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Datum Art Familie Hinweise, Quellen und Autoren
2024-07-09 Hebius citrinoventer (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the genus Hebius (Squamata, Natricidae) from Yunnan, China
[Yu-Hao Xu, Dian-Cheng Yang, Yan-An Gong, Kai-Chen Ouyang, Shi-Yang Weng, Jun-Dong Deng, Song Huang, Li-Fang Peng]
2024-07-09 Ctenotus rungulla (sp. nov.) Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Ctenotus rungulla sp. nov. (Scincidae; Sphenomorphinae), a new sandstone-associated skink that highlights reptile endemism in Queensland's Gregory Range
[Stephen M. Zozaya, Dylan W. Case, & Conrad J. Hoskin]
2024-07-09 Uropeltis caudomaculata (sp. nov.) Uropeltidae A new species of Uropeltis Cuvier, 1829 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the eastern escarpment of the southern Western Ghats, India
[DAVID J. GOWER, SANDEEP DAS, V. DEEPAK, JASON D. GERARD, SURYA NARAYANAN]
2024-07-05 Calamaria berezowskii (revalidated) Colubridae (Calamariinae) Revalidated after having been described more than a century ago: Calamaria berezowskii Günther, 1896 (Squamata, Colubridae) from Sichuan, Southwestern China
[Ya-Ting Liang, Zi-Dan Huang, Li Ding, Gernot Vogel, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Nikolai L. Orlov, Sheng-Chao Shi, Zheng-Jun Wu, Ze-Ning Chen]
2024-07-02 Hebius vibakari ruthveni (placed into the synonymy of Hebius vibakari vibakari) Colubridae (Natricinae) Taxonomic re-evaluation of the subspecies of Hebius vibakari (Boie, 1826) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Natricidae), with new evidence from central and northern China
[ZONG-YUAN GAO, JUN-JIE HUANG, LI DING, KE JIANG, JIE MAO, JIN-LONG REN]
2024-07-01 Trimeresurus cyanolabris (sp. nov.) Viperidae (Crotalinae) A new species of green pitviper of the Trimeresurus macrops complex (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) from South Central Coastal Region of Vietnam
[SABIRA S. IDIIATULLINA, TAN VAN NGUYEN, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, DAC XUAN LE, GERNOT VOGEL, PATRICK DAVID, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2024-06-26 Thamnophis ahumadai (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Thamnophis (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Jalisco, Mexico, with a discussion on the phylogeny, taxonomy, and distribution of snakes related to Thamnophis scalaris
[Christoph I. Grünwald, María del Carmen G. Mendoza-Portilla, André J. Grünwald, Carlos Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Héctor Franz-Chávez, Uri O. García-Vázquez, Jacobo Reyes-Velasco]
2024-06-25 Cyrtodactylus regicavernicolus (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species in the Cyrtodactylus intermedius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) group from an isolated limestone karst formation in southwestern Cambodia
[SOPHEA CHHIN, THY NEANG, SOMALY CHAN, KIMSRENG KONG, RATANAK OU, VISATHA IN, VIREAK SAMORN, RATHA SOR, VANNY LOU, SOPHA SIN, MENG CHHIM, BRYAN L. STUART, L. LEE GRISMER]
2024-06-21 Cyrtodactylus hangvaensis (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Another new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1927 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the angularis group from the karstic landscape of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, central Vietnam
[TANG VAN DUONG, LIEN VAN VU, HIEN THI THU VU, DAN MULCAHY, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV JR., L. LEE GRISMER]
2024-06-14 Cnemaspis agamalaiensis (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis anaimalaiensis (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis anuradhae (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis tenkasiensis (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis valparaiensis (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Five new species of the Cnemaspis beddomei clade (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from high elevation, evergreen forests of the Southern Western Ghats, India
[AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2024-06-13 Lygodactylus herilalai (sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus morii (sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus schwitzeri (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Taxonomizing a truly morphologically cryptic complex of dwarf geckos from Madagascar: molecular evidence for new species-level lineages within the Lygodactylus tolampyae complex
[MIGUEL VENCES, MALTE MULTZSCH, MILENA ZERBE, SVEN GIPPNER, FRANCO ANDREONE, ANGELICA CROTTINI, FRANK GLAW, JÖRN KÖHLER, SANDRATRA RAKOTOMANGA, SOLOHERY RASAMISON, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA]
2024-06-12 Cnemaspis puterisantubongae (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Description of a new sandstone-dwelling species of genus Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Gunung Santubong National Park, southwestern Sarawak, Malaysia
[AKAKI KURITA, KANTO NISHIKAWA, MOHAMAD YAZID HOSSMAN, TAKAFUMI MIZUNO, HIROTOSHI SATO, MELVIN GUMAL]
2024-06-11 Diploderma qiaojiaense (sp. nov.) Agamidae A New Species of Diploderma Hallowell, 1861 (Reptilia, Squamata, Agamidae) from Northeastern Yunnan Province, China
[Shuo Liu, Mian Hou and Dingqi Rao]
2024-06-07 Cnemaspis basalticola (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis kalsubaiensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new species of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the far northern peaks of the Western Ghats, India
[Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ishan Agarwal, Satpal Gangalmale, Saurabh Kininge & Sunil M. Gaikwad]
2024-05-30 Japalura mictophola (sp. nov.) Agamidae A new montane-dwelling species of Japalura Gray, 1853 (Squamata: Agamidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India
[Zeeshan A. Mirza, Gaurang Gowande, Tejas Thackeray, Harshal Bhosale, Mandar Sawant, Pushkar Phansalkar & Harshil Patel]
2024-05-30 Eublepharis macularius smithi is now a junior synonym of Eublepharis madarensis [SHARMA, 1980] Eublepharidae A Further taxonomic reassessment of Cyrtodactylus madarensis Sharma, 1980 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) now in the genus Eublephairs Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Eublephariade)
[Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2024-05-30 Ovophis jenkinsi (sp. nov.) Viperidae (Crotalinae) A new mountain pitviper of the genus Ovophis Burger in Hoge & Romano-Hoge, 1981 (Serpentes, Viperidae) from Yunnan, China
[Xian-Chun Qiu, Jin-Ze Wang, Zu-Yao Xia, Zhong-Wen Jiang, Yan Zeng, Nan Wang, Pi-Peng Li, Jing-Song Shi]
2024-05-30 Cyrtodactylus phamiensis (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus chauquangensis group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the borderlands of extreme northern Thailand
[L. Lee Grismer, Anchalee Aowphol, Jesse L. Grismer, Akrachai Aksornneam, Evan S. H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, Jeren J. Gregory, Eddie Nguyen, Amanda Kaatz, Henrik Bringsøe, Attapol Rujirawan]
2024-05-30 Rhynchocalamus hejazicus (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) The missing piece of the puzzle: A new and widespread species of the genus Rhynchocalamus Günther, 1864 (Squamata, Colubridae) from the Arabian Peninsula
[Fulvio Licata, Lukáš Pola, Jiří Šmíd, Adel A. Ibrahim, André Vicente Liz, Bárbara Santos, László Patkó, Ayman Abdulkareem, Duarte V. Gonçalves, Ahmed Mohajja AlShammari, Salem Busais, Damien M. Egan, Ricardo M. O. Ramalho, Josh Smithson, José Carlos Brito]
2024-05-30 Rhampholeon bombayi (sp. nov.),
Rhampholeon monteslunae (sp. nov.),
Rhampholeon msitugrabensis (sp. nov.),
Rhampholeon nalubaale (sp. nov.),
Rhampholeon plumptrei
(sp. nov.)
Chamaeleonidae Taxonomy of the Rhampholeon boulengeri Complex (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae): Five New Species from Central Africa’s Albertine Rift
[DANIEL F. HUGHES, MATHIAS BEHANGANA, WILBER LUKWAGO, MICHELE MENEGON, J. MAXIMILIAN DEHLING, PHILIPP WAGNER, COLIN R. TILBURY, TRISAN SOUTH, CHIFUNDERA KUSAMBA, ELI GREENBAUM]
2024-05-29 Scincella liangshanensis (sp. nov.) Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of the genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sichuan Province, Southwest China
[Ru-Wan Jia, Zong-Yuan Gao, Di-Hao Wu, Jin-Long Ren, Dechun Jiang, Wei Wu]
2024-05-29 Rhinophis dinarzarda (sp. nov.),
Rhinophis martin (sp. nov.)
Uropeltidae Two new species of the shieldtail snake genus Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae), from the Rakwana and the Knuckles Massifs of Sri Lanka
[DAVID J. GOWER, FILIPA L. SAMPAIO, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE]
2024-05-11 Kinosternon albogulare (elevated from subspecies),
Kinosternon cruentatum (elevated from subspecies)
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Diversity and biogeography of South American mud turtles elucidated by multilocus DNA sequencing (Testudines: Kinosternidae)
[Juan Pablo Hurtado-Gómez, Mario Vargas-Ramírez, John B. Iverson, Walter G. Joyce, James R. McCranie, Claudia Paetzold, Uwe Fritz]
2024-05-08 Dixonius chotjuckdikuli (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Another new micro-endemic, limestone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius) from Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand
[NATTASUDA DONBUNDIT, MONTRI SUMONTHA, MANEERAT SUTHANTHANGJAI, WINAI SUTHANTHANGJAI, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS]
2024-05-07 Takydromus guilinensis (sp. nov.) Lacertidae A New Species of the Genus Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Northeastern Guangxi, China
[Kun Guo, Yong-Hao Hu, Jian Chen, Jun Zhong and Xiang Ji]
2024-04-29 Diploderma daduense (sp. nov.) Agamidae A New Species of Diploderma (Squamata, Agamidae) from the Valley of Dadu River in Sichuan Province, with a Redescription of Topotypes of D. splendidum from Hubei Province, China
[Bo Cai, Fengjing Liu, Dong Liang, Mian Hou, Huaming Zhou, Jiayun Zhong, Jing Li and Jiang Chang]
2024-04-29 Cyrtodactylus binhdinhensis (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Another new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam
[HANH THI NGO, QUYEN HANH DO, DANG TRONG DO, CUONG THE PHAM, THANH PHUONG THI BUI, ANH THI NGOC HO, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, THOMAS ZIEGLER, MINH DUC LE]
2024-04-26 Oligodon speleoserpens (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of karst-associated kukri snake (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826) from southern Thailand
[Parinya Pawangkhanant, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Harry Ward-Smith, Rupert Grassby-Lewis, Montri Sumontha, Nikita S. Kliukin, Sabira S. Idiiatullina, Alexei V. Trofimets, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Justin L. Lee]
2024-04-25 Psammodynastidae (fam. nov.) Psammodynastidae Resolving the elapoid phylogeny: systematics of Psammodynastes and Buhoma (Elapoidea: Serpentes), with the description of a new Asian snake family
[Sunandan Das, Eli Greenbaum, Jonathan Brecko, Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Sara Ruane, Stacy Pirro & Juha Merilä]
2024-04-23 Cnemaspis persephone (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis sanctus
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new nocturnal species of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the wynadensis clade from the southern Western Ghats, India
[Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ishan Agarwal]
2024-04-19 Herpetoreas davidi (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) Taxonomic reassessment of the Herpetoreas xenura (Wall, 1907) (Squamata: Serpentes: Natricidae) from Myanmar with description of a new species
[Tan Van Nguyen, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Lal Biakzuala, Gernot Vogel]
2024-04-17 Boa atlantica (sp. nov.) Boidae (Boinae) The good, the bad and the boa: An unexpected new species of a true boa revealed by morphological and molecular evidence
[Rodrigo Castellari Gonzalez, Lorena Corina Bezerra de Lima, Paulo Passos and Maria José J. Silva]
2024-04-17 Hemiphyllodactylus gengmaensis (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from southwest Yunnan, China
[Hongxin Zhou, Shimin Li, Ziqi Shen, Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao]
2024-04-16 Oligosoma eludens (sp. nov.) Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Oligosoma eludens sp. nov. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Hawkdun, Ida, and Saint Bathans Ranges of North Otago, Aotearoa/New Zealand
[CAREY KNOX, DAVID G. CHAPPLE, TRENT BELL]
2024-04-15 Lerista arenicola, Lerista microtis intermedia, Lerista microtis schwaneri (placed into the synonymy of Lerista microtis) Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Morphological and genetic data challenge species and subspecies in the Lerista microtis group (Squamata: Scincidae)
[JULES E. FARQUHAR, IVAN PRATES, PAUL DOUGHTY, DANIEL L. RABOSKY, DAVID G. CHAPPLE]
2024-04-12 Cyrtodactylus thalang (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phuket Island, Thailand with a discussion of the group’s potential biogeography
[L. LEE GRISMER, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, ALEXEY V. TROFIMETS, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, CHATMONGKON SUWANNAPOOM, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2024-04-05 Micrurus anibal (sp. nov.),
Micrurus bonita (sp. nov.),
Micrurus janisrozei (sp. nov.)
Elapidae Integrative taxonomy of Micrurus ibiboboca (Merrem, 1820) (Serpentes, Elapidae) reveals three new species of coral snake
[Lywouty R. S. Nascimento, Roberta Graboski, Nelson J. Silva JR, Ana L. C. Prudente]
2024-04-04 Trimeresurus lanna (sp. nov.),
Trimeresurus tenasserimensis (sp. nov.)
