New reptile species described in 1956
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Dactyloa proboscis

Horned Anole

1956 Anolis proboscis Peters & Orces


Norops aquaticus

Central American Water Anole

1956 Anolis aquaticus Taylor


Norops biscutiger

Golfito Anole*

1956 Anolis biscutiger Taylor


Norops marsupialis

Pouched Anole*

1956 Anolis humilis marsupialis Taylor


Norops matudai

Soconusco Anole*

1956 Anolis matudai Smith


Norops parvicirculatus

Berriozabal Anole

1956 Anolis parvicirculata Toro & Smith


Norops pygmaeus

Chiapan Pygmy Anole

1956 Anolis pygmaeus Toro & Smith


Norops spilorhipis

Upland Scaly Anole

1956 Norops tropidonotus spilorhipis Toro & Smith


Norops woodi

Panamanian Volcano Anole*

1956 Anolis woodi Dunn

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Gekko tawaensis

Tawa Gecko

1956 Gekko tawaensis Okada

Sauria (Lizards): Helodermatidae (Beaded Lizards)

Heloderma alvarezi

Black Beaded Lizard

1956 Heloderma horridum alvarezi Bogert & Del Campo


Heloderma exasperatum

Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

1956 Heloderma horridum exasperatum Bogert & Del Campo

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Ichnotropis microlepidota

Benguela Rough-scaled Lizard*

1956 Ichnotropis microlepidota Marx

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

Sceloporus cowlesi

Southwestern Fence Lizard

1956 Sceloporus undulatus cowlesi Lowe & Norris

Sauria (Lizards): Pygopodidae (Flap-footed Lizards)

Aprasia rostrata

Ningaloo Worm Lizard

1956 Aprasia repens rostrata Parker

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Brachymeles samarensis

Samar Two-toed Slender Skink*

1956 Brachymeles samarensis Brown


Brachymeles talinis

Greater Striped Slender Skink*

1956 Brachymeles schadenbergi talinis Brown


Brachymeles taylori

Common Negros Slender Skink*

1956 Brachymeles gracilis taylori Brown


Brachymeles tridactylus

Negros Three-toed Slender Skink*

1956 Brachymeles tridactylus Brown


Egernia douglassi

Kimberley Crevice Skink

1956 Egernia striolata douglasi Glauert


Lipinia rabori

Black Slender Striped Skink*

1956 Lygosoma rabori Brown & Alcala


Marisora brachypoda

Middle American Short-limbed Skink

1956 Mabuya brachypoda Taylor

Sauria (Lizards): Teiidae (Greater Tejus)

Aspidoscelis exsanguis

Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail

1956 Cnemidophorus sacki exsanguis Lowe

Sauria (Lizards): Tropiduridae (Rough-tailed Iguanas)

Microlophus koepckeorum

Pacific Desert Iguana*

1956 Tropidurus occipitalis koepckeorum Mertens

Serpentes (Snakes): Boidae (Typical Boas)

Candoia paulsoni

Pacific Ground Boa

1956 Enygrus carinatus paulsoni Stull

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Platyceps sinai

Sinai Whip Snake

1956 Lytorhynchus sinai Schmidt & Marx


Tantilla cucullata

Trans-Pecos Centipede Snake*

1956 Tantilla cucullata Minton


Telescopus hoogstraali

Sinai Cat Snake

1956 Telescopus hoogstraali Schmidt & Marx

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

Parasuta dwyeri

Eastern Hooded Snake*

1956 Denisonia dwyeri Worrell

Serpentes (Snakes): Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)

Rhinoleptus koniagui

West African Sharp-nosed Thread Snake*

1956 Typhlops koniagui Villiers

Serpentes (Snakes): Pythonidae (Pythons)

Liasis savuensis

Savu Water Python*

1956 Liasis mackloti savuensis Brongersma

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Afrotyphlops schmidti

Nyunzu Blind Snake*

1956 Typhlops schmidti Laurent

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

Pelusios carinatus

African Keeled Mud Turtle

1956 Pelusios carinatus Laurent


Pelusios nanus

African Dwarf Mud Turtle

1956 Pelusios nanus Laurent