 Anolis scypheus Cope


Norops ustus

Yucatan Silky Anole*

1864 Anolis ustus Cope


Xiphosurus baleatus

Dominica Giant Anole

1864 Eupristis baleatus Cope


Xiphosurus porcus

Oriente Bearded Anole

1864 Chamaeleolis porcus Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Aeluroscalabotes felinus

Cat Gecko

1864 Pentadactylus felinus GŁnther

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Chondrodactylus turneri

Zambezi Thick-toed Gecko

1864 Homodactylus turneri Gray


Cyrtodactylus deccanensis

Deccan Bent-toed Gecko*

1864 Gymnodactylus deccanensis GŁnther


Cyrtodactylus fraenatus

Bridled Bent-toed Gecko

1864 Gymnodactylus fraenatus GŁnther


Cyrtodactylus triedrus

Sri Lanka Spotted Bent-toed Gecko

1864 Gymnodactylus triedrus GŁnther


Gekko subpalmatus

Chinese Palmated Gecko*

1864 Gecko subpalmatus GŁnther


Gekko swinhonis

Beijing Gecko

1864 Gecko swinhonis GŁnther


Gekko verreauxii

Andaman Tokay

1864 Gekko verreauxii Tytler

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Acanthodactylus cantoris

Indian Fringe-toed Lizard

1864 Acanthodactylus cantoris GŁnther


Acanthodactylus tristrami

Lebanese Fringe-toed Lizard

1864 Zootoca tristrami GŁnther


Nucras ornata

Ornate Sandveld Lizard

1864 Teira ornata Gray


Takydromus septentrionalis

Northern Grass Lizard

1864 Takydromus septentrionalis GŁnther

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

Phrynosoma asio

Giant Horned Lizard

1864 Phrynosoma asio Cope


Sceloporus malachiticus

Malachite Spiny Lizard

1864 Sceloporus malachiticus Cope


Sceloporus pyrocephalus

Boulder Spiny Lizard

1864 Sceloporus pyrocephalus Cope


Sceloporus utiformis

West Mexican Large-scaled Spiny Lizard*

1864 Sceloporus utiformis Cope


Urosaurus nigricaudus

Baja California Brush Lizard

1864 Uta nigricauda Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Phyllodactylidae (Leaf-toed Geckos)

Phyllodactylus unctus

San Lucan Leaf-toed Gecko

1864 Phyllodactylus unctus Cope


Phyllodactylus xanti

Baja Cape Leaf-toed Gecko

1864 Phyllodactylus xanti Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Pygopodidae (Flap-footed Lizards)

Pletholax gracilis

Keeled Legless Lizard

1864 Pletholax gracilis Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Apterygodon vittatum

Bornean Striped Tree Skink

1864 Apterygodon vittatum Edeling


Asymblepharus himalayanus

Himalayan Mountain Skink*

1864 Eumeces himalayanus GŁnther


Asymblepharus ladacensis

Ladakh Glacier Skink*

1864 Eumeces ladacensis GŁnther


Eumeces algeriensis

Algerian Long-legged Skink*

1864 Eumeces pavimentatus var. algeriensis Peters


Lerista gerrardii

Bold-striped Robust Slider

1864 Rhodona punctata gerrardii Gray


Lygosoma bowringii

Short-legged Supple Skink*

1864 Eumeces bowringii GŁnther


Lygosoma isodactylum

Even-toed Supple Skink

1864 Eumeces isodactylus GŁnther


Pinoyscincus jagorii

Samar Forest Skink*

1864 Lygosoma jagori Peters


Plestiodon japonicus

Japanese Five-lined Skink

1864 Eumeces quinquelineatus japonicus Peters


Scincella assata

Central American Ground Skink

1864 Lampropholis assatus Cope


Scincella gemmingeri

Mexican Forest Ground Skink

1864 Oligosoma gemmingeri Cope


Scincella modesta

Slender Ground Skink*

1864 Eumeces modestus GŁnther


Scincopus fasciatus

Banded Tiger Skink*

1864 Scincus fasciatus Peters


Sphenomorphus acutus

Sharp-nosed Forest Skink*

1864 Lygosoma acutum Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Ahaetulla dispar

South Indian Whip Snake*

1864 Tragops dispar GŁnther


Aspidura copii

Speckle-bellied Roughside*

1864 Aspidura copii GŁnther


Dendrophidion nuchale

Venezuelan Black-naped Forest Racer*

1864 Herpetodryas nuchalis Peters


Dipsadoboa aulica

Cross-barred Nocturnal Tree Snake

1864 Chamaetortus aulicus GŁnther


Elaphe carinata

East Asian Keeled Rat Snake

1864 Phyllophis carinata GŁnther


Hebius beddomei (first described as Spilotes vittatus Beddome 1863)

