New reptile species described in 1953
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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)

Monopeltis adercae

Lualaba Spade-snouted Worm Lizard

1953 Monopeltis adercae Witte

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Rhampholeon nchisiensis

Pitless Leaf Chameleon

1953 Brookesia nchisiensis Loveridge

Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Platysaurus mitchelli

Mulanje Flat Lizard

1953 Platysaurus mitchelli Loveridge

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Calodactylodes illingworthorum

Sri Lankan Golden Gecko

1953 Calodactylodes illingworthi Deraniyagala


Elasmodactylus tetensis

Tete Thick-toed Gecko

1953 Pachydactylus tetensis Loveridge


Hemidactylus lankae

Sri Lanka Half-toed Gecko*

1953 Hemidactylus triedrus lankae Deraniyagala


Hemidactylus parvimaculatus

Small-spotted Half-toed Gecko*

1953 Hemidactylus brookii parvimaculatus Deraniyagala


Pachydactylus katanganus

Katanga Thick-toed Gecko

1953 Pachydactylus capensis katanganus Witte

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

Sceloporus macdougalli

Tehuantepec Spiny Lizard*

1953 Sceloporus macdougalli Smith & Bumsahem

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Ablepharus chernovi

Armenian Snake-eyed Skink*

1953 Ablepharus chernovi Darevsky


Carlia triacantha

Desert Rainbow Skink

1953 Leiolopisma triacantha Mitchell


Emoia arnoensis

Micronesian Black Skink

1953 Emoia arnoensis Brown & Marshall


Emoia bogerti

Baliem River Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia submetallica bogerti Brown


Emoia loveridgei

Toem Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia loveridgei Brown


Emoia maculata

Solomons Spotted Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia maculata Brown


Emoia maxima

Greater Papuan Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia pallidiceps maxima Brown


Emoia oribata

Blotch-necked Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia physicae oribata Brown


Emoia popei

Marienberg Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia submetallica popei Brown


Emoia veracunda

Southern Papuan Slender Skink*

1953 Emoia baudini veracunda Brown


Lankascincus dorsicatenatus

Angamana Lanka Skink*

1953 Sphenomorphus dorsicatenatus Deraniyagala


Liburnascincus coensis

Coen Rock Skink

1953 Leiolopisma coense Mitchell


Trachylepis mlanjensis

Mulanje Skink

1953 Mabuya bocagii mlanjensis Loveridge


Trachylepis pulcherrima

Upemba Five-lined Skink*

1953 Mabuya quinquetaeniata pulcherrima De Witte


Trachylepis upembae

Upemba Orange-flanked Skink*

1953 Mabuya perrotetii upembae De Witte

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Aspidoscelis xanthonotus

Red-backed Whiptail

1953 Cnemidophorus sacki xanthonotus Duellman & Lowe

Serpentes (Snakes): Anomalepididae (Neotropical Blind Snakes)

Anomalepis colombia

Caldas Blind Snake*

1953 Anomalepis colombia Marx

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Corallus cropanii

S„o Paulo Tree Boa*

1953 Xenoboa cropanii Hoge

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Lygophis paucidens

Cerrado Striped Ground Snake*

1953 Lygophis paucidens Hoge


Oligodon annamensis

Annam Kukri Snake

1953 Oligodon annamensis Leviton


Plesiodipsas perijanensis

Sierra de PerijŠ Snail Eater*

1953 Tropidodipsas perijanensis Aleman


Stegonotus sutteri

Sumba Ground Snake*

1953 Stegonotus sutteri Forcart

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

Micrurus ortoni

Pebas Coral Snake*

1953 Micrurus hemprichii ortoni Schmidt

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

Lycodonomorphus mlanjensis

Mulanje White-bellied Water Snake

1953 Lycodonomorphus rufulus mlanjensis Loveridge

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Simalia boeleni

Black Python

1953 Liasis boeleni Brongersma

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Letheobia kibarae

Upemba Gracile Blind Snake

1953 Typhlops kibarae Witte

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Atheris katangensis

Katanga Bush Viper

1953 Atheris katangensis Witte


Bothrops brazili

Velvety Lancehead

1953 Bothrops brazili Hoge


Vipera monticola

Atlas Dwarf Viper

1953 Vipera latastei montana Saint Girons [not Vipera montana Smith 1826; not Vipera berus var. montana Mehely 1894] (currently Vipera monticola)

Testudines (Turtles): Emydidae (Western Pond Turtles)

Graptemys ouachitensis

Ouachita Map Turtle

1953 Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis Cagle