Viperidae (Crotalinae) An integrative taxonomic revision of the Trimeresurus popeiorum group of pitvipers (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) with descriptions of two new species from the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
[Sabira S. Idiiatullina, Tan Van Nguyen, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Lawan Chanhome, Zeeshan A. Mirza, Patrick David, Gernot Vogel, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2024-03-27 Phrynocephalus kangsuensis (sp. nov.) Agamidae Species divergence in valleys: the phylogeny of Phrynocephalus forsythii complex and description of a new species
[Qianru Liang, Lei Shi]
2024-03-27 Trimeresurus kraensis (sp. nov.) Viperidae (Crotalinae) Another new species of karst-associated pitviper (Serpentes, Viperidae: Trimeresurus) from the Isthmus of Kra, Peninsular Thailand
[Sabira S. Idiiatullina, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Tanapong Tawan, Lawan Chanhome, Tan Van Nguyen, Patrick David, Gernot Vogel, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2024-03-27 Cnemaspis sathuragiriensis (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis vangoghi
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new species of the Cnemaspis galaxia complex (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the eastern slopes of the southern Western Ghats
[Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ishan Agarwal]
2024-03-25 Cnemaspis barkiensi (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis chandoliensis
(sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis maharashtraensis
(sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis sahyadriensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A preliminary taxonomic revision of the girii clade of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of four new species from southern Maharashtra, India
[AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, SUNIL M. GAIKWAD, TEJAS THACKERAY, SATPAL GANGALMALE, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2024-03-22 Cyrtodactylus tehetehe (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Another New Species of the Cyrtodactylus annulatus Complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maratua an Adjacent Island to Borneo, Indonesia
[HUDA WIRADARMA, DHIKA RINO PRATAMA, YULI SULISTYA FITRIANA, AMIR HAMIDY, ERIC N. SMITH, HARY WAWANGNINGRUM, AWAL RIYANTO]
2024-03-20 Scincella ouboteri (sp. nov.) Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new skink of the genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Hoa Binh Province, northern Vietnam
[ANH VAN PHAM, CUONG THE PHAM, MINH DUC LE, HAI NGO NGOC, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2024-03-20 Microlophus slevini (sp. nov.)
Tropiduridae A new species of lava lizard (Iguanidae: Tropidurinae: Microlophus) from the Galápagos
[OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL]
2024-03-11 Myrrophis dakkrongensis (sp. nov.) Homalopsidae A new species of mud snake (Squamata: Homalopsidae: Myrrophis) from southern Vietnam
[Sang Ngoc Nguyen, Manh Van Le, Amy Lathrop, Thi-Dieu-Hien Vo, Robert W. Murphy, Jing Che]
2024-03-07 Pseudocalotes jingpo (sp. nov.) Agamidae A New Species of the Genus Pseudocalotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from Southwest Yunnan, China
[Yuhao Xu, Yanan Gong, Mian Hou, Shiyang Weng, Shuo Liu, Jundong Deng, Junkang Hu and Lifang Peng]
2024-03-07 Letheobia wrayi (sp. nov.) Typhlopidae A new species of gracile blind snake in the genus Letheobia (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae) from Sagalla Hill, south-eastern Kenya
[Patrick K. Malonza]
2024-03-07 Calotes iadina (sp. nov.),
Calotes yunnanensis
(resurrected)
Agamidae Systematic revision of the Calotes jerdoni complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the Pan-Himalaya
[Kai Wang, V. Deepak, Abhijit Das, L. Lee Grismer, Shuo Liu, Jing Che]
2024-03-01 Trachischium nyalamense (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny and Morphological Comparisons Provide New Insights into Systematics of the Genus Trachischium Günther, 1858 (Serpentes: Natricidae)
[Peng Guo, Qin Liu, Jie Qiong Jin, Fu Shu, Ya Yong Wu, Jing Che]
2024-03-01 Pseudogonatodes quihuai (sp. nov.) Sphaerodactylidae A new dwarf gecko of the genus Pseudogonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from the eastern slope of the Andean Cordillera de Mérida in northern South America
[FERNANDO J. M. ROJAS-RUNJAIC, CLAUDIA KOCH, SANTIAGO CASTROVIEJO-FISHER, ANA L. C. PRUDENTE]
2024-02-20 Trachylepis bouri (sp. nov.),
Trachylepis hilariae
(sp. nov.),
Trachylepis ovahelelo
(sp. nov.),
Trachylepis suzanae
(sp. nov.),
Trachylepis vunongue
(sp. nov.),
Trachylepis wilsoni
(sp. nov.) ,
Trachylepis albopunctata
(revalidated from synonymy),
Trachylepis ansorgii
(revalidated from synonymy),
Trachylepis maculilabris
(revalidated from synonymy),
Trachylepis huilensis (elevated from subspecies)
Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
The Trachylepis (Squamata: Scincidae) of Angola: An Integrative Taxonomic Review with the Description of Seven New Species
[Luis M.P. Ceríaco, Mariana P. Marques, Diogo Parrinha, Arthur Tiutenko, Jeffrey L. Weinell, Brett O. Butler, Aaron M. Bauer]
2024-02-19 Cyrtodactylus luci (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus chauquangensis species group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Lao Cai Province, Vietnam
[Tung Thanh Tran, Quyen Hanh Do, Cuong The Pham, Tien Quang Phan, Hanh Thi Ngo, Minh Duc Le, Thomas Ziegler, Truong Quang Nguyen]
2024-02-16 Eunectes akayima (sp. nov.) Boidae (Boinae) Disentangling the Anacondas: Revealing a New Green Species and Rethinking Yellows
[Jesus Antonio Rivas, Paola De la Quintana, Marco Mancuso, Gilson A Rivas, Sandra Mariotto, David Salazar-Valenzuela, Marcelo Tepeña Baihua, Penti Baihua, Gordon Burghardt, Freek Vonk, Emil Hernández, Juán Elías García-Pérez, Bryan Fry and Sarah Corey-Rivas]
2024-02-15 Chalcides montanus pallaryi (ssp. nov.) Scincidae (Scincinae) Resolving the identity of Pallary’s Skink: a new taxon of the genus Chalcides (Squamata: Scincidae) from Morocco and Algeria
[Philippe Geniez, Dave Lutgen, Yves Hingrat, Vincent Rivière, Menad Beddek, Olivier Peyre & Pierre-André Crochet]
2024-02-08 Bothrocophias hussaini (sp. nov.),
Bothrocophias khwargi
(sp. nov.),
Bothrocophias klebbai
(sp. nov.),
Bothrocophias rahimi
(sp. nov.),
Bothrocophias rasikusumorum
(sp. nov.),
Bothrocophias nigroadspersus
(revalidated),
Bothrocophias nitidus
(revalidated),
Bothrocophias torvus
(revalidated)
Viperidae (Crotalinae) Systematic revision of the Eyelash Palm-Pitviper Bothriechis schlegelii (Serpentes, Viperidae), with the description of five new species and revalidation of three
[Alejandro Arteaga, R. Alexander Pyron, Abel Batista, Jose Vieira, Elson Meneses Pelayo, Eric N. Smith, César L. Barrio Amorós, Claudia Koch, Stefanie Agne, Jorge H. Valencia, Lucas Bustamante, Kyle J. Harris]
2024-02-02 Dibamus deimontis (sp. nov.) Dibamidae Another new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
[NIKITA S. KLIUKIN, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, TAN VAN NGUYEN, SON XUAN LE, TIN TRONG VO TRAN, VLADISLAV A. GORIN, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2024-02-01 Grayia obscura (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Grayiinae) Phylogenetics and Integrative Taxonomy of African Water Snakes (Squamata: Colubridae: Grayia)
[Teslin Chaney, Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Zoltán T. Nagy, Václav Gvoždík, Chifundera Kusamba, Gabriel Badjedjea, Franck M. Masudi, Jeannot B. Akuboy, Raffael Ernst, Jean-François Trape, Laurent Chirio, Werner Conradie, Chad Keates, Van Wallach, Ange-Ghislain Zassi-Boulou, Eugene R. Vaughan, Eli Greenbaum]
2024-01-31 Enyalioides cyanocephalus (sp. nov.),
Enyalioides dickinsoni
(sp. nov.)
Hoplocercidae Two New Species of Wood Lizards (Hoplocercinae: Enyalioides) from Cordillera de Colán in north-eastern Peru
[Pablo J. Venegas, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, Axel Marchelie, Santiago Bullard, Eduardo Quispe, Juan D. Valencia, Jasmín Odar and Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2024-01-30 Bungarus sagittatus (sp. nov.) Elapidae A new species of krait of the genus Bungarus (Squamata, Elapidae) from Ratchaburi Province, western Thailand
[Akrachai Aksornneam, Attapol Rujirawan, Siriporn Yodthong, Yik-Hei Sung, Anchalee Aowphol]
2024-01-27 Pareas guanyinshanensis (sp. nov.)
Pareidae Description of a New Species of the Pareas hamptoni Complex from Yunnan, China, with Confirmation of P. hamptoni Sensu Stricto in China (Squamata, Pareidae)
[Shuo Liu, Mingzhong Mo, Mei Li, Biao Li, Xiong Luo, Dingqi Rao and Song Li]
2024-01-25 Agasthyagama edge (sp. nov.) Agamidae Discovery of a new species of kangaroo lizard (Squamata: Agamidae: Agasthyagama) from the southern Western Ghats of India
[Sandeep Das, Saunak Pal, Surya Narayanan, K. Subin, Muhamed Jafer Palot, K. P. Rajkumar, V. Deepak]
2024-01-24 Tantilla selmae (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) Integrated evidence sheds light on the taxonomy of the widespread Tantilla melanocephala species complex (Serpentes: Colubridae) and indicates the existence of a new species from southern South America
[Weverton dos Santos Azevedo, Francisco Luís Franco, Lucas Menezes, Tobias Saraiva Kunz & Felipe Gobbi Grazziotin]
2024-01-23 Papuascincus borealis (sp. nov.),
Papuascincus eldorado
(sp. nov.)
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Gold in the mountains: Striking new species of Papuascincus (Sphenomorphini: Scincidae) from New Guinea
[Alex Slavenko, Stephen J. Richards, Stephen C. Donnellan, Allen Allison, Paul M. Oliver]
2024-01-23 Gekko paucituberculatus (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Description of a new karst-adapted species of the subgenus Japonigekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Gekko) from Guangxi, southern China
[Hao-Tian Wang, Shuo Qi, Dan-Yang Zhou, Ying-Yong Wang]
2024-01-23 Chironius dracomaris (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) Revision of the Chironius bicarinatus complex (Serpentes: Colubridae): Redefined species boundaries and description of a new species
[Vinícius Sudré, Albedi Andrade-Junior, Manuella Folly, Josué A. R. Azevedo, Robson Waldemar Ávila, Felipe Franco Curcio, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Paulo Passos]
2024-01-19 Dravidoseps (gen. nov.),
D. gingeeensis
(sp. nov.),
D. jawadhuensis
(sp. nov.),
D. kalakadensis
(sp. nov.),
D. srivilliputhurensis
(sp. nov.),
D. tamilnaduensis
(sp. nov.),
D. goaensis
(comb. nov.),
D. nilgiriensis
(comb. nov.),
D. pruthi
(comb. nov.)
Scincidae (Lygosominae) A non-adaptive radiation of viviparous skinks from the seasonal tropics of India: Systematics of Subdoluseps (Squamata: Scincidae), with description of a new genus and five cryptic new species
[Ishan Agarwal, Tejas Thackeray, Akshay Khandekar]
2024-01-17 Achalinus nanshanensis (sp. nov.) Xenodermidae A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata, Xenodermatidae) from southwest Hunan Province, China
[Hui Li, Le-Qiang Zhu, Bei Xiao, Jie Huang, Shao-Wu Wu, Li-Xun Yang, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Xiao-Yang Mo]
2024-01-10 Sinomicrurus gorei (revalidated from synonymy) Elapidae Reappraisal of the systematics of two sympatric coral snakes (Reptilia: Elapidae) from Northeast India
[Lal Biakzuala, Zeeshan A. Mirza, Harshil Patel, Yashpal Singh Rathee & Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga]
2024-01-03 Abronia cunemica (sp. nov.)
Anguidae Bridging the gap: A new species of arboreal Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Northern Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico
[Adam G. Clause, Roberto Luna-Reyes,Oscar M. Mendoza-Velázquez, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Israel Solano-Zavaleta]
2024-01-02 Pseudoindotyphlops (gen. nov.),
Pseudoindotyphlops exiguus
(comb. nov.),
Pseudoindotyphlops porrectus
(comb. nov.)
Typhlopidae Molecular data reveals a new genus of blindsnakes within Asiatyphlopinae from India
[Chinta Sidharthan, Pragyadeep Roy, K Praveen Karanth]
2023-12-30 Petracola amazonensis (sp. nov.),
Petracola shurugojalcapi
(sp. nov.)
Gymnophthalmidae Two new species of gymnophthalmid lizards of the genus Petracola (Squamata: Cercosaurinae) from the Andes of northeastern Peru, and their phylogenetic relationships
[Luis Mamani, Víctor J. Vargas, Juan C. Chaparro, Alessandro Catenazzi]
2023-12-20 Calotes wangi (sp. nov.),
Calotes wangi hainanensis
(ssp. nov.)
Agamidae Taxonomic review of the Calotes versicolor complex (Agamidae, Sauria, Squamata) in China, with description of a new species and subspecies
[Yong Huang, Hongyu Li, Yilin Wang, Maojin Li, Mian Hou, Bo Cai]
2023-12-13 Trimeresurus ayeyarwadyensis (sp. nov.)
Viperidae (Crotalinae) A new species of pit-viper from the Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions in Myanmar (Viperidae, Trimeresurus)
[Kin Onn Chan, Shahrul Anuar, Ananthanarayanan Sankar, Ingg Thong Law, Ing Sind Law, Rasu Shivaram, Ching Christian, Daniel G. Mulcahy, Anita Malhotra]
2023-12-13 Varanus caspius (elevated from subspecies) Varanidae Desert Monitor Lizards (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus: Psammosaurus) from the Middle East: Further Records of Nesterov’s Desert Monitor, Varanus (P.) nesterovi Böhme, Ehrlich, Milto, Orlov et Scholz, 2015, from Iraq, and Adjacent Localities of Varanus (P.) g. griseus (Daudin, 1803) and Varanus (P.) g. caspius (Eichwald, 1831), with Comments on Biogeography and Taxonomy [Wolfgang Böhme, Soran H. Ahmed, Omar F. Al-Sheikhly, Korsh Ararat, Markus Auer, Farhad A. Khudur, Christian Langner]
2023-12-13 Cyrtodactylus caixitaoi (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A New Species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae), Previously Confused with C. wayakonei Nguyen, Kingsada, Rösler, Auer et Ziegler, 2010 [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao, Mian Hou, Qiaoyan Wang, Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva]
2023-12-08 Gekko kaiyai (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A New Species of the Genus Gekko (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Dabie Mountains, China [Caiwen Zhang, Afang Wu, Bo Cai, Lanrong Wang, Dapeng Pang, Haohao Ma, Lei Yu, Xiangyang Li, Hua Huang, Lin Zeng, Li Li, Jie Yan, Peng Li, Baowei Zhang]
2023-12-07 Ninia guytudori (sp. nov.)
