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Neu beschriebene Reptilien

Die Übersicht informiert über neu beschriebene Reptilien und gibt Hinweise auf taxonomische Veränderungen.



Neubeschreibungen 2017

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2017-12-07Liolaemus calliston
Liolaemus tirantii
LiolaemidaeNew 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]
2017-12-06Cyrtodactylus gialaiensisGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-12-04Dendragama australis
Dendragama dioidema
AgamidaeEndemic 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]
2017-11-30Cnemaspis purnamaiGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-11-27Stegonotus admiraltiensis
Stegonotus derooijae
Stegonotus iridis
Stegonotus melanolabiatus
ColubridaeCryptic 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]
2017-11-19Dibamus floweriDibamidaeDibamus 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]
2017-11-17Euspondylus excelsumGymnophtalmidaeA 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]
2017-11-16Lepidodactylus pantaiGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-11-15Cyrtodactylus tanimGekkonidaeMorphological and genetic evidence for a new karst specialist lizard from New Guinea (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae) [Stuart V. Nielsen, Paul M. Oliver]
2017-11-14Uroplatus fotsivava
Uroplatus kelirambo
GekkonidaeTwo 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]
2017-11-13Hemidactylus sushilduttaiGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-11-13Strophurus truxDiplodactylidaeA new species of gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from central Queensland, Australia [ERIC VANDERDUYS]
2017-11-13Aspidura ravanaiNatricidaeA 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]
2017-10-30Cyrtodactylus sonlaensisGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-10-26Takydromus albomaculosusLacertidaeA 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]
2017-10-15Hemiphyllodactylus tonywhitteni
Hemiphyllodactylus montawaensis
Hemiphyllodactylus linnwayensis
GekkonidaePhylogenetic Taxonomy of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with Descriptions of Three New Species from Myanmar [VARGAS-RAMÍREZ, VALLE, CEBALLOS & FRITZ,]
2017-10-06Trachemys medemiEmydidaeTrachemys 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]
2017-10-05Tytthoscincus 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]
2017-09-26Afroedura gorongosaGekkonidaeDescription 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]
2017-09-26Naja peroescobariElapidaeThe “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]
2017-09-21Anilios systenos
Anilios obtusifrons
TyphlopidaeWorms 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]
2017-09-20Ophiodes ensoDiploglossidaeA 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]
2017-09-11Rhabdops aquaticusColubridaeA 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]
2017-09-08Eumeces persicusScincidae
(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]
2017-09-08Gymnophthalmus marconateraiGymnophthalmidaeA new species of Gymnophthalmus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from sand dunes of the Llanos of Apure, Venezuela [JUAN E. GARCÍA-PÉREZ, WALTER E. SCHARGEL]
2017-08-30Alopoglossus emberaGymnophthalmidaeDescription of a New Species of Alopoglossus Boulenger, 1885 from Western Colombia (Gymnophthalmoidea) [Pedro L.V. Peloso and Cristian Hernández Morales]
2017-08-30Goggia incognita
Goggia matzikamaensis
GekkonidaeMolecular 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]
2017-08-29Carlia 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]
2017-08-17Oreosaurus serranusGymnophtalmidaeFormal 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]
2017-08-15Thamnodynastes phoenixDipsadidaeA 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]
2017-08-11Lytorhynchus levitoniColubridaeDescription of a new species of Lytorhynchus (Squamata: Colubridae) from Iran [Farhang Torki]
2017-08-09Anolis urraoiDactyloidaeThe 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]
2017-08-08Homonota septentrionalisPhyllodactylidaeTaxonomic 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]
2017-08-08Ctenotus 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]
2017-08-07Natrix helveticaNatricidaeBarren-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]
2017-08-03Oligosoma awakopakaScincidae
(Eugongylinae)
Oligosoma awakopaka n. sp. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand [TONY JEWELL]
2017-08-03Oligosoma 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]
2017-08-02Ptyodactylus ruusaljibalicusPhyllodactylidaeCryptic 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]
2017-08-01Xerotyphlops luristanicusTyphlopidaeA new species of blind snake, Xerotyphlops, from Iran. [Farhang Torki]
2017-07-26Gerrhopilus addisoni
Gerrhopilus eurydice
Gerrhopilus lestes
Gerrhopilus persephone
GerrhopilidaeNew Species of Blindsnakes (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) from the offshore islands of Papua New Guinea [FRED KRAUS]
2017-07-24Hydrophis platurus xanthosElapidaeA new subspecies of sea snake, Hydrophis platurus xanthos, from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica [Brooke L. Bessesen, Gary J. Galbreath]
