New reptile species described in 1920
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Dalophia ellenbergeri

Barotse Worm Lizard

1920 Monopeltis ellenbergeri Angel

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Gonocephalus klossi

Western Sumatra Anglehead Agama*

1920 Gonyocephalus klossi Boulenger

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Luperosaurus brooksii

Sumatra Flap-legged Gecko*

1920 Gecko brooksii Boulenger

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Lacerta media

Levant Emerald Lizard

1920 Lacerta viridis media Lantz & Cyren

Sauria (Lizards): Leiocephalidae (Curly-tailed Lizards)

Leiocephalus semilineatus

Hispaniolan Pale-bellied Curlytail

1920 Leiocephalus semilineatus Dunn

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Isopachys roulei

Chonburi Snake Skink

1920 Typhloseps roulei Angel


Lerista frosti (first described as Rhodona tetradactyla Lucas & Frost 1895)

Centralian Slider

1920 Lygosoma frosti Zietz [substitute name for Rhodona tetradactyla Lucas & Frost 1895]


Scolecoseps boulengeri

Mozambique Sand Skink*

1920 Scolecoseps boulengeri Loveridge

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Calamaria alidae

Bengkulu Reed Snake

1920 Calamaria alidae Boulenger


Dipsadoboa guineensis

Guinean Nocturnal Tree Snake*

1920 Leptodira guineensis Chabanaud


Geophis anocularis

Sierra Mije Earth Snake

1920 Geophis anocularis Dunn


Lampropeltis ruthveni

Michoacan King Snake*

1920 Lampropeltis ruthveni Blanchard

Serpentes (Snakes): Cylindrophiidae (Asian Pipe Snakes)

Cylindrophis aruensis

Damar Pipe Snake*

1920 Cylindrophis aruensis Boulenger

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

Denisonia devisi

Mud Adder

1920 Denisonia maculata devisi Waite & Longman

Serpentes (Snakes): Pareidae (Oriental Slug Eaters)

Pareas boulengeri

Guizhou Slug Eater*

1920 Amblycephalus boulengeri Angel

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bothrops medusa

Venezuelan Forest Pitviper

1920 Lachesis medusa Sternfeld


Ovophis gracilis

Kikushi Habu

1920 Trimeresurus gracilis Oshima

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)

Fimbrios klossi

Lesser Bearded Snake

1920 Fimbrios klossi Smith

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Siebenrockiella leytensis

Philippine Pond Turtle

1920 Heosemys leytensis Taylor