New reptile species described in 1872
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Amphisbaena plumbea

Leaden Worm Lizard

1872 Amphisbaena plumbea Gray

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Calotes liocephalus

Crestless Tree Agama*

1872 Calotes liocephalus GŁnther


Draco cristatellus

Crested Gliding Dragon

1872 Draco cristatellus GŁnther


Draco spilonotus

Manado Gliding Dragon*

1872 Draco spilonotus GŁnther


Gonocephalus liogaster

Blue-eyed Anglehead Agama

1872 Tiaris liogaster GŁnther


Hypsilurus macrolepis

Solomon Islands Large-scaled Anglehead Agama*

1872 Hypsilurus macrolepis Peters


Laudakia agrorensis

Agror Valley Rock Agama

1872 Stellio agrorensis Stoliczka


Phrynocephalus forsythii

Yarkand Toad-headed Agama*

1872 Phrynocephalus forsythii Anderson


Phrynocephalus maculatus

Black-tailed Toad-headed Agama

1872 Phrynocephalus maculatus Anderson

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

Abronia vasconcelosii

Argueta Arboreal Alligator Lizard*

1872 Gerrhonotus vasconcelosii Bocourt

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Chamaeleo anchietae

Angolan Chameleon

1872 Chamaeleo anchieta Bocage


Furcifer antimena

Southwestern Madagascar Chameleon*

1872 Chamaeleo antimena Grandidier


Furcifer campani

Mount Tsiafakfo Chameleon*

1872 Chamaeleon campani Grandidier


Furcifer labordi

Western Madagascar Chameleon*

1872 Chamaeleo labordi Grandidier

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

Bavayia cyclura

New Caledonian Forest Gecko

1872 Peripia cyclura GŁnther


Naultinus stellatus

New Zealand Starred Gecko

1872 Naultinus elegans subsp. stellatus Hutton

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtopodion kachhense

Cutch Thin-toed Gecko

1872 Gymnodactylus kachhensis Stoliczka


Hemidactylus persicus

Persian Half-toed Gecko

1872 Hemidactylus persicus Anderson


Lygodactylus tolampyae

Western Madagascar Dwarf Gecko*

1872 Hemidactylus tolampyae Grandidier


Nactus multicarinatus

Melanesian Hook-toed Gecko*

1872 Gymnodactylus multicarinatus GŁnther


Stenodactylus doriae

Middle Eastern Thin-toed Gecko

1872 Ceramodactylus doriae Blanford

Sauria (Lizards): Gerrhosauridae (Plated Lizards)

Zonosaurus aeneus

Bronze Plated Lizard

1872 Gerrhosaurus aeneus Grandidier

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Eremias brenchleyi

Ordos Desert Runner*

1872 Eremias brenchleyi GŁnther


Eremias multiocellata

Multiocellated Desert Runner

1872 Eremias multiocellata GŁnther


Heliobolus nitida

Red-tailed Bushveld Lizard*

1872 Eremias nitida GŁnther


Heliobolus spekii

East African Bushveld Lizard*

1872 Eremias spekii GŁnther


Mesalina watsonana

Long-tailed Desert Lizard

1872 Eremias watsonana Stoliczka

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Ablepharus grayanus

Earless Snake-eyed Skink

1872 Blepharosteres grayanus Stoliczka


Brachyseps splendidus

Banded Short-legged Skink*

1872 Gongylus splendidus Grandidier


Caledoniscincus haplorhinus

Strand Leaf-litter Skink

1872 Euprepes haplorhinus GŁnther


Chalcidoseps thwaitesii

Knuckles Four-toed Skink*

1872 Nessia thwaitesii GŁnther


Eugongylus albofasciolatus

White-banded Giant Skink

1872 Eumeces albofasciolatus GŁnther


Madascincus mouroundavae

Morondava Short-legged Skink*

1872 Gongylus mouroundavae Grandidier


Nannoscincus fuscus

Dusky Elf Skink*

1872 Nannoscincus fuscus GŁnther


Parvoscincus leucospilos

White-spotted Dwarf Forest Skink*

1872 Lygosoma leucospilos Peters


Trachylepis bayonii

Equatorial Mountain Grass Skink*

1872 Euprepes bayonii Bocage


Trachylepis punctulata

Eastern Variegated Skink

1872 Euprepes punctulatus Bocage

Sauria (Lizards): Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)

