New reptile species described in 1959
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Back to menu   Chronology of species descriptions of the reptiles of the world (since 1758)


Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Diporiphora reginae

Plain-backed Two-lined Dragon

1959 Diporiphora reginae Glauert

Sauria (Lizards): Anguidae (Slowworms, etc.)

Celestus microblepharis (extinct)

Small-eyed Galliwasp

1959 Diploglossus microblepharis Underwood


Dopasia wegneri

Sumatra Glass Lizard

1959 Ophisaurus wegneri Mertens

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Calumma guibei

Tsaratanana Nosed Chameleon*

1959 Chamaeleo guibei Hillenius

Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Platysaurus pungweensis

Pungwe Flat Lizard

1959 Platysaurus guttatus pungweensis Broadley

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Norops reconditus

Blue Mountains Anole

1959 Anolis reconditus Underwood & Williams

Sauria (Lizards): Eublepharidae (Eyelid Geckos)

Goniurosaurus splendens

Tokuno Leopard Gecko

1959 Eublepharis splendens Nakamura & Ueno

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Lygodactylus scorteccii

Somali Painted Dwarf Gecko*

1959 Lygodactylus picturatus scorteccii Pasteur


Pachydactylus caraculicus

Angolan Banded Thick-toed Gecko

1959 Pachydactylus caraculicus Fitzsimons


Pachydactylus kochii

Namib Ghost Gecko

1959 Pachydactylus kochii Fitzsimons

Sauria (Lizards): Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)

Anatololacerta pelasgiana

Southwest Anatolian Lizard*

1959 Lacerta danfordi pelasgiana Mertens

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

Leiocephalus stictigaster

Cuban Striped Curlytail

1959 Leiocephalus stictigaster Schwartz

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

Sceloporus shannonorum

Northern Odd-scaled Spiny Lizard*

1959 Sceloporus shannonorum Langebartel

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Lerista karlschmidti

Lesser Robust Fine-lined Slider

1959 Rhodona karlschmidti Marx & Hosmer

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

Sphaerodactylus ramsdeni

Cuban Forest Least Gecko

1959 Sphaerodactylus ramsdeni Ruibal


Sphaerodactylus ruibali

Guantanamo Bay Least Gecko

1959 Sphaerodactylus ruibali Grant

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Drymarchon margaritae

Margarita Island Cribo*

1959 Drymarchon margaritae Roze


Erythrolamprus pseudocorallus

Venezuelan Mock Coral Snake

1959 Erythrolamprus pseudocorallus Roze


Erythrolamprus zweifeli

Yellow-speckled Smooth Snake*

1959 Leimadophis zweifeli Roze


Geophis incomptus

Sierra Coalcoman Earth Snake

1959 Geophis incomptus Duellman


Geophis nigrocinctus

Black-banded Earth Snake

1959 Geophis nigrocinctus Duellman


Geophis tarascae

Tarascan Earth Snake

1959 Geophis tarascae Hartweg


Pseudorabdion montanum

Mountain Dwarf Reed Snake*

1959 Pseudorabdion montanum Leviton & Brown


Pseudorabdion taylori

Mindanao Dwarf Reed Snake*

1959 Pseudorabdion taylori Leviton & Brown

Serpentes (Snakes): Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)

Mintonophis pakistanicus

Pakistani Mud Snake

1959 Enhydris pakistanica Mertens

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

Mehelya laurenti

Congolese File Snake*

1959 Mehelya laurenti Witte


Prosymna visseri

Kaokoveld Shovel-snout

1959 Prosymna visseri FitzSimons

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Typhlops silus

Cuban Brown Blind Snake*

1959 Typhlops silus Legler

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Bothrops fonsecai

Rio de Janeiro Lancehead*

1959 Bothrops fonsecai Hoge & Belluomini

Testudines (Turtles): Testudinidae (Tortoises)

Gopherus flavomarginatus

Bolson Tortoise

1959 Gopherus flavomarginatus Legler