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2019

Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
2019-10-24 Gehyra electrum Gekkonidae A new species of rock-dwelling gecko (Gekkonidae: Gehyra) from the Mt Surprise region of northern Queensland, Australia [STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA, JÉSSICA FENKER, STEWART L. MACDONALD]
2019-10-09 Sphenomorphus preylangensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Integrative taxonomy of the Asian skinks Sphenomorphus stellatus (Boulenger, 1900) and S. praesignis (Boulenger, 1900) with the resurrection of S. annamiticus (Boettger, 1901) and the description of a new species from Cambodia [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NEANG THY, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, PANUPONG THAMMACHOTI, HUN SEIHA]
2019-10-07 Uroplatus fetsy Gekkonidae A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence [FANOMEZANA M. RATSOAVINA, MARK D. SCHERZ, KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES]
2019-09-26 Saurodactylus elmoudenii
Saurodactylus harrisii
Saurodactylus slimanii
Saurodactylus splendidus
Sphaerodactylidae Phylogenetic differentiation and taxonomic consequences in the Saurodactylus brosseti species complex (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), with description of four new species [SOHEILA JAVANMARDI, SVEN VOGLER, ULRICH JOGER]
2019-09-26 Achalinus yunkaiensis Xenodermatidae A new species of the genus Achalinus from southwestern Guangdong Province, China (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) [JIAN WANG, YAO LI, ZHAO-CHI ZENG, ZHI-TONG LYU, YIK-HEI SUNG, YOU-YU LI, CHAO-YU LIN, YING-YONG WANG]
2019-09-23 Hebius sangzhiensis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the genus Hebius (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Hunan Province, China [ZHENGYAN ZHOU, ZHIYONG SUN, SHUO QI, YUYAN LU, ZHITONG LYU, YINGYONG WANG, PIPENG LI, JIANZHANG MA]
2019-09-16 Arcanumophis problematicus Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Neue Gattung Arcanumophis: Erythrolamprus problematicus wird zu Arcanumophis problematicus
Arcanumophis, a new genus and generic allocation for Erythrolamprus problematicus (Myers 1986), Xenodontinae (Colubridae) from the Cordillera de Carabaya, southern Peru [CHRISTOPHER R. SMAGA, ALEX TTITO, ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI]
2019-09-16 Cyrtodactylus manos Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central New Guinea [PAUL M. OLIVER, DENISE TAIMI KARKKAINEN, HERBERT RÖSLER, STEPHEN J. RICHARDS]
2019-09-13 Gloydius huangi Viperidae A New Species of Plateau Pit Viper (Reptilia: Serpentes: Gloydius) from the Upper Lancang (=Mekong) Valley in the Hengduan Mountain Region, Tibet, China [ Kai Wang, Jinlong Ren, Wenjie Dong, Ke Jiang, Jingsong Shi, Cameron D. Siler, Jing Che ]
2019-09-12 Cordylus phonolithos Cordylidae A new species of Girdled Lizard (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Serra da Neve Inselberg, Namibe Province, southwestern Angola [MARIANA P. MARQUES, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, EDWARD L. STANLEY, SUZANA A. BANDEIRA, ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-09-10 Lycodon pictus Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from northern Vietnam [Helen Y. Janssen, Cuong T. Pham, Hanh Thi Ngo, Minh Duc Le, Truong Q. Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler]
2019-09-09 Cyrtodactylus anslemi Gekkonidae A new species of dwarf day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from lower-elevations of Samanala Nature Reserve in Central massif, Sri Lanka [Suranjan Karunarathna and Kanishka D.B. Ukuwel]
2019-09-09 Cyrtodactylus dayangbuntingensis Gekkonidae The discovery and description of a new species of Bent-toed Gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia [EVAN S. H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR MOHD SAH]
2019-09-02 Lipinia trivittata
Lipinia vassilievi
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
2 neue Arten und Artstatus für Lipinia microcercus
Counting stripes: revision of the Lipinia vittigera complex (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) with description of two new species from Indochina [Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr., Peter Geissler, Vladislav A. Gorin, Evgeniy A. Dunayev, Timo Hartmann, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom]
2019-08-29 Larutia kecil Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of the genus Larutia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Gunung Penrissen, Sarawak, Borneo [IBUKI FUKUYAMA, TSUTOMU HIKIDA, MOHAMAD YAZID HOSSMAN, KANTO NISHIKAWA]
2019-08-27 Cnemaspis thayawthadangyi,
Cnemaspis tanintharyi
Gekkonidae The discovery of Rock Geckos Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar with the description of two new species [JUSTIN L. LEE, ARYEH H. MILLER, GEORGE R. ZUG, DANIEL G. MULCAHY]
2019-08-15 Cnemaspis butewai,
Cnemaspis hitihami,
Cnemaspis gotaimbarai,
Cnemaspis kivulegedarai,
Cnemaspis kohukumburai,
Cnemaspis nandimithrai
Gekkonidae Integrative taxonomy reveals six new species of day geckos of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from geographically-isolated hill forests in Sri Lanka [Karunarathna, Poyarkov, Silva, Madawalla, Botejue, Gorin, Surasinghe, Gabadage, Ukuwela & Bauer]
2019-08-15 Cnemaspis aaronbaueri Gekkonidae Description of a cryptic new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala State of India [AMIT SAYYED, L. LEE GRISMER, PATRICK D CAMPBELL, RAVEENDRAN DILEEPKUMAR]
2019-08-13 Bothrops monsignifer Viperidae A new species of pitviper of the genus Bothrops (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Central Andes of South America [JUAN TIMMS, JUAN C. CHAPARRO, PABLO J. VENEGAS, DAVID SALAZAR-VALENZUELA, GUSTAVO SCROCCHI, JAIRO CUEVAS, GERARDO LEYNAUD, PAOLA A. CARRASCO]
2019-08-13 Cnemaspis amba
Cnemaspis koynaensis
Gekkonidae Two more new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2019-08-12 Takydromus yunkaiensis Lacertidae A new species of the genus Takydromus (Squamata, Lacertidae) from southwestern Guangdong, China Jian Wang, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Chen-Yu Yang, Yu-Long Li, Ying-Yong Wang]
2019-08-08 Epictia rioignis Leptotyphlopidae A century of waiting: description of a new Epictia Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) based on specimens housed for more than 100 years in the collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna (NMW) [Claudia Koch, Angele Martins, Silke Schweiger]
2019-08-06 Helicops boitata  Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Chance, luck and a fortunate finding: a new species of watersnake of the genus Helicops Wagler, 1828 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae), from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands [ANTONIO MORAES-DA-SILVA, RENATA CECÍLIA AMARO, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, CHRISTINE STRÜSSMANN, MAURO JUNIOR TEIXEIRA, ALBEDI JR. ANDRADE, VINÍCIUS SUDRÉ, RENATO RECODER, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, FELIPE FRANCO CURCIO]
2019-08-05 Cnemaspis anandani Gekkonidae A New Species of Day Gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India [B. H. Channakeshava Murthy, A. Nitesh, Shruti Sengupta, P. Deepak ]
2019-08-05 Lepidodactylus aignanus,
Lepidodactylus dialeukos,
Lepidodactylus kwasnickae,
Lepidodactylus mitchelli,
Lepidodactylus zweifeli
Gekkonidae New species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from New Guinea and adjacent islands [FRED KRAUS]
2019-07-31 Microgecko varaviensis Gekkonidae A new species of the genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the southern Zagros Mountains, Iran [ALI GHOLAMIFARD, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI]
2019-07-30 Scincella badenensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new skink of the genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam [ANG NGOC NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2019-07-26 Dipsadoboa montisilva Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of tree snake (Dipsadoboa, Serpentes: Colubridae) from ‘sky island’ forests in northern Mozambique, with notes on other members of the Dipsadoboa werneri group [WILLIAM R. BRANCH, JULIAN BAYLISS, GABRIELA B. BITTENCOURT-SILVA, WERNER CONRADIE, HANLIE M. ENGELBRECHT, SIMON P. LOADER, MICHELE MENEGON, CRISTÓVÃO NANVONAMUQUITXO, KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY]
2019-07-26 Asthenodipsas jamilinaisi,
Asthenodipsas stuebingi
Pareidae A taxonomic reappraisal of the Smooth Slug Snake Asthenodipsas laevis (Boie, 1827) (Squamata: Pareidae) in Borneo with the description of two new species [EVAN S.H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, KELVIN K.P. LIM, M.S. SHAHRUL ANUAR, AUL Y. IMBUN]
2019-07-24 Hemidactylus varadgirii Gekkonidae A novel member of the Hemidactylus brookii complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India [R. CHAITANYA, ISHAN AGARWAL, APARNA LAJMI, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-07-24 Audantia aridius,
Audantia australis,
Audantia higuey,
Audantia hispaniolae
Dactyloidae A revision of the genus Audantia of Hispaniola with description of four new species (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae) [Gunther Köhler, Caroline Zimmer, Kathleen McGrath, S. Blair Hedges]
2019-07-18 Calotes zolaiking Agamidae On the systematic status of the genus Oriocalotes Günther, 1864 (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae) with the description of a new species from Mizoram state, Northeast India [VARAD. B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, STEPHEN MAHONY, SAMUEL LALROUNGA, C. LALRINCHHANA, ABHIJIT DAS, VIVEK SARKAR, PRAVEEN KARANTH, V. DEEPAK]
2019-07-18 Liolaemus quinterosi Liolaemidae A new species of the Liolaemus elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Neuquén Province, Argentina, with comments on its genitalia morphology [Maria Soledad Ruiz, Angel Matias Quipildor, Ana Lucia Bulacios Arroyo, Pablo Chafrat, Cristian Simon Abdala]
2019-07-17 Proahaetulla antiqua Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) Neue Gattung Proahaetulla
Discovery of a deeply divergent new lineage of vine snake (Colubridae: Ahaetuliinae: Proahaetulla gen. nov.) from the southern Western Ghats of Peninsular India with a revised key for Ahaetuliinae [Ashok Kumar Mallik, N. Srikanthan Achyuthan, Sumaithangi R. Ganesh, Saunak P. Pal, S. P. Vijayakumar, Kartik Shanker]
2019-07-16 Ptychozoon cicakterbang,
Ptychozoon kabkaebin,
Ptychozoon tokehos
Gekkonidae Geographic structure of genetic variation in the Parachute Gecko Ptychozoon lionotum Annandale, 1905 across Indochina and Sundaland with descriptions of three new species [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, JESSE L. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, NEANG THY, SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, SENGVILAY SEATEUN, BRYAN L. STUART, CAMERON B. SILER, DANIEL G. MULCAHY, TASHITSO ANAMZA, RAFE M. BROWN]
2019-07-15 Phymaturus fiambala Liolaemidae A New Species of Lizard Endemic to Sierra de Fiambalá, Northwestern Argentina (Iguania: Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Integrated Taxonomy Using Morphology and DNA Sequences: Reporting Variation Within the antofagastensis Lineage [Lobo Fernando, Thomas Hibbard, Matías Quipildor, and Soledad Valdecantos]
2019-07-03 Pristurus masirahensis Sphaerodactylidae Systematics, biogeography, and evolution of Pristurus minimus (Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) with the discovery of the smallest Arabian vertebrate [Karin Tamar, Pelagia Mitsi, Marc SimÓ-Riudalbas, Héctor Tejero-Cicuéndez, Thuraya Al-Sariri & Salvador Carranza]
2019-07-02 Glaucomastix itabaianensis Teiidae Phylogeography of the endangered sand dune whiptail lizard Glaucomastix abaetensis (Dias, Rocha & Vrcibradic, 2002) with the description of a new species [IGOR RIOS DO ROSÁRIO, RODRIGO MARQUES LIMA DOS SANTOS, FEDERICO ARIAS, CARLOS FREDERICO DUARTE ROCHA, EDUARDO JOSÉ DOS REIS DIAS, CELSO MORATO DE CARVALHO, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES]
2019-07-01 Cyrtodactylus pinlaungensis Gekkonidae A new species of Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cyrtodactylus) from the Shan Plateau in eastern Myanmar (Burma) [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA, JAMIE R. OAKS, AUNG LIN]
2019-07-01 Cnemaspis adangrawi
Cnemaspis tarutaoensis
Gekkonidae Morphological and molecular analyses reveal two new insular species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Satun Province, southern Thailand [Natee Ampai, Attapol Rujirawan, Perry L. Wood Jr, Bryan L. Stuart, Anchalee Aowphol]
2019-06-28 Phymaturus loboi Liolaemidae An updated phylogeny and morphological study of the Phymaturus vociferator clade (Iguania: Liolaemidae) [JAIME TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, FRANCISCO FERRI-YÁÑEZ, ALEJANDRO LASPIUR, CÉSAR AGUILAR]
2019-06-26 Sinonatrix yapingi Colubridae (Natricinae) A new member of the genus Sinonatrix (Serpentes: Colubridae) from western China [PENG GUO, FEI ZHU, QIN LIU]
2019-06-26 Oligosoma albornense
Oligosoma auroraensis
Oligosoma salmo
Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Lost and Found: Taxonomic revision of the speckled skink (Oligosoma infrapunctatum; Reptilia; Scincidae) species complex from New Zealand reveals a potential cryptic extinction, resurrection of two species, and description of three new species [SABINE MELZER, ROD A. HITCHMOUGH, TRENT BELL, DAVID G. CHAPPLE, GEOFF B. PATTERSON]
2019-06-25 Darevskia aghasyani Lacertidae A new lizard species of the genus Darevskia Arribas, 1997 from Southern Armenia [B.S. Tuniyev and T.V. Petrova]
2019-06-24 Cyrtodactylus mombergi Gekkonidae A new species of forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachin State, Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA, MARK W. HERR, AUNG KO LIN]
2019-06-20 Hemidactylus chikhaldaraensis,
Hemidactylus kolliensis,
Hemidactylus sankariensis
Gekkonidae An expanded ND2 phylogeny of the brookii and prashadi groups with the description of three new Indian Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) [ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER, VARAD B. GIRI, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-06-20 Atractus aboiporu
Atractus dapsilis
Atractus trefauti
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Systematic review of Atractus schach (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) species complex from the Guiana Shield with description of three new species [Paulo Roberto Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Passos, Antoine Fouquet, Ana Lucia Da Costa Prudente & Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2019-06-20 Diporiphora carpentariensis,
Diporiphora granulifera,
Diporiphora gracilis,
Diporiphora pallida,
Diporiphora perplexa
Agamidae Taxonomic revision of dragon lizards in the genus Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Australian monsoonal tropics [Jane Melville, Katie Smith Date, Paul Horner and Paul Doughty]
2019-06-13 Psammophis afroccidentalis Lamprophiidae On the Psammophis sibilans group (Serpentes, Lamprophiidae, Psammophiinae) north of 12°S, with the description of a new species from West Africa [Jean-François Trape, Pierre-André Crochet, Donald G. Broadley, Patricia Sourouille, Youssouph Mané, Marius Burger, Wolfgang Böhme, Mostafa Saleh, Anna Karan, Benedetto Lanza & Oleg Mediannikov]
2019-06-10 Cyrtodactylus muluensis
