New reptile species described in 1893
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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 ornata

Ornate Earless Agama

1893 Japalura ornata Lidth de Jeude


Ctenophorus rufescens

Rusty Crevice Dragon

1893 Amphibolurus rufescens Stirling & Zietz


Ctenophorus scutulatus

Lozenge-marked Dragon

1893 Amphibolurus scutulatus Stirling & Zietz


Draco maximus

Giant Gliding Dragon

1893 Draco maximus Boulenger


Draco quadrasi

Sibuyan Gliding Dragon*

1893 Draco quadrasi Boettger

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Brookesia minima

Nosy Be Stub-tailed Chameleon*

1893 Brookesia minima Boettger


Chamaeleo arabicus

Arabian Chameleon

1893 Chamaeleon arabicum Matschie


Furcifer voeltzkowi

Antema Chameleon*

1893 Chamaeleon voeltzkowi Boettger


Rhampholeon platyceps

Mount Mulanje Leaf Chameleon

1893 Rhampholeon platyceps GŁnther


Rieppeleon brachyurus

Beardless Leaf Chameleon

1893 Rhampholeon brachyurus GŁnther

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

Strophurus elderi

Jewelled Gecko

1893 Diplodactylus elderi Stirling & Zietz

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Coleonyx brevis

Texas Banded Gecko

1893 Coleonyx brevis Stejneger


Holodactylus africanus

Masai Clawed Gecko*

1893 Holodactylus africanus Boettger

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtodactylus feae

Puepoli Bent-toed Gecko*

1893 Gymnodactylus feae Boulenger


Cyrtodactylus peguensis

Pegu Bent-toed Gecko

1893 Gymnodactylus peguensis Boulenger


Geckolepis polylepis

Mojanga Fish-scale Gecko*

1893 Geckolepis polylepis Boettger


Hemidactylus bayonii

Angolan Half-toed Gecko*

1893 Hemidactylus bayonii Bocage


Hemidactylus benguellensis

Benguela Half-toed Gecko*

1893 Hemidactylus benguellensis Bocage


Lygodactylus angularis

Angulated Dwarf Gecko

1893 Lygodactylus angularis GŁnther


Phelsuma abbotti

Aldabra Day Gecko

1893 Phelsuma abbotti Stejneger


Urocotyledon inexpectata

Seychelles Tail-pad Gecko*

1893 Diplodactylus inexpectatus Stejneger

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Philochortus neumanni

Arabian Shield-backed Ground Lizard*

1893 Philochortus neumanni Matschie

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

Phrynosoma cerroense

Vizcaino Horned Lizard

1893 Phrynosoma cerroense Stejneger


Phrynosoma goodei

Sonoran Horned Lizard

1893 Phrynosoma goodei Stejneger


Sceloporus orcutti

Granite Spiny Lizard

1893 Sceloporus orcutti Stejneger

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

Ptyodactylus puiseuxi

Levant Fan-toed Gecko

1893 Ptyodactylus puiseuxi Boutan

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Cryptoblepharus gloriosus

Glorioso Islands Snake-eyed Skink*

1893 Ablepharus gloriosus Stejneger


Cyclodomorphus melanops

Spinifex Slender Blue-tongued Skink

1893 Lygosoma melanops Stirling & Zeitz


Liopholis kintorei

Greater Desert Skink

1893 Egernia kintorei Stirling & Zietz


Scincella cherriei

Central American Brown Forest Skink

1893 Mocoa cherriei Cope


Scincella punctatolineata

Spot-lined Ground Skink

1893 Lygosoma punctatolineatum Boulenger


Trachylepis buettneri

Togo Savanna Skink*

1893 Mabuia bŁttneri Matschie


Trachylepis ozorii

Annobon Forest Skink*

1893 Mabuia ozorii Bocage


Voeltzkowia mira

Northern Blind Sand Slider*

1893 Voeltzkowia mira Boettger

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Holcosus leptophrys

Delicate Ameiva

1893 Amiva leptophrys Cope


Kentropyx paulensis

S„o Paulo Whiptail*

1893 Centropyx paulensis Boettger

Sauria (Lizards): Xantusiidae (Night Lizards)