2017-07-24Mesalina saudiarabicaLacertidaeCutting 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]
2017-07-20Liolaemus gardeliLiolaemidaeA 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]
2017-07-19Oligodon saiyokColubridaeOligodon saiyok, a new limestone-dwelling kukri snake (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand [MONTRI SUMONTHA, KIRATI KUNYA, SIRIWAT DANGSRI, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS]
2017-07-17Gonatodes rayitoSphaerodactylidaeA 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]
2017-07-16Anolis kathydayae
Anolis savagei
DactyloidaeDescription of two new species similar to Anolis insignis (Squamata: Iguanidae) and resurrection of Anolis (Diaphoranolis) brooksi [Steven Poe and Mason J. Ryan]
2017-07-13Oligodon huahinColubridaeA 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]
2017-07-04Psilops mucugensis
Psilops seductus
GymnophtalmidaeA 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]
2017-07-03Oligodon culaochamensisColubridaeA 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]
2017-06-30Pseudogekko sumiklabGekkonidaeFirst 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]
2017-06-30Sceloporus gadsdeniPhrynosomatidaeSpecies 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]
2017-06-30Rhadinella lisyaeDipsadidaeA new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Sierra de Agalta, Honduras [James R. McCranie]
2017-06-30Nessia gansiScincidae
(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]
2017-06-27Rhynchocalamus ilamensisColubridaeA 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]
2017-06-25Japalura slowinskiiAgamidaeA 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]
2016-06-25Goniurosaurus kuroiwae sengokuiEublepharidaeOn 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]
2017-06-23Eremias dzungaricaLacertidaeMtDNA 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]
2017-06-14Blythia hmuifangColubridaeA second species of the genus Blythia Theobald, 1868 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Mizoram, India [GERNOT VOGEL, HMAR TLAWMTE LALREMSANGA, VANLALHRIMA VANLALHRIMA]
2017-06-14Lycodon sidikiColubridaeA 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]
2017-06-13Acanthodactylus margaritaeLacertidaeSystematic 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]
2017-06-12Pseudocalotes baliomusAgamidaeA 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]
2017-06-06Brachylophus gauIguanidaeA 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]
2017-05-16Kinyongia itombwensis
Kinyongia rugegensis
Kinyongia tolleyae
ChamaeleonidaeIntegrative 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]
2017-05-16Trachylepis gonwouoiScincidaeA 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]
2017-05-15Tribolonotus choiseulensis
Tribolonotus parkeri
ScincidaeTwo new species of Crocodile Skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Tribolonotus) from the Solomon Archipelago [ERIC N. RITTMEYER, CHRISTOPHER C. AUSTIN]
2017-05-10Amblyrhynchus cristatus godzilla
A.c. hayampi
A.c. jeffreysi
A.c. trillmichi
A.c. wikelskii
IguanidaeShedding 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]
2017-05-08Rhinophis roshanpereraiUropeltidaeA 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]
2017-05-08Gekko nadenensisGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-05-03Cnemaspis leucuraGekkonidaeA new species of Rock Gecko genus Cnemaspis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Western Sarawak, Malaysia [TAKAKI KURITA, KANTO NISHIKAWA, MASAFUMI MATSUI, TSUTOMU HIKIDA]
2017-05-03Tropidophorus sebiScincidaeA 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]
2017-04-26Varanus douarrhaVaranidaeReinstatement 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]
2017-04-20Plestiodon takarai ScincidaeA new species of Plestiodon (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Senkaku Group, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan [KAZUKI KURITA, HIDETOSHI OTA, TSUTOMU HIKIDA]
2017-04-12Cnemaspis kandambyiGekkonidaeDescription of a new species of Cnemaspis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Knuckles Range of Sri Lanka [SUDESH BATUWITA, SAMPATH UDUGAMPALA]
2017-04-12Cyrtodactylus lenya
Cyrtodactylus payarhtanensis
GekkonidaeRapid 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]
2017-03-30Dixonius kaweesakiGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-03-29Opisthotropis shenzhenensisNatridinaeRevisions 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]
2017-03-25Japalura ngoclinensisAgamidaeA New Species of Japalura (Agamidae: Lacertilia: Reptilia) from Central Highland, Vietnam [Natalia B. ANANJEVA, Nikolay L. ORLOV and Tao Thien NGUYEN]
2017-03-24Hemidactylus chipkaliGekkonidaeA new rupicolous species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 from the Satpura Hills, Central India [Zeeshan A. Mirza and David Raju]
2017-03-22Ninia teresitaeDipsadidaeA new species of Ninia (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Chocó-Magdalena biogeographical province, western Colombia [TEDDY ANGARITA-SIERRA & JOHN D. LYNCH]
2017-03-16Gerrhonotus lazcanoiAnguidaeA 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.]