Cyrtodactylus limajalur
Gekkonidae Uncovering karst endemism within Borneo: two new Cyrtodactylus species from Sarawak, Malaysia [HAYDEN R. DAVIS, AARON M. BAUER, TODD R. JACKMAN, IZNEIL NASHRIQ, INDRANEIL DAS]
2019-06-06 Opisthotropis haihaensis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Opisthotropis from northern Vietnam previously misidentified as the Yellow-spotted Mountain Stream Keelback O. maculosa Stuart & Chuaynkern, 2007 (Squamata: Natricidae) [THOMAS ZIEGLER, CUONG THE PHAM, TAN VAN NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, JIAN WANG, YING-YONG WANG, BRYAN L. STUART, MINH DUC LE]
2019-06-04 Lerista anyara Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, belonging to the Lerista allanae clade but strongly disjunct from other members of the clade [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-06-03 Liolaemus normae Liolaemidae Speciation across mountains: Phylogenomics, species delimitation and taxonomy of the Liolaemus leopardinus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae) [Damien Esquerré, Diego Ramírez-Álvarez, Carlos J.Pavón-Vázquez, Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Carlos F. Garín, J. Scott Keogh & Adam D.Leaché]
2019-06-03 Cnemaspis godagedarai Gekkonidae A new species of endemic day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from a wet zone forest in the second peneplain of Southern Sri Lanka [Anslem de Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, Madhava Botejue, and ,*Suranjan Karunarathna]
2019-05-31 Acanthosaura phongdienensis Agamidae A new species of Acanthosaura Gray 1831 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from central Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, JIE-QIONG JIN, BA DINH VO, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, WEI-WEI ZHOU, JING CHE, ROBERT W. MURPHY, YA-PING ZHANG]
2019-05-28 Elaphe urartica Colubridae (Colubrinae) The biogeography of Elaphe sauromates (Pallas, 1814), with a description of a new rat snake species [Daniel Jablonski, Oleg V. Kukushkin, Aziz Avcı, Sabina Bunyatova, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Çetin Ilgaz, Ekaterina Polyakova, Konstantin Shiryaev, Boris Tuniyev, David Jandzik]
2019-05-23 Lygodactylus tsavoensis Gekkonidae A new species of gecko of the genus Lygodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southeastern Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, AARON M. BAUER, CAROLINA GRANTHON, DEAN A. WILLIAMS, DAVID WOJNOWSKI]
2019-05-23 Subdoluseps malayana Scincidae (Lygosominae) A new skink of the genus Subdoluseps (Hardwicke & Gray, 1828) from Peninsular Malaysia [L. LEE GRISMER, ZAHARIL DZUKAFLY, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, BENJAMIN R. KARIN, SHAHRUL ANUAR, ELYSE S. FREITAS]
2019-05-22 Cnemaspis shevaroyensis,
Cnemaspis thackerayi
Gekkonidae Two new Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Shevaroy massif, Tamil Nadu, India, with a preliminary ND2 phylogeny of Indian Cnemaspis [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, NIKHIL GAITONDE, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2019-05-22 Tympanocryptis mccartneyi
Tympanocryptis osbornei
Agamidae Taxonomy and conservation of grassland earless dragons: new species and an assessment of the first possible extinction of a reptile on mainland Australia [Jane Melville, Kirilee Chaplin, Mark Hutchinson, Joanna Sumner, Bernd Gruber, Anna J. MacDonald and Stephen D. Sarre]
2019-05-20 Iguana Iguanidae A story of nasal horns: two new subspecies of Iguana Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata, Iguanidae) in Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada (southern Lesser Antilles) [MICHEL BREUIL, BARBARA VUILLAUME, DAVID SCHIKORSKI, ULRIKE KRAUSS, MATTHEW N. MORTON, PIUS HAYNES, JENNIFER C. DALTRY, ELIZABETH CORRY, GLENROY GAYMES, JOANNE GAYMES, NICOLAS BECH, MIŠEL JELIĆ, FRÉDÉRIC GRANDJEAN]
2019-05-20 Norops arenal Dactyloidae A new species of anole from Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae: Norops) [GUNTHER KÖHLER, JOSEPH VARGAS]
2019-05-17 Cnemaspis muria Gekkonidae Hiding in plain sight on Gunung Muria: A new species and first record of rock gecko (Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887; Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Java, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, MISBAHUL MUNIR, ANDRI I. S. MARTAMENGGALA, YULI SULISTYA FITRIANA, AMIR HAMIDY]
2019-05-15 Paroedura neglecta Gekkonidae A new species of nocturnal gecko, genus Paroedura, from the karstic Tsingy de Bemaraha formation in western Madagascar [Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Mark D. Scherz & Frank Glaw]
2019-05-09 Atractus marthaei Colubridae (Dipsadinae) New Polychromatic Species of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Portion of the Colombian Andes [Elson Meneses-Pelayo, Paulo Passos]
2019-05-09 Smithophis atemporalis Colubridae (Natricinae) Neue Gattung Smithophis
A new genus and species of natricine snake from northeast India [VARAD B. GIRI, DAVID J. GOWER, ABHIJIT DAS, H.T. LALREMSANGA, SAMUEL LALRONUNGA, ASHOK CAPTAIN, V. DEEPAK]
2019-04-29 Ahaetulla laudankia Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Ahaetulla Link, 1807 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from India [V. Deepak, Surya Narayanan, Vivek Sarkar, Sushil K. Dutta & Pratyush P. Mohapatra]
2019-04-26 Gekko flavimaritus Gekkonidae A new karst-dwelling gecko of the Gekko petricolus group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Phitsanulok Province, central Thailand [Attapol Rujirawan, Jonathan J. Fong, Natee Ampai, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon & Anchalee Aowphol]
2019-04-17 Calamaria dominici Colubridae (Calamariinae) A new species of reed snake, Calamaria Boie, 1827 from the Central Highlands of Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Thomas Ziegler, Vu A. Tran, Randall D. Babb, Thomas R. Jones, Paul E. Moler, Robert W. Van Devender, Truong Q. Nguyen]
2019-04-16 Erythrolamprus rochai Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Taxonomic revision of the Erythrolamprus reginae species group, with description of a new species from Guiana Shield (Serpentes: Xenodontinae) [ALEXANDRE C. ASCENSO, JOÃO C. L. COSTA, ANA L. C. PRUDENTE]
2019-04-26 Achalinus emilyae
Achalinus juliani
Achalinus timi
Xenodermatidae Three new species of the snake genus Achalinus from Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) [THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, ANH VAN PHAM, MONA VAN SCHINGEN, THAM THI NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE]
2019-04-17 Stegonotus ayamaru Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Indo-Papuan groundsnake, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Serpentes, Colubridae), from the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia, with comments on differentiating morphological characters [CHRISTINE M. KAISER, MARK O’SHEA, HINRICH KAISER]
2019-04-17 Lycodon namdongensis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [VINH QUANG LUU, THOMAS ZIEGLER, NGHIA VAN HA, MINH DUC LE, TUOI THI HOANG]
2019-04-08 Lycodon gibsonae Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the Lycodon fasciatus complex from the Khorat Plateau, eastern Thailand (Reptiles, Squamata, Colubridae) [GERNOT VOGEL, PATRICK DAVID]
2019-04-08 Lerista alia,
Lerista parameles
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Two new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from north Queensland populations formerly assigned to Lerista storri Greer, McDonald and Lawrie, 1983 [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-04-06 Lerista Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, belonging to the Lerista allanae clade but strongly disjunct from other members of the clade [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-04-05 Cyrtodactylus nyinyikyawi
Cyrtodactylus pyadalinensis
Gekkonidae Two more new species of the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the fringes of the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, NAY MYO WIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH]
2019-04-04 Hemiphyllodactylus indosobrinus
Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus
Gekkonidae Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Laos [SAMUEL J. ELIADES, SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, CAMERON D. SILER, BRYAN L. STUART]
2019-04-01 Trimeresurus arunachalensis Viperidae A New Species of Pitviper (Serpentes: Viperidae: Trimeresurus Lacepède, 1804) from West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India [Ashok Captain, V. Deepak, Rohan Pandit, Bharat Bhatt, Ramana Athreya]
2019-04-01 Phyllurus pinnaclensis Carphodactylidae A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from The Pinnacles, north-east Australia [CONRAD J. HOSKIN, LORENZO V. BERTOLA, MEGAN HIGGIE]
2019-03-28 Norops brianjuliani Dactyloidae A new species of anole from the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae: Norops) [Gunther Köhler, Claus Bo P. Petersen & Fausto R. Mendez de la Cruz]
2019-03-27 Cnemaspis agarwali Gekkonidae A new species of rock-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tamil Nadu, southern India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-03-25 Trimeresurus yingjiangensis Viperidae A New Species of the Genus Trimeresurus from Southwest China (Squamata: Viperidae) [Zening CHEN; Liang ZHANG; Jingsong SHI; Yezhong TANG; Yuhong GUO; Zhaobin SONG and Li DING]
2019-03-19 Trachylepis raymondlaurenti Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
Description of a new long-tailed skink (Scincidae: Trachylepis) from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo [MARIANA P. MARQUES, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, SUZANA BANDEIRA, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-03-12 Astrobatrachus kurichiyana Nyctibatrachidae A new ancient lineage of frog (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae: Astrobatrachinae subfam. nov.) endemic to the Western Ghats of Peninsular India [Seenapuram Palaniswamy Vijayakumar, Robert Alexander Pyron, K. P. Dinesh, Varun R. Torsekar, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, Priyanka Swamy, Edward L. Stanley, David C. Blackburn, Kartik Shanker]
2019-03-11 Bothrops sonene Viperidae A new species of Bothrops (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Pampas del Heath, southeastern Peru, with comments on the systematics of the Bothrops neuwiedi species group [PAOLA A. CARRASCO, FELIPE G. GRAZZIOTIN, ROY SANTA CRUZ FARFÁN, CLAUDIA KOCH, JOSÉ ANTONIO OCHOA, GUSTAVO J. SCROCCHI, GERARDO C. LEYNAUD, JUAN C. CHAPARRO]
2019-03-08 Cnemaspis ingerorum Gekkonidae Description of a new diminutive, rupicolous species of day-gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from southern Sri Lanka [SUDESH BATUWITA, ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-03-06 Salvadora gymnorhachis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of patch-nosed snake (Colubridae: Salvadora Baird and Girard, 1853) from Oaxaca, Mexico [CARLOS ALBERTO HERNÁNDEZ-JIMÉNEZ, OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA, JONATHAN ATWOOD CAMPBELL]
2019-03-06 Atractaspis branchi
Lamprophiidae A new stiletto snake (Lamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Atractaspis) from Liberia and Guinea, West Africa [Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christoph Kucharzewski, Kristin Mahlow, Laurent Chirio, Olivier Pauwels, Piero Carlino, Gordon Sambolah, Julian Glos]
2019-03-06 Brookesia tedi Chamaeleonidae A new dwarf chameleon, genus Brookesia, from the Marojejy massif in northern Madagascar [Mark D. Scherz, Jörn Köhler, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences]
2019-03-05 Hemiphyllodactylus arakuensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus jnana,
Hemiphyllodactylus kolliensis
Gekkonidae The hills are alive with geckos! A radiation of a dozen species on sky islands across peninsular India (Squamata: Gekkonidae, Hemiphyllodactylus) with the description of three new species [Ishan Agarwal, Akshay Khandekar, Varad B. Giri, Uma Ramakrishnan, K. Praveen Karanth]
2019-02-27 Bachia beebei
Bachia whitei
Gymnophthalmidae The reduced limbed lizards of the genus Bachia (Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae); biogeography, cryptic diversity, and morphological convergence in the eastern Caribbean [John C. Murphy, Daniele Salv, iJoana L. Santos, Alvin L. Braswell, Stevland P. Charles, Amaél Borzée, Michael J. Jowers]
2019-02-22 Nucras aurantiaca Lacertidae A new Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the Strandveld of the Western Cape, South Africa [AARON M. BAUER, JACKIE L. CHILDERS, CHRIS BROECKHOVEN, P. LEFRAS N. MOUTON]
2019-02-20 Aspidura desilvai Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Knuckles, World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka [L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, IMESH NUWAN BANDARA, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE]
2019-02-19 Amphisbaena
Amphisbaenidae Amphisbaena mensae [CASTRO-MELLO, 2000] gilt als Synonym für Amphisbaena talisiae [VANZOLINI, 1995]
Amphisbaena mensae Catro-Mello, 2000 is a synonym of Amphisbaena talisiae Vanzolini, 1995 (Squamata: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) [HENRIQUE C. COSTA, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, HUSSAM ZAHER]
2019-02-15 Dendrosauridion yanesha Gymnophthalmidae Neue Gattung Dendrosauridion
A new genus and species of arboreal lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the eastern Andes of Peru [Edgar Lehr, Jiří Moravec, Mikael Lundberg, Gunther Köhler, Alessandro Catenazzi & Jiří Šmíd]
2019-02-14 Dibamus manadotuaensis Dibamidae A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Manado Tua, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia [THORE KOPPETSCH, WOLFGANG BÖHME, ANDRÉ KOCH]
2019-02-13 Pelodiscus variegatus Trionychidae A new species of Pelodiscus from northeastern Indochina (Testudines, Trionychidae) [Balázs Farkas, Thomas Ziegler, Cuong The Pham, An Vinh Ong, Uwe Fritz]
2019-02-12 Hebius lacrima Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the snake genus Hebius Thompson from Northeast India (Squamata: Natricidae) [AYADITYA PURKAYASTHA, PATRICK DAVID]
2019-02-08 Cyrtodactylus auralensis,
Cyrtodactylus bokorensis,
Cyrtodactylus cardamomensis,
Cyrtodactylus laangensis,
Cyrtodactylus septimontium,
Cyrtodactylus thylacodactylus
Gekkonidae Six new species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Cardamom Mountains and associated highlands of Southeast Asia [MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, THY NEANG, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NGO VAN TRI, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, HUNG NGOC NGUYEN, JESSE L. GRISMER]
2019-01-25 Amphisbaena mebengokre Amphisbaenidae A new species of the Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado with a key for the two-pored species [SÍRIA RIBEIRO, VÂNIA SÁ, ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, HUSSAM ZAHER, ANDREI G. GUEDES, SHEILA P. ANDRADE, WILIAN VAZ-SILVA]
2019-01-24 Polemon ater
Lamprophiidae A Cryptic New Species of Polemon (Squamata: Lamprophiidae, Aparallactinae) from the Miombo Woodlands of Central and East Africa [Frank Portillo, William R. Branch, Colin R. Tilbury, Zoltán T. Nagy, Daniel F. Hughes, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Muninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote, Mathias Behangana, and Eli Greenbaum]
2019-01-21