Nilgiri Keelback

1864 Tropidonotus beddomei GŁnther [substitute name for Spilotes vittatus Beddome 1863]


Lycodon anamallensis

Anaimalai Wolf Snake

1864 Lycodon anamallensis GŁnther


Lycodon gracilis

Slender Bridle Snake

1864 Odontomus gracilis GŁnther


Lycodon laoensis

Laotian Wolf Snake

1864 Lycodon laoensis GŁnther


Macrocalamus lateralis

Striped Mountain Reed Snake

1864 Macrocalamus lateralis GŁnther


Oligodon cinereus

Black-barred Kukri Snake

1864 Simotes cinereus GŁnther


Oligodon fasciolatus

Small-banded Kukri Snake

1864 Simotes fasciolatus GŁnther


Oligodon modestus

Spotted-bellied Kukri Snake

1864 Oligodon modestum GŁnther


Oligodon signatus

Barred Kukri Snake

1864 Simotes signatus GŁnther


Pseudoficimia frontalis

False Hook-nosed Snake

1864 Toluca frontalis Cope


Rhabdophis himalayanus

Common Himalayan Keelback*

1864 Tropidonotus himalayanus GŁnther


Thamnophis melanogaster

Mexican Black-bellied Garter Snake

1864 Tropidonotus melanogaster Peters


Xenodon angustirostris

Central American Mock Lancehead*

1864 Xenodon angustirostris Peters

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

Austrelaps ramsayi

Highland Copperhead

1864 Hoplocephalus ramsayi Krefft


Brachyurophis australis

Eastern Shovel-nosed Snake

1864 Simotes australis Krefft


Bungarus ceylonicus

Sri Lankan Krait

1864 Bungarus ceylonicus GŁnther


Calliophis philippinus

Philippine Striped Coral Snake

1864 Callophis intestinalis philippina GŁnther


Dendroaspis polylepis

Black Mamba

1864 Dendraspis polylepis GŁnther


Ogmodon vitianus

Fijian Burrowing Snake

1864 Ogmodon vitianus Peters


Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus

Australian Black-striped Snake

1864 Hoplocephalus nigrostriatus Krefft

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis atriceps

Black-headed Sea Snake

1864 Hydrophis atriceps GŁnther


Hydrophis melanosoma

Black-banded Robust Sea Snake

1864 Hydrophis melanosoma GŁnther


Hydrophis stricticollis

Bengal Sea Snake

1864 Hydrophis stricticollis GŁnther


Hydrophis torquatus

Grey Sea Snake

1864 Hydrophis torquatus GŁnther


Microcephalophis cantoris

Spotted Small-headed Sea Snake

1864 Hydrophis cantoris GŁnther

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

Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia

Southeastern Bark Snake

1864 Coronella nototaenia GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Pareidae (Oriental Slug Eaters)

Asthenodipsas malaccana

Dark-necked Slug Eater

1864 Asthenodipsas Malaccana Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Aspidites melanocephalus

Black-headed Python

1864 Aspidiotes melanocephalus Krefft

Serpentes (Snakes): Tropidophiidae (Dwarf Boas)

Tropidophis semicinctus

Yellow-banded Dwarf Boa

1864 Ungalia maculata var. semicincta Gundlach & Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Argyrophis bothriorhynchus

Assam Blind Snake

1864 Typhlops bothriorhynchus GŁnther


Argyrophis siamensis

Siamese Blind Snake

1864 Typhlops siamensis GŁnther


Indotyphlops exiguus

Belgaum Blind Snake

1864 Typhlops exiguus Jan


Indotyphlops pammeces

Tamil Nadu Blind Snake*

1864 Typhlops pammeces GŁnther


Indotyphlops tenuicollis

Slender-necked Blind Snake

1864 Onychocephalus tenuicollis Peters


Typhlops coecatus

Ghanese Blind Snake*

1864 Typhlops coecatus Jan

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

Uropeltis bicatenata

Two-chained Shieldtail*

1864 Silybura bicatenata GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Crotalus basiliscus

Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake

1864 Caudisona basilisca Cope


Gloydius himalayanus

Himalayan Mamushi

1864 Halys himalayanus GŁnther


Ovophis monticola

Western Mountain Pitviper

1864 Trimeresurus monticola GŁnther

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

Staurotypus salvinii

Pacific Giant Musk Turtle

1864 Staurotypus (Stauremys) salvinii Gray

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Pelochelys cantorii

Asian Giant Softshell Turtle

1864 Pelochelys cantorii Gray