New reptile species described in 1869
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Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Agama hartmanni

Dongola Agama*

1869 Agama hartmanni Peters


Laudakia himalayana

West Himalayan Rock Agama

1869 Stellio himalayanus Steindachner

Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Cordylus tropidosternum

Tropical Girdled Lizard

1869 Zonurus tropidosternum Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Norops ortonii

Amazon Bark Anole

1869 Anolis ortonii Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Diplodactylidae (Double-toed Geckos)

Eurydactylodes vieillardi

Houagape Chameleon Gecko*

1869 Platydactylus vieillardi Bavay


Mniarogekko chahoua

Short-snouted Mossy Gecko*

1869 Platydactylus chahoua Bavay


Rhacodactylus auriculatus

Knob-headed Giant Gecko

1869 Platydactylus auriculatus Bavay


Woodworthia brunneus

Canterbury Gecko

1869 Pentadactylus brunneus Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Altiphylax stoliczkai

Karakoram Rock Gecko

1869 Gymnodactylus stoliczkai Steindachner


Cyrtodactylus philippinicus

Common Philippine Bent-toed Gecko

1869 Gymnodactylus philippinicus Steindachner


Pachydactylus wahlbergii

Kalahari Ground Gecko

1869 Colopus wahlbergi Peters


Phelsuma mutabilis

Thick-tailed Day Gecko*

1869 Platydactylus mutabilis Grandidier


Rhoptropus afer

Coastal Namib Day Gecko

1869 Rhoptropus afer Peters


Tropiocolotes steudneri

Sudan Desert Dwarf Gecko*

1869 Gymnodactylus steudneri Peters

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Tracheloptychus petersi

Western Madagascar Keeled Plated Lizard*

1869 Tracheloptychus petersi Grandidier


Zonosaurus karsteni

Crown-spotted Plated Lizard*

1869 Gerrhosaurus karsteni Grandidier


Zonosaurus laticaudatus

Broad-tailed Plated Lizard*

1869 Gerrhosaurus laticaudatus Grandidier

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

Loxopholis rugiceps

Rio Magdalena Root Lizard*

1869 Loxopholis rugiceps Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Helodermatidae (Beaded Lizards)

Heloderma suspectum

Gila Monster

1869 Heloderma suspectum Cope

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Eremias argus

Mongolian Desert Runner

1869 Eremias argus Peters


Meroles suborbitalis

Spotted Desert Lizard

1869 Eremias suborbitalis Peters


Pseuderemias brenneri

Barawa Sand Runner*

1869 Eremias brenneri Peters

Sauria (Lizards): Opluridae (Madagascar Iguanas)

Oplurus fierinensis

Anzamala Spiny Iguana*

1869 Oplurus fierinensis Grandidier


Oplurus saxicola

Madagascar Rock Spiny Iguana*

1869 Oplurus saxicola Grandidier

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

Sceloporus siniferus

Long-tailed Spiny Lizard

1869 Sceloporus siniferus Cope

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

Phyllodactylus galapagensis

Common Galapagos Leaf-toed Gecko

1869 Phyllodactylus galapagensis Peters

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Caledoniscincus austrocaledonicus