Uroplatus finaritra

Gekkonidae Finaritra! A splendid new leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) species from Marojejy National Park in north-eastern Madagascar [FANOMEZANA MIHAJA RATSOAVINA, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, MARK D. SCHERZ, ANDOLALAO RAKOTOARISON, JARY H. RAZAFINDRAIBE, FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES]
2019-01-18

Cnemaspis nilgala

Gekkonidae Description of a new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Nilgala Savannah forest, Uva Province of Sri Lanka [SURANJAN KARUNARATHNA, AARON M. BAUER, ANSLEM DE SILVA, THILINA SURASINGHE, LANKANI SOMARATNA, MAJINTHA MADAWALA, DINESH GABADAGE, MADHAVA BOTEJUE, SUJAN HENKANATHTHEGEDARA, KANISHKA D.B. UKUWELA]
2019-01-18 Erythrolamprus pseudoreginae Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Erythrolamprus from the oceanic island of Tobago (Squamata, Dipsadidae) [John C. Murphy, Alvin L. Braswell, Stevland P. Charles, Renoir J. Auguste, Gilson A. Rivas, Amaël Borzée, Richard M. Lehtinen, Michael J. Jowers]
2019-01-15 Diploderma drukdaypo Agamidae A new species of Dwarf Japalura sensu lato (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from the upper Mekong River in Eastern Tibet, China, with notes on morphological variation, distribution, and conservation of two congeners along the same river [KAI WANG, KE JIANG, JINLONG REN, DAHU ZOU, JIAWEI WU, JING CHE, CAMERON D. SILER]
2019-01-14

Cyrtodactylus taybacensis

Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Vietnam [ANH VAN PHAM, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2019-01-07 Rhadinaea eduardoi Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of forest snake of the genus Rhadinaea from Tropical Montane Rainforest in the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico (Squamata, Dipsadidae) [Vicente Mata-Silva, Arturo Rocha, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Christian Berriozabal-Islas, Larry David Wilson]
2019-01-01 Kuniesaurus albiauris Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Neue Gattung Kuniesaurus
Kuniesaurus albiauris, a New Genus and Species of Scincid Lizard from the Île des Pins, New Caledonia, with Comments on the Diversity and Affinities of the Region's Lizard Fauna [Ross A. Sadlier, Matthias Deuss, Aaron M. Bauer, Hervé Jourdan]
2019-01-01 Epibator insularis Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Epibator insularis, a New Species of Scincid Lizard from l'Île Walpole, New Caledonia [Ross A. Sadlier, Léo Debar, Mikhail Chavis, Aaron M. Bauer, Hervé Jourdan, Todd R. Jackman]
2019-01-01 Contomastix celata Teiidae A new species of Contomastix (Squamata, Teiidae) supported by total evidence, with remarks on diagnostic characters defining the genus [Mario R. Cabrera, Santiago Carreira, Diego O. Di Pietro & Paula C. Rivera]

2018

Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
2018-12-18

Hemidactylus vijayraghavani

Gekkonidae A new cryptic species of ground-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern India [Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2018-12-15 Acanthosaura murphyi Agamidae A New Species of the Genus Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from Central Vietnam [Nguyen, Luan Thanh;Dang Trong Do,Ha Van Hoang,Thang Tai Nguyen,Timothy E. M. McCormack,Truong Quang Nguyen,Nikolai L. Orlov,Vu Dang Hoang Nguyen, Sang Ngoc Nguyen]
2018-12-05 Parafimbrios vietnamensis Xenodermatidae A new species of Parafimbrios from northern Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) [THOMAS ZIEGLER, HAI NGOC NGO, ANH VAN PHAM, THAM THI NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2018-12-05

Cyrtodactylus aunglini,
Cyrtodactylus myaleiktaung

Gekkonidae A re-description of Cyrtodactylus chrysopylos Bauer (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with comments on the adaptive significance of orange coloration in hatchlings and descriptions of two new species from eastern Myanmar (Burma) [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, NAY MYO WIN, MARTA S. GRISMER, LLYOD A. TRUEBLOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH]
2018-12-04 Panaspis namibiana Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
A new species of African snake-eyed skink (Scincidae: Panaspis) from central and northern Namibia [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, WILLIAM R. BRANCH, AARON M. BAUER]
2018-11-27 Cenaspis aenigma Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Caudals and Calyces: The Curious Case of a Consumed Chiapan Colubroid [Jonathan A. Campbell, Eric N. Smith und Alexander S. Hall]
2018-11-26

Cyrtodactylus guwahatiensis,
Cyrtodactylus jaintiaensis,
Cyrtodactylus kazirangaensis,
Cyrtodactylus montanus
Cyrtodactylus nagalandensis,
Cyrtodactylus septentrionalis

Gekkonidae Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India [ISHAN AGARWAL, STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER]
2018-11-22 Lophognathus horneri Agamidae Diversity in Australia’s tropical savannas: An integrative taxonomic revision of agamid lizards from the genera Amphibolurus and Lophognathus (Lacertilia: Agamidae) [Jane Melville, Euan G. Ritchie, Stephanie N.J. Chapple, Richard E. Glor and James A. Schulte]
2018-11-16 Apostolepis adhara Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Apostolepis (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Elapomorphini) from the Cerrado of Central Brazil [DANIELLA. P. F. FRANÇA, FAUSTO E. BARBO, NELSON J. SILVA-JÚNIOR, HELDER L. R. SILVA, HUSSAM ZAHER]
2018-11-15 Toxicocalamus pumehanae Elapidae The taxonomic history of the enigmatic Papuan snake genus Toxicocalamus (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), with the description of a new species from the Managalas Plateau of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, and a revised dichotomous key [Mark O’Shea, Allen Allison and Hinrich Kaiser]
2018-11-09 Amphisbaena caetitensis Amphisbaenidae A new four-pored Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from northeastern Brazil [JOÃO PAULO FELIX AUGUSTO DE ALMEIDA, MARCO ANTONIO DE FREITAS, MÁRCIO BORBA DA SILVA, MARIA CELESTE COSTA VALVERDE, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, ADRIANO MOREIRA PIRES, TAMÍ MOTT]
2018-11-07 Ptychozoon popaense Gekkonidae Geographically structured genetic variation in Ptychozoon lionotum (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and a new species from an isolated volcano in Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, MARTA S. GRISMER, RAFE M. BROWN, BRYAN L. STUART]
2018-11-01 Carlia crypta Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
A Framework for Resolving Cryptic Species: A Case Study from the Lizards of the Australian Wet Tropics [Sonal Singhal, Conrad J Hoskin, Patrick Couper, Sally Potter, Craig Moritz]
2018-11-01 Lampropholis bellendenkerensis,
Lampropholis elliotensis,
Lampropholis similis
Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
A Framework for Resolving Cryptic Species: A Case Study from the Lizards of the Australian Wet Tropics [Sonal Singhal, Conrad J Hoskin, Patrick Couper, Sally Potter, Craig Moritz]
2018-11-01 Anolis dracula Dactyloidae A new cryptic species of Anolis lizard from northwestern South America (Iguanidae, Dactyloinae) [Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, Carolina Reyes-Puig, Juan Pablo Reyes-Puig, Julián A. Velasco, Fernando Ayala-Varela, Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2018-10-31 Polemon graueri Lamprophiidae hochgestuft von Untertart-Status auf Art-Status: Phylogeny and biogeography of the African burrowing snake subfamily Aparallactinae (Squamata: Lamprophiidae) [Frank Portillo,William R. Branch, Werner Conradie, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Johannes Penner, Michael F. Bare, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Muninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote, Aaron M. Bauer, Jean-François Trape, Zoltán T. Nagy, Piero Carlino, Olivier S.G. Pauwels, Michele Menegon, Marius Burger, Tomáš Mazuch, Kate Jackson, Daniel F. Hughes, Mathias Behangana, Ange-Ghislain Zassi-Boulou, Eli Greenbaum]
2018-10-30 Macrovipera razii Viperidae (Viperinae) Molecular and morphological analyses have revealed a new species of blunt-nosed viper of the genus Macrovipera in Iran [Hamzeh Oraie, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Azar Khosravani, Naeim Moradi, Abolfazl Akbari, Mohammad Ebrahim Sehhatisabet, Soheila Shafiei, Nikolaus Stümpel & Ulrich Joger]
2018-10-30 Micrurus boicora Elapidae A remarkable new species of coralsnake of the Micrurus hemprichii species group from the Brazilian Amazon [Paulo Sérgio Bernarde, Luiz Carlos Batista Turci, Arthur Diesel Abegg & Francisco Luís Franco]
2018-10-29