Ninia schmidti
(revalidated)
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Ninia (Serpentes, Colubridae) from western Ecuador and revalidation of N. schmidti [Alejandro Arteaga, Kyle J. Harris]
2023-12-04 Sceloporus geminus (sp. nov.)
Phrynosomatidae More cryptic diversity among spiny lizards of the Sceloporus torquatus complex discovered through a multilocus approach
[Gustavo Campillo-García, Oscar Alberto Flores-Villela, Brett Oliver Butler, Miriam Benabib, Riccardo Castiglia]
2023-12-01 Dibamus tropcentr (sp. nov.)
Dibamidae A new species of the genus Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from the driest and hottest place of Vietnam [NIKITA S. KLIUKIN, TAN VAN NGUYEN, SON XUAN LE, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, TIN TRONG VO TRAN, VLADISLAV A. GORIN, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2023-11-30 Lycodon maculatus (comb. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) Taxonomic status of Lycodon subcinctus sensu lato in China (Serpentes, Colubridae) [Shuo Liu, Mian Hou, Bo Cai, Shimin Li, Zhongxu Zhang, Rui Yu, Dingqi Rao, Liang Zhang]
2023-11-19 Liolaemus carezzae (sp. nov.)
Liolaemidae Phylogenetic Analyses of Lizards from the Chilean Humboldt Archipelago Reveal a New Species for the Chañaral Island (Squamata: Liolaemidae)
[Ricardo Campos-Soto, Evelyn Rodríguez-Valenzuela, Yareta Bruna, Gabriel Díaz-Campusano, Franco Cianferoni, Dusan Boric-Bargetto and Fernando Torres-Pérez]
2023-11-18 Indotyphlops combank (sp. nov.)
Typhlopidae A New blindsnake Species (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae: Indotyphlops) from the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka [Nethu Wickramasinghe, Dulan R. Vidanapathirana, Mahesh C. De Silva, Kamani H. Tennakoon, Sameera R. Samarakoon & L.J. Mendis Wickramasinghe]
2023-11-18 Cnemaspis fortis (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A New Warf Gecko Species (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from the Nothern Western Ghats of India [Amit Sayyed]
2023-11-17 Cnemaspis sundara (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis triedra
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern India [AMIT SAYYED, SAMSON KIRUBANKARAN, RAHUL KHOT, SHIVA HARSAN, OMKAR ADHIKARI, AYAAN SAYYED, MASUM SAYYED, AHAMED FAZIL, AHAMED JERITH, SHUBHANKAR DESHPANDE, JAYADITYA PURKAYASTHA, SHAURI SULAKHE]
2023-11-16 Woodworthia korowai (sp. nov.)
Diplodactylidae On the sand and among the crowds: a new species of Woodworthia gecko (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae) from Auckland, Aotearoa/ New Zealand [DYLAN VAN WINKEL, SARAH J. WELLS, NICHOLAS HARKER, RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH]
2023-11-15 Cuora philippinensis (sp. nov.),
Cuora praschagi
(sp. nov.) ,
Cuora amboinensis​ aurantiae
(ssp. nov.),
Cuora couro
(elevated from subspecies),
Cuora lineata
(elevated from subspecies)
Geoemydidae A Taxonomic Hide and Seek: Phylogenetic and Phylogeographic Relationships in the Southeast Asian Box Turtle, Cuora amboinensis (Riche in Daudin, 1801) [Torsten Blanck, Daniel Gaillard, Tomáš Protiva, Madeleine Wheatley, Haitao Shi, Lin Liu, Parimal Chandra Ray, Ben Anders]
2023-11-14 Pseudotrapelus tuwaiqensis (sp. nov.).
Agamidae A new species of Pseudotrapelus (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from Central Arabia [Karin Tamar, Marek Uvizl, Mohammed Shobrak, Mohammed Almutairi, Salem Busais, Al Faqih Ali Salim, Raed Hamoud M. AlGethami, Abdulaziz Raqi AlGethami, Abdulkarim Saleh K. Alanazi, Saad Dasman Alsubaie, Laurent Chirio, Salvador Carranza, Jiří Šmíd]
2023-11-13 Cyrtodactylus vairengtensis (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae It‘s all in the name: Another new Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Mizoram, North-east India [HMAR TLAWMTE LALREMSANGA, ZOSIAMLIANA COLNEY, MATHIPI VABEIRYUREILAI, FANAI MALSAWMDAWNGLIANA, SANATH CHANDRA BOHRA, LAL BIAKZUALA, LAL MUANSANGA, MADHURIMA DAS, JAYADITYA PURKAYASTHA]
2023-10-28 Ramphotyphlops erebus (sp. nov.)
Typhlopidae A new species of Ramphotyphlops Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Typhlopidae) in the R. flaviventer Group from Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea [Fred Kraus]
2023-11-10

Eremias graphica (sp. nov.),
Eremias pseudofasciata
(sp. nov.),
Eremias lasdini
(elevated from subspecies)

Lacertidae Taxonomic diversity of racerunners with descriptions of two new Eremias species (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Central Iran [VALENTINA F. ORLOVA, ESKANDAR RASEGAR-POUYANI, KHOSROW RAJABIZADEH, HOSSEIN NABIZADEH, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, DANIEL A. MELNIKOV, ROMAN A. NAZAROV]
2023-11-08 Tropidurus madeiramamore (sp. nov.)
Tropiduridae A highly polymorphic South American collared lizard (Tropiduridae: Tropidurus) reveals that open–dry refugia from South-western Amazonia staged allopatric speciation [André L.G. Carvalho, Rafael C.B. Paredero, David Villalobos-Chaves, Elaine Ferreira, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Felipe F. Curcio]
2023-11-04 Cnemaspis rashidi (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the higher elevations of Tamil Nadu, India [Amit Sayyed, Samson Kirubakaran, Rahul Khot, Thanigaivel A, Satheeshkumar M, Ayaan Sayyed, Masum Sayyed, Jayaditya Purkayastha, Shubhankar Deshpande and Shauri Sulakhe]
2023-09-23 Lygodactylus neglectus (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae Historical natural history collections allow the description of a new and presumably extinct species of dwarf gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Lygodactylus Gray, 1864) from Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil
[LUIS M.P. CERÍACO & PAULO PASSOS]
2023-10-20 Trimeresurus uetzi (sp. nov.)
Viperidae (Crotalinae) A new green pitviper of the Trimeresurus albolabris complex (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae) from central and southern Myanmar [GERNOT VOGEL, TAN VAN NGUYEN, PATRICK DAVID]
2023-10-10 Laodracon carsticola (gen. et sp. nov.) Agamidae Hiding on Jagged Karst Pinnacles: A New microendemic Genus and Species of A Limestone-dwelling Agamid Lizard (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae) from Khammouan Province, Laos [Saly Sitthivong, Peter Brakels, Santi Xayyasith, Nathanaël Maury, Sabira Idiiatullina, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Kai Wang, Tan Van Nguyen and Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2023-10-04 Paroedura manongavato (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Another step through the crux: a new microendemic rock-dwelling Paroedura (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from south-central Madagascar [Costanza Piccoli, Francesco Belluardo, Javier Lobón-Rovira, Ivo Oliveira Alves, Malalatiana Rasoazanany, Franco Andreone, Gonçalo M. Rosa, Angelica Crottini]
2023-10-03 Cnemaspis cavernicola (sp. nov.),
Cnemaspis pakkamalaiensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new species of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Gingee Hills, Tamil Nadu, India [Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ayuthavel Kalaimani, Ishan Agarwal]
2023-10-02 Cyrtodactylus disjunctus (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Thai-Malay Peninsula and the independent evolution of cave ecomorphology on opposite sides of the Gulf of Thailand [L. LEE GRISMER, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, SABIRA S. IDIIATULLINA, ALEXEI V. TROFIMETS, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, CHATMONGKON SUWANNAPOOM, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2023-09-30 Liolaemus splendidus (sp. nov.) Liolaemidae Description of a new species of the Liolaemus elongatus group (Squamata: Iguania) through integrative taxonomy
[Soledad Ruiz, Pablo Chafrat, Matías Quipildor, Soledad Valdecantos, Fernando Lobo]
2023-09-28 Achalinus sheni (sp. nov.)
Xenodermidae Discovery of a new cryptic Achalinus Peters, 1869 (Serpentes, Xenodermidae) species from Hunan Province, China [Shun Ma, Yu-Hao Xu, Shuo Qi, Ying-Yong Wang, Shan-Shan Tang, Song Huang, Jian-Ping Jiang]
2023-09-27 Hemachatus nyangensis (sp. nov.) Elapidae Museum DNA reveals a new, potentially extinct species of rinkhals (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hemachatus) from the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe
[Tom Major, Pia Renk, Jens Reissig, Johanna L. A. Paijmans, Ellie Morris, Michael Hofreiter, Axel Barlow, Donald G. Broadley, Wolfgang Wüster]
2023-09-23

Lygodactylus gamblei (sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus karamoja
(sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus kibera
(sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus leopardinus
(sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus mirabundus
(sp. nov.),
Lygodactylus dysmicus
(elevated from subspecies),
Lygodactylus paurospilus (elevated from subspecies)

Gekkonidae Integrative revision of the Lygodactylus gutturalis (Bocage, 1873) complex unveils extensive cryptic diversity and traces its evolutionary history
[Javier Lobón-Rovira, Aaron M. Bauer, Pedro Vaz Pinto, Jean-Francois Trape, Werner Conradie, Chifundera Kusamba, Timóteo Júlio, Garin Cael, Edward L. Stanley, Daniel F. Hughes, Mathias Behangana, Franck M. Masudi, Olivier S.G. Pauwels, Eli Greenbaum]
2023-09-19 Acontias mukwando (sp. nov.)
Scincidae (Acontinae) A new species of African legless skink, genus Acontias Cuvier, 1816 “1817” (Squamata: Scincidae) from Serra da Neve inselberg, south-western Angola [Mariana P. Marques, Diogo Parrinha, Arthur Tiutenko, Manuel Lopes-Lima, Aaron M. Bauer& Luis M. P. Ceríaco]
2023-09-19 Trimeresurus ciliaris (sp. nov.)
Viperidae (Crotalinae) Limestone jewel: A new colourful karst-dwelling pitviper (Serpentes: Viperidae: Trimeresurus) from the poorly explored borderlands of southern peninsular Thailand [Sabira S. Idiiatullina, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Tanapong Tawan, Thanawut Worranuch, Bunyarit Dechochai, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Tan Van Nguyen, Lawan Chanhome, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2023-09-18 Philothamnus chifunderai (sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Systematics of the Thirteen-scaled Green Snake Philothamnus carinatus (Squamata: Colubridae), with the description of a cryptic new species from Central and East Africa [Eli Greenbaum, Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Václav Gvoždík, Eugene R. Vaughan, Teslin Chaney, Michael Buontempo, Mwenebatu M. Aristote, Wandege M. Muninga and Hanlie M. Engelbrecht]
2023-09-14 Cyrtodactylus sungaiupe (sp. nov.),
Cyrtodactylus wangkhramensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Two new karst-adapted species in the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) from southern Thailand [Korkhwan Termprayoon, Attapol Rujirawan, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr, Anchalee Aowphol]
2023-09-11 Amalosia capensis (sp. nov.),
Amalosia hinesi
(sp. nov.),
Amalosia nebula
(sp. nov.),
Amalosia queenslandia
(sp. nov.),
Amalosia saxicola
(sp. nov.)
Amalosia robusta
(comb. nov.)
Diplodactylidae Revision of zigzag geckos (Diplodactylidae: Amalosia) in eastern Australia, with description of five new species [CONRAD. J. HOSKIN, PATRICK J. COUPER]
2023-09-11 Iphisa brunopereira (sp. nov.),
Iphisa dorothy
(sp. nov.),
Iphisa surui
(sp. nov.),
Iphisa munduruku
(sp. nov.),
Iphisa pellegrino
(sp. nov.),
Iphisa soinii
(comb. nov.)
Gymnophthalmidae Integrative taxonomy of the Iphisa elegans species complex (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) leads to the description of five new species [Anna Virginia Albano de Mello, Renato Recoder, Antoine Fouquet, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Pedro M. Sales Nunes]
2023-09-07 Rhabdophis hmongorum (sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the genus Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) from the Hoang Lien range, northwest Vietnam [DANIEL KANE, BENJAMIN TAPLEY, TOI VAN LA, LUAN THANH NGUYEN]
2023-09-04 Lepidodactylus makira (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Redescription of Lepidodactylus flaviocularis (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species from Makira Island, Solomon Islands [FRED KRAUS]
2023-09-01 Hebius jingdongensis (sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Natricinae) A New Species of the Genus Hebius Thompson, 1913 (Serpentes: Natricidae) from Yunnan, China [Shun MA, Shengchao SHI, Budian AYI, Jianping JIANG]
2023-08-31 Dipsadoboa riparia (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) Une nouvelle espèce de couleuvre arboricole du genre Dipsadoboa Günther, 1858 (Squamata : Colubridae : Colubrinae) d'Afrique de l'Ouest
[Jean-François Trape, Oleg Mediannikov, Mamadou Cellou Baldé]
2023-08-29 Darevskia arribasi (sp. nov.)
Lacertidae A New Species of the Genus Darevskia Arribas, 1999 from South Ossetia (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) [Boris S. Tuniyev, T. V. Petrova, K. Yu. Lotiev]
2023-08-29 Liolaemus kulinko (sp. nov.)