Xantusia henshawi

Granite Night Lizard

1893 Xantusia henshawi Stejneger

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Atractus major

Brown Spindle Snake

1893 Atractus major Boulenger


Calamaria everetti

Sarawak Reed Snake*

1893 Calamaria everetti Boulenger


Calamaria prakkei

Sandakan Reed Snake*

1893 Calamaria Prakkei Lidth de Jeude


Dendrophidion percarinatum

South American Forest Racer

1893 Drymobius percarinatus Cope


Geophis omiltemanus

Guerreran Earth Snake

1893 Geophis omiltemana GŁnther


Gyalopion quadrangulare

Desert Hook-nosed Snake

1893 Ficimia quadrangularis GŁnther


Hebius petersii (first described as Tropidonotus maculatus Peters 1871)

Sarawak Spotted Keelback*

1893 Tropidonotus petersi Boulenger [substitute name for Tropidonotus maculatus Peters 1871]


Lampropeltis leonis

Nuevo Leon Kingsnake*

1893 Coronella leonis GŁnther


Leptodeira rubricata

Costa Rican Cat-eyed Snake

1893 Sibon septentrionale rubricatum Cope


Lycodon dumerilii

Mindanao Wolf Snake*

1893 Stegonotus dumerilii Boulenger


Meizodon plumbiceps

Black-headed Smooth Snake

1893 Coronella plumbiceps Boettger


Oligodon annulifer

Indonesian Spotted Kukri Snake

1893 Simotes annulifer Boulenger


Oligodon everetti

Jewelled Kukri Snake

1893 Oligodon everetti Boulenger


Philothamnus girardi

Annobon Green Snake*

1893 Philothamnus girardi Bocage


Plagiopholis blakewayi

Burmese Blotch-necked Snake*

1893 Plagiopholis blakewayi Boulenger


Plagiopholis nuchalis

Common Blotch-necked Snake

1893 Trirhinopholis nuchalis Boulenger


Platyceps rogersi

Helwan Desert Whip Snake*

1893 Zamenis rogersi Anderson


Stegonotus heterurus

Bismarck Ground Snake

1893 Stegonotus heterurus Boulenger


Thamnophis fulvus

Central American Highland Garter Snake*

1893 Eutaenia cyrtopsis fulvus Bocourt


Urotheca decipiens

Collared Glass-tailed Snake

1893 Ablabes decipiens GŁnther

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

Naja crawshayi

Katanga Spitting Cobra*

1893 Naja nigricollis var. crawshayi GŁnther

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

Gerrhopilus bisubocularis

Javanese Blind Snake

1893 Typhlops bisubocularis Boettger

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

Gonionotophis klingi

Western Forest Dwarf File Snake*

1893 Gonionotophis klingi Matschie


Hemirhagerrhis kelleri

Stripe-bellied Bark Snake

1893 Hemirhagerrhis kelleri Boettger


Lamprophis fuscus

Yellow-bellied House Snake

1893 Lamprophis fuscus Boulenger


Limaformosa chanleri

Unicolor File Snake

1893 Simocephalus chanleri Stejneger


Lycodonomorphus bicolor

Tanganyika White-bellied Water Snake

1893 Glypholycus bicolor GŁnther


Lycophidion meleagre

Speckled Wolf Snake

1893 Lycophidium meleagris Boulenger


Prosymna stuhlmannii

East African Shovel-snout

1893 Ligonirostra Stuhlmannii Pfeffer


Psammophylax togoensis

Western Striped Beaked Snake

1893 Psammophis togoensis Matschie


Psammophylax variabilis

Grey-bellied Skaapsteker

1893 Psammophylax variabilis GŁnther


Pseudoxyrhopus heterurus

Night Ground Snake*

1893 Homalocephalus heterurus Jan

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Anilios proximus

Proximus Blind Snake

1893 Typhlops proximus Waite


Letheobia crossii

Nigerian Gracile Blind Snake*

1893 Typhlops crossii Boulenger


Madatyphlops boettgeri

Southwest Madagascar Blind Snake*

1893 Typhlops boettgeri Boulenger

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

Rhinophis travancoricus

Travancore Shieldtail

1893 Rhinophis travancoricus Boulenger

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Graptemys pulchra

Alabama Map Turtle

1893 Graptemys pulchra Baur


Pseudemys alabamensis

Alabama Red-bellied Turtle

1893 Pseudemys alabamensis Baur


Pseudemys texana

Texas Cooter

1893 Pseudemys texana Baur