Tropiocolotes confusus

Gekkonidae Systematics of the Saharo-Arabian clade of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos with the description of a new species of Tropiocolotes endemic to Oman.[Machado, Luis; Jirı Smıd; Tomas Mazuch; Roberto Sindaco; Ahmed Said Al Shukaili & Salvador Carranza]
2018-10-24 Mecistops leptorhynchus Crocodylidae Systematic revision of the living African Slender-snouted Crocodiles (Mecistops Gray, 1844) [MATTHEW H. SHIRLEY, AMANDA N. CARR, JENNIFER H. NESTLER, KENT A. VLIET, CHRISTOPHER A. BROCHU]
2018-09-30 Chilabothrus schwartzi Boidae (Boinae) Chilabothrus chrysogaster schwartzi, hochgestuft von der Unterart zur Art: Boas of the World (Superfamily Booidae): A Checklist With Systematic, Taxonomic, and Conservation Assessments [R. Graham Reynolds and Robert W. Henderson]
2018-09-19 Calumma roaloko Chamaeleonidae The smallest ‘true chameleon’ from Madagascar: a new, distinctly colored species of the Calumma boettgeri complex (Squamata, Chamaeleonidae) [David Prötzel, Shea M. Lambert, Ginah Tsiorisoa Andrianasolo, Carl R. Hutter, Kerry A. Cobb, Mark D. Scherz, Frank Glaw]
2018-09-30 Lycodon banksi Colubridae (Colubrinae) A New Species of the Genus Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos [Vinh Quang Luu, Michael Bonkowski, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh Duc Le, Thomas Calame and Thomas Ziegler]
2018-09-13 Liotyphlops sousai,
Liotyphlops taylori
Anomalepididae Two New Blind Snake Species of the Genus Liotyphlops Peters, 1881 (Serpentes: Anomalepididae), from Central and South Brazil. [Fidélis Júnio Marra Santos and Roberto E. Reis]
2018-09-10 Liolaemus evaristoi Liolaemidae Descripción y relaciones filogenéticas de una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) y notas sobre el grupo de L. montanus de Perú [Roberto C. Gutiérrez, Juan C. Chaparro, Meylin Y. Vásquez4, Aarón J. Quiroz, Álvaro Aguilar- Kirigin5, Cristian S. Abdala]
2018-09-28 Cylindrophis osheai Cylindrophiidae A new species of Cylindrophis Wagler, 1828 (Reptilia: Squamata: Cylindrophiidae) from Boano Island, northern Maluku Province, Indonesia [MAX KIECKBUSCH, FELIX MADER, HINRICH KAISER, SVEN MECKE]
2018-09-27 Oedura argentea Diplodactylidae A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from sandstone habitats of inland north Queensland, Australia [CONRAD J. HOSKIN, STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA, ERIC VANDERDUYS]
2018-09-21 Hebius yanbianensis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the genus Hebius (Squamata: Colubridae) from Sichuan, China [QIN LIU, GUANG-HUI ZHONG, PING WANG, YANG LIU, PENG GUO]
2018-09-21 Hemiphyllodactylus ywanganensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus uga
Gekkonidae Two more new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Shan Hills of eastern Myanmar (Burma) [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, GEORGE R. ZUG, MYINT KYAW THURA, MARTA S. GRISMER, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, EVAN S. H. QUAH, AUNG LIN]
2018-09-19 Monilesaurus und Microauris Agamidae 2 neue Gattungen und 2 neue Arten:
A systematic revision of Calotes Cuvier, 1817 (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Western Ghats adds two genera and reveals two new species [SAUNAK PAL, S.P. VIJAYAKUMAR, KARTIK SHANKER, ADITI JAYARAJAN, V. DEEPAK]
2018-09-19 Cyrtodactylus meersi,
Cyrtodactylus myintkyawthurai
Gekkonidae A phylogenetic taxonomy of the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with descriptions of two new species from Myanmar[ L. Lee Grismer1 Perry L. Wood Jr, Evan S.H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, Marta S. Grismer, Mark W. Herr, Robert E. Espinoza, Rafe M. Brown, Aung Lin ]
2018-09-10 Calamaria andersoni Colubridae (Calamariinae) A New Species of the Genus Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) from Yunnan Province, China [Jian-Huan Yang and Xi Zheng]
2018-09-04 Zamenis hohenackeri Colubridae (Natricinae) Neue Unterart
A new subspecies of Zamenis hohenackeri (Strauch, 1873) (Serpentes: Colubridae) based on morphological and molecular data [SYLVIA HOFMANN, KONRAD MEBERT, KLAUS-DIETER SCHULZ, NOTKER HELFENBERGER, BAYRAM GÖÇMEN, WOLFGANG BÖHME]
2018-09-03 Gerrhonotus mccoyi Anguidae A New Species of Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico [Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Arturo Contreras-Arquieta, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca]
2018-09-03 Phrynocephalus Agamidae A molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the Asian agamid lizard genus Phrynocephalus reveals discrete biogeographic clades implicated by plate tectonics [J. ROBERT MACEY, JAMES A. II SCHULTE, NATALIA B. ANANJEVA, ERIK T. VAN DYKE, YUEZHAO WANG, NIKOLAI ORLOV, SOHEILA SHAFIEI, MICHAEL D. ROBINSON, TATJANA DUJSEBAYEVA, GABRIEL S. FREUND, CLAYTON M. FISCHER, DAVID LIU, THEODORE J. PAPENFUSS]
2018-08-30

Mediodactylus bartoni,
Mediodactylus danilewskii,
Mediodactylus oertzeni,
Mediodactylus orientalis

Gekkonidae hochgestuft vom Unterart-Status zu Art-Status: Multilocus phylogeny and coalescent species delimitation in Kotschy's gecko, Mediodactylus kotschyi: Hidden diversity and cryptic species [Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı, Shai Meiri, Yuval Itescu, Oleg Kukushkin, Václav Gvoždík, Giovanni Scillitani, Stephanos A. Roussos, David Jandzik, Panagiotis Kasapidis, Petros Lymberakis, Nikos Poulakakis]
2018-08-30 Letheobia weidholzi Typhlopidae Typhlops weidholzi n. inedit., eine neue Art der Gattung Letheobia aus der Republik Kamerun und Synopsis der Gattung (Squamata: Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae). [VAN WALLACH & RICHARD GEMEL]
2018-08-24 Cnemaspis ajijae,
Cnemaspis amboliensis,
Cnemaspis limayei,
Cnemaspis mahabali
Gekkonidae Four new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India [Amit Sayyed, Robert Alexander Pyron, and R. Dileepkumar]
2018-08-24 Lygosoma siamensis Scincidae (Lygosominae) New Supple Skink, Genus Lygosoma (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae), from Indochina and Redescription of Lygosoma quadrupes (Linnaeus, 1766) [Cameron D. Siler, Brendan B. Heitz, Drew R. Davis, Elyse S. Freitas. Anchalee Aowphol, Korkhwan Termprayoon and L. Lee Grismer]
2018-08-22 Pseudalsophis darwini,
Pseudalsophis hephaestus,
Pseudalsophis thomasi
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Origin and hidden diversity within the poorly known Galápagos snake radiation (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) [Hussam Zaher, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Roberta Graboski, Fabio A. Machado, Marco Altamirano-Benavides, Sandro L. Bonatto & Felipe G. Grazziotin]
2018-08-14 Cnemaspis anamudiensis,
Cnemaspis maculicollis
Gekkonidae Description of two new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India [VIVEK PHILIP CYRIAC, ALEX JOHNY, P. K. UMESH, MUHAMED JAFER PALOT]
2018-08-08 Rhadinaea nuchalis Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new earless species of Poyntonophrynus (Anura, Bufonidae) from the Serra da Neve Inselberg, Namibe Province, Angola [Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Mariana P. Marques, Suzana Bandeira, Ishan Agarwal, Edward L. Stanley, Aaron M. Bauer, Mathew P. Heinicke, David C. Blackburn]
2018-08-08 Agamura kermanensis Gekkonidae Description of a new species of the genus Agamura Blanford, 1874 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Iran [SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, MANSOUR ALIABADIAN, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, JAMSHID DARVISH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI, MOHAMMAD EBRAHIM SEHHATISABET]
2018-08-07 Stenodactylus (Trigonodactylus) persicus Gekkonidae A new species of short-fingered geckos Stenodactylus (Squamata, Geckonidae) from South Iran with taxonomic notes on validity of the genus Trigonodactylus Hass, 1957 [ROMAN A. NAZAROV, DANIEL A. MELNIKOV, MEHDI RADJABIZADEH, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2018-08-02 Hemidactylus sahgali,
Hemidactylus whitakeri
Gekkonidae First appearance deceives many: disentangling the Hemidactylus triedrus species complex using an integrated approach [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Gaurang G. Gowande, Rishikesh Patil, Mayuresh Ambekar, Harshil Patel]
2018-08-01 Naja guineensis
Naja savannula
Elapidae Integration of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences and morphology reveals unexpected diversity in the forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca) species complex in Central and West Africa (Serpentes: Elapidae) [WOLFGANG WÜSTER, LAURENT CHIRIO, JEAN-FRANÇOIS TRAPE, IVAN INEICH, KATE JACKSON, ELI GREENBAUM, CESAR BARRON, CHIFUNDERA KUSAMBA, ZOLTÁN T. NAGY, RICHARD STOREY, CARA HALL, CATHARINE E. WÜSTER, AXEL BARLOW, DONALD G. BROADLEY]
2018-07-30 Cercosaura anordosquama Gymnophthalmidae Integrative taxonomy of the lizards Cercosaura ocellata species complex (Reptilia: Gymnophthalmidae) [Marcelo José Sturaro, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Guarino R.Colli, L. Lacey Knowles, Teresa C.S.Avila-Piresa]
2018-07-23 Lepidophyma inagoi Xantusiidae A New Species of Lepidophyma (Squamata: Xantusiidae) from the Pacific Lowlands of Guerrero, Mexico [Ricardo Palacios-Aguilar, Rufino Santos-Bibiano and Oscar Flores-Villela]
2018-07-20 Anadia buenaventura Gymnophthalmidae Sistemática de los saurios Anadia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) de Ecuador: límite de especies, distribución geográfica y descripción de una especie nueva [Raquel Betancourt, Carolina Reyes-Puig , Simón E. Lobos, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz & Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2018-07-20 Ebenavia boettgeri,
Ebenavia robusta,
Ebenavia safari,
Ebenavia tuelinae
Gekkonidae Computational molecular species delimitation and taxonomic revision of the gecko genus Ebenavia Boettger, 1878 [Oliver Hawlitschek, Mark D. Scherz, Bernhard Ruthensteiner, Angelica Crottini. Frank Glaw]
2018-07-19 Gehyra capensis,
Gehyra crypta,
Gehyra incognitai,
Gehyra ocellata,
Gehyra unguiculata
Gekkonidae Conspicuously concealed: revision of the arid clade of the Gehyra variegata (Gekkonidae) group in Western Australia using an integrative molecular and morphological approach, with the description of five cryptic species [Luke Kealley, Paul Doughty, Mitzy Pepper, J. Scott Keogh, Mia Hillyer, Joel Huey]
2018-07-19 Cyrtodactylus ywanganensis Gekkonidae A new Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Shan Hills and the biogeography of Bent-toed Geckos from eastern Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MARTA S. GRISMER, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, ROBERT E. ESPINOZA, AUNG LIN]
2018-07-19 Cyrtodactylus chamba Gekkonidae A new bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from the Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India [ISHAN AGARWAL, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, AARON M. BAUER]
2018-07-16 Phyllopezus heuteri Phyllodactylidae Cryptic Diversity in the Neotropical Gecko Genus Phyllopezus Peters, 1878 (Reptilia: Squamata: Phyllodactylidae): A New Species from Paraguay [Pier Cacciali, Sebastian Lotzkat, Tony Gamble, and Gunther Köhler]
2018-07-16 Selvasaura brava Gymnophthalmidae Neue Gattung Selvasaura:
Systematics of Neotropical microteiid lizards (Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae), with the description of a new genus and species from the Andean montane forests [expand article infoJiří Moravec, Jiří Šmíd, Jan Štundl, Edgar Lehr]
2018-07-16 Vermicella parscauda Elapidae A new species of bandy-bandy (Vermicella: Serpentes: Elapidae) from the Weipa region, Cape York, Australia [CHANTELLE M. DEREZ, KEVIN ARBUCKLE, ZHIQIANG RUAN, BING XIE, YU HUANG, LAUREN DIBBEN, QIONG SHI, FREEK J. VONK, BRYAN G. FRY]
2018-07-06 Hemidactylus siva Gekkonidae A new cryptic rock-dwelling Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Karnataka, India [CHELMALA SRINIVASULU, ADITYA SRINIVASULU, GANDLA CHETHAN KUMAR]
2018-07-02 Rhadinella xerophila Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the dry forest of Motagua Valley, Guatemala [DANIEL ARIANO-SÁNCHEZ, JONATHAN A. CAMPBELL]
2018-06-29 Cyrtodactylus tanahjampea Gekkonidae A New Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Island of Tanahjampea, South Sulawesi, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, AMIR HAMIDY, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE]
2018-06-25 Sinomicrurus houi Elapidae A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China [Lifang PENG, Lijun WANG, Li DING, Yiwu ZHU, Jian LUO, Diancheng YANG, Ruyi HUANG, Shunqing LU, and Song HUANG]
2018-06-24 Lygosoma kinabatanganensis,
Lygosoma peninsulare
Scincidae (Lygosominae) On the taxonomy of Lygosoma bampfyldei Bartlett, 1895 (Squamata: Scincidae) with descriptions of new species from Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia and the resurrection of Lygosoma schneideri Werner, 1900 [L. LEE GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, ZAHARIL DUZULKAFLY, PAUL YAMBUN]
2018-06-21 Sphenomorphus yersini Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new skink of the genus Sphenomorphus Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Hon Ba Nature Reserve, southern Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2018-06-17 Dipsas bobridgelyi,
Dipsas georgejetti,
Dipsas klebbai,
Dipsas oswaldobaezi
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Systematics of South American snail-eating snakes (Serpentes, Dipsadini), with the description of five new species from Ecuador and Peru [Alejandro Arteaga, David Salazar-Valenzuela, Konrad Mebert, Nicolás Peñafiel, Gabriela Aguiar, Juan C. Sánchez-Nivicela, R. Alexander Pyron, Timothy J. Colston, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, Pablo J. Venegas, Juan M. Guayasamin, Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2018-06-17 Sibon bevridgelyi Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Systematics of South American snail-eating snakes (Serpentes, Dipsadini), with the description of five new species from Ecuador and Peru [Alejandro Arteaga, David Salazar-Valenzuela, Konrad Mebert, Nicolás Peñafiel, Gabriela Aguiar, Juan C. Sánchez-Nivicela, R. Alexander Pyron, Timothy J. Colston, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, Pablo J. Venegas, Juan M. Guayasamin, Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2018-06-15 Sitana gokakensis,
Sitana thondalu
Agamidae Descriptions of two new endemic and cryptic species of Sitana Cuvier, 1829 from peninsular India [V. DEEPAK, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, R. CHAITANYA, PRAVEEN KARANTH]
2018-06-14 Hemidactylus paaragowli Gekkonidae A distinct new species of riparian rock-dwelling gecko (genus: Hemidactylus) from the southern Western Ghats [ACHYUTHAN N. SRIKANTHAN, PRIYANKA SWAMY, ASHWINI V. MOHAN, SAUNAK PAL]
2018-06-12 Boiga (Elachistodon) westermanni Colubridae Aus Elachistodon westermanni wird Boiga westermanni:
Phylogeny and conservation status of the Indian egg-eater snake, Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt, 1863 (Serpentes, Colubridae) [Ashwini Venkatanarayana Mohan; Avinash C. Visvanathan and Karthikeyan Vasudevan]
2018-06-07 Apostolepis kikoi Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of burrowing snake (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Apostolepis) from the state of Mato Grosso, Central-West region of Brazil [Fernanda Martins dos Santos, Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Jailini da Silva Araújo, Moisés Barbosa de Souza, Thales de Lema, Christine Strussmann, Nelson Rufino de Albuquerque]
2018-06-07 Mesalina arnoldi,
Mesalina austroarabica
Lacertidae Systematics of the Mesalina guttulata species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Arabia with the description of two new species [ROBERTO SINDACO, MARC SIMÓ-RIUDALBAS, ROBERTO SACCHI, SALVADOR CARRANZA]
2018-06-05 Acontias albigularis,
Acontias wakkerstroomensis
Scincidae (Acontinae) Two new species of Acontias (Acontinae, Scincidae) from the Mpumalanga Highveld escarpment of South Africa [WERNER CONRADIE, THEO BUSSCHAU, SHELLEY EDWARDS]
2018-06-02 Mochlus afer Scincidae (Lygosominae) Mochlus afer ist jetzt ein Synonym von Mochlus sundevalli: Phylogenetic and morphological investigation of the Mochlus afer-sundevallii species complex (Squamata: Scincidae) across the arid corridor of sub-Saharan Africa [Elyse S. Freitas, Aaron M. Bauer, Cameron D. Siler, Donald G. Broadley, Todd R. Jackman]
2018-05-31 Liolaemus antonietae Liolaemidae The True Identity of the New World Iguanid Lizard Liolaemus chillanensis Müller and Hellmich 1932 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and Description of a New Species in the Liolaemus elongatus Group [Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Damien Esquerré, Félix A. Urra, Hugo A. Díaz, Carlos Castro Pastene, and María Soledad Ruiz]
2018-05-29 Tytthoscincus keciktuek,
Tytthoscincus monticolus
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Two new Tytthoscincus Linkem, Diesmos, & Brown (Squamata; Scincidae) from Peninsular Malaysia and another case of microsyntopy between ecologically specialized, unrelated, leaf-litter species [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, AMIRRUDIN B. AHMAD, B. S. BAIZUL-HAFSYAM, M. AFIQ-SHUHAIMI, SYED A. RIZAL, EVAN S. H. QUAH]
2018-05-22 Alopoglossus meloi Alopoglossidae Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A. 2018. A new species of Alopoglossus lizard (Squamata, Alopoglossidae) from the Southern Guiana Shield, northeastern Amazonia, with remarks on diagnostic characters to the genus. [Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A.]
2018-05-18 Amphisbaena hoogmoedi Amphisbaenidae A new four-pored Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae) from Brazilian Amazon [ELAINE C.S. OLIVEIRA, WILIAN VAZ-SILVA, ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, MAURO JR TEIXEIRA, FRANCISCO DAL VECHIO, SÍRIA RIBEIRO]
2018-05-17 Gerrhonotus rhombifer Anguidae aus Coloptychon rhombifer wird Gerrhonotus rhombifer: Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the genus Gerrhonotus (Squamata: Anguidae) [Uri O. García‐Vázquez, Adrián Nieto‐Montes de Oca, Robert W. Bryson Jr., Walter Schmidt‐Ballardo, Carlos J. Pavón‐Vázquez]
2018-05-17