2017-03-15Atractus cerberus
Atractus esepe
Atractus pyroni
DipsadidaeMolecular 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]
2017-03-13Cyrtodactylus tamboraGekkonidaeA 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]
2017-03-07Gyiophis salweenensisHomalopsidaeA 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]
2017-02-09Gehyra einasleighensisGekkonidaeSystematics 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]
2017-02-07Geckolepis megalepisGekkonidaeOff 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]
2017-01-24Cnemaspis lineogularis
Cnemaspis phangngaensis
Cnemaspis thachanaensis
GekkonidaeThree 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]
2017-01-12Cnemaspis aceh
Cnemaspis andalas
Cnemaspis minang
Cnemaspis pagai
Cnemaspis tapanuli
GekkonidaeDescription 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]
2017-02-01Vipera graecaViperidaeArtstatus 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]



Neubeschreibungen 2016

sort Datumsort Artsort Familiesort Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
2016-12-30Atractus boimirim
Atractus tartarus
DipsadidaeRedescription of Atractus punctiventris and Description of Two New Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Brazilian Amazonia [Paulo Passos, Ana L.C. Prudente, and John D. Lynch]
2016-12-30Boaedon littoralis
Boaedon longilineatus
Boaedon paralineatus
Boaedon perisilvestris
Boaedon subflavus
LamprophiidaeCinq serpents nouveaux du genre Boaedon Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Serpentes : Lamprophiidae) en Afrique centrale. Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. 159 : 61-111 [TRAPE, Jean-François & Oleg MEDIANNIKOV 2016]
2016-12-30Neue Gattung Sarada
Sarada darwini
Sarada superba
Sitana laticeps
Sitana spinaecephalus
Sitana visiri
AgamidaeSystematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species [V. Deepak, Varad B. Giri, Mohammad Asif, Sushil Kumar Dutta, Raju Vyas, Amod M. Zambre, Harshal Bhosale, K. Praveen Karanth]
2016-12-14Gehyra rohanGekkonidaeA new biogeographically disjunct giant gecko (Gehyra: Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from the East Melanesian Islands [PAUL M. OLIVER, JONATHAN R. CLEGG, ROBERT N. FISHER, STEPHEN J. RICHARDS, PETER N. TAYLOR, MERLIJN M. T. JOCQUE]
2016-12-06Zygaspis maraisiAmphisbaenidaeA new species of Zygaspis (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from north-eastern Mozambique [DONALD G. BROADLEY & G.JOHN MEASE]
2016-12-06Madascincus miafina
Madascincus pyrurus
ScincidaeSpecies delimitation methods put into taxonomic practice: two new Madascincus species formerly allocated to historical species names (Squamata, Scincidae) [Aurélien Miralles, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences]
2016-12-05Stenocercus omariTropiduridaeA new species of iguanid lizard, genus Stenocercus (Squamata, Iguania), from the Central Andes in Peru (Squamata: Tropiduridae) [PABLO J. VENEGAS, LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, KARLA GARCÍA-BURNEO, CLAUDIA KOCH]
2016-11-30Hemidactylus alfarraji
Hemidactylus asirensis

Artstatus für H. montanus and H. pauciporosus
GekkonidaeEndemic Diversification in the Mountains: Genetic, Morphological, and Geographical Differentiation of the Hemidactylus Geckos in southwestern Arabia [Šmíd, Jiří; Mohammed Shobrak; Thomas Wilms; Ulrich Joger & Salvador Carranza]
2016-11-16Liolaemus janequeoae
Liolaemus leftrarui
LiolaemidaeTwo new Liolaemus lizards from the Andean highlands of Southern Chile (Squamata, Iguania, Liolaemidae) [Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Hugo A. Díaz, German I. Puas, Edvin Riveros-Riffo, Alvaro A. Elorza]
2016-11-16Cyrtodactylus rishivalleyensis
Cyrtodactylus srilekhae
GekkonidaeTwo new species of ground-dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) from the Mysore Plateau, south India [ISHAN AGARWAL]
2016-10-30Madagascarophis lolo LamprophiidaeThe Cat-eyed Snakes of Madagascar: Phylogeny and Description of a New Species of Madagascarophis (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae) from the Tsingy of Ankarana [Sara Ruane, Frank T. Burbrink, Bernard Randriamahatantsoa, and Christopher J. Raxworthy]
2016-10-30Anolis purpuronectesDactyloidaeA new species of semiaquatic Anolis (Squamata: Dactyloidae) from Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico. [Gray, Levi; Meza-Lázaro, Rubi; Poe, Steven; de Oca, Adrián Nieto-Montes]
2016-10-05Oedura luritjaDiplodactylidaeYoung relicts and old relicts: a novel palaeoendemic vertebrate from the Australian Central Uplands [Paul M. Oliver, Peter J. McDonald]