Varanus nuchalis

Rough-necked Water Monitor

1872 Hydrosaurus nuchalis Gunther


Varanus togianus

Togian Water Monitor

1872 Monitor togianus Peters

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Calamaria bitorques

Banded Reed Snake

1872 Calamaria bitorques Peters


Calamaria gracillima

Slender Reed Snake

1872 Calamaria gracillima GŁnther


Dendrelaphis terrificus

Sulawesi Stripe-tailed Bronzeback*

1872 Dendrophis terrificus Peters


Dipsas copei

Guianan Snail Eater*

1872 Leptognathus copei GŁnther


Eirenis persicus

Persian Dwarf Snake

1872 Cyclophis persicus Anderson


Hebius sarawacensis

Sarawak Mountain Keelback

1872 Tropidonotus sarawacensis GŁnther


Hydrablabes periops

Spectacled Water Snake

1872 Ablabes periops GŁnther


Hydraethiops melanogaster

Black-bellied Water Snake

1872 Hydraethiops melanogaster GŁnther


Leptodeira rhombifera

Central American Banded Cat-eyed Snake*

1872 Leptodeira rhombifera GŁnther


Leptophis diplotropis

Twin-keeled Parrot Snake*

1872 Ahaetulla diplotropis GŁnther


Leptophis modestus

Cloud Forest Parrot Snake

1872 Ahaetulla modesta GŁnther


Oligodon formosanus

Taiwanese Kukri Snake

1872 Simotes formosanus GŁnther


Opisthotropis atra

(no common name)

1872 Opisthotropis ater GŁnther


Philodryas psammophidea

South American Striped Racer*

1872 Philodryas psammophideus GŁnther


Philothamnus ornatus

Ornate Green Snake

1872 Philothamnus ornatus Bocage


Rhabdophis conspicillatus

Red-bellied Keelback

1872 Tropidonotus conspicillatus GŁnther


Sibon annulatus

Ringed Snail Eater

1872 Leptognathus annulatus GŁnther


Sibon dimidiatus

Coral-backed Snail Eater

1872 Leptognathus dimidiatus GŁnther


Stegonotus australis

Australian Ground Snake*

1872 Zamenophis australis GŁnther


Trimetopon gracile

Cartago Dwarf Snake*

1872 Ablabes gracilis GŁnther

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

Aspidomorphus schlegelii

Misool Crowned Snake*

1872 Diemenia schlegelii GŁnther


Brachyurophis fasciolatus

Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake

1872 Rhinelaps fasciolatus GŁnther


Hemibungarus gemianulis

Visayas Barred Coral Snake*

1872 Hemibungarus gemianulis Peters


Micrurus ancoralis

Regal Coral Snake

1872 Elaps marcgravii var. ancoralis Jan


Micrurus bocourti

Ecuadorian Coral Snake

1872 Elaps bocourti Jan


Pseudonaja affinis

Dugite

1872 Pseudonaja affinis GŁnther


Pseudonaja modesta

Ringed Brown Snake

1872 Cacophis modesta GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis brookei

Bornean Slender-necked Sea Snake*

1872 Hydrophis brookei GŁnther

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

Atractaspis micropholis

Sahelian Stiletto Snake

1872 Atractaspis micropholis GŁnther


Psammophis angolensis

Dwarf Sand Snake

1872 Amphiophis angolensis Bocage

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Morelia viridis

Southern Green Tree Python

1872 Python viridis Schlegel


Python curtus

Sumatra Short-tailed Python

1872 Python curtus Schlegel

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Madatyphlops arenarius

Mouroundava Blind Snake*

1872 Onychocephalus arenarius Grandidier

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Craspedocephalus borneensis

Bornean Flat-nosed Pitviper

1872 Atropophis borneensis Peters

Testudines (Turtles): Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)

Nilssonia leithii

Deccan Softshell Turtle

1872 Trionyx leithii Gray