Cyrtodactylus bhupathyi,
Cyrtodactylus tripuraensis

Gekkonidae Two new species of bent toed geckos, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northeast India with comments on name-bearing types from the region [ISHAN AGARWAL, STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER]
2018-05-17

Cyrtodactylus cayuensis,
Cyrtodactylus himalayicus

Gekkonidae Cyrtodactylus cayuensis, Chilabothrus chrysogaster schwartzi, hochgestuft von der Unterart zur Art; Cyrtodactylus himalayicus vom Synonym zur Art relavidiert: Two new species of bent toed geckos, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northeast India with comments on name-bearing types from the region [ISHAN AGARWAL, STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER]
2018-05-17 Atractus atlas Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A giant on the ground: another large-bodied Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadinae) from Ecuadorian Andes, with comments on the dietary specializations of the goo-eaters snakes [PAULO PASSOS, AGUSTÍN SCANFERLA, PAULO R. MELO-SAMPAIO, JORGE BRITO, ANA ALMENDARIZ]
2018-05-16 Kinosternon vogti Kinosternidae A Distinctive New Species of Mud Turtle from Western México [Marco A. López-Luna, Fabio G. Cupul-Magaña, Armando H. Escobedo-Galván, Adriana J. González-Hernández, Eric Centenero-Alcalá, Judith A. Rangel-Mendoza, Mariana M. Ramírez-Ramírez, and Erasmo Cazares-Hernández]
2018-05-10 Amphisbaena kiriri Amphisbaenidae A New Species of Amphisbaena from Northeastern Brazil (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) [Leonardo B. Ribeiro Samuel C. Gomides and Henrique C. Costa]
2018-05-03 Austroablepharus Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Neue Gattung:
A new genus to accommodate three skinks currently assigned to Proablepharus (Lacertilia: Scincidae) [Patrick J. COUPER, Conrad J. HOSKIN, Sally POTTER, Jason G. BRAGG, Craig MORITZ]
2018-05-01 Uropeltis bhupathyi Uropeltidae A new species of Uropeltis Cuvier, 1829 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the Anaikatty Hills of the Western Ghats of India [V.J. JINS, FILIPA L. SAMPAIO, DAVID J. GOWER]
2018-04-23 Cyrtodactylus bayinnyiensis,
Cyrtodactylus chaunghanakwaensis,
Cyrtodactylus naungkayaingensis
Gekkonidae Three more new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Salween Basin of eastern Myanmar underscore the urgent need for the conservation of karst habitats [L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Myint Kyaw Thura, Evan S.H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, Marta S. Grismer, Mark W. Herr, Aung Lin & Htet Kyaw]
2018-04-19 Eremiascincus rubiginosus Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Eremiascincus (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia [Sven Mecke, Paul Doughty]
2018-04-10 Phyllodactylus benedettii,
Phyllodactylus kropotkini
Phyllodactylidae Taxonomic changes and description of two new species for the Phyllodactylus lanei complex (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) in Mexico [TONATIUH RAMÍREZ-REYES, OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA]
2018-04-09 Calumma juliae,
Calumma lefona,
Calumma uetzi
Chamaeleonidae Endangered beauties: micro-CT cranial osteology, molecular genetics and external morphology reveal three new species of chameleons in the Calumma boettgeri complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) [David Prötzel, Miguel Vences, Oliver Hawlitschek, Mark D Scherz, Fanomezana M Ratsoavina, Frank Glaw]
2018-04-05 Phrynocephalus mystaceus khorasanus Agamidae Molecular and morphological differentiation of Secret Toad-headed agama, Phrynocephalus mystaceus, with the description of a new subspecies from Iran (Reptilia, Agamidae) [Evgeniya N. Solovyeva, Evgeniy N. Dunayev, Roman A. Nazarov, Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr.]
2018-04-04 Gehyra granulum,
Gehyra paranana,
Gehyra pluraporosa,
Gehyra pseudopunctata
Gekkonidae Species delimitation in the Gehyra nana (Squamata: Gekkonidae) complex: cryptic and divergent morphological evolution in the Australian Monsoonal Tropics, with the description of four new species [PAUL DOUGHTY, GAYLEEN BOURKE, LEONARDO G. TEDESCHI, RENAE C. PRATT, PAUL M. OLIVER, RUSSELL A. PALMER, CRAIG MORITZ]
2018-04-04 Cyrtodactylus sangi Gekkonidae Taxonomic status of two populations of Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with description of a new species from Nui Chua National Park, southern Vietnam [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, VLADIMIR V. BOBROV, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2018-03-31 Dasypeltis arabica,
Dasypeltis crucifera,
Dasypeltis taylori
Colubridae (Colubrinae) A revision of the egg-eating snakes of the genus Dasypeltis Wagler (Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae) in north-eastern Africa and south-western Arabia, with descriptions of three new species [Michael F. Bates & Donald G. Broadley]
2018-03-21 Cyrtodactylus tahuna Gekkonidae Cyrtodactylus tahuna sp. nov., a new bent-toed gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, EVY ARIDA, ANDRÉ KOCH]
2018-03-21

Chersodromus australis,
Chersodromus nigrum

Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Taxonomic review of the rare Mexican snake genus Chersodromus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae), with the description of two new species [LUIS CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ, CYNTHIA G. RAMÍREZ-GONZÁLEZ, JONATHAN A. CAMPBELL]
2018-03-20 Masticophis Colubridae Artstatus für Masticophis lineatus und Masticophis piceus:
The effect of missing data on coalescent species delimitation and a taxonomic revision of whipsnakes (Colubridae: Masticophis) [Kyle A. O'Connell, Eric N. Smith]
2018-03-19 Tropidurus azurduyae Tropiduridae A new collared lizard (Tropidurus: Tropiduridae) endemic to the Western Bolivian Andes and its implications for seasonally dry tropical forests [ANDRÉ L.G. CARVALHO, LUIS ROLANDO RIVAS, RICARDO CÉSPEDES, AND MIGUEL T. RODRIGUES]
2018-03-18 Lophocalotes achlios Agamidae Sumatra’s Endemic Crested Dragons (Agamidae: Lophocalotes): A New Species from the Bukit Barisan Range, Comments on Lophocalotes ludekingi, and Ecology [MICHAEL B. HARVEY, JAMES SCRIVANI, KYLE SHANEY, AMIR HAMIDY, NIA KURNIAWAN, AND ERIC N. SMITH]
2018-03-11 Scolecoseps broadleyi Scincidae (Scincinae) A new species of Scolecoseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from coastal north-eastern Mozambique [Luke Verburgt, Ursula K. Verburgt & William R. Branch]
2018-03-12 Atractus limitaneus Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Atractus limitaneus ist jetzt ein Synonym für Atractus collaris Species delimitations in the Atractus collaris complex (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) [PAULO PASSOS, ANA L. C. PRUDENTE, LUCIANA O. RAMOS, JOSÉ RANCES CAICEDO-PORTILLA, JOHN D. LYNCH]
2018-03-09 Neusticurus arekuna Gymnophthalmidae Integrative taxonomy of the gymnophthalmid lizard Neusticurus rudis Boulenger, 1900 identifies a new species in the eastern Pantepui region, north-eastern South America [Philippe J. R. Kok, Mátyás A. Bittenbinder, Joris K. van den Berg, Sergio Marques-Souza, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Alexandra E. Laking, Mauro Teixeira Jr, Antoine Fouquet, D. Bruce Means, Ross D. MacCulloch and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues]
2018-03-09 Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis Gekkonidae A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong [YIK-HEI SUNG, WING-HO LEE, HO-NAM NG, YANJIE ZHANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG]
2018-03-06 Ophisops kutchensis,
Ophisops pushkarensis
Lacertidae Two new species of the Ophisops microlepis (Squamata: Lacertidae) complex from northwestern India with a key to Indian Ophisops [Ishan Agarwal, Akshay Khandekar, Uma Ramakrishnan, Raju Vyas & Varad B. Giri]
2018-03-02 Panaspis thomensis Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Review of the leaf-litter skinks (Scincidae: Panaspis) from the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands, with the description of a new species [Leonor B. Soares, Luis M. P. Ceríaco ORCID Icon, Mariana P. Marques, Cristiane Bastos-Silveira, Lauren A. Scheinberg, D. James Harris, António Brehm & José Jesus]
2018-03-02 Tropiocolotes hormozganensis Gekkonidae Taxonomic status of Tropiocolotes cf. steudneri with a description of a new species of Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Iran [MAHDI RAJABIZADEH, HIVA FAIZI, STEVEN C. ANDERSON, MOHAMMAD ZARRINTAB, ROMAN NAZAROV]
2018-02-28 Homonota marthae Phyllodactylidae Description of a new species of Homonota (Reptilia, Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) from the central region of northern Paraguay [Pier Cacciali, Mariana Morando, Luciano Javier Avila, Gunther Koehler]
2018-02-27