2016-10-03Sphenomorphus sungaicolusScincidaeThe first riparian skink (Genus: Sphenomorphus Strauch, 1887) from Peninsular Malaysia and its relationship to other Indochinese and Sundaic species [ALEXANDRA SUMARLI, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, AMIRRUDIN B. AHMAD, SYED RIZAL, LUKMAN H. ISMAIL, NUR AMALINA MOHD IZAM, NORHAYATI AHMAD, CHARLES W. LINKEM]
2016-09-30Anolis landestoyiDactyloidaeDiscovery of a Giant Chameleon-Like Lizard (Anolis) on Hispaniola and Its Significance to Understanding Replicated Adaptive Radiations [D. Luke Mahler, Shea M. Lambert, Anthony J. Geneva, Julienne Ng, S. Blair Hedges, Jonathan B. Losos, and Richard E. Glor]
2016-09-30Eutropis austini
Eutropis greeri
ScincidaeDescription of Two New Species of Eutropis (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka with a Redescription of Eutropis madaraszi (Méhely) [Sudesh Batuwita]
2016-09-28Synophis niceforomariaeDipsadidaeA revision and key for the tribe Diaphorolepidini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) and checklist for the genus Synophis [R. ALEXANDER PYRON, ALEJANDRO ARTEAGA, LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL]
2016-09-23Cyrtodactylus varadgiriiGekkonidaeA new species of the Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) collegalensis (Beddome, 1870) complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Western India [ISHAN AGARWAL, ZEESHAN A. MIRZA, SAUNAK PAL, SIMON T. MADDOCK, ANURAG MISHRA, AARON M. BAUER]
2016-09-19Placosoma limaverdorumGymnophthalmidaeA new species of lizard Placosoma Tschudi, 1847 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the relictual forest mountains of the State of Ceará, Brazil [DIVA MARIA BORGES-NOJOSA, ULISSES CARAMASCHI, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES]
2016-09-15Crenadactylus occidentalis
Crenadactylus pilbarensis
Crenadactylus tuberculatus
DiplodactylidaeMany things come in small packages: Revision of the clawless geckos (Crenadactylus: Diplodactylidae) of Australia [PAUL DOUGHTY, RYAN J. ELLIS, PAUL M. OLIVER]
2016-09-14Cnemaspis rajakarunaiGekkonidaeCnemaspis rajakarunai sp. nov., a rock dwelling day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Salgala, an unprotected lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka [L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, R. M. GAYAN PRIYANKARA RATHNAYAKE]
2016-09-12Dendrelaphis sinharajensisColubridaeA new canopy-dwelling species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Sinharaja, World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka [L.J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE]
2016-09-09Cyrtodactylus soniGekkonidaeA new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam [DZUNG TRUNG LE, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2016-09-08Lerista hobsoni
Lerista vanderduysi
ScincidaeCryptic diversity within the narrowly endemic Lerista wilkinsi group of north Queensland—two new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) [PATRICK J. COUPER, ANDREW P. AMEY, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2016-09-02Phyllodactylus pachamamaPhyllodactylidaeApplying n-dimensional hypervolumes for species delimitation: unexpected molecular, morphological, and ecological diversity in the Leaf-Toed Gecko Phyllodactylus reissii Peters, 1862 (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) from northern Peru. [CLAUDIA KOCH, MORRIS FLECKS, PABLO J. VENEGAS, PATRICK BIALKE, SEBASTIAN VALVERDE, DENNIS RÖDDER]
2016-08-18Asaccus gardneri
Asaccus margaritae
PhyllodactylidaeMicroendemicity in the northern Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates with the description of two new species of geckos of the genus Asaccus (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) [Salvador Carranza, Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Sithum Jayasinghe, Thomas Wilms, Johannes Els]
2016-08-15Anilios zonulaTyphlopidaeA New Species of Blindsnake (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae: Anilios) from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. [Ryan J. Ellis]
2016-08-11Geophis lorancaiDipsadidaeA new species of earth snake (Dipsadidae, Geophis) from Mexico [Luis Canseco-Márquez, Carlos J. Pavón-Vázquez, Marco Antonio Lòpez-Luna, Adrian Nieto-Montes de Oca]
2016-08-11Epictia venegasi
Epictia vonmayi
LeptotyphlopidaeTwo new endemic species of Epictia Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Northern Peru [CLAUDIA KOCH, ROY SANTA CRUZ, HEIDY CÁRDENAS]
2016-08-03Tupinambis cryptus
Tupinambis cuzcoensis
Tupinambis zuliensis
TeiidaeCryptic, Sympatric Diversity in Tegu Lizards of the Tupinambis teguixin Group (Squamata, Sauria, Teiidae) and the Description of Three New Species [John C. Murphy, Michael J. Jowers, Richard M. Lehtinen, Stevland P. Charles, Guarino R. Colli, Ayrton K. Peres Jr, Catriona R. Hendry, R. Alexander Pyron]