Liolaemidae A new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from the hot deserts of northern Patagonia, Argentina [Cristian S. Abdala, Pablo Anselmo Chafrat, Juan C. Chaparro, Iván Ezequiel Procheret, Julián Valdes, Vanina Lannutti, Laura Perez, Sebastián Quinteros]
2023-08-23 Dixonius fulbrighti (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Another new species of Dixonius (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands, Vietnam [Vinh Quang Luu, Jesse L. Grismer, Tuoi Thi Hoang, Matthew L. Murdoch, L. Lee Grismer]
2023-08-21 Narophis bimaculatus (comb. nov) Elapidae Phylogeny and morphology of the Australian snake genus Neelaps Günther, 1863 (Squamata: Elapidae), with resurrection of Narophis Worrell, 1961 [BRAD MARYAN, J. SCOTT KEOGH & PERI E. BOLTON]
2023-08-21 Sahyadriophis (gen. nov.),
Sahyadriophis beddomei
(comb. nov.),
Sahyadriophis uttaraghati
(sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Natricinae) Systematic Assessment of Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864) (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) with Description of a New Genus and a New Allied Species from the Western Ghats, India [Harshil Patel, Tejas Thackeray, Patrick D. Campbell and Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2023-08-16 Paikwaophis (gen. nov.),
Paikwaophis kruki
(sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Hiding in the mists: molecular phylogenetic position and description of a new genus and species of snake (Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae) from the remote cloud forest of the Lost World [Philippe J R Kok, D Bruce Means]
2023-08-15 Uroplatus garamaso (sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae A new large-sized species of leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus) from northern Madagascar [Frank Glaw, Jörn Köhler, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Achille P. Raselimanana, Angelica Crottini, Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Wolfgang Böhme, Mark D. Scherz & Miguel Vences]
2023-08-15 Tachymenoides harrisonfordi (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Tachymenoides (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Tachymenini) from the puna of the Otishi National Park in Peru [Edgar Lehr, Juan C. Cusi, Maura I. Fernandez, Ricardo J. Vera & Alessandro Catenazzi]
2023-08-10 Tympanocryptis darlingensis (sp. nov.),
Tympanocryptis einasleighensis (sp. nov.),
Tympanocryptis hobsoni (sp. nov.)
Agamidae Three new species of north-eastern Australian earless dragons (Agamidae: Tympanocryptis)
[Kirilee Chaplin, Steve K. Wilson, Joanna Sumner & Jane Melville]
2023-08-09 Atractus paulus (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of groundsnake genus Atractus Wagler, 1828 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the Peruvian Andes revealed by unequivocal morphological characters [Paulo R. Melo-Sampaio, Pablo J. Venegas]
2023-08-04 Alsophylax emilia (sp. nov.),
Alsophylax ferganensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae The Fergana Valley Is an Isolate of Biodiversity: A Discussion of the Endemic Herpetofauna and Description of Two New Species of Alsophylax (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Eastern Uzbekistan [Roman A. Nazarov, Timur V. Abduraupov, Evgeniya Yu. Shepelya, Mariya A. Gritsina, Daniel A. Melnikov, Matthew D. Buehler, Jack D. Lapin, Nikolay A. Poyarkov and Jesse L. Grismer]
2023-08-04 Myriopholis mackayi (sp. nov.) Leptotyphlopidae A new species of threadsnake in the genus Myriopholis (Squamata: Scolecophidia: Leptotyplophidae) from southeastern Kenya [Patrick K. Malonza]
2023-08-02 Rhabdophis kaiyuanensis (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) Genomic evidence sheds new light on phylogeny of Rhabdophis nuchalis (sensu lato) complex (Serpentes: Natricidae) [Qin Liu, Bing Lyu, Xinhong Xie, Yangmei Zeng, Peng Guo]
2023-07-26 Achalinus damingensis (sp. nov.) Xenodermidae A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from Nanning, Guangxi, China [DIAN-CHENG YANG, YU-HAO XU, JIA-XIANG WU, YAN-AN GONG, RU-YI HUANG, JUN XIANG, ZHENG-LIAN FENG, TIAN-QI HUANG, SONG HUANG]
2023-07-25 Anolis riparius (sp. nov.),
Anolis robinsoni
(sp. nov.)
Dactyloidae Two new species of semiaquatic Anolis (Squamata: Dactyloidae) from Costa Rica [GERARDO CHAVES, MASON J. RYAN, FEDERICO BOLAÑOS, CRUZ MÁRQUEZ, GUNTHER KÖHLER, STEVEN POE]
2023-07-24 Hebius youjiangensis (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the Genus Hebius Thompson, 1913 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Baise, Guangxi, China) [YU-HAO XU, DIAN-CHENG YANG, YAN-AN GONG, JIA-XIANG WU, RU-YI HUANG, YONG-JIN LIU, SHENG-MING LIANG, TIAN-QI HUANG, SONG HUANG]
2023-07-24 Uropeltis tricuspida (sp. nov.) Uropeltidae On the taxonomy of Uropeltis petersi (Beddome, 1878) (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) and description of a new, closely related species from the Western Ghats of India [DAVID J. GOWER]
2023-07-18 Dendrelaphis binhi (sp. nov.) Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) A new snake of the genus Dendrelaphis Boulenger, 1890 (Squamata: Colubridae) from the coastal area of southern Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, MANH VAN LE, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, THI-DIEU-HIEN VO, BA DINH VO, JING CHE, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2023-07-16 Hypsiscopus indonesiensis (sp. nov.) Homalopsidae A New Species of Water Snake Genus Hypsiscopus (Serpentes: Homalopsidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia [Amir Hamidy, Quraisy Zakky, Nurul Fitriyana, Wempi Endarwin]
2023-07-15 Hemidactylus multisulcatus (sp. nov.) Gekkonidae A new species of the genus Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tamil Nadu, India [Amit Sayyed, Samson Kirubakaran, Rahul Khot, Omkar Adhikari, Ayaan Sayyed, Masum Sayyed,Jayaditya Purkayastha, Shubhankar Deshpande, Shauri Sulakhe]
2023-07-14 Cordylus momboloensis (sp. nov.) Cordylidae A new species of green-eyed Cordylus Laurenti, 1768 from the west-central highlands of Angola, and the rediscovery of Cordylus angolensis (Bocage, 1895) (Squamata: Cordylidae) [Michael F. Bates, Javier Lobón-Rovira, Edward L. Stanley, William R. Branch, Pedro Vaz Pinto]
2023-07-07 Pareas baiseensis (sp. nov.) Pareidae A New Species of Pareas (Squamata, Pareidae) from Guangxi Province, China [Yanan Gong, Jiaxiang Wu, Song Huang, Yuhao Xu, Diancheng Yang, Yongjin Liu, Shengming Liang and Pingshin Lee]
2023-07-06 Cyrtodactylus gonjong Gekkonidae Common but ignored: a new species of Cyrtodactylus (Chordata, Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae) from lowland Sumatra Barat, Indonesia [Fitra Arya Dwi Nugraha, Yuni Ahda, Djong Hon Tjong, Nia Kurniawan, Awal Riyanto, Muhammad Alif Fauzi, Si-Min Lin]
2023-07-04 Cyrtodactylus awalriyantoi Gekkonidae A New Species of the Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus complex (Chordata, Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Sumatra Barat, Indonesia [Yuni Ahda, Fitra Arya Dwi Nugraha, Djong Hon Tjong, Nia Kurniawan, Yunico Amardi, Muhammad Alif Fauzi and Si-Min Lin]
2023-06-30 Demansia cyanochasma Elapidae Whip it into shape: Revision of the Demansia psammophis (Schlegel, 1837) complex (Squamata: Elapidae), with a description of a new species from central Australia [JAMES H. NANKIVELL, BRAD MARYAN, BRIAN G. BUSH, MARK N. HUTCHINSON]
2023-06-29 Lygodactylus pakenhami (elevated from subspecies) Gekkonidae Phylogeny of dwarf geckos of the genus Lygodactylus (Gekkonidae) in the Western Indian Ocean [BEATE RÖLL, MICKAËL SANCHEZ, SVEN GIPPNER, AARON M. BAUER, SCOTT L. TRAVERS, FRANK GLAW, OLIVER HAWLITSCHEK, MIGUEL VENCES]
2023-06-27 Psammophis cornusafricae Psammophiidae Diversity of Sand Snakes (Psammophiidae, Psammophis) in the Horn of Africa, with the description of a new species from Somalia [Jiří Šmíd, Sergio Matilla Fernández, Hassan Sh Abdirahman Elmi, Tomáš Mazuch]
2023-06-23 Hemiphyllodactylus cattien Gekkonidae A new species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a lowland monsoon forest in Southern Vietnam [PLATON V. YUSHCHENKO, L. LEE GRISMER, ANDREY M. BRAGIN, LE XUAN DAC, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2023-06-22 Hemiphyllodactylus lungcuensis Gekkonidae A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam [Vinh Quang Luu, Thuong Huyen Nguyen, Quyen Hanh Do, Cuong The Pham, Tuoi Thi Hoang, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh Duc Le, Thomas Ziegler, Jesse L. Grismer, L. Lee Grismer]
2023-06-21 Varanus louisiadensis (sp. nov.),
Varanus tanimbar
(sp. nov.),
Varanus chlorostigma
(revalidated from synonymy)
Varanidae Two new species of monitor lizards (Squamata: Varanus) endemic to the Louisiade and Tanimbar Archipelagos with a key to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus
[Valter Weijolaa, Fred Kraus]
2023-06-20 Homonota xiru Phyllodactylidae A new species of Homonota (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) from the Uruguayan Savanna [Matías M. Malleret, Nádia F. Pisetta, Nelson J. R. Fagundes, Laura V. Verrastro]
2023-06-19 Cyrtodactylus arndti,
Cyrtodactylus chumuensis
Gekkonidae The discovery of two new species in the Cyrtodactylus irregularis group highlights that hidden diversity remains in the largest clade of the mega-diverse genus Cyrtodactylus [Hanh Thi Ngo, Helene Hormann, Minh Duc Le, Cuong The Pham, Trung My Phung, Dang Trong Do, Sabrina Ostrowski, Truong Quang Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler]
2023-06-14 Ctenophorus ibiri (sp. nov.),
Ctenophorus kartiwarru
(sp. nov.),
Ctenophorus tjakalpa
(sp. nov.),
Ctenophorus tuniluki
(sp. nov.),
Ctenophorus badius
(elevated from subspecies),
Ctenophorus dualis
(elevated from subspecies),
Ctenophorus griseus
(elevated from subspecies),
Ctenophorus maculatus
(elevated from subspecies)
Agamidae Sand Dragons: Species of the Ctenophorus maculatus Complex (Squamata: Agamidae) of Australia's Southern and Western Interior [Danielle. L. Edwards, Mark. N. Hutchinson]
2023-06-13 Achalinus hunanensis Xenodermidae A new species of Achalinus Peters, 1869 (Squamata, Xenodermidae) from Hunan Province, China [Shun Ma, Sheng-Chao Shi, Sun-Jun Xiang, Fu Shu, Jian-Ping Jiang]
2023-06-12 Hemidactylus paucifasciatus Gekkonidae Hemidactylus paucifasciatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new species of large-bodied, tuberculate gecko from Northern Odisha, India [PRATYUSH P. MOHAPATRA, ISHAN AGARWAL, RAKESH KUMAR MOHALIK, SUSHIL K. DUTTA, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2023-06-08 Indotyphlops laca Typhlopidae “Anteaters” under the airport: a slender new species of blindsnake, genus Indotyphlops, from Timor-Leste (Scolecophidia: Typhlopidae: Asiatyphlopinae) [Mark O'Shea, Van Wallach, Emma Hsiao, and Hinrich Kaiser]
2023-06-07 Liolaemus nigrodorsum (sp. nov.),
Liolaemus campanae
(resurrected from synonymy)
Liolaemidae A new species of the Liolaemus nigroviridis group from the Andes of Central Chile (Iguania: Liolaemidae) [Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Francisco Contreras-Piderit]
2023-05-30 Dravidogecko beddomei Gekkonidae A new species of Dravidogecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the under-surveyed Periyar Plateau of the Southern Western Ghats in Peninsular India [Omkar Dilip Adhikari, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, S.R. Ganesh]
2023-05-30 Lepidodactylus laticinctus Gekkonidae A new species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea [FRED KRAUS, VARPU VAHTERA, VALTER WEIJOLA]
2023-05-29 Cyrtodactylus denticulatus Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Tak Province, northwestern Thailand [Siriwadee Chomdej, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Waranee Pradit, Apichaya Phupanbai, L. Lee Grismer]
2023-05-23 Strophurus spinula Diplodactylidae A new species of spiny-tailed gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from the mulga woodlands of inland Western Australia [Ross A. Sadlier, Cecilie A. Beatson, Ian Brennan and Aaron M. Bauer]
2023-05-23 Dixonius gialaiensis,
Dixonius muangfuangensis
Gekkonidae Two new species of Dixonius from Vietnam and Laos with a discussion of the taxonomy of Dixonius (Squamata, Gekkonidae) [Vinh Quang Luu, Thuong Huyen Nguyen, Minh Duc Le, Jesse L. Grismer, Hong Bich Ha, Saly Sitthivong, Tuoi Thi Hoang and L. Lee Grismer]
2023-05-23 Hemidactylus pakkamalaiensis Gekkonidae A new species of rock-dwelling Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the southern Eastern Ghats, India [Surya Narayanan, Peter Christopher, Kothandapani Raman, Nilanjan Mukherjee, Ponmudi Prabhu, Maniezhilan Lenin, Sivangnanaboopathidoss Vimalraj, V. Deepak]
2023-05-18 Oligodon transcaspicus (comb. et stat. nov.),
Oligodon churahensis
(syn. nov.)
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Kukri snakes Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 of the Western Palearctic with the resurrection of Contia transcaspica Nikolsky, 1902 (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae) [Justin L. Lee, Platon V. Yushchenko, Konstantin D. Milto, Mahdi Rajabizadeh, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Daniel Jablonski, Rafaqat Masroor, Suranjan Karunarathna, Ashok Kumar Mallik, Princia Dsouza, Nikolai Orlov, Roman Nazarov, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2023-05-16 Cyrtodactylus irulaorum,
Cyrtodactylus relictus
Gekkonidae Two new spotted species of the Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) collegalensis (Beddome, 1870) complex from the south-eastern coast of India (Reptilia: Squamata) [Ishan Agarwal, Tejas Thackeray, Akshay Khandekar]
2023-05-16 Oligosoma aureocola Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Oligosoma aureocola sp. nov. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the northern Southland high country of Aotearoa/New Zealand [CAREY KNOX, GEOFF B. PATTERSON, DAVID G. CHAPPLE]
2023-05-15 Gekko mizoramensis Gekkonidae A New Species of Parachute Gecko of the Subgenus Ptychozoon (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Gekko) from the Indo-Burma Region [Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Lal Muansanga, Mathipi Vabeiryureilai and Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2023-05-12 Cnemaspis reticulata Gekkonidae A New rupicolous Day Gecko Species (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Tamil Nadu, South India [Amit Sayyed, Samson Kirubakaran, Rahul Khot, Anbazhagan Abinesh, Shiva Harshan, Ayaan Sayyed, Masum Sayyed, Omkar Adhikari and Jayaditya Purkayastha]
2023-05-11 Hemidactylus quartziticolus Gekkonidae A remarkable new species of gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Hemidactylus) from scrublands at the southern tip of India [Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Rameshwaran Mariappan, Satpal Gangalmale, Vivek Waghe, Swapnil Pawar, Ishan Agarwal]
2023-05-03 Selvasaura mamaduluae Gymnophthalmidae UNA NUEVA ESPECIE DE MICROTEGÚ (GYMNOPHTHALMIDAE: CERCOSAURINAE) DE LA CORDILLERA DEL CÓNDOR, ECUADOR [David Brito-Zapata, Juan M. Guayasamin, Vanessa Parra, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Carolina Reyes-Puig]
2023-04-27 Urostrophus chungarae (sp. nov.),
Urostrophus grilli
(comb. nov.),
Urostrophus longicauda
(comb. nov.),
Urostrophus undulatus
(comb. nov.)
