Reptiles of
Benguerua  [Mozambique: Bazaruto Archipelago]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Benguerua Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Benguerua Introduced species
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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Crocodilians (Crocodylia)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)
Genus Crocodylus (Typical Crocodiles)
Crocodylus niloticus

Nile Crocodile

Broadley 2008

Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Chamaeleonidae (Chameleons)
Genus Chamaeleo (Typical Chameleons)
Chamaeleo dilepis

Flap-necked Chameleon

Broadley 1992
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Lygodactylus (African-Neotropical Dwarf Geckos)
Lygodactylus capensis

Cape Dwarf Gecko

Broadley 1992
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Acontias (Greater Legless Skinks)
Acontias bazarutoensis

Bazaruto Blind Legless Skink

Branch 1998 Broadley 1990 Broadley 2008
Genus Mochlus (African Supple Skinks)
Mochlus lanceolatus

Bazaruto Supple Skink

Broadley 1992
Genus Panaspis (African Snake-eyed Skinks)
Panaspis wahlbergii

Savanna Snake-eyed Skink

Broadley 1992
Genus Scelotes (Dwarf Burrowing Skinks)
Scelotes duttoni

Benguerua Island Dwarf Burrowing Skink

Broadley 1990 Broadley 1992 Broadley 1994
Scelotes insularis

Bazaruto Archipelago Dwarf Burrowing Skink

Broadley 1992
Genus Trachylepis (African-American Grass and Forest Skinks)
Trachylepis depressa

Eastern Coastal Skink

Broadley 1992
Trachylepis varia

Savanna Variable Skink

Broadley 1992 Broadley 2008
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus albigularis

White-throated Monitor

Broadley 1990
Varanus niloticus

Nile Monitor

Broadley 1990

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Dasypeltis (African Egg Eaters)
Dasypeltis medici

East African Egg Eater

Broadley 1992
Genus Dipsadoboa (Nocturnal Tree Snakes)
Dipsadoboa aulica

Cross-barred Nocturnal Tree Snake

Broadley 1992
Genus Thelotornis (African Vine Snakes)
Thelotornis mossambicanus

Eastern Vine Snake

Broadley 1992 Broadley 2001
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Atractaspis (Stiletto Snakes)
Atractaspis bibronii

Southern Stiletto Snake

Broadley 1992
Genus Lycophidion (African Wolf Snakes)
Lycophidion semiannule

East African Wolf Snake

Broadley 1992 Broadley 1996 Broadley 2008
Genus Prosymna (Shovel-snout Snakes)
Prosymna janii

Mozambique Shovel-snout

Broadley 1992 Broadley 2008
Genus Psammophis (Old World Sand Snakes and Grass Snakes)
Psammophis orientalis

Eastern Stripe-bellied Sand Snake

Broadley 1992
 Family Leptotyphlopidae (Thread Snakes)
Genus Leptotyphlops (Typical Thread Snakes)
Leptotyphlops incognitus

Incognito Thread Snake

Broadley & Wallach 1997 Broadley 1992
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Afrotyphlops (African Giant Blind Snakes)
Afrotyphlops fornasinii

East African Blind Snake

Broadley 1992 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014