2016-08-01Pholidobolus ulisesiGymnophthalmidaeA new species of Andean microteiid lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae: Pholidobolus) from Peru, with comments on P. vertebralis [Pablo J. Venegas, Lourdes Y. Echevarría, Simón E. Lobos, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, and Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2016-07-20Oligodon condaoensisColubridaeA new species of kukri snake (Squamata: Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from Con Dao Islands, southern Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, SON HONG LE, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2016-07-20Sitana marudhamneydhalAgamidaeDescription of a new species of Sitana Cuvier, 1829 from southern India [V. DEEPAK, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, SANDEEP VARMA, R. CHAITANYA]
2016-07-20Pseudogekko isapaGekkonidaeA new species of Pseudogekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Romblon Island Group, Central Philippines [CAMERON D. SILER, DREW R. DAVIS, ARVIN C. DIESMOS, FAITH GUINTO, COLLIN WHITSETT, RAFE M. BROWN]
2016-07-18Drymarchon kolpobasileusColubridae A cryptic new species of Indigo Snake (genus Drymarchon) from the Florida Platform of the United States [KENNETH L. KRYSKO, MICHAEL C. GRANATOSKY, LEROY P. NUÑEZ, DANIEL J. SMITH]
2016-07-15Bothriechis nubestrisViperidaeA cryptic palm-pitviper species (Squamata: Viperidae: Bothriechis) from the Costa Rican highlands, with notes on the variation within B. nigroviridis [TIFFANY M. DOAN, ANDREW J. MASON, TODD A. CASTOE, MAHMOOD SASA, CHRISTOPHER L. PARKINSON]
2016-07-07Dixonius minhleiGekkonidaeFirst molecular verification of Dixonius vietnamensis Das, 2004 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of a new species from Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam [THOMAS ZIEGLER, ANDREAS BOTOV, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, AARON M. BAUER, IAN G. BRENNAN, HANH THI NGO, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2016-07-07Pseudocalotes drogon
Pseudocalotes rhaegal
Pseudocalotes viserion
AgamidaeDragons in the mist: three new species of Pseudocalotes Fitzinger (Squamata: Agamidae) from the sky island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia [L. LEE GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, ABDUL MUIN, HAYDEN R. DAVIS, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, JESSE L. GRISMER, MICHAEL COTA, ANTHONY J. COBOS]
2016-09-30Helicops nenturDipsadidaeA New Species of Helicops (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Hydropsini) from Southeastern Brazil [Costa, Henrique C.; Diego J. Santana, Fernando Leal, Ricardo Koroiva, and Paulo C.A. Garcia]
2016-06-30Mesaspis cuchumatanusAnguidae A New Species of Mesaspis (Squamata: Anguidae) from the High Cuchumatanes of Guatemala [Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, and Jonathan A. Campbell]
2016-06-30Bachia remotaGymnophthalmidaeA New Species of Bachia Gray 1845 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Eastern Guiana Shield [Ribeiro-Júnior, Marco A.; Marcélia B. da Silva, and Jucivaldo D. Lima 2016]
2016-06-29Eremias isfahanicaLacertidaeA new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Central Iran, supported by mtDNA sequences and morphology [ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, SAEED HOSSEINIAN, SOOLMAZ RAFIEE, HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABIZADEH, MICHAEL WINK]
2016-06-29Epictia martinezi
Epictia pauldwyeri
Epictia resetari
Epictia schneideri
Epictia vindumi
Epictia wynni
LeptotyphlopidaeMorphological review and taxonomic status of the Epictia phenops species group of Mesoamerica, with description of six new species and discussion of South American Epictia albifrons, E. goudotii, and E. tenella (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae: Epictinae) [Van Wallach]
2016-06-28Brachymeles dalawangdaliri ScincidaeAdditions to Philippine Slender Skinks of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) III: a new species from Tablas Island [DREW R. DAVIS, AARON D. GEHEBER, JESSA L. WATTERS, MICHELLE L. PENROD, KATHRYN D. FELLER, ALISSA ASHFORD, JOSH KOURI, DANIEL NGUYEN, KATHRYN SHAUBERGER, KYRA SHEATSLEY, CLAIRE WINFREY, RACHEL WONG, MARITES B. SANGUILA, RAFE M. BROWN, CAMERON D. SILER]
2016-06-28Brachymeles ilocandiaScincidaeAdditions to Philippine Slender Skinks of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) II: a new species from the northern Philippines [CAMERON D. SILER, DREW R. DAVIS, ELYSE S. FREITAS, NICHOLAS A. HURON, AARON D. GEHEBER, JESSA L. WATTERS, MICHELLE L. PENROD, MONICA PAPEȘ, ANDREW AMREIN, ALYSSA ANWAR, DONTAE COOPER, TUCKER HEIN, ANNALISA MANNING, NEERAL PATEL, LAUREN PINAROC, ARVIN C. DIESMOS, MAE L. DIESMOS, CARL H. OLIVEROS, RAFE M. BROWN]
