New reptile species described in 1976
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Amphisbaenia (Worm Lizards): Amphisbaenidae (Typical Worm Lizards)

Dalophia angolensis

East Angolan Blunt-tailed Worm Lizard*

1976 Dalophia angolensis Gans


Monopeltis luandae

Luanda Spade-snouted Worm Lizard*

1976 Monopeltis luandae Gans


Monopeltis perplexus

Western Angolan Spade-snouted Worm Lizard*

1976 Monopeltis perplexus Gans


Monopeltis rhodesiana

Zimbabwe Spade-snouted Worm Lizard

1976 Monopeltis capensis rhodesianus Broadley, Gans & Visser

Sauria (Lizards): Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)

Calotes bhutanensis

Bhutanese Tree Agama*

1976 Calotes bhutanensis Biswas


Phrynocephalus bannikovi

Krasnovodsky Toad-headed Agama*

1976 Phrynocephalus reticulatus bannikovi Darevsky, Rustamov & Shammakov


Pogona mitchelli

Northwestern Bearded Dragon*

1976 Amphibolurus mitchelli Badham


Pogona nullarbor

Nullarbor Bearded Dragon

1976 Amphibolurus nullarbor Badham

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

Celestus marcanoi

Pico Duarte Galliwasp

1976 Diploglossus marcanoi Schwartz & Inchaustegui

Sauria (Lizards): Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)

Bradypodion dracomontanum

Drakensberg Dwarf Chameleon

1976 Bradypodion dracomontanum Raw


Bradypodion setaroi

St. Lucia Dwarf Chameleon*

1976 Bradypodion setaroi Raw


Bradypodion thamnobates

Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon

1976 Bradypodion thamnobates Raw

Sauria (Lizards): Cordylidae (Girdled Lizards)

Platysaurus relictus

Soutpansberg Flat Lizard

1976 Platysaurus relictus Broadley

Sauria (Lizards): Dactyloidae (Anoles)

Chamaelinorops alumina

Barahona Grass Anole

1976 Anolis alumina Hertz


Ctenonotus desechensis

Desecheo Anole

1976 Anolis desechensis Heatwole


Norops villai

Corn Islands Anole*

1976 Anolis villai Fitch & Henderson

Sauria (Lizards): Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)

Cnemaspis goaensis

Goa Forest Gecko

1976 Cnemaspis goaensis Sharma

Sauria (Lizards): Scincidae (Skinks)

Cryptoblepharus megastictus

Blotched Snake-eyed Skink

1976 Cryptoblepharus megastictus Storr


Cyclodomorphus maximus

Kimberley Slender Blue-tongued Skink

1976 Omolepida maxima Storr


Geoscincus haraldmeieri

New Caledonian Ground Skink*

1976 Eugongylus haraldmeieri Bhme


Hemiergis millewae

Hummock Grass Five-toed Mulch Skink

1976 Hemiergis millewae Coventry


Lerista apoda

Dampierland Limbless Slider

1976 Lerista apoda Storr


Lerista kalumburu

Kalumburu Kimberley Slider

1976 Lerista kalumburu Storr


Lerista petersoni

Pale Broad-blazed Slider*

1976 Lerista connivens petersoni Storr


Lerista separanda

Dampierland Plain Slider

1976 Lerista separanda Storr


Lerista xanthura

Yellow-tailed Plain Slider

1976 Lerista xanthura Storr


Lygosoma goaense

Goa Supple Skink*

1976 Riopa goaensis Sharma 1975 [1976]


Menetia maini

Northern Dwarf Skink

1976 Menetia maini Storr


Menetia surda

Western Dwarf Skink

1976 Menetia surda Storr

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

Sphaerodactylus callocricus

Rough-banded Least Gecko

1976 Sphaerodactylus callocricus Schwartz


Sphaerodactylus thompsoni

Barahona Limestone Least Gecko

1976 Sphaerodactylus thompsoni Schwartz & Franz

Serpentes (Snakes): Colubridae (Typical Snakes)

Dipsas petersi

So Paulo Snail Eater

1976 Dipsas indica petersi Hoge & Romano


Helicops petersi

Napo Keelback*

1976 Helicops petersi Rosmann


Ialtris agyrtes

Southern Desert Racer

1976 Ialtris agyrtes Schwartz & Rossman


Platyceps bholanathi

Nagarjunasagar Whip Snake

1976 Coluber bholanathi Sharma

Serpentes (Snakes): Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)

Leptotyphlops incognitus

Incognito Thread Snake

1976 Leptotyphlops conjunctus incognitus Broadley & Watson


Leptotyphlops telloi

Maputo Thread Snake*

1976 Leptotyphlops telloi Broadley & Watson

Serpentes (Snakes): Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)

Amerotyphlops brongersmianus (first described as Typhlops brongersmai Vanzolini 1972)

Bahia Blind Snake*

1976 Typhlops brongersmianus Vanzolini [substitute name for Typhlops brongersmai Vanzolini 1972]

Serpentes (Snakes): Viperidae (Vipers)

Porthidium hespere

Colima Hognosed Pitviper

1976 Bothrops hesperus Campbell

Testudines (Turtles): Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)

Chelodina parkeri

Mawa Snake-necked Turtle*

1976 Chelodina parkeri Rhodin & Mittermeier