Pachydactylus goodi

Gekkonidae Pachydactylus goodi ist jetzt ein Synonym von Pachydactylus atorquatus: A contribution to the phylogeny and taxonomy of the Pachydactylus weberi group (Squamata: Gekkonidae): a case of intraspecific colour polymorphism confounding taxonomy [Jiří Šmíd, Hanlie Engelbrecht, Jody M. Taft, Nicolas S. Telford, Buyisile G. Makhubo, Aaron M. Bauer & Krystal A. Tolley]
2018-02-22 Ameivula apipensis Teiidae Diversity of teiid lizards from Gran Chaco and Western Cerrado (Squamata: Teiidae) [Federico José Arias, Renato Recoder, Blanca Beatriz Álvarez, Eduardo Ethcepare, Matias Quipildor, Fernando Lobo, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues]
2018-02-19 Tupinambis matipu Teiidae A New Species of Tupinambis Daudin, 1802 (Squamata: Teiidae) from Central South America [Marcélia B. Silva, Marco A. Ribeiro-Júnior and Teresa C. S. Ávila-Pires]
2018-02-16 Crotalus polisi,
Crotalus thalassoporus
Viperidae (Crotalinae) Integrative taxonomy at the nexus of population divergence and speciation in insular speckled rattlesnakes [Jesse M. Meik, Sarah Schaack, Oscar Flores-Villela & Jeffrey W. Streicher]
2018-02-16 Liolaemus absconditus Liolaemidae A new species of the Liolaemus alticolor-bibronii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from East-central Argentina [LAURA ESTELA VEGA, ANDRÉS SEBASTIÁN QUINTEROS, OSCAR ANÍBAL STELLATELLI, PATRICIO JUAN BELLAGAMBA, CAROLINA BLOCK, ENRIQUE ALBERTO MADRID]
2018-02-15 Xenosaurus fractus Xenosauridae A new species of knob-scaled lizard (Xenosauridae, Xenosaurus) from the Sierra Madre Oriental of Puebla, Mexico [Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Helder Sánchez-Vega, Itzel Durán-Fuentes]
2018-02-13 Leposternon mineiro Amphisbaenidae A New Species of Leposternon (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from Brazilian Cerrado with a Key to Pored Species [Síria Ribeiro, Adriano Lima Silveira and Alfredo P. Santos-jr]
2018-02-12 Letheobia akagerae Typhlopidae A new blind snake of the genus Letheobia (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from Rwanda with redescriptions of L. gracilis (Sternfeld, 1910) and L. graueri (Sternfeld, 1912) and the introduction of a non-invasive preparation procedure for scanning electron microscopy in zoology. [J. MAXIMILIAN DEHLING, HARALD H. HINKEL, HANS-JÜRGEN ENSIKAT, KENNY BABILON, EBERHARD FISCHER]
2018-02-01 Oligosoma hoparatea Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
A new species of scincid lizard in the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the mid-Canterbury high country, New Zealand [TONY WHITAKER, DAVID G. CHAPPLE, RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH, MARIEKE LETTINK, GEOFF B. PATTERSON]
2018-01-30 Blanus vandellii Blanidae An integrative approach to the nomenclature and taxonomic status of the genus Blanus Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Blanidae) from the Iberian Peninsula [Luis M. P. Ceríaco & Aaron M. Bauer]
2018-01-30 Calliophis salitan Elapidae A New Species of Long-glanded Coralsnake of the Genus Calliophis (Squamata: Elapidae) from Dinagat Island, with Notes on the Biogeography and Species Diversity of Philippine Calliophis and Hemibungaru [RAFE M. BROWN, UTPAL SMART, ALAN E. LEVITON, AND ERIC N. SMITH]
2018-01-24 Ophiomorus kardesi Scincidae (Scincinae) Cryptic diversity and molecular systematics of the Aegean Ophiomorus skinks (Reptilia: Squamata), with the description of a new species [Kornilios, P., Y. Kumlutas, P. Lymberakis & C. Ilgaz]
2018-01-22 Opisthotropis voquyi Colubridae (Natricinae) Morphological and molecular review of Jacob’s Mountain Stream Keelback Opisthotropis jacobi Angel & Bourret, 1933 (Squamata: Natricidae) with description of a sibling species from northern Vietnam [THOMAS ZIEGLER, PATRICK DAVID, TIM N. ZIEGLER, CUONG T. PHAM, TRUONG Q. NGUYEN, MINH D. LE]
2018-01-22 Sitana attenboroughii Agamidae A new species of fan-throated lizard of the genus Sitana Cuvier, 1829 from coastal Kerala, southern India [DKALESH SADASIVAN, M. B. RAMESH, MUHAMED JAFER PALOT, MAYURESH AMBEKAR, ZEESHAN A. MIRZA]
2018-01-19 Cyrtodactylus malcolmsmithi jetzt Hemidactylus malcolmsmithi Gekkonidae On the Status of Cyrtodactylus malcolmsmithi (Constable, 1949) [Ishan Agarwal, Varad B. Giri, and Aaron M. Bauer]
2018-01-17 Hemidactylus vanam Gekkonidae A new cryptic, rupicolous species of Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Meghamalai, Tamil Nadu, India [R. CHAITANYA, APARNA LAJMI, VARAD B. GIRI]
2018-01-15 Trachischium sushantai Colubridae (Natricinae) Description of a new species of genus Trachischium with a redescription of Trachischium fuscum (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) [SUJOY RAHA, SUNANDAN DAS, PROBHAT BAG, SUDIPTA DEBNATH, KOUSIK PRAMANICK]
2018-01-12 Lygosoma samajaya Scincidae (Lygosominae) Unrealized diversity in an urban rainforest: A new species of Lygosoma (Squamata: Scincidae) from western Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo) [BENJAMIN R. KARIN, ELYSE S. FREITAS, SAMUEL SHONLEBEN, L. LEE GRISMER, AARON M. BAUER, INDRANEIL DAS]
2018-01-05 Hemiphyllodactylus flaviventris,
Hemiphyllodactylus khlonglanensis
Gekkonidae Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Thailand [APISAK SUKPRASERT, SURAPOP SUTTHIWISES, VIRAYUTH LAUHACHINDA, WUT TAKSINTUM]
2018-01-04 Goniurosaurus zhoui Eublepharidae Morphological evidence uncovers a new species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from the Hainan Island, China [RUN-BANG ZHOU, NING WANG, BEI CHEN, BIN LIANG]
2018-00-00

Cyrtodactylus thathomensis

Gekkonidae A new karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Xiangkhoang Province, northeastern Laos) [Roman A. Nazarov, Olivier S.G. Pauwels, Evgeniy L. Konstantinov, Anatoliy S. Chulisov, Nikolai L. Orlov, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr]
2018-00-00 Gehyra fenestrula,
Gehyra finipunctata,
Gehyra macra,
Gehyra media,
Gehyra micra,
Gehyra peninsularis,
Gehyra polka
Gekkonidae Spots before the eyes: revision of the saxicoline geckos of the Gehyra punctata (Squamata: Gekkonidae) species complex in the Pilbara region of Western Australia [Doughty, Paul; Aaron M. Bauer, Mitzy Pepper and J. Scott Keogh]
2018-00-00 Echis romani Viperidae (Viperinae) Trape, J.-F. 2018. Partition d’Echis ocellatus Stemmler, 1970 (Squamata, Viperidae), avec la description d’une espèce nouvelle. Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. 167: 13-34
2018-00-00 Gloydius angusticeps Viperidae (Crotalinae) A New Species of the Gloydius strauchi Complex (Crotalinae: Viperidae: Serpentes) from Qinghai, Sichuan, and Gansu, China [Jingsong Shi, Diancheng Yang, Wuyuan Zhang, Lifang Peng, Nikolai L. Orlov, Fan Jiang, Li Ding, Mian Hou, Xinlei Huang, Song Huang, Pipeng Li]
2018-00-00 Laemanctus julioi Corytophanidae The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation [James R. McCranie]
2018-00-00 Sceloporus esperanzae,
Sceloporus hondurensis
Phrynosomatidae The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation [James R. McCranie]
2018-00-00 Scincella nigrofasciata Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of smooth skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Scincella) from Cambodia [Thy Neang, Somaly Chan, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.]