Leiosauridae U. grilli, U. longicauda und U. undulatus waren zuvor der Gattung Anisolepis zugeordnet.
Total evidence phylogenetic analysis of Leiosauridae (Squamata) with focus on the ‘para-anoles’ and description of a new Urostrophus species from the Bolivian Andes [André L. G. Carvalho, Alejandro Laspiur, Julia Klaczko, Luis Rolando Rivas, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Marco Aurélio de Sena, Ricardo Céspedes]
2023-04-27 Cyrtodactylus tayhoaensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phu Yen Province, Vietnam [DANG TRONG DO, QUYEN HANH DO, MINH DUC LE, HANH THI NGO, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM]
2023-04-26 Selvasaura candesi Gymnophthalmidae A new species of Microteiid Lizard (Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurini, Selvasaura) from a remote area in the Peruvian Andes [Germán Chávez, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Alessandro Catenazzi]
2023-04-25 Calamaria jinggangensis Colubridae (Calamariinae) A New Species of Calamaria (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae) from Western Jiangxi Province, China [Cai Bo, Jiang Jianping, Wu Yayong, Huang Song, Fei Dongbo, Ding Li]
2023-04-20 Boiga multomaculata septentrionalis (ssp nov.),
Boiga multomaculata ochracea
(comb. nov.),
Dipsadomorphus stoliczkae
(resurrected)
Colubridae (Colubrinae) A taxonomic revision of Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827) and B. ochracea (Theobald, 1868), with the description of a new subspecies (Squamata, Serpentes, Colubridae) [GUNTHER KÖHLER, PANUPONG THAMMACHOTI CHARUNROCHANA, LINDA MOGK, NI LAR THAN, NIA KURNIAWAN, AHMAD MUAMMAR KADAFI, ABHIJIT DAS, FRANK TILLACK, MARK O’SHEA]
2023-04-17 Achalinus quangi Xenodermidae Achalinus quangi, a new odd-scaled snake species from Vietnam [ANH VAN PHAM, CUONG THE PHAM, MINH DUC LE, HANH THI NGO, AN VINH ONG, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2023-04-13 Liolaemus attenboroughi Liolaemidae A new lizard species of the Liolaemus kingii group (Squamata: Liolaemidae) from northwestern Chubut province (Argentina) [KEVIN I. SÁNCHEZ, MARIANA MORANDO, LUCIANO J. AVILA]
2023-04-10 Siagonodon exiguum Leptotyphlopidae An evolutionary paradox on threadsnakes: Phenotypic and molecular evidence reveal a new and remarkably polymorphic species of Siagonodon (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae: Epictinae) from Amazonia [Angele Martins, Manuella Folly, Guilherme Nunes Ferreira, Antônio Samuel Garcia da Silva, Claudia Koch, Antoine Fouquet, Alessandra Machado, Ricardo Tadeu Lopes, Roberta Pinto, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Paulo Passos]
2023-04-06 Pachydactylus maiatoi Gekkonidae A new species of thick-toed gecko (Pachydactylus) from Serra da Neve and surrounding rocky areas of southwestern Angola (Squamata: Gekkonidae) [Mariana P. Marques, Diogo Parrinha, Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Ian G. Brennan, Matthew P. Heinicke, Aaron M. Bauer]
2023-03-31 Pareas dulongjiangensis Pareidae A New Species of Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Squamata, Pareidae) from Northwestern Yunnan, China [Shuo Liu, Mingjing Yang, Jingqiu Rao, Yuhong Guo and Dingqi Rao]
2023-03-30 Gonocephalus inauris (sp. nov.),
Gonocephalus doriae brevis
(ssp. nov.)
Agamidae A Contribution to the Systematics of Sunda Shelf Angle-Headed Dragons (Agamidae: Gonocephalus) with the Description of New Taxa from Sumatra [Michael B. Harvey, Goutam C. Sarker, Irvan Sidik, Nia Kurniawan, Eric N. Smith]
2023-03-28 Cyrtodactylus chengodumalaensis Gekkonidae A New Spotted Species of the Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) collegalensis (Beddome, 1870) (Reptilia: Squamata) Complex from Coastal Kerala, Southwestern India [Ishan Agarwal, P. K. Umesh, Sandeep Das, Aaron M. Bauer and Akshay Khandekar]
2023-03-27 Scincella wangyuezhaoi Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A New Species of the Genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sichuan Province, Southwest China, with a Diagnostic Key of Scincella Species in China [Ruwan JIA, Zongyuan GAO, Junjie HUANG, Jinlong REN, Ke JIANG, Dayong LI and Jiatang LI]
2023-03-24 Elaphe druzei Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new, rare, small-ranged, and endangered mountain snake of the genus Elaphe from the Southern Levant [Daniel Jablonski, Marco Antonio Ribeiro Junior, Evgeniy Simonov, Katarina Soltys, Shai Meiri]
2023-03-14 Cnemaspis ganeshaiahi Gekkonidae A new species of rupicolous Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Eastern Ghats, India [Surya Narayanan, Saunak Pal, L. Lee Grismer, N. A. Aravind]
2023-03-14 Cnemaspis jayaweerai,
Cnemaspis nanayakkarai
Gekkonidae A phylogenetic and taxonomic assessment of the Cnemaspis alwisi group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka with a description of two new species from isolated misty-mountains [Suranjan Karunarathna, Kanishka D. B. Ukuwela, Anslem De Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, Majintha Madawala, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Madhava Botejue, Dinesh Gabadage, L. Lee Grismer, Vladislav A. Gorin]
2023-03-14 Bronchocela cyanopalpebra,
Bronchocela nicobarica
Agamidae A review of the genus Bronchocela Kaup, 1827 (Reptilia: Agamidae) in the Nicobar Archipelago with the description of two new species [S.R. CHANDRAMOULI, OMKAR D. ADHIKARI, A.A. THASUN AMARASINGHE, A. ABINAWANTO]
2023-03-13 Cyrtopodion vindhya Gekkonidae A new species of naked-toed gecko Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Gujarat, India [HARSHIL PATEL, TEJAS THACKERAY, ZEESHAN A. MIRZA, RAJU VYAS]
2023-03-06 Lycodon bicolor (comb. nov.),
Lycodon mackinnoni
(syn. nov.),
Lycodon striatus
(syn. nov.)
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Integrative approach resolves the systematics of barred wolf snakes in the Lycodon striatus complex (Reptilia, Colubridae) [Amarasinghe A. Thasun Amarasinghe, Rafaqat Masroor, Hmar T. Lalremsanga, Sanjaya Weerakkody, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Patrick D. Campbell, Stevie R. Kennedy-Gold, Sanjaya K. Bandara, Andrey M. Bragin, Atthanagoda K. A. Gayan, Vivek R. Sharma, Amit Sayyed, Lal Biakzuala, Andradige S. Kanishka, Sumaithangi R. Ganesh, Ivan Ineich, Anslem de Silva, Lakshman J. M. Wickramasinghe, Sampath S. Seneviratne, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Gernot Vogel, Daniel Jablonski]
2023-02-24 Trimeresurus yingjiangensis (syn. nov.) Viperidae (Crotalinae) Systematics of Trimeresurus popeiorum Smith, 1937 with a revised molecular phylogeny of Asian pitvipers of the genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 sensu lato [Zeeshan A. Mirza, H. T. Lalremsanga, Harshal Bhosale, Gaurang Gowande, Harshil Patel, Sabira S. Idiatullina, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2023-02-21 Ovophis malhotrae Viperidae (Crotalinae) New insights into the phylogeny and evolution of Chinese Ovophis (Serpentes, Viperidae): Inferred from multilocus data [Yang-Mei Zeng, Ke Li, Qin Liu, Ya-Yong Wu, Shao-Bing Hou, Gui-Gang Zhao, Sang Ngoc Nguyen, Peng Guo, Lei Shi]
2023-02-20 Diploderma danbaense,
Diploderma donglangense,
Diploderma jiulongense,
Diploderma tachengense
Agamidae Four new species of the genus Diploderma Hallowell, 1861 (Squamata, Agamidae) from China [Shuo Liu, Mian Hou, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Dingqi Rao]
2023-02-20 Phyllurus fimbriatus Carphodactylidae A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from Scawfell Island, mid-east Queensland, Australia) [CONRAD J. HOSKIN]
2023-02-17 Achalinus dabieshanensis Xenodermidae A New Species of the Genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from the Dabie Mountains, Anhui, China [Caiwen Zhang, Kai Liu, Ruyi Huang, Tingli Hu, Lei Yu, Ruolei Sun, Yucai Zhang, Jing Wen & Baowei Zhang]
2023-02-17 synonymy of Phrynonax polylepis and Natrix sexcarinata under the combination Phrynonax sexcarinatus Colubridae (Colubrinae) Taxonomic status of the enigmatic Natrix sexcarinata Wagler, 1824 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae) [LEONARDO V. LOPES, PAULO PASSOS]
2023-02-15 Pareas tigerinus (sp. nov.),
Pareas yunnanensis
(revalidated)
Pareidae Resurrection of Pareas yunnanensis (Vogt, 1922) with description of a new species of Pareas from Yunnan Province, China (Squamata, Pareidae) [Shuo Liu, Dongru Zhang, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Mian Hou, Li Wu, Dingqi Rao, Tan Van Nguyen and Gernot Vogel]
2023-02-14 Anolis quimbaya (sp. nov.)
Anolis tequendama
(sp. nov.)
Anolis richteri
(revalidated)
Dactyloidae Revealing anole diversity in the highlands of the Northern Andes: New and resurrected species of the Anolis heterodermus species group [Rafael A. Moreno-Arias, Miguel A. Méndez-Galeano, Iván Beltrán, Mario Vargas-Ramírez]
2023-02-08 Lepidophyma jasonjonesi Xantusiidae A new species of saxicolous Lepidophyma (Squamata, Xantusiidae) from Tamaulipas, Mexico [Christoph I. Grünwald, Jacobo Reyes-Velasco, Iván T. Ahumada-Carrillo, Carlos Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Héctor Franz-Chávez, Brandon T. La Forest, Ricardo Ramírez-Chaparro, Sergio Terán-Juárez, Juan Miguel Borja-Jiménez]
2023-02-06 Liotyphlops palauophis (sp. nov.)
Liotyphlops beui
(syn. nov.)
Anomalepididae A new species of the genus Liotyphlops Peters, 1881 (Serpentes, Anomalepididae) from Colombia and the synonymization of Liotyphlops beui (Amaral, 1924) with Liotyphlops ternetzii (Boulenger, 1896) [Fidélis Júnio Marra Santos]
2023-02-03 Dipsas aparatiritos Colubridae (Dipsadinae) [Julie M. Ray, Paola Sánchez-Martínez, Abel Batista, Daniel G. Mulcahy, Coleman M. Sheehy III, Eric N. Smith, R. Alexander Pyron, Alejandro Arteaga]
2023-02-01 Cyrtodactylus hutan,
Cyrtodactylus kapitensis
Gekkonidae Genomic analysis of Bornean geckos (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) reveals need for updated taxonomy [Hayden R. Davis, Izneil Nashriq, Kyra S. Woytek, Shanelle A. Wikramanayake, Aaron M. Bauer, Benjamin R. Karin, Ian G. Brennan, Djoko T. Iskandar, Indraneil Das]
2023-01-26 Gerrhopilus flavinotatus,
Gerrhopilus lorealis,
Gerrhopilus papuanorum,
Gerrhopilus polyadenus,
Gerrhopilus slapcinskyi,
Gerrhopilus wallachi
Gerrhopilidae A revision of Gerrhopilus inornatus (Squamata: Gerrhopilidae) reveals a multi-species complex [FRED KRAUS]
2023-01-25 Dipsas welborni,
Sibon canopy,
Sibon irmelindicaprioae,
Sibon marleyae,
Sibon vieirai
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A consolidated phylogeny of snail-eating snakes (Serpentes, Dipsadini), with the description of five new species from Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama [Alejandro Arteaga, Abel Batista]
2023-01-21 Phrynocephalus boettgeri (stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus brevipes
(stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus cameranoi
(stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus khorasanus
(stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus meridionalis
(stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus nanschanicus
(stat. nov.),
Phrynocephalus sergeevi
(stat. nov.)
