New reptile species described in 1888
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Trogonophidae (Short-headed Worm Lizards)

Agamodon compressus

Flat Chisel-headed Worm Lizard

1888 Agamodon compressus Mocquard

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Dendragama boulengeri

Central Sumatran Tree Agama*

1888 Dendragama boulengeri Doria


Harpesaurus beccarii

West Sumatran Horned Agama*

1888 Harpesaurus beccarii Doria


Phrynocephalus raddei

Trans-Caspian Toad-headed Agama

1888 Phrynocephalus raddei Boettger


Pseudocalotes microlepis

Small-scaled Long-headed Agama

1888 Calotes microlepis Boulenger

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

Celestus maculatus

Lesser Cayman Galliwasp

1888 Diploglossus maculatus Garman

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Calumma boettgeri

Nosy Bť Chameleon*

1888 Chamaeleon boettgeri Boulenger


Calumma gastrotaenia

Common Belly-striped Chameleon*

1888 Chamaeleon gastrotaenia Boulenger

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Anolis maynardi

Little Cayman Green Anole

1888 Anolis maynardi Garman


Audantia haetiana

La Hotte Stout Anole

1888 Anolis haetianus Garman


Ctenonotus lividus

Montserrat Anole

1888 Anolis lividus Garman


Ctenonotus nubilus

Redonda Anole

1888 Anolis nubilus Garman


Ctenonotus scriptus

Southern Bahamas Anole

1888 Anolis scriptus Garman


Dactyloa extrema

Barbados Anole

1888 Anolis roquet var. extremus Garman


Dactyloa grisea

Saint Vincent Tree Anole

1888 Anolis griseus Garman


Dactyloa luciae

Saint Lucia Anole

1888 Anolis luciae Garman


Norops luteosignifer

Cayman Brac Brown Anole

1888 Anolis luteosignifer Garman

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

Oedura cincta

Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko

1888 Oedura cincta De Vis


Oedura monilis

Ocellated Velvet Gecko

1888 Oedura monilis Vis

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Afroedura africana

Southwest African Flat Gecko

1888 Oedura africana Boulenger


Chondrodactylus laevigatus

Karas Thick-toed Gecko*

1888 Pachydactylus laevigatus Fischer


Hemidactylus tropidolepis

Ogaden Half-toed Gecko*

1888 Hemidactylus tropidolepis Mocquard


Mediodactylus oertzeni

Dodecanesian Bent-toed Gecko*

1888 Gymnodactylus oertzeni Boettger


Pachydactylus fasciatus

Damaraland Banded Thick-toed Gecko

1888 Pachydactylus fasciatus Boulenger


Uroplatus phantasticus

Andasibe Leaf-tailed Gecko*

1888 Uroplates phantasticus Boulenger 1888

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Takydromus sikkimensis

Sikkim Grass Lizard

1888 Tachydromus sikkimensis GŁnther

Sauria (Lizards): Liolaemidae (South American Lesser Iguanas)