2017

Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
2017-12-23 Gloydius rubromaculatus Viperidae A new moth-preying alpine pit viper species from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (Viperidae, Crotalinae) [SHI, WANG, CHEN, FANG, DING, HUANG, HOU, LIU & LI]
2017-12-20 Apostolepis barrioi Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Revalidation of Apostolepis barrioi (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) [Hugo Cabral, Thales de Lema, and Márcia Ferret Renner]
2017-12-20 Tantilla excelsa
Tantilla gottei
Tantilla stenigrammi
Colubridae A Review of the Tantilla taeniata Species Group (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae) in Honduras, with the Description of Three New Species [James R. McCranie and Eric N. Smith]
2017-12-18 Plestiodon lotus Scincidae (Scincinae) A new species of Plestiodon (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Balsas Basin, Mexico [CARLOS J. PAVÓN-VÁZQUEZ, ADRIÁN NIETO-MONTES DE OCA, ANDRÉS A. MENDOZA-HERNÁNDEZ, ERIC CENTENERO-ALCALÁ, SAMUEL A. SANTA CRUZ-PADILLA, VÍCTOR H. JIMÉNEZ-ARCOS]
2017-12-17 Sternotherus intermedius Kinosternidae Resolving Taxonomic Turbulence and Uncovering Cryptic Diversity in the Musk Turtles (Sternotherus) Using Robust Demographic Modeling; Sternotherus intermedius [Peter A. Scott, Travis C. Glenn & Leslie J. Rissler]
2017-12-15 Teratoscincus mesriensis (neu)
Teratoscincus rustamowi (Artstatus)
Sphaerodactylidae A New Species of Frog-Eyed Gecko, Genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae), from Central Iran [Roman A. Nazarov, Mehdi Radjabizadeh, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr., Natalia B. Ananjeva, Daniel A. Melnikov, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani]
2017-12-15 Asaccus arnoldi Phyllodactylidae Systematics, biogeography and evolution of Asaccus gallagheri (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) with the description of a new endemic species from Oman [Marc SimÓ-Riudalbas, Pedro Tarroso, Theodore Papenfuss, Thuraya Al-Sariri & Salvador Carranza]
2017-12-12 Hemidactylus kurdicus Gekkonidae A new species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) from Qara Dagh Mountains, Kurdistan Region, with a key to the genus in Iraq [BARBOD SAFAEI-MAHROO, HANYEH GHAFFARI, ARAM GHAFOOR, SAYWAN AMINI]
2017-12-07 Liolaemus calliston
Liolaemus tirantii
Liolaemidae New species of Liolaemus (Reptilia, Squamata, Liolaemini) of the Liolaemus donosobarrosi clade from northwestern Patagonia, Neuquén province, Argentina [LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA, CRISTIAN HERNÁN FULVIO PEREZ, IGNACIO MINOLI, CINTIA DEBORA MEDINA, JACK W. JR. SITES, MARIANA MORANDO]
2017-12-06 Cyrtodactylus gialaiensis Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Gia Lai Province, Central Highlands of Vietnam [VINH QUANG LUU, TRAN VAN DUNG, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2017-12-04 Dendragama australis
Dendragama dioidema
Agamidae Endemic Dragons of Sumatra's Volcanoes: New Species of Dendragama (Squamata: Agamidae) and Status of Salea rosaceum Thominot [Michael B. Harvey, Kyle Shaney, Irvan Sidik, Nia Kurniawan, and Eric N. Smith]
2017-11-30 Cnemaspis purnamai Gekkonidae A new species of Rock Gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Belitung Island, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, AMIR HAMIDY, IRVAN SIDIK, DANNY GUNALEN]
2017-11-27 Stegonotus admiraltiensis
Stegonotus derooijae
Stegonotus iridis
Stegonotus melanolabiatus
Colubridae Cryptic and non-cryptic diversity in New Guinea ground snakes of the genus Stegonotus Duméril, Bibron and Duméril, 1854: a description of four new species (Squamata: Colubridae) [Sara Ruane, Stephen J. Richards, John D. McVay, Burhan Tjaturadi, Keliopas Krey & Christopher C. Austin]
2017-11-19 Dibamus floweri Dibamidae Dibamus floweri - A New Species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from A Hill Station in Peninsular Malaysia [Evan S. H. Quah, Shahrul Anuar M. S., L. Lee Grismer and Rupert Grassby-Lewis]
2017-11-17 Euspondylus excelsum Gymnophtalmidae A new species of arboreal microteiid lizard of the genus Euspondylus (Gymnophtalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the Andean slopes of central Peru with comments on Peruvian Euspondylus [GERMÁN CHÁVEZ, ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI, PABLO J. VENEGAS]
2017-11-16 Lepidodactylus pantai Gekkonidae A new species of Lepidodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Kei Islands, Maluku, Indonesia [ALEXANDER L. STUBBS, BENJAMIN R. KARIN, UMILAELA ARIFIN, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR, EVY ARIDA, SEAN B. REILLY, LUKE M. BLOCH, AGUS KUSNADI, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE]
2017-11-15 Cyrtodactylus tanim Gekkonidae Morphological and genetic evidence for a new karst specialist lizard from New Guinea (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae) [Stuart V. Nielsen, Paul M. Oliver]
2017-11-14 Uroplatus fotsivava
Uroplatus kelirambo
Gekkonidae Two new species of leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus) from the Tsaratanana mountain massif in northern Madagascar [FANOMEZANA M. RATSOAVINA, PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING, MARK D. SCHERZ, DAVID R. VIEITES, FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES]
2017-11-13 Hemidactylus sushilduttai Gekkonidae A new species of large-bodied, tuberculate Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India [VARAD B. GIRI, AARON M. BAUER, PRATYUSH P. MOHAPATRA, CHELMALA SRINIVASULU, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2017-11-13 Strophurus trux Diplodactylidae A new species of gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from central Queensland, Australia [ERIC VANDERDUYS]
2017-11-13 Aspidura ravanai Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Sri Pada sanctuary (Peak Wilderness), Sri Lanka [L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, H. K. DUSHANTHA KANDAMBI, R. ALEXANDER PYRON, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE]
2017-10-30 Cyrtodactylus sonlaensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the first record of C. otai from Son La Province, Vietnam [TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, ANH VAN PHAM, THOMAS ZIEGLER, HANH THI NGO, MINH DUC LE]
2017-10-26 Takydromus albomaculosus Lacertidae A new species of the genus Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Tianjingshan Forestry Station, northern Guangdong, China [YING-YONG WANG, SHI-PING GONG, PENG LIU, XIN WANG]
2017-10-15 Hemiphyllodactylus tonywhitteni
Hemiphyllodactylus montawaensis
Hemiphyllodactylus linnwayensis
Gekkonidae Phylogenetic Taxonomy of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with Descriptions of Three New Species from Myanmar [VARGAS-RAMÍREZ, VALLE, CEBALLOS & FRITZ,]
2017-10-11 Teratoscincus sistanense Sphaerodactylidae A new species of frog-eyed gecko, genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), from southeastern Iran [Akbarpour, Morteza; Shafiei, Soheila; Sehhatisabeet, Mohammad Ebrahim; Damadi, Ehsan]
2017-10-06 Trachemys medemi Emydidae Trachemys medemi n. sp. from northwestern Colombia turns the biogeography of South American slider turtles upside down [Grismer, Wood, Thura, Zin, Quah, Murdoch, Grismer, Li, Kyaw & Ngwe]
2017-10-05 Tytthoscincus jaripendek
Tytthoscincus kakikecil
Tytthoscincus martae
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Systematics, ecomorphology, cryptic speciation and biogeography of the lizard genus Tytthoscincus Linkem, Diesmos & Brown (Squamata: Scincidae) from the sky-island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia [L Lee Grismer, Perry L Wood JR., Evan SH Quah, Shahrul Anuar, Ehwan B Ngadi, Nur Amalina Mohd Izam, Norhayati Ahmad]
2017-09-26 Afroedura gorongosa Gekkonidae Description of a new flat gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Afroedura) from Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique [WILLIAM R. BRANCH, JENNIFER A. GUYTON, ANDREAS SCHMITZ, MICHAEL F. BAREJ, PIOTR NASKRECKI, HARITH FAROOQ, LUKE VERBURGT, MARK-OLIVER RÖDEL]
2017-09-26 Naja peroescobari Elapidae The “Cobra-preta” of São Tomé Island, Gulf of Guinea, is a new species of Naja Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata: Elapidae) [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, MARIANA P. MARQUES, ANDREAS SCHMITZ, AARON M. BAUER]
2017-09-21 Anilios systenos
Anilios obtusifrons
Typhlopidae Worms in the sand: Systematic revision of the Australian blindsnake Anilios leptosoma (Robb, 1972) species complex (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from the Geraldton Sandplain, with description of two new species. [RYAN J. ELLIS, PAUL DOUGHTY, STEPHEN C. DONNELLAN, JULIE MARIN, NICOLAS VIDAL]
2017-09-20 Ophiodes enso Diploglossidae A New and Microendemic Species of Ophiodes Wagler, 1828 (Sauria: Diploglossinae) from the Lagoa dos Patos Estuary, Southern Brazil [Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Fernando Marques Quintela, Ruth Anastasia Regnet, Victor Hugo Teixeira, Franck Silveira, and Daniel Loebmann]
2017-09-11 Rhabdops aquaticus Colubridae A new species of Rhabdops Boulenger, 1893 (Serpentes: Natricinae) from the northern Western Ghats region of India [VARAD B. GIRI, V. DEEPAK, ASHOK CAPTAIN, ABHIJIT DAS, SANDEEP DAS, K. P. RAJKUMAR, R. L. RATHISH, DAVID J. GOWER]
2017-09-08 Eumeces persicus (neu)
Eumeces zarudnyi (Artstatus)
Scincidae
(Scincinae)
A new species of Eumeces Wiegmann 1834 (Sauria: Scincidae) from Iran [HIVA FAIZI, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ROMAN NAZAROV, NASTARAN HEIDARI, BAHMAN ZANGI, VALENTINA ORLOVA, NIKOLAI POYARKOV]
2017-09-08 Gymnophthalmus marconaterai Gymnophthalmidae A new species of Gymnophthalmus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from sand dunes of the Llanos of Apure, Venezuela [JUAN E. GARCÍA-PÉREZ, WALTER E. SCHARGEL]
2017-08-30 Alopoglossus embera Gymnophthalmidae Description of a New Species of Alopoglossus Boulenger, 1885 from Western Colombia (Gymnophthalmoidea) [Pedro L.V. Peloso and Cristian Hernández Morales]
2017-08-30 Goggia incognita
Goggia matzikamaensis
Gekkonidae Molecular phylogeny reveals strong biogeographic signal and two new species in a Cape Biodiversity Hotspot endemic mini-radiation, the pygmy geckos (Gekkonidae: Goggia) [MATTHEW P. HEINICKE, DILARA TURK, AARON M. BAUER]
2017-08-29 Carlia insularis
Carlia isostriacantha
Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Validation and description of two new north-western Australian Rainbow skinks with multispecies coalescent methods and morphology [Ana C. Afonso Silva, Natali Santos, Huw A. Ogilvie, Craig Moritz]
2017-08-17 Oreosaurus serranus Gymnophtalmidae Formal recognition of the species of Oreosaurus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia [Santiago J. Sánchez-Pacheco, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Robert W. Murphy]
2017-08-15 Thamnodynastes phoenix Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Thamnodynastes from the open areas of central and northeastern Brazil (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Tachymenini) [Francisco L. Franco, Vivian C. Trevine, Giovanna G. Montingelli & Hussam Zaher]
2017-08-11 Lytorhynchus levitoni Colubridae Description of a new species of Lytorhynchus (Squamata: Colubridae) from Iran [Farhang Torki]
2017-08-09 Anolis urraoi Dactyloidae The taxonomic and phylogenetic status of some poorly known Anolis species from the Andes of Colombia with the description of a nomen nudum taxon [FREDDY A. GRISALES-MARTÍNEZ, JULIÁN A. VELASCO, WILMAR BOLÍVAR, ERNEST E. WILLIAMS, JUAN M. DAZA]
2017-08-08 Homonota septentrionalis Phyllodactylidae Taxonomic analysis of Paraguayan samples of Homonota fasciata Duméril & Bibron (1836) with the revalidation of Homonota horrida Burmeister (1861) (Reptilia: Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) and the description of a new species [Pier Cacciali, Mariana Morando, Cintia D. Medina, Gunther Köhler, Martha Motte, Luciano J. Avila]
2017-08-08 Ctenotus pallasotus
Ctenotus rhabdotus
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Lizards in pinstripes: morphological and genomic evidence for two new species of scincid lizards within Ctenotus piankai Storr and C. duricola Storr (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Australian arid zone [DANIEL L. RABOSKY, PAUL DOUGHTY, HUATENG HUANG]
2017-08-07 Natrix helvetica Colubridae (Natricinae) Barren-Ringelnatter als eigene Art beschrieben: Hybridization patterns in two contact zones of grass snakes reveal a new Central European snake species [Carolin Kindler, Maxime Chèvre, Sylvain Ursenbacher, Wolfgang Böhme, Axel Hille, Daniel Jablonski, Melita Vamberger & Uwe Fritz]
2017-08-03 Oligosoma awakopaka Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Oligosoma awakopaka n. sp. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand [TONY JEWELL]
2017-08-03 Oligosoma elium
Oligosoma kokowai
Oligosoma prasinum
Scincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Hidden conservation vulnerability within a cryptic species complex: taxonomic revision of the spotted skink (Oligosoma lineoocellatum; Reptilia: Scincidae) from New Zealand [SABINE MELZER, TRENT BELL, GEOFF B. PATTERSON]
2017-08-02 Ptyodactylus ruusaljibalicus Phyllodactylidae Cryptic diversity in Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the northern Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates uncovered by an integrative taxonomic approach [Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Margarita Metallinou †, Philip de Pous, Johannes Els, Sithum Jayasinghe, Erika Péntek-Zakar, Thomas Wilms, Saleh Al-Saadi, Salvador Carranza]
2017-08-01 Xerotyphlops luristanicus Typhlopidae A new species of blind snake, Xerotyphlops, from Iran. [Farhang Torki]
2017-07-26 Gerrhopilus addisoni
Gerrhopilus eurydice
Gerrhopilus lestes
Gerrhopilus persephone
Gerrhopilidae New Species of Blindsnakes (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) from the offshore islands of Papua New Guinea [FRED KRAUS]