Agamidae COI-Barcoding and Species Delimitation Assessment of Toad-Headed Agamas of the Genus Phrynocephalus (Agamidae, Squamata) Reveal Unrecognized Diversity in Central Eurasia [Evgeniya N. Solovyeva, Evgeniy A. Dunayev, Roman A. Nazarov, Dmitriy A. Bondarenko and Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2023-01-20 Ateuchosaurus okinavensis (resurrected) Scincidae (Scincinae) Taxonomic revision and re-description of Ateuchosaurus pellopleurus (Hallowell, 1861) (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) with resurrection of A. okinavensis (Thompson, 1912) [Tomohisa Makino, Takafumi Nakano, Taku Okamoto, Tsutomu Hikida]
2023-01-19 Pholidobolus argosi,
Pholidobolus celsiae,
Pholidobolus odinsae
Gymnophthalmidae Species richness under a vertebral stripe: integrative taxonomy uncovers three additional species of Pholidobolus lizards (Sauria, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the north-western Colombian Andes. [Adolfo Amézquita, Luis A. Mazariegos-H, Santiago Cañaveral, Catalina Orejuela, Leidy Alejandra Barragán-Contreras, Juan M. Daza]
2023-01-19 Cyrtodactylus thongphaphumensis Gekkonidae A new species of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the uplands of western Thailand [L. Lee Grismer, Attapol Rujirawan, Siriwadee Chomdej, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Siriporn Yodthong, Akrachai Aksornneam, Anchalee Aowphol]
2023-01-18 Boiga whitakeri (syn. nov.) Colubridae (Colubrinae) On the taxonomic validity of Boiga whitakeri Ganesh et al., 2021 with new insights on Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) [Surya Narayanan, Sandeep Das, Y. Muhammed Anvar, Frank Tillack, Pratyush P. Mohapatra, David J. Gower, K. P. Rajkumar, V. Deepak]
2023-01-13 Hoplodactylus tohu Diplodactylidae Revision of the New Zealand gecko genus Hoplodactylus, with the description of a new species [LACHIE SCARSBROOK, KERRY WALTON, NICOLAS J. RAWLENCE, RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH]
2023-01-11 Cyrtodactylus santana Gekkonidae Scratching the surface: a new species of Bent-toed gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cyrtodactylus) from Timor-Leste of the darmandvillei group marks the potential for future discoveries [Kin Onn Chan, L. Lee Grismer, Fernando Santana, Pedro Pinto, Frances W. Loke, Nathan Conaboy]
2023-01-06 Tropidophis leonae Tropidophiidae A remarkable new snake of the genus Tropidophis (Squamata: Tropidophiidae) from southern Hispaniola [Miguel A. Landestoy T.]
2023-01-02 Micrelapidae (fam. nov.) Micrelapidae Ultraconserved elements-based phylogenomic systematics of the snake superfamily Elapoidea, with the description of a new Afro-Asian family [Sunandan Das, Eli Greenbaum, Shai Meiri, Aaron M. Bauer, Frank T. Burbrink, Christopher J. Raxworthy, Jeffrey L. Weinell, Rafe M. Brown, Jonathan Brecko, Olivier S.G. Pauwels, Nirhy Rabibisoa, Achille P. Raselimanana, Juha Merilä]
2022-12-31 Proctoporus titans Gymnophthalmidae A New Species of Proctoporus (Reptilia, Gymnophthalmidae, Cercosaurinae) from the Puna of the Otishi National Park in Peru [Edgar Lehr, Juan C. Cusi, Maura I. Fernandez, Ricardo J. Vera and Alessandro Catenazzi]
2022-12-29 Tropidophis cacuangoae Tropidophiidae A time relic: a new species of dwarf boa, Tropidophis Bibron, 1840 (Serpentes: Amerophidia), from the Upper Amazon Basin [H. Mauricio Ortega-Andrade, Alexander Bentley, Claudia Koch, Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz, Omar M. Entiauspe-Neto]
2022-12-28 Darevskia josefschmidtleri (sp. nov.),
Darevskia mirabilis
(stat. nov.),
Darevskia obscura
(stat. nov.),
Darevskia rudis lantzicyreni
(comb. nov.),
Darevskia obscura bischoffi
(comb. nov.),
Darevskia obscura macromaculata
(comb. nov.)
Darevskia spitzenbergerae
(stat. nov.),
Darevskia spitzenbergerae wernermayeri
(ssp. nov.)
Lacertidae Revising the taxonomy of Darevskia valentini (Boettger, 1892) and Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886) (Squamata, Lacertidae): a Morpho-Phylogenetic integrated study in a complex Anatolian scenario [OSCAR ARRIBAS, KAMİL CANDAN, PANAGIOTIS KORNILIOS, DİNÇER AYAZ, YUSUF KUMLUTAŞ, SERKAN GÜL, CAN YILMAZ, ELİF YILDIRIM CAYNAK, ÇETİN ILGAZ]
2022-12-27 Rhampholeon colemani,
Rhampholeon nicolai,
Rhampholeon princeeai,
Rhampholeon rubeho,
Rhampholeon sabini,
Rhampholeon waynelotteri
Chamaeleonidae Cryptic diversity in pygmy chameleons (Chamaeleonidae: Rhampholeon) of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, with description of six new species [Michele Menegon, John V. Lyakurwa, Simon P. Loader, Krystal A. Tolley]
2022-12-25 Diploderma daochengense,
Diploderma kangdingense,
Diploderma xinlongense
Agamidae Three New Species of Diploderma Hallowell, 1861 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from the Shaluli Mountains in Western Sichuan, China [Bo CAI, Meihua ZHANG, Jing LI, Simeng DU, Feng XIE, Mian HOU, Huaming ZHOU and Jianping JIANG]
2022-12-21 Hebius maximus (comb. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) On the validity of Hebius sauteri maximus (Malnate, 1962) (Squamata, Natricidae), with the redescription of H. maximus comb. nov. and H. sauteri (Boulenger, 1909) [Mao-Liang Li, Jin-Long Ren, Jun-Jie Huang, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Shuo Qi, Ke Jiang, Ying-Yong Wang, Jia-Tang Li]
2022-12-14 Mesoclemmys sabiniparaensis Chelidae A New South American Freshwater Turtle of the Genus Mesoclemmys from the Brazilian Amazon (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) [Fábio A.G. Cunha, Iracilda Sampaio, Jeferson Carneiro, Richard C. Vogt, Russell A. Mittermeier, Anders G.J. Rhodin, Marcelo C. Andrade]
2022-12-14 Geophis berillus Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A New Species of Snake of the Geophis sieboldi Group (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from Estado de México, Mexico [Lesly Montserrat Barragán-Reséndiz, Carlos J. Pavón-Vázquez, Romina Itzel Cervantes-Burgos, Marysol Trujano-Ortega, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Uri Omar García-Vázquez]
2022-12-13 Gloydius chambensis Viperidae (Crotalinae) Phylogenetic and morphological analysis of Gloydius himalayanus (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae), with the description of a new species [Sourish Kuttalam, Vishal Santra, John Benjamin Owens, Melvin Selvan, Nilanjan Mukherjee, Stuart Graham, Anatoli Togridou, Omesh K. Bharti, Jingsong Shi, Kartik Shanker and Anita Malhotra]
2022-12-09 Naja fuxi (sp. nov.),
Naja polyocellata
(comb. nov.)
Elapidae Description of a New Cobra (Naja Laurenti, 1768; Squamata, Elapidae) from China with Designation of a Neotype for Naja atra [Sheng-Chao Shi, Gernot Vogel, Li Ding, Ding-Qi Rao, Shuo Liu, Liang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Wu and Ze-Ning Chen]
2022-12-09 Guarocuyus (gen. nov.),
Guarocuyus jaraguanus
(sp. nov.)
Diploglossidae (Celestinae) A new genus and species of Caribbean forest lizard (Diploglossidae; Celestinae) from southern Hispaniola [MIGUEL A. LANDESTOY T., MOLLY SCHOOLS, S. BLAIR HEDGES ]
2022-12-07 Cnemaspis agayagangai,
Cnemaspis fantastica,
Cnemaspis pachaimalaiensis,
Cnemaspis rudhira,
Cnemaspis salimalii
Gekkonidae A multitude of spots! Five new microendemic species of the Cnemaspis gracilis group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from massifs in the Shevaroy landscape, Tamil Nadu, India [Ishan Agarwal, Tejas Thackeray, Akshay Khandekar]
2022-11-30 Tropiocolotes chirioi,
Tropiocolotes tassiliensis
Gekkonidae Dwarves in a Big World: Two New Species of Tropiocolotes (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sahara Desert, with the First Detailed Skull Description of the Genus [Marco Antônio Ribeiro-Júnior, Claudia Koch, Morris Flecks, Marta Calvo, Shai Meiri]
2022-11-22 Diploderma limingense,
Diploderma shuoquense,
Diploderma yongshengense
Agamidae Three new species of Diploderma Hallowell, 1861 (Squamata, Agamidae) from the Hengduan Mountain Region, south-western China [Shuo Liu, Mian Hou, Dingqi Rao, Natalia B. Ananjeva]
2022-11-23 Proctoporus otishi Gymnophthalmidae A new species of Andean lizard, Proctoporus (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae), from the highland of Parque Nacional Otishi in Peru [LUIS MAMANI & LILY O. RODRÍGUEZ]
2022-11-22 Trimeresurus calamitas,
Trimeresurus kirscheyi,
Trimeresurus whitteni
Viperidae A Review of the Complex of Trimeresurus hageni (Lidth de Jeude, 1886) (Squamata: Viperidae) with Descriptions of Three New Insular Species from Indonesia [Gernot Vogel, Patrick David & Irvan Sidik]
2022-11-21 Afroedura otjihipae,
Afroedura pundomontana
Gekkonidae Rock island melody remastered: two new species in the Afroedura bogerti Loveridge, 1944 group from Angola and Namibia [Werner Conradie, Andreas Schmitz, Javier Lobón-Rovira, François S. Becker, Pedro Vaz Pinto, Morgan L. Hauptfleisch]
2022-11-15 Bavayia Diplodactylidae 29 neue Arten der Gattung Bavayia
A Revision of the Genus Bavayia Roux, 1913 (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a Non-adaptive Radiation of Microendemic Species [Aaron M. Bauer, Ross A. Sadlier, Todd R. Jackman]
2022-11-15 Cyrtodactylus fluvicavus,
Cyrtodactylus kochangensis,
Cyrtodactylus rivularis,
Cyrtodactylus uthaiensis
Gekkonidae Integrative taxonomy delimits and diagnoses cryptic arboreal species of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) with descriptions of four new species from Thailand [L. Lee Grismer, Anchalee Aowphol, Siriporn Yodthong, Natee Ampai, Korkhwan Termprayoon, Akrachai Aksornneam, Attapol Rujirawan]
2022-11-12 Amerotyphlops caetanoi,
Amerotyphlops illusorium,
Amerotyphlops martis,
Amerotyphlops montanum
Typhlopidae Revealing the cryptic diversity of the widespread and poorly known South American blind snake genus Amerotyphlops (Typhlopidae: Scolecophidia) through integrative taxonomy [Roberta Graboski, Juan C Arredondo, Felipe G Grazziotin, Ricardo Arturo Guerra-Fuentes, Ariane A A Da Silva, Ana L C Prudente, Roberta R Pinto, Miguel T Rodrigues, Sandro L Bonatto, Hussam Zaher]
2022-11-12 Tantilla carolina Colubridae (Colubrinae) Out of the Past: A new species of Tantilla of the calamarina group (Squamata: Colubridae) from southeastern coastal Guerrero, Mexico, with comments on relationships among members of the group [Ricardo Palacios Aguilar, Lydia Fucsko, Victor H. Jiménez-Arcos, Larry David Wilson]
2022-11-10 Toxicocalamus:
T. atratus
(sp. nov.),
T. spilorhynchus
(sp. nov.),
T. vertebralis
(sp. nov.),
T. lamingtoni
(comb. nov.),
T. loennbergii
(comb. nov.),
T. nymani
(comb. nov.)
Elapidae Hidden diversity in semi-fossorial Melanesian forest snakes: A revision of the Toxicocalamus loriae complex (Squamata, Elapidae) from New Guinea [Fred Kraus, Hinrich Kaiser, Mark O’Shea]
2022-11-03 Cyrtodactylus ngopensis Gekkonidae Morphological and molecular phylogenetic data reveal another new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus Gray: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Mizoram, India [Sanath Chandra Bohra, Hmar Tlawmte Zonunsanga, Madhurima Das, Jayaditya Purkayastha, Lal Biakzuala & Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga]
2022-11-02 Kolekanos spinicaudus Gekkonidae A new species of feather-tailed leaf-toed gecko, Kolekanos Heinicke, Daza, Greenbaum, Jackman, Bauer, 2014 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the poorly explored savannah of western Angola [Javier Lobón-Rovira, Werner Conradie, Ninda L. Baptista, Pedro Vaz Pinto]
2022-10-30 Bofa erlangeri (comb. nov),
Alopecion guttatum
(comb. nov.),
Pseudoboodon abyssinicus
(comb. nov.)
Lamprophiidae Bofa (gen. nov.), Alopecion (gen. revalidated)
Generic affinities of African house snakes revised: a new genus for Boodon erlangeri (Serpentes: Elapoidea: Lamprophiidae: Lamprophiinae) Arthur Tiutenko, Claudia Koch, Maciej Pabijan & Oleksandr Zinenko]
2022-10-28 Bothrocophias myrringae,
Bothrocophias tulitoi
Viperidae (Crotalinae) Hidden in the highs: Two new species of the enigmatic toadheaded pitvipers of the genus [Teddy Angarita-Sierra, Sergio Daniel Cubides-Cubillos, Juan Pablo Hurtado-Gómez]
2022-10-25 Nephrurus eromanga Carphodactylidae Plio–Pleistocene vicariance across arid Australia in the ‘Spiny Knob-tailed Geckos’ (Nephrurus asper group), with the description of a new species from western Queensland [Paul M. Oliver, Stephen C. Donnellan B and Bee F. Gunn]
2022-10-21 Cnemaspis samui
Cnemaspis similan
Gekkonidae Hidden diversity of rock geckos within the Cnemaspis siamensis species group (Gekkonidae, Squamata): genetic and morphological data from southern Thailand reveal two new insular species and verify the phylogenetic affinities of C. chanardi and C. kamolnorranathi [Natee Ampai, Attapol Rujirawan, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon, Bryan L. Stuart, Perry L. Wood Jr, Anchalee Aowphol]
2022-10-21 Oligodon tuani Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the genus Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Langbian Plateau, Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, MANH VAN LE, THI-DIEU-HIEN VO, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2022-10-20 Adelphostigma (sp. nov.),
Amnisiophis
(sp. nov.),
Dibernardia
(sp. nov.)
