New reptile species described in 1931
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Ancylocranium somalicum

Southern Somali Sharp-snouted Worm Lizard*

1931 Anops somalicus Scortecci

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Ctenonotus cooki

Guanica Pallid Anole

1931 Anolis cristatellus cooki Grant


Norops pinchoti

Providencia Anole*

1931 Anolis pinchoti Cochran


Xiphosurus roosevelti (extinct)

Culebra Island Giant Anole

1931 Anolis roosevelti Grant

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Goniurosaurus orientalis

Tonaki Leopard Gecko

1931 Eublepharis orientalis Maki


Holodactylus cornii

Somali Clawed Gecko

1931 Holodactylus cornii Scortecci

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae

Sumatran Slender Gecko

1931 Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae Brongersma

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

Arthrosaura tyleri

Mount Duida Creek Lizard*

1931 Pantodactylus tyleri Burt & Burt


Bachia barbouri

Perico Earless Teju*

1931 Bachia barbouri Burt & Burt


Gelanesaurus cochranae

Sumaco Water Teju*

1931 Neusticurus ecpleopus cochranae Burt & Burt


Neusticurus tatei

Vegas Falls Water Teju*

1931 Arthrosaura tatei Burt & Burt

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

Leiocephalus inaguae

Inagua Curlytail

1931 Leiocephalus inaguae Cochran


Leiocephalus punctatus

Crooked-Acklins Curlytail

1931 Leiocephalus carinatus punctatus Cochran

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Chalcides ebneri

North Moroccan Cylindrical Skink*

1931 Chalcides ocellatus vittatus ebneri forma n. Werner


Chalcides montanus

Moroccan Mountain Cylindrical Skink

1931 Chalcides ocellatus montanus Werner

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

Aristelliger cochranae

Navassa Croaking Gecko

1931 Aristelliger cochranae Grant


Saurodactylus fasciatus

Banded Lizard-toed Gecko*

1931 Saurodactylus fasciatus Werner


Sphaerodactylus klauberi

Puerto Rican Upland Least Gecko

1931 Sphaerodactylus klauberi Grant


Sphaerodactylus nicholsi

Puerto Rican Crescent Least Gecko

1931 Sphaerodactylus nicholsi Grant


Sphaerodactylus roosevelti

Guanica Khaki Least Gecko

1931 Sphaerodactylus roosevelti Grant


Sphaerodactylus townsendi

Puerto Rican Sandy Least Gecko

1931 Sphaerodactylus townsendi Grant

Sauria (Lizards): Xantusiidae (Night Lizards)

Xantusia arizonae

Arizona Night Lizard

1931 Xantusia arizonae Klauber

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Atractus lasallei

Yellow-spotted Spindle Snake*

1931 Atractus lasallei Amaral


Ficimia streckeri

Tamaulipan Hook-nosed Snake

1931 Ficimia streckeri Taylor


Hebius miyajimae

Taiwanese Striped Keelback*

1931 Natrix miyajimae Maki


Lycodon multifasciatus

Ryukyu Mountain Wolf Snake*

1931 Dinodon septentrionale multifasciatum Maki


Opisthotropis multicincta

Many-banded Mountain Stream Keelback*

1931 Opisthotropis multicincta Fan


Rhabdophis formosanus

Taiwanese Tiger Keelback*

1931 Natrix tigrina formosana Maki

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

Brachyurophis roperi

Northern Shovel-nosed Snake

1931 Rhynchoelaps roperi Kinghorn

Serpentes (Snakes): Elapidae_2 (Sea Snakes)

Ephalophis greyae

Broome Thick-tailed Sea Snake

1931 Ephalophis greyi Smith [incorrect original spelling] (currently Ephalophis greyae)

Serpentes (Snakes): Pareidae (Oriental Slug Eaters)

Pareas komaii

Alishan Slug Eater*

1931 Amblycephalus komaii Maki

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Anilios nigroterminatus

Roebuck Bay Blind Snake*

1931 Typhlops nigroterminatus Parker


Letheobia stejnegeri

Kasai Blind Snake*

1931 Typhlops stejnegeri Loveridge

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Garthius chaseni

Kinabalu Brown Pitviper

1931 Trimeresurus chaseni Smith

Serpentes (Snakes): Xenodermidae (Asian Litter Snakes)

Achalinus niger

Taiwanese Black Burrowing Snake*

1931 Achalinus niger Maki

Testudines (Turtles): Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)

Geoemyda japonica

Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

1931 Geoemyda spengleri japonica Fan

Testudines (Turtles): Pelomedusidae (African Side-necked Turtles)

Pelusios castanoides

Yellow-bellied Mud Turtle

1931 Pelusios nigricans castanoides Hewitt

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Kinixys zombensis

Southeastern Hinge-back Tortoise

1931 Kinixys belliana zombensis Hewitt