Reptiles of
Rolas Island [Sao Tome & Principe]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Rolas Island Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Rolas Island 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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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus greeffi

Sao Tome Half-toed Gecko

Blanc & Fretey 2002 Haft 1993
Genus Lygodactylus (African-Neotropical Dwarf Geckos)
Lygodactylus thomensis

Sao Tome Dwarf Gecko

Haft 1993 Manacas 1956
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Panaspis (African Snake-eyed Skinks)
Panaspis thomensis

Sao Tome Snake-eyed Skink

Blanc & Fretey 2002 [as africanus] Fuhn 1972 [as a. africanus] Haft 1993 [as africanus] Soares, Ceriaco, Marques, Bastos-Silveira, Scheinberg, Harris, Brehm & Jesus 2018
Genus Trachylepis (African-American Grass and Forest Skinks)
Trachylepis thomensis

Sao Tome Forest Skink

Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2016 Haft 1993 [as maculilabris (sic)] Manacas 1956 [as maculilabris (sic)] Pollo 2017

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Boaedon (Afro-Arabian House Snakes)
Boaedon bedriagae

Sao Tome House Snake

Ceriaco, Arellano, Jadin, Marques, Parrinha & Hallermann 2021 Schatti & Loumont 1992
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Letheobia (African Gracile Blind Snakes)
Letheobia newtonii

Rolas Island Gracile Blind Snake

Blanc & Fretey 2002 Broadley & Wallach 2009 Manacas 1956 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 Pollo 2017

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982