Liolaemus melanops

Black-faced Smooth-throated Lizard*

1888 Liolaemus melanops Burmeister

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

Delma plebeia

Basalt Snake Lizard

1888 Delma plebeia De Vis


Delma tincta

Black-necked Snake Lizard

1888 Delma tincta De Vis

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Concinnia tigrina

Northern Rainforest Skink

1888 Hinulia tigrina De Vis


Egernia rugosa

Yakka Skink

1888 Egernia rugosa De Vis


Lampropholis delicata

Dark-flecked Garden Sun Skink

1888 Mocoa delicata De Vis


Lerista timida

Dwarf Three-toed Slider

1888 Ablepharus timidus De Vis


Madascincus macrolepis

Rusty Short-legged Skink*

1888 Scelotes macrolepis Boulenger


Saiphos frontalis

Limbless Snake-toothed Skink

1888 Ophioscincus frontalis De Vis


Saproscincus spectabilis

Gully Skink

1888 Mocoa spectabilis De Vis


Sphenomorphus forbesii

Sogere Slender Forest Skink*

1888 Lygosoma forbesii Boulenger


Sphenomorphus malayanus

Sumatra Forest Skink*

1888 Lygosoma malayanum Doria

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

Coleodactylus meridionalis

Atlantic Forest Pygmy Gecko*

1888 Sphaerodactylus meridionalis Boulenger


Sphaerodactylus argivus

Cayman Islands Least Gecko

1888 Sphaerodactylus argivus Garman


Sphaerodactylus corticola

Central Bahamas Least Gecko

1888 Sphaerodactylus corticolus Garman

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Pholidoscelis atratus

Redonda Ameiva

1888 Ameiva atrata Garman


Pholidoscelis fuscatus

Dominican Ameiva

1888 Ameiva fuscata Garman


Pholidoscelis maynardi

Inagua Ameiva

1888 Ameiva maynardi Garman


Pholidoscelis pluvianotatus

Montserrat Ameiva

1888 Ameiva pluvianotata Garman

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Chilabothrus gracilis

Hispaniolan Gracile Boa

1888 Chilabothrus gracilis Fischer


Eryx jayakari

Arabian Sand Boa

1888 Eryx Jayakari Boulenger

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Atractus emmeli

Bolivian Spindle Snake*

1888 Geophis emmeli Boettger


Bamanophis dorri

West African Whip Snake*

1888 Periops dorri Lataste


Cubophis fuscicaudus

Cayman Brac Racer

1888 Alsophis fuscicauda Garman


Dendrelaphis subocularis

Burmese Mountain Bronzeback

1888 Dendrophis subocularis Boulenger


Eirenis walteri

Northern Dwarf Snake*

1888 Pseudocyclophis walteri Boettger


Oligodon chinensis

Chinese Kukri Snake

1888 Simotes chinensis GŁnther


Oligodon planiceps

Flat-headed Kukri Snake

1888 Simotes planiceps Boulenger


Oligodon torquatus

Garlanded Kukri Snake

1888 Simotes torquatus Boulenger


Opisthotropis andersonii

Hong Kong Mountain Stream Keelback*

1888 Calamohydrus Andersonii Boulenger


Ptyas doriae

Burmese Green Snake*

1888 Cyclophiops doriae Boulenger

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

Demansia angusticeps

Narrow-headed Whip Snake

1888 Diemenia angusticeps Macleay


Elapsoidea nigra

Usambara Garter Snake

1888 Elapsoidea nigra GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Gerrhopilidae (Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes)

Gerrhopilus inornatus

Papuan Montane Blind Snake

1888 Typhlops inornatus Boulenger

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

Amblyodipsas dimidiata

Mpwapwa Purple-glossed Snake

1888 Rhinocalamus dimidiatus GŁnther


Aparallactus jacksonii

Sudan Centipede Eater

1888 Uriechis jacksonii GŁnther


Brachyophis revoili

Southern Somali Short Snake*

1888 Brachyophis revoili Mocquard


Gracililima nyassae

Black File Snake

1888 Simocephalus nyassae GŁnther


Liophidium torquatus

White-lipped Smooth Snake*

1888 Coronella torquata Boulenger


Lycophidion multimaculatum

Many-spotted Wolf Snake*

1888 Lycophidium capense, mut. multimaculata Boettger


Micrelaps vaillanti

Somali Black-headed Snake

1888 Elapsoschema vaillanti Mocquard


Psammophylax acutus

Eastern Striped Beaked Snake

1888 Psammophis acutus GŁnther

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

Uropeltis phipsonii

Maharashtra Shieldtail*

1888 Silybura phipsonii Mason

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Atheris subocularis

Cameroon Bush Viper

1888 Atheris subocularis Fischer


Azemiops feae

Black-headed Mole Viper

1888 Azemiops feae Boulenger


Bitis peringueyi

Namib Dwarf Sand Adder

1888 Vipera peringueyi Boulenger


Deinagkistrodon acutus

Sharp-nosed Pitviper

1888 Halys acutus GŁnther

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)

Achalinus rufescens

Rufous Burrowing Snake

1888 Achalinus rufescens Boulenger

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

Chelodina novaeguineae

Papuan Snake-necked Turtle

1888 Chelodina novae-guineae Boulenger

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Homopus femoralis

Greater Padloper

1888 Homopus femoralis Boulenger