2016-06-26Brachymeles ligtasScincidaeAdditions to Philippine Slender Skinks of the Brachymeles bonitae Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): A new species from Lubang Island [AARON D. GEHEBER, DREW R. DAVIS, JESSA L. WATTERS, MICHELLE L. PENROD, KATHRYN D. FELLER, CONNER S. DAVEY, ELYSE D. ELLSWORTH, RACHEL L. FLANAGAN, BRENDAN B. HEITZ, TANA MOORE, MARIE D. C. NGUYEN, AUSTYN ROBERTS, JOHN SUTTON, MARITES B. SANGUILA, CHARLES W. LINKEM, RAFE M. BROWN, CAMERON D. SILER]
2016-06-22Vipera walserViperidaeA new vertebrate for Europe: the discovery of a range-restricted relict viper in the western Italian Alps [SAMUELE GHIELMI, MICHELE MENEGON, STUART J. MARSDEN, LORENZO LADDAGA and SYLVAIN URSENBACHER]
2016-06-22Lygosoma ashwamedhi jetzt Eutropis ashwamedhiScincidaeNo longer supple? Molecular phylogeny suggests generic reassignment of Lygosoma ashwamedhi (Sharma, 1969) (Reptilia: Scincidae) [CHELMALA SRINIVASULU, BHARGAVI SRINIVASULU, ADITYA SRINIVASULU, MIDATHALA SEETHARAMARAJU]
2016-06-10Liolaemus parthenosLiolaemidaeThe First Parthenogenetic Pleurodont Iguanian: A New All-female Liolaemus (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from Western Argentina [Cristián S. Abdala, Diego Baldo, Ricardo A. Juárez, and Robert E. Espinoza]
2016-06-10Leiocephalus sixtoiLeiocephalidaeA new dune-dwelling lizard of the genus Leiocephalus (Iguania, Leiocephalidae) from the Dominican Republic [GUNTHER KÖHLER, MARCOS J. RODRÍGUEZ BOBADILLA, S. BLAIR HEDGES]
2016-06-10Phymaturus rahuensisLiolaemidaeA new lizard species of the Phymaturus patagonicus group (Squamata: Liolaemini) from northern Patagonia, Neuquén, Argentina [ANDREA GONZÁLEZ MARÍN, CRISTIAN HERNÁN FULVIO PÉREZ, IGNACIO MINOLI, Mariana Morando, Luciano Javier Avila]
2016-06-02Hemiphyllodactylus huishuiensisGekkonidaeA new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Guizhou, China [JIE YAN, YUBO LIN, WEIBO GUO, PENG LI, KAIYA ZHOU]
2016-06-01Strophurus congooDiplodactylidaeA new species of gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from north Queensland, Australia [ERIC VANDERDUYS]
2016-05-30Chilabothrus argentumBoidaeDiscovery of a Remarkable New Boa from the Conception Island Bank, Bahamas [R. Graham Reynolds, Alberto R. Puente-Rolón, Anthony J. Geneva, Kevin J. Aviles-Rodriguez, and Nicholas C. Herrmann]
2016-05-11Blaesodactylus victoriGekkonidaeA new species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tsingy limestone outcrops in Namoroka National Park, north-western Madagascar [IVAN INEICH, FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES]
2016-05-10Parsigecko ziaieiGekkonidaeA new genus and species of gekkonid lizard (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) from Hormozgan Province with a revised key to gekkonid genera of Iran [BARBOD SAFAEI-MAHROO, HANYEH GHAFFARI, STEVEN C. ANDERSON]
2016-05-09Trachylepis thomensis
Trachylepis principensis
ScincidaeA review of the genus Trachylepis (Sauria: Scincidae) from the Gulf of Guinea, with descriptions of two new species in the Trachylepis maculilabris (Gray, 1845) species complex [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, MARIANA P. MARQUES, AARON M. BAUER]
2016-05-05Cyrtodactylus hitchiGekkonidaeA new Bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Mekongga Mountains, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, HELLEN KURNIATI, ANDREW ENGILIS, JR]
2016-05-03Hemiphyllodactylus cicakGekkonidaePhylogenetic relationships of geckos of the Hemiphyllodactylus harterti group, a new species from Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia, and a likely case of true cryptic speciation [ANTHONY COBOS, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN]
2016-05-02Cyrtodactylus calamei
Cyrtodactylus hinnamnoensis
Cyrtodactylus sommerladi
GekkonidaeEvolution in karst massifs: Cryptic diversity among bent-toed geckos along the Truong Son Range with descriptions of three new species and one new country record from Laos [VINH QUANG LUU, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, NICOLE SCHNEIDER, HANH THI NGO, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2016-04-29Gehyra girloorlooGekkonidaeSystematics of small Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the southern Kimberley, Western Australia: redescription of G. kimberleyi Börner & Schüttler, 1983 and description of a new restricted range species [PAUL M. OLIVER, GAYLEEN BOURKE, RENAE C. PRATT, PAUL DOUGHTY, CRAIG MORITZ]
2016-04-26Cyrtodactylus hidupselamanya
Cyrtodactylus lenggongensis
GekkonidaeTwo new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MARTA S. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, HAYDEN R. DAVIS, CÉSAR AGUILAR, RANDY KLABACKA, ANTHONY J. COBOS, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, JACK W. SITES, JR]
