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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)

Acanthocercus annectans

Eritrean Ridgeback Agama

1870 Agama annectans Blanford


Calotes jerdoni

Eastern Green Tree Agama

1870 Calotes jerdoni GŁnther


Cristidorsa planidorsata

Flat-backed Mountain Agama

1870 Japalura planidorsata Jerdon


Japalura major

West Himalayan Mountain Agama

1870 Oreocalotes major Jerdon


Sarada deccanensis

Deccan Fan-throated Agama*

1870 Sitana deccanensis Jerdon

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Ctenonotus brevirostris

Gracile Desert Anole

1870 Anolis brevirostris Bocourt


Norops williamsii

Bahia Anole*

1870 Anolis williamsii Bocourt

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

Diplodactylus pulcher

Western Saddled Ground Gecko

1870 Stenodactylopsis pulcher Steindachner

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Calodactylodes aureus

Indian Golden Gecko

1870 Calodactylus aureus Beddome


Chondrodactylus angulifer

Giant Ground Gecko

1870 Chondrodactylus angulifer Peters


Cnemaspis affinis

Penang Island Rock Gecko

1870 Cyrtodactylus affinis Stoliczka


Cnemaspis gracilis

Gracile Rock Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus gracilis Beddome


Cnemaspis ornata

Ornate Rock Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus ornatus Beddome


Cnemaspis wynadensis

Wynaad Rock Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus wynadensis Beddome


Cyrtodactylus collegalensis

Kollegal Bent-toed Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus collegalensis Beddome


Cyrtodactylus khasiensis

Khasi Hills Bent-toed Gecko

1870 Pentadactylus khasiensis Jerdon


Cyrtodactylus nebulosus

Clouded Bent-toed Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus nebulosus Beddome


Cyrtodactylus speciosus

Tamil Bent-toed Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus speciosus Beddome


Hemidactylus bouvieri

S„o Vicente Half-toed Gecko*

1870 Emydactylus bouvieri Bocourt


Hemidactylus gracilis

Slender House Gecko

1870 Hemidactylus gracilis Blanford


Hemidactylus muriceus

Prickly Half-toed Gecko

1870 Hemidactylus muriceus Peters


Hemidactylus reticulatus

Reticulated Half-toed Gecko*

1870 Hemidactylus reticulatus Beddome


Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus

Southern Ghats Slender Gecko

1870 Hemidactylus aurantiacus Beddome


Lygodactylus picturatus

Painted Dwarf Gecko

1870 Hemidactylus picturatus Peters


Mediodactylus kotschyi

Balkan Bent-toed Gecko*

1870 Gymnodactylus kotschyi Steindachner


Phelsuma grandis

Greater Madagascar Day Gecko

1870 Phelsuma grandis Gray

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

Placosoma glabellum

Santa Catarina Sharp-nosed Lizard*

1870 Cercosaura glabella Peters

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Ophisops beddomii

Kerala Snake-eyed Lizard*

1870 Pseudophiops beddomei Jerdon


Ophisops microlepis

Small-scaled Snake-eyed Lizard

1870 Ophiops microlepis Blanford


Podarcis hispanicus

Southeast Iberian Wall Lizard*

1870 Lacerta oxycephala var. hispanica Steindachner


Pseuderemias mucronata

Anseba Sand Runner*

1870 Acanthodactylus mucronatus Blanford


Takydromus haughtonianus

Assam Grass Lizard

1870 Tachydromus haughtonianus Jerdon

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

Phrynosoma braconnieri

Short-tailed Horned Lizard

1870 Phrynosoma braconnieri Dumeril & Bocourt

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Chalcides pentadactylus

Indian Cylindrical Skink*

1870 Sphenocephalus ? pentadactylus Beddome


Egernia striolata

Tree Crevice Skink

1870 Tropidolepisma striolatum Peters


Emoia adspersa

Micronesian Striped Skink

1870 Eumeces adspersus Steindachner


Eumecia anchietae

Western Short-legged Skink*

1870 Eumecia anchietae Bocage


Eutropis beddomii

South Indian Sun Skink*

1870 Euprepes beddomii Jerdon


Eutropis innotata

Bronzy-Olive Sun Skink*

1870 Euprepes innotatus Blanford


Eutropis rugifera

Rough-scaled Sun Skink

1870 Tiliqua rugifera Stoliczka


Hemiergis gracilipes

Southwestern Mulch Skink

1870 Hinulia gracilipes Steindachner


Kaestlea travancorica

South Indian Ground Skink

1870 Mocoa travancorica Beddome


Lygosoma lineolatum

Lined Supple Skink

1870 Riopa lineolata Stoliczka


Ristella travancorica

Travancore Cat Skink

1870 Ateuchosaurus travancoricus Beddome


Sepsophis punctatus

Blunt-tailed Burrowing Skink

1870 Sepsophis punctatus Beddome

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

Aristelliger georgeensis

Belizean Croaking Gecko*

1870 Idiodactylus georgeensis Bocourt

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Calamaria sumatrana

Sumatran Reed Snake

1870 Calamaria sumatrana Edeling


Gongylosoma nicobariense

Nicobar Ground Snake*

1870 Ablabes nicobariensis Stoliczka


Lycodon travancoricus

Travancore Wolf Snake

1870 Cercaspis travancoricus Beddome


Philodryas nattereri

Paraguay Bush Racer

1870 Philodryas Nattereri Steindachner


Rhadinella lachrymans

Tearful Pine-Oak Snake

1870 Lygophis lachrymans Cope


Scaphiophis albopunctatus

Common African Hook-nosed Snake

1870 Scaphiophis albopunctatus Peters


Tropidodryas striaticeps

Atlantic Forest Highland Tree Snake*

1870 Teleolepis striaticeps Cope

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

Aparallactus lineatus

Lined Centipede Eater*

1870 Uriechis lineatus Peters


Lycophidion albomaculatum

Spotted Wolf Snake

1870 Lycophidion horstockii albomaculatum Steindachner

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

Melanophidium bilineatum

Yellow-striped Shieldtail

1870 Melanophidium bilineatum Beddome


Pseudoplectrurus canaricus

Kanara Shieldtail

1870 Silybura canarica Beddome

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Ovophis convictus

Indo-Malayan Mountain Pitviper

1870 Trimeresurus convictus Stoliczka


Trimeresurus mutabilis

Camorta Island Pitviper*

1870 Trimeresurus mutabilis Stoliczka

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)

Stoliczkia khasiensis

Khasi Hills Keeled Earth Snake

1870 Stoliczkia khasiensis Jerdon

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

Hydromedusa tectifera

Uruguayan Snake-necked Turtle

1870 Hydromedusa tectifera Cope


Phrynops tuberosus

Spotted Toad-headed Turtle

1870 Platemys tuberosa Peters

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Pangshura sylhetensis

Assam Roofed Turtle

1870 Pangshura sylhetensis Jerdon


Rhinoclemmys rubida

Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle

1870 Chelopus rubidus Cope

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

Kinosternon albogulare

White-throated Mud Turtle

1870 Cinosternon albogulare Dumeril & Bocourt

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Chelonoidis chilensis

Argentine Tortoise

1870 Testudo (Gopher) chilensis Gray