Common Leaf-litter Skink

1869 Lygosoma austro-caledonica Bavay


Carlia rhomboidalis

Australian Blue-throated Rainbow Skink

1869 Heteropus rhomboidalis Peters


Egernia richardi

Bight Crevice Skink

1869 Tropidolepisma richardi Peters


Epibator nigrofasciolatus

New Caledonian Green-bellied Tree Skink

1869 Lygosoma nigrofasciolatum Peters


Madascincus polleni

Madagascar Coastal Short-legged Skink*

1869 Gongylus polleni Grandidier


Marmorosphax tricolor

Tricolor Marble-throated Skink

1869 Lygosoma tricolor Bavay


Nannoscincus gracilis

Slender Elf Skink

1869 Lygosoma gracilis Bavay


Nannoscincus mariei

Southern Elf Skink*

1869 Anotis mariei Bavay


Phoboscincus garnieri

New Caledonian Banded Giant Skink*

1869 Eumeces garnieri Bavay


Scincella macrotis

Nicobar Ground Skink*

1869 Euprepes macrotis Steindachner


Sigaloseps deplanchei

Southern Lowland Shiny Skink*

1869 Lygosoma deplanchei Bavay


Trachylepis damarana

Damara Variable Skink

1869 Euprepes damaranus Peters


Trachylepis laevigata

Limpopo Variable Skink

1869 Euprepes laevigatus Peters


Trachylepis variegata

Western Variegated Skink

1869 Euprepes variegatus Peters


Trachylepis wahlbergii

Mopane Skink

1869 Euprepes wahlbergii Peters


Tropidoscincus variabilis

Southern Whip-tailed Skink

1869 Tropidolopisma variabilis Bavay


Voeltzkowia fierinensis

Southwestern Blind Sand Slider*

1869 Scelotes fierinensis Grandidier


Voeltzkowia rubrocaudata

Red-tailed Blind Sand Slider*

1869 Acontias rubrocaudatus Grandidier

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

Pristurus collaris

Collared Semaphore Gecko

1869 Spatalura collaris Steindachner


Sphaerodactylus copei

Haitian Big-scaled Least Gecko

1869 Sphaerodactylus copei Steindachner

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Aspidoscelis mexicanus

Common Mexican Whiptail

1869 Cnemidophorus mexicanus Peters


Holcosus bridgesii

Colombian Ameiva*

1869 Holcosus bridgesii Cope


Kentropyx borckiana

Guyana Whiptail

1869 Centropyx Borckiana Peters

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus semiremex

Rusty Monitor

1869 Varanus semiremex Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Alsophis rijgersmaei

Anguilla Bank Racer

1869 Alsophis rijgersmaei Cope


Apostolepis ambiniger

Paraguayan Blackhead

1869 Rhynchonyx ambiniger Peters


Apostolepis nigrolineata

Para Blackhead

1869 Elapomorphus nigrolineatus Peters


Boiga barnesii

Common White-bellied Cat Snake*

1869 Dipsas barnesii GŁnther


Coniophanes melanocephalus

Black-headed Stripeless Snake

1869 Tachymenis melanocephala Peters


Coniophanes piceivittis

Oaxacan Black-striped Snake*

1869 Coniophanes piceivittis Cope


Dendrelaphis caudolineolatus

Sri Lanka Stripe-tailed Bronzeback

1869 Dendrophis caudolineolatus GŁnther


Dipsadoboa viridis

Green Nocturnal Tree Snake*

1869 Anoplodipsas viridis Peters


Enulius flavitorques

Pacific Long-tailed Snake

1869 Liophis flavitorques Cope


Symphimus leucostomus

Tehuantepec White-lipped Snake

1869 Symphimus leucostomus Cope


Taeniophallus persimilis

Rio de Janeiro Leaf-litter Snake*

1869 Liophis persimilis Cope


Trimorphodon tau

Mexican Lyre Snake

1869 Trimorphodon tau Cope

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

Cacophis harriettae

White-crowned Snake

1869 Cacophis harriettae Krefft


Hoplocephalus stephensii

Grey Banded Snake*

1869 Hoplocephalus stephensii Krefft


Leptomicrurus scutiventris

Pygmy Black-backed Coral Snake

1869 Elaps scutiventris Cope


Micrurus laticollaris

Balsan Coral Snake

1869 Elaps marcgravii var. laticollaris Peters


Parasuta spectabilis

Spectacled Hooded Snake

1869 Hoplocephalus spectabilis Krefft

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Aipysurus duboisi

Reef Shallows Sea Snake

1869 Aipysurus duboisi Bavay


Emydocephalus annulatus

Annulated Turtle-headed Sea Snake

1869 Emydocephalus annulatus Krefft

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

Psammophis leithii

Pakistani Sand Snake

1869 Psammophis leithii GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bothrops pubescens

Pampas Lancehead

1869 Trigonocephalus pubescens Cope

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)

Achalinus spinalis

Grey Burrowing Snake

1869 Achalinus spinalis Peters

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Cyclanorbis elegans

Nubian Flapshell Turtle

1869 Baikiea elegans Gray


Nilssonia formosa

Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle

1869 Trionyx formosus Gray