2016-04-12Rhadinella dysmicaDipsadidaeA new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico [GUSTAVO CAMPILLO, LUIS FERNANDO DÁVILA-GALAVÍZ, OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA, JONATHAN A. CAMPBELL]
2016-04-04Bothrops sazimaiViperidaeAnother new and threatened species of lancehead genus Bothrops (Serpentes, Viperidae) from Ilha dos Franceses, Southeastern Brazil [Fausto E. Barbo, João Luiz Gasparini, Antonio P. Almeida, Hussam Zaher, Felipe G. Grazziotin, Rodrigo B. Gusmão, José Mário G. Ferrarini, Ricardo J. Sawaya]
2016-03-30Amphisbaena filiformisAmphisbaenidaeA new two-pored species of Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado, with a key to the two-pored species of Amphisbaena [SÍRIA RIBEIRO, JERRIANE O. GOMES, HELDER LÚCIO RODRIGUES DA SILVA, CARLOS EDUARDO D. CINTRA, NELSON JORGE DA JR. SILVA]
2016-03-30Norops mccraniei
Norops wilsoni
DactyloidaeA taxonomic revision of the Norops tropidonotus complex (Squamata, Dactyloidae), with the resurrection of N. spilorhipis (Álvarez del Toro and Smith, 1956) and the description of two new species [Gunther Köhler, Josiah H. Townsend, and Claus Bo P. Petersen]
2016-03-24Diplodactylus ameyiDiplodactylidaeA new species of gecko from arid inland regions of eastern Australia (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae) [PATRICK J. COUPER, PAUL M. OLIVER]
2016-03-31Abronia cuetzpaliAnguidaeA New Species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico [Jonathan A. Campbell, Israel Solano-Zavaleta, Oscar Flores-Villela, Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis, and Darrel R. Frost]
2016-03-30Malayotyphlops andyi
Malayotyphlops denrorum
TyphlopidaeTwo New Species of Malayotyphlops from the Northern Philippines, with Redescriptions of Malayotyphlops luzonensis (Taylor) and Malayotyphlops ruber (Boettger) [Addison H. Wynn, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Rafe M. Brown]
2016-03-23Tytthoscincus batupanggah
Tytthoscincus leproauricularis
ScincidaeTwo new species of diminutive leaf-litter skinks (Squamata: Scincidae: Tytthoscincus) from Gunung Penrissen, Sarawak, Malaysia (northern Borneo) [BENJAMIN R. KARIN, INDRANEIL DAS, AARON M. BAUER]
2016-03-21Microgecko chabaharensisGekkonidaeA new species of the genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Iran [ALI GHOLAMIFARD, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AZAR KHOSRAVANI, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, HAMZEH ORAEI]
2016-03-21Cylindrophis subocularisCylindrophiidaeAn inconspicuous, conspicuous new species of Asian pipesnake, genus Cylindrophis (Reptilia: Squamata: Cylindrophiidae), from the south coast of Jawa Tengah, Java, Indonesia, and an overview of the tangled taxonomic history of C. ruffus (Laurenti, 1768) [MAX KIECKBUSCH, SVEN MECKE, LUKAS HARTMANN, LISA EHRMANTRAUT, MARK O’SHEA, HINRICH KAISER]
2016-03-21Bitis harenna ViperidaeA new large species of Bitis Gray, 1842 (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia [DAVID J. GOWER, EDWARD O. Z. WADE, STEPHEN SPAWLS, WOLFGANG BÖHME, EVAN R. BUECHLEY, DANIEL SYKES, TIMOTHY J. COLSTON]
2016-03-21Letheobia mbeerensisTyphlopidaeA new species of Letheobia (Serpentes: Typhlopidae) from central Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, AARON M. BAUER, JACOB M. NGWAVA]
2016-03-16Tytthoscincus panchorensis ScincidaeThe transfer of two clades of Malaysian Sphenomorphus Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae) into the genus Tytthoscincus Linkem, Diesmos, & Brown and the description of a new Malaysian swamp-dwelling species [L. LEE GRISMER, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, CHARLES W. LINKEM]
2016-03-10Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensisGekkonidaeA new Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Phetchaburi Province, Thailand [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, MONTRI SUMONTHA, AARON M. BAUER]
2016-03-09Oedura bella
Oedura fimbria
DiplodactylidaeSystematic revision of the marbled velvet geckos (Oedura marmorata species complex, Diplodactylidae) from the Australian arid and semi-arid zones [PAUL M. OLIVER, PAUL DOUGHTY]
2016-03-04Melanophidium khaireiUropeltidaeA reassessment of Melanophidium Günther, 1864 (Squamata: Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the Western Ghats of peninsular India, with the description of a new species [DAVID J. GOWER, VARAD GIRI, ASHOK CAPTAIN, MARK WILKINSON]
2016-03-02Wallaceophis gujaratenesis ColubridaeA New Miocene-Divergent Lineage of Old World Racer Snake from India [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Raju Vyas, Harshil Patel, Jaydeep Maheta, Rajesh V. Sanap]
