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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)

Agama boueti

Mali Agama

1917 Agama boueti Chabanaud

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Norops macrophallus

San Josť Anole*

1917 Anolis macrophallus Werner

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cyrtodactylus intermedius

Cardamom Mountains Bent-toed Gecko

1917 Gymnodactylus intermedius Smith


Cyrtopodion gastrophole

Farsian Spider Gecko

1917 Gymnodactylus gastropholis Werner


Lepidodactylus christiani

Negros Scaly-toed Gecko*

1917 Lepidodactylus christiani Taylor

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

Cercosaura eigenmanni

Sara Shade Lizard*

1917 Prionodactylus eigenmanni Griffin

Sauria (Lizards): Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)

Cyclura pinguis

Anegada Rock Iguana

1917 Cyclura pinguis Barbour

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Acanthodactylus boueti

Benin Fringe-toed Lizard*

1917 Acanthodactylus boueti Chabanaud


Ichnotropis tanganicana

Tanzanian Rough-scaled Lizard

1917 Ichnotropis tanganicana Boulenger


Mesalina adramitana

Hadramaut Desert Lizard

1917 Eremias adramitana Boulenger


Philochortus intermedius

Northern Shield-backed Ground Lizard*

1917 Philochortus intermedius Boulenger


Takydromus khasiensis

Khasi Hills Grass Lizard*

1917 Tachydromus khasiensis Boulenger

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Barkudia insularis

Odisha Limbless Skink*

1917 Barkudia insularis Annandale


Brachymeles elerae

Four-toed Slender Skink*

1917 Brachymeles elerae Taylor


Feylinia boulengeri

Gabon Snake Skink*

1917 Feylinia boulengeri Chabanaud


Insulasaurus arborens

Negros Forest Skink

1917 Sphenomorphus arborens Taylor


Lipinia auriculata

Bronze Striped Tree Skink*

1917 Siaphos auriculatus Taylor


Lygosoma koratense

Khorat Supple Skink

1917 Lygosoma koratense Smith


Lygosoma mocquardi

Chad Supple Skink*

1917 Lygosoma mocquardi Chabanaud

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

Gonatodes hasemani

Brown-headed Padless Lizard*

1917 Gonatodes hasemani Griffin


Sphaerodactylus elegantulus

Antigua Bank Least Gecko

1917 Sphaerodactylus elegantulus Barbour

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Archelaphe bella

Venus Rat Snake*

1917 Coronella bella Stanley [1916]


Calamaria elegans

Simeulue Reed Snake*

1917 Calamaria elegans Rooij


Calamaria lautensis

Cocos Island Reed Snake*

1917 Calamaria lautensis De Rooij


Hierophis andreanus

Persian Whip Snake*

1917 Zamenis andreana Werner


Oligodon joynsoni

Grey Kukri Snake

1917 Simotes longicauda joynsoni Smith


Oligodon petronellae (first described as Oligodon ornatus Roux 1914)

Sumatra Ornate Kukri Snake*

1917 Oligodon petronellae Roux in de Rooij [substitute name for Oligodon ornatus Roux 1914]


Pseudorabdion mcnamarae

Negros Dwarf Reed Snake*

1917 Pseudorabdium mcnamarae Taylor


Stegonotus florensis

Flores Ground Snake

1917 Lycodon florensis De Rooij


Tropidonophis negrosensis

Negros Spotted Keelback

1917 Natrix dendrophiops negrosensis Taylor

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Hydrophis lamberti

Siamese Sea Snake*

1917 Hydrophis lamberti Smith

Serpentes (Snakes): Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)

Myriopholis boueti

Mali Thread Snake*

1917 Glauconia boueti Chabanaud

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Argyrophis hypsobothrius

Pit-snouted Blind Snake

1917 Typhlops hypsobothrius Werner


Malayotyphlops canlaonensis

Canlaon Volcano Blind Snake*

1917 Typhlops canlaonensis Taylor

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Daboia siamensis

Siamese Chain Viper*

1917 Vipera russellii siamensis Smith