2017-07-24 Hydrophis platurus xanthos Elapidae A new subspecies of sea snake, Hydrophis platurus xanthos, from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica [Brooke L. Bessesen, Gary J. Galbreath]
2017-07-24 Mesalina saudiarabica Lacertidae Cutting the Gordian Knot: Phylogenetic and ecological diversification of the Mesalina brevirostris species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae) [Jiří Šmíd, Jiří Moravec, Václav Gvoždík, Jan Štundl, Daniel Frynta, Petros Lymberakis, Paschalia Kapli, Thomas Wilms, Andreas Schmitz, Mohammed Shobrak, Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Aurora M. Castilla, Johannes Els and Werner Mayer]
2017-07-20 Liolaemus gardeli Liolaemidae A new species of lizard of the L. wiegmannii group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the Uruguayan Savanna [LAURA VERRASTRO, RAÚL MANEYRO, CAROLINE M. DA SILVA, IRAIA FARIAS]
2017-07-19 Oligodon saiyok Colubridae Oligodon saiyok, a new limestone-dwelling kukri snake (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand [MONTRI SUMONTHA, KIRATI KUNYA, SIRIWAT DANGSRI, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS]
2017-07-17 Gonatodes rayito Sphaerodactylidae A new species of Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the western versant of the Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela [WALTER E. SCHARGEL, GILSON A. RIVAS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PÉREZ, CARLOS RIVERO-BLANCO, PAUL T. CHIPPINDALE, MATTHEW K. FUJITA]
2017-07-16 Anolis kathydayae
Anolis savagei
Dactyloidae Description of two new species similar to Anolis insignis (Squamata: Iguanidae) and resurrection of Anolis (Diaphoranolis) brooksi [Steven Poe and Mason J. Ryan]
2017-07-13 Oligodon huahin Colubridae A new kukri snake (Colubridae: Oligodon) from Hua Hin District, and the first record of O. deuvei from Thailand [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, HENNING LARSEN, WINAI SUTHANTHANGJAI, PATRICK DAVID, MONTRI SUMONTHA]
2017-07-04 Psilops mucugensis
Psilops seductus
Gymnophtalmidae A morphological and molecular study of Psilops, a replacement name for the Brazilian microteiid lizard genus Psilophthalmus Rodrigues 1991 (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), with the description of two new species [MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, RENATO RECODER, MAURO JR TEIXEIRA, JULIANA GUSSON ROSCITO, AGUSTÍN CAMACHO GUERRERO, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, MARCO ANTONIO DE FREITAS, DANIEL SILVA FERNANDES, ADRIANA BOCCHIGLIERI, FRANCISCO DAL VECHIO, FELIPE SÁ FORTES LEITE, CRISTIANO DE CAMPOS NOGUEIRA, ROBERTA DAMASCENO, KÁTIA CRISTINA MACHADO PELLEGRINO, ANTÔNIO JORGE SUZART ARGÔLO, RENATA CECILIA AMARO]
2017-07-03 Oligodon culaochamensis Colubridae A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Cu Lao Cham Islands, central Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, HOA THI PHAN, KE JIANG, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2017-06-30 Pseudogekko sumiklab Gekkonidae First Record of the Pseudogekko brevipes Complex from the Northern Philippines, with Description of a New Species [Cameron D. Siler, Drew R. Davis, Jessa L. Watters, Elyse S. Freitas, Oliver W. Griffith, Jake Wilson B. Binaday, Athena Heart T. Lobos, Ace Kevin S. Amarga, and Rafe M. Brown]
2017-06-30 Sceloporus gadsdeni Phrynosomatidae Species delimitation of the blue-spotted spiny lizard within a multilocus, multispecies coalescent framework, results in the recognition of a new Sceloporus species [Brenda Díaz-Cárdenasa, Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez, Patricia Castro-Felix, Gamaliel Castañeda-Gaytánd, Sergio Ruiz-Santana, Héctor Gadsden]
2017-06-30 Rhadinella lisyae Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Sierra de Agalta, Honduras [James R. McCranie]
2017-06-30 Nessia gansi Scincidae
(Scincinae)
Nessia gansi: a Second Three-toed Snake-Skink (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka with the Designation of a Neotype for Nessia burtonii [Sudesh BATUWITA, Udeni EDIRISINGHE]
2017-06-27 Rhynchocalamus ilamensis Colubridae A new species of the genus Rhynchocalamus Günther, 1864 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Ilam province in western Iran [BEHZAD FATHINIA, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, HAMID DARVISHNIA]
2017-06-25 Japalura slowinskii Agamidae A New Species of Japalura (Squamata, Agamidae) from the Nu River Valley in Southern Hengduan Mountains, Yunnan, China [Dingqi RAO, Jens V. VINDUM, Xiaohui MA, Mingxia FU and Jeffery A. WILKINSON]
2017-06-25 Goniurosaurus kuroiwae sengokui Eublepharidae On the Live Coloration and Partial Mitochondrial DNA Sequences in the Topotypic Population of Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis (Squamata: Eublepharidae), with Description of a New Subspecies from Tokashikijima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan [Masanao HONDA and Hidetoshi OTA]
2017-06-23 Eremias dzungarica Lacertidae MtDNA differentiation and taxonomy of Central Asian racerunners of Eremias multiocellata-E. przewalskii species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae) [VALENTINA F. ORLOVA, NIKOLAY A. JR. POYARKOV, MARINA A. CHIRIKOVA, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, MUNKHBAYAR MUNKHBAATAR, KHORLOOGHIYN MUNKHBAYAR, KHAYANKHYARVAGIJN TERBISH]
2017-06-14 Blythia hmuifang Colubridae A second species of the genus Blythia Theobald, 1868 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Mizoram, India [GERNOT VOGEL, HMAR TLAWMTE LALREMSANGA, VANLALHRIMA VANLALHRIMA]
2017-06-14 Lycodon sidiki Colubridae A new species of Wolf Snake of the genus Lycodon H. Boie in Fitzinger (Squamata: Colubridae) from the Aceh Province of northern Sumatra, Indonesia [ELIJAH WOSTL, AMIR HAMIDY, NIA KURNIAWAN, ERIC N. SMITH]
2017-06-13 Acanthodactylus margaritae Lacertidae Systematic revision of Acanthodactylus busacki (Squamata: Lacertidae) with a description of a new species from Morocco [KARIN TAMAR, PHILIPPE GENIEZ, JOSÉ C. BRITO, PIERRE-ANDRÉ CROCHET]
2017-06-12 Pseudocalotes baliomus Agamidae A new species of Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra with an Estimation of its phylogeny [MICHAEL B. HARVEY, KYLE SHANEY, AMIR HAMIDY, NIA KURNIAWAN, ERIC N. SMITH]
2017-06-06 Brachylophus gau Iguanidae A new species of iguana Brachylophus Cuvier 1829 (Sauria: Iguania: Iguanidae) from Gau Island, Fiji Islands [ROBERT N. FISHER, JONE NIUKULA, DICK WATLING, PETER S. HARLOW]
2017-05-16 Kinyongia itombwensis
Kinyongia rugegensis
Kinyongia tolleyae
Chamaeleonidae Integrative taxonomy of the Central African forest chameleon, Kinyongia adolfifriderici (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae), reveals underestimated species diversity in the Albertine Rift [DANIEL F. HUGHES, CHIFUNDERA KUSAMBA, MATHIAS BEHANGANA and ELI GREENBAUM]
2017-05-16 Trachylepis gonwouoi Scincidae A new species of Trachylepis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Central Africa and a key to the Trachylepis of West and Central Africa [KAITLIN E. ALLEN, WALTER P. TAPONDJOU N., LUKE J. WELTON, AARON M. BAUER]
2017-05-15 Tribolonotus choiseulensis
Tribolonotus parkeri
Scincidae Two new species of Crocodile Skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Tribolonotus) from the Solomon Archipelago [ERIC N. RITTMEYER, CHRISTOPHER C. AUSTIN]
2017-05-10 Amblyrhynchus cristatus godzilla
A.c. hayampi
A.c. jeffreysi
A.c. trillmichi
A.c. wikelskii
Iguanidae Shedding light on the Imps of Darkness: an integrative taxonomic revision of the Galápagos marine iguanas (genus Amblyrhynchus) [Aurélien Miralles, Amy Macleod, Ariel Rodríguez, Alejandro Ibáñez, Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcategui, Galo Quezada, Miguel Vences, Sebastian Steinfartz]
2017-05-08 Rhinophis roshanpererai Uropeltidae A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the central hills of Sri Lanka [L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, M. D. GEHAN RAJEEV, DAVID J. GOWER]
2017-05-08 Gekko nadenensis Gekkonidae A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos [VINH QUANG LUU, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2017-05-03 Cnemaspis leucura Gekkonidae A new species of Rock Gecko genus Cnemaspis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Western Sarawak, Malaysia [TAKAKI KURITA, KANTO NISHIKAWA, MASAFUMI MATSUI, TSUTOMU HIKIDA]
2017-05-03 Tropidophorus sebi Scincidae A new species of Tropidophorus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae) from Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo) [YONG MIN PUI, BENJAMIN R. KARIN, AARON M. BAUER, INDRANEIL DAS]
2017-04-26 Varanus douarrha Varanidae Reinstatement of Varanus douarrha Lesson, 1830 as a valid species with comments on the zoogeography of monitor lizards (Squamata : Varanidae) in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea [Valter Weijola, Fred Kraus, Varpu Vahtera, Christer Lindqvist and Stephen C. Donnellan]
2017-04-20 Plestiodon takarai Scincidae (Scincinae) A new species of Plestiodon (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Senkaku Group, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan [KAZUKI KURITA, HIDETOSHI OTA, TSUTOMU HIKIDA]
2017-04-12 Cnemaspis kandambyi Gekkonidae Description of a new species of Cnemaspis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Knuckles Range of Sri Lanka [SUDESH BATUWITA, SAMPATH UDUGAMPALA]
2017-04-12 Cyrtodactylus lenya
Cyrtodactylus payarhtanensis
Gekkonidae Rapid forest clearing in a Myanmar proposed national park threatens two newly discovered species of geckos (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) [Grant M. Connette, Patrick Oswald, Myint Kyaw Thura, Katherine J. LaJeunesse Connette, Mark E. Grindley, Melissa Songer, George R. Zug, Daniel G. Mulcahy]
2017-03-30 Dixonius kaweesaki Gekkonidae A new limestone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius) from Khao Sam Roi Yot massif, peninsular Thailand [MONTRI SUMONTHA, NIRUT CHOMNGAM, EAKARIT PHANAMPHON, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, CHUTINTON VIRIYAPANON, WANLADA THANAPRAYOTSAK, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS]
2017-03-29 Opisthotropis shenzhenensis Colubridae (Natricinae) Revisions of two poorly known species of Opisthotropis Günther, 1872 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) with description of a new species from China [YING-YONG WANG, QIANG GUO, ZU-YAO LIU, ZHI-TONG LYU, JIAN WANG, LIN LUO, YAN-JUN SUN & YAN-WU ZHANG]
2017-03-25 Japalura ngoclinensis Agamidae A New Species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia: Reptilia) from Central Highland, Vietnam [Natalia B. ANANJEVA, Nikolay L. ORLOV and Tao Thien NGUYEN]
2017-03-24 Hemidactylus chipkali Gekkonidae A new rupicolous species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 from the Satpura Hills, Central India [Zeeshan A. Mirza and David Raju]
2017-03-22 Ninia teresitae Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Ninia (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Chocó-Magdalena biogeographical province, western Colombia [TEDDY ANGARITA-SIERRA & JOHN D. LYNCH]
2017-03-16 Gerrhonotus lazcanoi Anguidae A New Species of Pygmy Alligator Lizard (Squamata: Anguidae) from Nuevo León, México [Javier Banda-Lea, Manuel Nevárez-de los Reyes, and Robert W. Bryson, Jr.]
2017-03-15 Atractus cerberus
Atractus esepe
Atractus pyroni
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Molecular phylogeny of Atractus (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), with emphasis on Ecuadorian species and the description of three new taxa [Alejandro Arteaga, Konrad Mebert, Jorge H. Valencia, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, Nicolás Peñafiel, Carolina Reyes-Puig, José L. Vieira-Fernandes, Juan M. Guayasamin]
2017-03-13 Cyrtodactylus tambora Gekkonidae A new small bent-toed gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the lower slopes of Mount Tambora, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, MULYADI MULYADI, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE, MIRZA D. KUSRINI, FEBYLASMIA FEBYLASMIA, IRFAN HAIDAR BASYIR, HINRICH KAISER]
2017-03-07 Gyiophis salweenensis Homalopsidae A new species of Mud Snake (Serpentes, Homalopsidae, Gyiophis Murphy & Voris, 2014) from Myanmar with a first molecular phylogenetic assessment of the genus [EVAN S.H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, HTET KYAW, NGWE LWIN, MARTA S. GRISMER, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH]
2017-02-09 Gehyra einasleighensis Gekkonidae Systematics of a small Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Einasleigh Uplands, Queensland: description of a new range restricted species [GAYLEEN BOURKE, RENAE C. PRATT, ERIC VANDERDUYS, CRAIG MORITZ]
2017-02-07 Geckolepis megalepis Gekkonidae Off the scale: a new species of fish-scale gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Geckolepis) with exceptionally large scales [Mark D. Scherz, Juan D. Daza, Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw]
2017-01-24 Cnemaspis lineogularis
Cnemaspis phangngaensis
Cnemaspis thachanaensis
Gekkonidae Three new karst-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata; Gekkoniade) from Peninsular Thailand and the phylogenetic placement of C. punctatonuchalis and C. vandeventeri [Perry Lee Wood Jr, L. Lee Grismer, Anchalee Aowphol, César A. Aguilar, Micheal Cota, Marta S. Grismer, Matthew L. Murdoch, Jack W. Sites Jr]
2017-01-12 Cnemaspis aceh
Cnemaspis andalas
Cnemaspis minang
Cnemaspis pagai
Cnemaspis tapanuli
Gekkonidae Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia [Djoko T. Iskandar, Jimmy A. McGuire, and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe]
2017-02-01 Vipera graeca Viperidae Artstatus für Vipera ursninii graecaNuclear markers support the mitochondrial phylogeny of Vipera ursinii–renardi complex (Squamata: Viperidae) and species status for the Greek meadow viper [EDVÁRD MIZSEI, DANIEL JABLONSKI, STEPHANOS A. ROUSSOS, MARIA DIMAKI, YANNIS IOANNIDIS, GÖRAN NILSON, ZOLTÁN T. NAGY]