2016-02-26Ptychozoon bannaenseGekkonidaeDescription of a new species of the genus Ptychozoon (Squamata: Gekkonidae), representing a new national record of this genus from southern Yunnan Province, China [YING-YONG WANG, JIAN WANG, ZU-YAO LIU]
2016-02-23Varanus semotusVaranidaeA new blue-tailed Monitor lizard (Reptilia, Squamata, Varanus) of the Varanus indicus group from Mussau Island, Papua New Guinea [Valter Weijola, Stephen Donnellan, Christer Lindqvist]
2016-02-22Natrix astreptophoraNatricidaeIntegrative taxonomy provides evidence for the species status of the Ibero-Maghrebian grass snake Natrix astreptophora [Felix Pokrant, Carolin Kindler, Martin Ivanov, Marc Cheylan, Philippe Geniez, Wolfgang Böhme and Uwe Fritz]
2016-02-18Mabuya parviterraeScincidaeA new species of skink from the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuya) [S. Blair Hedges, Olivier Lorvelec, Nicolas Barré, Joël Berchel, Marion Diard Combot, Nicolas Vidal, and Claudie Pavis]
2016-02-18Malayemys isanGeoemydidaeA NEW SNAIL-EATING TURTLE OF THE GENUS Malayemys LINDHOLM, 1931 (GEOEMYDIDAE) FROM THAILAND AND LAOS [Montri Sumontha, Timothy R. Brophy, Kirati Kunya, Suthep Wiboonatthapol and Olivier S. G. Pauwels]
2016-02-10Cyrtodactylus equestris
Cyrtodactylus rex
GekkonidaeThe Knight and the King: two new species of giant bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae, Squamata) from northern New Guinea, with comments on endemism in the North Papuan Mountains [Paul Oliver, Stephen Richards, Mumpuni Mumpuni, Herbert Rösler]
2016-02-10Gopherus evgoodeiTestudinidaeThe desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai–G. agassizii group [Taylor Edwards, Alice Karl, Mercy Vaughn, Philip Rosen, Christina Meléndez Torres, Robert W. Murphy]
2016-02-10Cyrtodactylus bansocensisGekkonidaeA new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos [VINH QUANG LUU, Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2016-01-31Anolis apletolepis
Anolis chlorodius
Anolis divius
Anolis eladioi
Anolis gonavensis
Anolis leucodera
Anolis prasinorius
Anolis viridius
DactyloidaeA revision of the green anoles of Hispaniola with description of eight new species (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae) [Gunther Köhler & S. Blair Hedges]
2016-01-31Japalura iadina
Japalura laeviventris
AgamidaeTwo new species of Japalura (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Hengduan Mountain Range, China [Kai WANG, Ke JIANG, Da-Hu ZOU, Fang YAN, Cameron D. SILER, Jing CHE]
2016-01-26Cyrtodactylus klakahensisGekkonidaeA new species of bent-toed gecko, genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Jawa Timur Province, Java, Indonesia, with taxonomic remarks on C. fumosus (Müller, 1895) [LUKAS HARTMANN, SVEN MECKE, MAX KIECKBUSCH, FELIX MADER, HINRICH KAISER]
2016-01-22Lepidoblepharis nukakSphaerodactylidaeA new Lepidoblepharis lizard (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Colombian Guyana shield [MARTHA LUCIA CALDERÓN-ESPINOSA, GUIDO FABIAN MEDINA-RANGEL]
2016-01-20Paracontias ampijoroensis
Paracontias mahamavo
ScincidaeA new perspective on the reduction of cephalic scales in fossorial legless skinks (Squamata, Scincidae) [Aurélien Miralles, Teppei Jono, Akira Mori, Robert Gandola, Jesse Erens, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences]
2016-01-22Cyrtodactylus ruffordGekkonidaeCyrtodactylus rufford, a new cave-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos [VINH QUANG LUU, THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2016-01-20Liolaemus uniformisLiolaemidaeA new species of Liolaemus related to L. nigroviridis from the Andean highlands of Central Chile (Iguania, Liolaemidae) [Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Alvaro A. Elorza, German I. Puas, Edmundo Alfaro-Pardo]
2016-01-08Lygodactylus wojnowskiiGekkonidaeA new species of dwarf gecko in the genus Lygodactylus (squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, CAROLINA GRANTHON, DEAN A. WILLIAMS]
2016-01-06Cordylus namakuiyusCordylidaeA review of Cordylus machadoi (Squamata: Cordylidae) in southwestern Angola, with the description of a new species from the Pro-Namib desert [EDWARD L. STANLEY, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, SUZANA BANDEIRA, HILARIA VALERIO, MICHAEL F. BATES, WILLIAM R. BRANCH]
2016-01-05Cyrtodactylus gunungsenyumensisGekkonidaeA new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation [L. LEE GRISMER, P. L., JR. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, H. R. DAVIS, A. J. COBOS, M. L. MURDOCH]
2016-01-05Elseya flaviventralisChelidaeA new species of freshwater turtle of the genus Elseya (Testudinata: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from the Northern Territory of Australia [SCOTT THOMSON, ARTHUR GEORGES]