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Increasing taxon sampling suggests a complete taxonomic rearrangement in Echinantherini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) [Arthur D. Abegg, Alfredo P. Santos Jr., Henrique C. Costa, Jaqueline Battilana, Roberta Graboski, Fernanda S. L. Vianna, Weverton S. Azevedo, Nelson J. R. Fagundes, Clément M. Castille, Pedro C. Prado, Sandro L. Bonatto, Hussam Zaher and Felipe G. Grazziotin]
2022-10-13 Hypsiscopus murphyi Homalopsidae Undescribed Diversity in a Widespread, Common Group of Asian Mud Snakes (Serpentes: Homalopsidae: Hypsiscopus) [Justin M. Bernstein, Harold K. Voris, Bryan L. Stuart, Somphouthone Phimmachak, Sengvilay Seateun, Niane Sivongxay, Thy Neang, Daryl R. Karns, Heather L. Andrews, Jennifer Osterhage, Elizabeth A. Phipps, Sara Ruane]
2022-10-07 Ahaetulla flavescens (comb. nov.) Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) Taxonomic revaluation of the Ahaetulla prasina (H. Boie in F. Boie, 1827) complex from Northeast India: resurrection and redescription of Ahaetulla flavescens (Wall, 1910) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae) [Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, Omkar Dilip Adhikari, Ashok Kumar Mallik, Patrick D. Campbell, Bharat Bhushan Bhatt, Kartik Shanker and Sumaithangi Rajagopalan Ganesh]
2022-10-05 Toxicocalamus longhagen Elapidae A new species of New Guinea Worm-Eating Snake (Serpentes, Elapidae, Toxicocalamus Boulenger, 1896) from Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea [Jackson R. Roberts, Bulisa Iova, Christopher C. Austin]
2022-10-03 Phymaturus chenqueniyen,
Phymaturus maquinchao
Liolaemidae Exploring the morphological diversity of Patagonian clades of Phymaturus (Iguania: Liolaemidae). Integrative study and the description of two new species. [Fernando Lobo, Diego Andrés Barrasso, Soledad Valdecantos, Alejandro R. Giraudo, Diego Omar di Pietro, & Nestor G. Basso]
2022-09-27 Achalinus ningshanensis Xenodermidae A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from Ningshan County, Shaanxi Province, China [DIAN-CHENG YANG, RU-YI HUANG, KE JIANG, FRANK T. BURBRINK, YAN-AN GONG, JING YU, YI ZHANG, TIAN-QI HUANG, SONG HUANG]
2022-09-22 Goniurosaurus wangshu Eublepharidae Goniurosaurus wangshu sp. nov., a new species of Tiger Gecko from Guangdong, China (Squamata: Eublepharidae) [XIAO-YU ZHU, SHI-YANG WU, YI-JIAO LIU, YUN BAI, CRISTIAN ROMÁN-PALACIOS, ZHENG LI, ZHU-QING HE]
2022-09-18 Hemiphyllodactylus simaoensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus yanshanensis
Gekkonidae Description of two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from karst landscapes in Yunnan, China, highlights complex conservation needs [Ade Prasetyo Agung, Ada Chornelia, L. Lee Grismer, Jesse L. Grismer, Evan S. H. Quah, Jian-Mei Lu, Kyle W. Tomlinson, Alice C. Hughes]
2022-09-15 Atractus discovery,
Atractus michaelsabini,
Atractus zgap
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Leaving no stone unturned: three additional new species of Atractus ground snakes (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Ecuador discovered using a biogeographical approach [Alejandro Arteaga, Amanda Quezada, Jose Vieira, Juan M. Guayasamin]
2022-09-15 Prosymna confusa,
Prosymna lisima
Prosymnidae Taxonomical review of Prosymna angolensis Boulenger, 1915 (Elapoidea, Prosymnidae) with the description of two new species [Werner Conradie, Chad Keates, Ninda L. Baptista, Javier Lobón-Rovira]
2022-09-14 Cnemaspis auriventralis Gekkonidae A new rock gecko in the Cnemaspis siamensis group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) from Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand [Attapol Rujirawan, Siriporn Yodthong, Natee Ampai, Korkhwan Termprayoon, Akrachai Aksornneam, Bryan L. Stuart, Anchalee Aowphol]
2022-09-09 Cnemaspis umashaankeri Gekkonidae A new species of rupicolous Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Biligirirangan Hills of Southern India [Surya Narayanan, Aravind NA]
2022-09-06 Apographon (sp. nov.)
Galvarinus
(sp. nov.)
Tachymenoides
(sp. nov.)
Zonateres
(sp. nov.)
Dryophylax
(sp. revalidated)
Mesotes
(sp. revalidated)
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) The systematics of Tachymenini (Serpentes, Dipsadidae): An updated classification based on molecular and morphological evidence [Vivian C. Trevine, Felipe G. Grazziotin, Alejandro Giraudo, Nicole Sallaberry-Pincheira, Juliana A. Vianna, Hussam Zaher]
2022-09-06 Fowlea unicolor (comb. nov.) Colubridae (Natricinae) Systematics of the Sri Lankan Water Snakes of the Genus Fowlea Theobald 1868 (Reptilia: Natricidae) [A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe; Sanjaya K. Bandara; Sanjaya Weerakkody; Patrick D. Campbell; David A. Marques; A. Dineth Danushka; Anslem de Silva; Gernot Vogel]
2022-09-02 Xenopeltis intermedius Xenopeltidae Integrative Taxonomy Reveals a New Cryptic Species of Xenopeltis Gray, 1831 (Ophidia: Macrostomata: Pythonoidea: Xenopeltidae) from Central Highlands, Vietnam [Nikolai L. Orlov, Pavel B. Snetkov, Oleg A. Ermakov, Tao Thien Nguyen, Natalia B. Ananjeva]
2022-09-01 Heliobolus bivari,
Heliobolus crawfordi
Lacertidae The Angolan bushveld lizards, genus Heliobolus Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Lacertidae): Integrative taxonomy and the description of two new species [Mariana P. Marques, Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Matthew P. Heinicke, Rachal M. Chehouri, Werner Conradie, Krystal A. Tolley, Aaron M. Bauer]
2022-09-01 Lygodactylus:
L. fritzi
(sp. nov.),
L. hapei
(sp. nov.),
L. hodikazo
(sp. nov.),
L. roellae
(sp. nov.),
L. salvi
(sp. nov.),
L. tantsaha
(sp. nov.),
L. ulli
(sp. nov.),
L. winki
(sp. nov.)
L. petteri
(elevated from subspecies)
Gekkonidae Integrative revision of the Lygodactylus madagascariensis group reveals an unexpected diversity of little brown geckos in Madagascar’s rainforest [MIGUEL VENCES, MALTE MULTZSCH, SVEN GIPPNER, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES, ANGELICA CROTTINIm PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING, ANDOLALAO RAKOTOARISON, FANOMEZANA M. RATSOAVINA, FRANK GLAW, MARK D. SCHERZ]
2022-08-23 Sphaerodactylus verdeluzicola Sphaerodactylidae A New Species of Sphaerodactylus (Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae) from the Northwest Limestone Region of Puerto Rico [Alondra M. Díaz-Lameiro, Catalina I. Villamil, Tony Gamble, Brendan J. Pinto, Alexandra Herrera-Martínez, Richard Thomas, Justin M. Bernstein, James E. Titus-McQuillan, Stuart V. Nielsen, Eliacim Agosto-Torres, Alberto R. Puente-Rolón, Fernando J. Bird-Picó, Taras K. Oleksyk, Juan Carlos Martínez-Cruzado, Juan D. Daza]
2022-08-19 Cyrtodactylus aravindi Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the southern Western Ghats of India [Surya Narayanan, Sandeep Das, Amirtha Balan, Roshin Tom, Nitin Divakar, Rajkumar Kp, P. Hopeland, V. Deepak]
2022-08-17 Hemidactylus almakhwah
Hemidactylus farasani
Gekkonidae Diversification of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in coastal plains and islands of southwestern Arabia with descriptions and complete mitochondrial genomes of two endemic species to Saudi Arabia [Jiří Šmíd, Marek Uvizl, Mohammed Shobrak, Salem Busais, Al Faqih Ali Salim, Raed Hamoud M. AlGethami, Abdulaziz Raqi AlGethami, Abdulkarim Saleh K. Alanazi, Saad Dasman Alsubaie, Michail Rovatsos, Lucie Nováková, Tomáš Mazuch & Salvador Carranza]
2022-08-15 Eremias killasaifullahi,
Eremias rafiqi
Lacertidae Appearances often deceive in racerunners: integrative approach reveals two new species of Eremias (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Pakistan [RAFAQAT MASROOR,MUAZZAM ALI KHAN, MUHAMMAD SAJID NADEEM, SHABIR ALI AMIR, MUHAMMAD KHISROON, DANIEL JABLONSKI]
2022-07-25 Gloydius lateralis Viperidae (Crotalinae) Exploring cryptic biodiversity in a world heritage site: a new pitviper (Squamata, Viperidae, Crotalinae) from Jiuzhaigou, Aba, Sichuan, China [Mei-Hua Zhang, Sheng-Chao Shi, Cheng Li, Peng Yan, Ping Wang, Li Ding, Jie Du, Anđelka Plenković-Moraj, Jian-Ping Jiang, Jing-Song Shi]
2022-07-22 Achalinus vanhoensis Xenodermidae A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from Son La Province, Vietnam [NGHIA VAN HA, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TUONG DINH SY, MINH DUC LE, TRUONG QUANG , NGUYEN, VINH QUANG LUU]
2022-07-11 Delma vescolineata Pygopodidae A new species of Delma Gray 1831 (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from the Hunter Valley and Liverpool Plains of New South Wales [STEPHEN V. MAHONY, TIMOTHY CUTAJAR, JODI J.L. ROWLEY]
2022-06-30 Crocodylus johnstoni
(changed spelling)
Crocodylidae Das Australische Krokodil wurde von Krefft 1873 nach Robert A. Johnstone benannt, dessen Name aber falsch geschrieben wurde (johnsoni statt johnstoni). Eine Korrektur wurde aufgrund der Internationalen Regeln für die zoologische Nomenklatur zur Korrektur falscher Originalschreibweisen, bisher nicht anerkannt. Die Australian Society of Herpetologists (ASH) möchte das jetzt endgültig richtigstellen.
2022-06-27 Calamaria arcana Colubridae (Calamariinae) A new species of Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guangdong Province, southern China [Ho Yuen Yeung, Michael W. N. Lau, Jian-Huan Yang]
2022-06-22 Cyrtodactylus phukhaensis Gekkonidae A New Cyrtodactylus Species (Reptila: Gekkonidae) from Nan Province, Northern Thailand [Siriwadee CHOMDEJ; Waranee PRADIT; Parinya PAWANGKHANANT; Chakkrapong KUENSAEN; Apichaya PHUPANBAI; Mali NAIDUANGCHAN; Promporn PIBOON; Korakot NGANVONGPANIT; Zhiyong YUAN; Yinpeng ZHANG Jing CHE; Phuping SUCHARITAKUL and Chatmongkon SUWANNAPOOM]
2022-06-22 Darevskia salihae Lacertidae Hidden Diversity in a Narrow Valley: Description of New Endemic Palearctic Rock Lizard Darevskia (Squamata: Lacertidae) Species from Northeastern Turkey [Muammer Kurnaz, Mehmet Kürşat Şahin, and Ali İhsan Eroğlu]
2022-07-22 Anolis viridulus Dactyloidae A new dwarf green anole (Squamata: Dactyloidae) of the Anolis carolinensis species group, from western Cuba [Luis M. Día, Antonio Cádiz, Karina Velazco, and Masakado Kawata]
2022-06-20 Cnemaspis azhagu,
Cnemaspis kalakadensis,
Cnemaspis mundanthuraiensis
Gekkonidae Three more novel species of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India [Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ishan Agarwal]
2022-06-14 Lycodon anakradaya
Lycodon truongi
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Two new syntopic species of wolf snakes (genus Lycodon H. Boie in Fitzinger, 1826) from an imperiled ecosystem in the Song Giang River Valley of southern Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Anh The Nguyen, Tang Van Duong, Perry L. Wood Jr., L. Lee Grismer]
2022-06-10 Calorodius thorntonensis (comb. nov.) Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Die on this hill? A new monotypic, microendemic and montane vertebrate genus from the Australian Wet Tropics [Janne J. Torkkola, Jessica Worthington Wilmer, Mark N. Hutchinson, Patrick J. Couper, Paul M. Oliver]
2022-06-10 Leptophis ahaetulla Colubridae (Colubrinae) Taxonomic revision of the parrot snake Leptophis ahaetulla (Serpentes, Colubridae) [Nelson Rufino de Albuquerque, Daniel S. Fernandes]
The following taxa are now full species: L. a. ahaetulla, L. a. bocourti, L. a. bolivianus, L. a. liocercus, L. a. marginatus, L. a. nigromarginatus, L. a. occidentalis, L. a. praestans and L. a. urostictus.
L. a. ortoni is placed in the synonymy of L. nigromarginatus
L. haileyi is placed in the synonymy of L. coeruleodorsus.
2022-06-09 Urocotyledon norzilensis Gekkonidae The unexpected gecko: A new cryptic species within Urocotyledon inexpectata (Stejneger, 1893) from the northern granitic Seychelles [JAVIER LOBÓN-ROVIRA, SARA ROCHA, DAVID J. GOWER, ANA PERERA, D. JAMES HARRIS]
2022-06-07 Ctenotus kutjupa Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new lizard species (Scincidae: Ctenotus) highlights persistent knowledge gaps on the biodiversity of Australia’s central deserts [Ivan Prates, Mark N. Hutchinson, Joel A. Huey, Mia J. Hillyer,Daniel L. Rabosky]
2022-06-07 Anadia hollandi
Gymnophthalmidae One more and one less: a new species of large bromelicolous lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Anadia) from the Andean cloud forests of northwestern Colombia and the phylogenetic status of Anadia antioquensis [ADOLFO AMÉZQUITA, JUAN MANUEL DAZA, LEIDY ALEJANDRA BARRAGÁN CONTRERAS, CATALINA OREJUELA, LUCAS SANTIAGO BARRIENTOS, LUIS A. MAZARIEGOS H.]
2022-06-03 Cyrtodactylus monilatus Gekkonidae A new species in the Cyrtodactylus oldhami group (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand [Siriporn Yodthong, Attapol Rujirawan, Bryan L. Stuart, L. Lee Grismer, Akrachai Aksornneam, Korkhwan Termprayoon, Natee Ampai, Anchalee Aowphol]
2022-06-01 Phalotris illustrator Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Taxonomic notes on the Phalotris bilineatus group (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini), with the description of a new species from northwestern Argentina [Gustavo. J. Scrocchi, Alejandro. R. Giraudo, Santiago J. Nenda]
2022-05-26 Eublepharis pictus Eublepharidae Description of a new species of leopard geckos, Eublepharis Gray, 1827 from Eastern Ghats, India with notes on Eublepharis hardwickii Gray, 1827 [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Chandrashekaruni Gnaneswar]
2022-05-25 Amyda ornata jongli Trionychidae A new subspecies of the Asiatic softshell turtle Amyda ornata (Gray, 1861) from its northern distribution range [Peter Praschag, Richard Gemel]
2022-05-25 Ancylodactylus
A. kenyaensis
(sp. nov.),
A. kituiensis
(sp. nov.),
A. mathewsensis
(sp. nov.),
A. laikipiensis
(sp. nov.),
A. spawlsi
(sp. nov.),
A. chyuluensis
(sp. nov.)
