New reptile species described in 1947
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Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Pseudocordylus spinosus

Spiny Crag Lizard

1947 Pseudocordylus spinosus Fitzsimons

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Chondrodactylus fitzsimonsi (first described as Pachydactylus laevigatus tessellatus Loveridge 1938)

Kunene Thick-toed Gecko

1947 Pachydactylus laevigatus fitzsimonsi Loveridge [substitute name for Pachydactylus laevigatus tessellatus Loveridge 1938]

Hemidactylus albopunctatus

White-spotted Half-toed Gecko

1947 Hemidactylus albopunctatus Loveridge

Tropiocolotes algericus

Algerian Dwarf Gecko

1947 Tropiocolotes tripolitanus algericus Loveridge

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

Uma exsul

Coahuila Fringe-toed Lizard*

1947 Uma exsul Schmidt & Bogert

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

Phyllodactylus rutteni

Blanquilla Leaf-toed Gecko*

1947 Phyllodactylus rutteni Hummelinck

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Austroablepharus kinghorni

Red-tailed Striped Skink*

1947 Ablepharus kinghorni Copland

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

Gonatodes falconensis

Falcón Padless Gecko*

1947 Gonatodes caudiscutatus falconensis Shreve

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

Polemon griseiceps

Grey-headed Snake Eater

1947 Miodon griseiceps Laurent

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Indotyphlops lankaensis

Trincomalee Blind Snake*

1947 Typhlops lankaensis Taylor

Indotyphlops malcolmi

Sri Lankan Bicoloured Blind Snake*

1947 Typhlops malcolmi Taylor

Indotyphlops tenebrarum

Chestnut Blind Snake*

1947 Typhlops tenebrarum Taylor

Indotyphlops veddae

Vedda Blind Snake*

1947 Typhlops veddae Taylor

Indotyphlops violaceus

Violet Blind Snake*

1947 Typhlops violaceus Taylor

Testudines (Turtles): Kinosternidae (American Mud and Musk Turtles)

Kinosternon dunni

Colombian Mud Turtle*

1947 Kinosternon dunni Schmidt

Sternotherus peltifer

Stripe-necked Musk Turtle

1947 Sternotherus peltifer Smith & Glass