Gekkonidae Resurrection of the African gecko genus Ancylodactylus Müller, 1907 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and description of six new species from Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, AARON M. BAUER]
2022-05-23 Oligodon teyniei Colubridae (Colubrinae) A NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS Oligodon FITZINGER, 1826 (REPTILIA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM SOUTHERN LAOS [Patrick David, Sjon Hauser & Gernot Vogel]
2022-05-20 Trimeresurus mayaae Viperidae A new cryptic species of green pit viper of the genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Serpentes, Viperidae) from northeast India [Yashpal Singh Rathee, Jayaditya Purkayastha, Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Siddharth Dalal, Lal Biakzuala, Lal Muansanga, Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2022-05-15 Phelsuma dorsivittata paradoxa (ssp. nov.)
Phelsuma punctulata
(comb. nov.)
Gekkonidae Day geckos (Phelsuma) in northern Madagascar: first step to resolve a paradoxical case of mitochondrial paraphyly and morphological differentiation [Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Jary H. Razafindraibe, Miguel Vences & Frank Glaw]
2022-05-15 Herpetoreas murlen Colubridae (Natricinae) Molecular phylogenetic analyses of lesser known colubrid snakes reveal a new species of Herpetoreas (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae), and new insights into the systematics of Gongylosoma scriptum and its allies from northeastern India [Hmar Tlawmte Lalremsanga, Amit Kumar Bal, Gernot Vogel & Lal Biakzuala]
2022-05-14 Varanus citrinus (sp. nov.),
Varanus insulanicus
(elevated from subspecies),
Varanus ocreatus
(elevated from subspecies)
Varanidae Between a rock and a dry place: phylogenomics, biogeography, and systematics of ridge-tailed monitors (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus acanthurus complex) [Carlos J.Pavón-Vázquez, Damien Esquerré, Alison J.Fitch, Brad Maryan, Paul Doughty, Stephen C.Donnellan, J. Scott Keogh]
2022-05-10 Sceloporus huichol Phrynosomatidae A new species of Sceloporus of the torquatus group (Reptilia: Phrynosomatidae) from West Mexico [OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA, ERIC N. SMITH, GUSTAVO CAMPILLO-GARCÍA, NORBERTO MARTÍNEZ-MÉNDEZ, JONATHAN A. CAMPBELL]
2022-05-02 Acanthosaura longicaudata,
Acanthosaura rubrilabris
Agamidae Two New Species of Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from Yunnan Province, China [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao, Mian Hou, Nikolai L. Orlov, Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva, Dongru Zhang]
2022-04-28 Leptodeira tarairiu Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Reassessing the systematics of Leptodeira (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) with emphasis in the South American species [João C. L. Costa, Roberta Graboski, Felipe G. Grazziotin, Hussam Zaher, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Ana Lúcia da C. Prudente]
2022-04-28 Calyptommatus frontalis Gymnophthalmidae Morphological variation and genealogical discordance in Caatinga sand lizards Calyptommatus Rodrigues 1991 (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with the description of a new species [RENATO SOUSA RECODER, SERGIO MARQUES-SOUZA, THIAGO SILVA-SOARES, CAROLINA NISA RAMIRO, THIAGO MARCIAL CASTRO, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES]
2022-04-27 Hemidactylus mahonyi
Hemidactylus srikanthani
Gekkonidae Two new species of Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the rocky outcrops of the Deccan plateau, peninsular India [OMKAR D. ADHIKARI, N. S. ACHYUTHAN, G. CHETHAN KUMAR, RAHUL V. KHOT, M. V. SHREERAM, S.R. GANESH]
2022-04-19 Scincella dunan Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of the genus Scincella (Squamata: Scincidae) from Yonagunijima Island, Southern Ryukyus, Japan [YUKI KOIZUMI, HIDETOSHI OTA, TSUTOMU HIKIDA]
2022-04-18 Leptophis dibernardoi Colubridae (Colubrinae) A New Species of Parrot-Snake of the Genus Leptophis Bell, 1825 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from the Semi-Arid Region of Brazil [Nelson Rufino de Albuquerque, Fernanda Martins dos Santos, Diva Maria Borges-Nojosa, Robson Waldemar Ávila]
2022-04-08 Pelodiscus shipian Trionychidae Disentangling the Pelodiscus axenaria complex, with the description of a new Chinese species and neotype designation for P. axenaria (Zhou, Zhang & Fang, 1991) [SHIPING GONG, UWE FRITZ, MELITA VAMBERGER, YANGCHUN GAO, BALÁZS FARKAS]
2022-04-07 Tarentola panousei Phyllodactylidae from synonymy to full species: Tarentola panousei PASTEUR, 1959
On the identity of west Saharan geckos of the Tarentola ephippiata complex (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae), with comments on an extreme case of syntopy with their close relative T. annularis [Thore Koppetsch, Wolfgang Böhme]
2022-04-05 Bauerius ansorgii (comb. nov.) Gekkonidae neue Gattung: Bauerius
Systematic revision of Afrogecko ansorgii (Boulenger, 1907) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from western Angola [JAVIER LOBON-ROVIRA, WERNER CONRADIE, PEDRO VAZ PINTO, CHAD KEATES, SHELLEY EDWARDS, ANTON DU PLESSIS, WILLIAM R. BRANCH]
2022-04-02 Hemidactylus hegdei Gekkonidae A New Species of Large-Bodied Gecko of The Genus Hemidactylus goldfuss, 1820 from Southern Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India [Saunak Pal, Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2021-03-31 Chelodina ipudinapi,
Elseya auramemoria,
Elseya eidolon,
Elseya nabire,
Elseya papua
Chelidae The Batagur Monographs 4: 7-26: A NEW SPECIES OF CRYPTIC CHELODINA (TESTUDINES: CHELIDAE) FROM THE ARAMIA RIVER REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. [Joseph-Ouni, Mehdi & William P. McCord]
2022-03-29

Cyrtodactylus vedda (sp. nov.),
Cyrtodactylus punctatus
(comb. nov.)

Gekkonidae The hidden diversity and inland radiation of Sri Lanka’s ground-dwelling geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) [A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe, Suranjan Karunarathna, Patrick D. Campbell, A. K. Anusha Gayan, W. D. Bhanuka Ranasinghe, Anslem De Silva & Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2022-03-28 Phyllopezus diamantino,
Phyllopezus selmae
Phyllodactylidae Two new species of geckos of the genus Phyllopezus Peters, 1878 (Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from northeastern Brazil [MARCOS J. M. DUBEUX, UBIRATAN GONÇALVES, CRISTIANE N. S. PALMEIRA, PEDRO M. S. NUNES, JOSÉ CASSIMIRO, TONY GAMBLE, FERNANDA P. WERNECK, MIGUEL T. RODRIGUES, TAMÍ MOTT]
2022-03-24 Cnemaspis lagang,
Cnemaspis matahari,
Cnemaspis sirehensis
Gekkonidae Three New Species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sarawak, East Malaysia, Borneo [IZNEIL NASHRIQ, HAYDEN R. DAVIS, AARON M. BAUER, INDRANEIL DAS]
2022-03-21 Cyrtodactylus kamengensis Gekkonidae A new species of bent-toed geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 from western Arunachal Pradesh, India [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Harshal S. Bhosale, Tejas Thackeray, Pushlar Phansalkar, Mandar Sawant, Gaurang G. Gowande, Harshil Patel]
2022-03-20 Philothamnus brunneus,
Philothamnus mayombensis
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Phylogénie moléculaire des serpents du groupe Philothamnus heterodermus (Hallowell, 1857) (Squamata: Colubridae: Colubrinae) avec la description de deux espèces nouvelles [Jean-François TRAPE, Barry HUGHES, Marcel COLLET et Oleg MEDIANNIKOV]
2022-03-17 Hebius terrakarenorum Colubridae (Natricinae) On the distribution of the species of the genus Hebius Thompson, 1913 (Squamata: Natricidae) in northern Thailand, including the description of a new species and a discussion on snake diversity of this region [SJON HAUSER, TON SMITS, PATRICK DAVID]
2022-03-16 Gehyra wongchan Gekkonidae A new Four-clawed Gecko from limestone hills in Lopburi Province, central Thailand (Squamata, Gekkonidae: Gehyra) [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, WORAWITOO MEESOOK, KIRATI KUNYA, NATTASUDA DONBUNDIT, MONTRI SUMONTHA]
2022-03-15 Hemidactylus aemulus,
Hemidactylus raya,
Hemidactylus saxicolus
Gekkonidae Redescription of Hemidactylus giganteus Stoliczka, 1871 with the description of three new allied species (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820) from peninsular India [GANDLA CHETHAN KUMAR, ADITYA SRINIVASULU, CHELMALA SRINIVASULU]
2022-03-14 Proctoporus katerynae,
Proctoporus optimus
Gymnophthalmidae Molecular Phylogenetics and Comparative Examination of Voucher Museums Reveal Two New Species of Gymnophthalmid Lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from the Peruvian Andes, with Comments on Proctoporus guentheri (Boettger, 1891) [Luis Mamani, Roxana Cruz, Sergio Mallqui and Alessandro Catenazzi]
2022-03-11 Stenocercus asenlignus,
Stenocercus leybachi,
Stenocercus qalaywasi,
Stenocercus nigrocaudatus
Tropiduridae Four new species of polychromatic spiny-tailed iguanian lizards, genus Stenocercus (Iguania: Tropiduridae), from Peru [PABLO J. VENEGAS, LUIS A. GARCÍA-AYACHI, JUAN C. CHÁVEZ-ARRIBASPLATA, ANTONIO GARCÍA-BRAVO]
2022-03-10 Tropiocolotes yomtovi Gekkonidae Taxonomic revision of the Tropiocolotes nattereri (Squamata, Gekkonidae) species complex, with the description of a new species from Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia [Marco Antônio Ribeiro-Júnior, Karin Tamar, Erez Maza, Morris Flecks, Philipp Wagner, Boaz Shacham, Marta Calvo, Philippe Geniez, Pierre-André Crochet, Claudia Koch, Shai Meiri]
2022-03-07 Phalotris shawnella Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Phalotris (Serpentes, Colubridae, Elapomorphini) from Paraguay [Paul Smith, Jean-Paul Brouard, Pier Cacciali]
2022-03-07 Cnemaspis sakleshpurensis,
Cnemaspis tigris,
Cnemaspis vijayae
Gekkonidae Three new cryptic species of South Asian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Karnataka, India [Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray, Ishan Agarwal]
2022-03-03 Xenosaurus manipulus Xenosauridae A New Species of Xenosaurus (Squamata: Xenosauridae) from the Sierra de Juárez of Oaxaca, Mexico [Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Nicté Castresana-Villanueva, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Jonathan A. Campbell]
2022-03-03 Bradypodion barbatulum,
Bradypodion baviaanense,
Bradypodion venustum
Chamaeleonidae Convergence and vicariance: speciation of chameleons in the Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa, and the description of three new species of Bradypodion Fitzinger, 1843 [Krystal A Tolley, Colin R Tilbury & Marius Burger]
2022-02-18 Cyrtodactylus exercitus,
Cyrtodactylus siahaensis
Gekkonidae Two new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Northeast India [Jayaditya PURKAYASTHA, Hmar Tlawmte LALREMSANGA, Beirathie LITHO, Yashpal Singh RATHEE, Sanath Chandra BOHRA, Vabeiryureilai MATHIPI, Lal BIAKZUALA & Lal MUANSANGAA]
2022-02-16 Rena klauberi
Leptotyphlopidae A new species of blindsnake from Jalisco, Mexico (Squamata: Leptotyphlopidae) [Oscar A. Flores-Villela, Eric N. Smith, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Jonathan A. Campbell]
2022-02-11 Acanthocercus ceriacoi Agamidae All in all it’s just another branch in the tree: A new species of Acanthocercus Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Agamidae), from Angola [MARIANA P. MARQUES, DIOGO PARRINHA, BRUNA S. SANTOS, SUZANA BANDEIRA, BRETT O. BUTLER, ANA CAROLINA A. SOUSA, AARON M. BAUER, PHILIPP WAGNER]
2022-02-11 Diploderma yangi Agamidae A New Species of Diploderma (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from the upper Salween River in Eastern Tibet, China [KAI WANG, YINPENG ZHANG, XIANQI LI]
2022-02-08 Cyrtodactylus namtiram Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Manipur State, northeast India, with a critical review highlighting extensive errors in literature covering bent-toed geckos of the Indo-Burma region [Stephen Mahony & Rachunliu G. Kamei]
2022-02-04 Cyrtodactylus papeda Gekkonidae A New Bent-Toed Gecko of the Cyrtodactylus marmoratus Group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Obi Island, Indonesia [Awal Riyanto, Fata H. Faz, A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe, Misbahul Munir, Yuli S. Fitriana, Amir Hamidy, Mirza D. Kusrini, Paul M. Oliver]
2022-02-04 Hemidactylus easai Gekkonidae A new species of large-bodied Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of India [Sandeep Das, Saunak Pal, Sasidharan Siddharth, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Veerappan Deepak, Surya Narayanan]
2022-02-03 Gekko hulk (sp. nov.),
Gekko cf. albomaculatus
Gekkonidae Phylogenetic and multivariate analyses of Gekko smithii Gray, 1842 recover a new species from Peninsular Malaysia and support the resurrection of G. albomaculatus (Giebel, 1861) from Sumatra [L. Lee Grismer, Lelani del Pinto, Evan S. H. Quah, Shahrul Anuar, Micheal Cota, Jimmy A. McGuire, Djoko T. Iskandar, Perry L. Wood Jr, Jesse L. Grismer]
2022-02-01 Oligodon tillacki Colubridae (Colubrinae) Taxonomic Composition of the Oligodon arnensis (Shaw 1802) Species Complex (Squamata: Colubridae) with the Description of a New Species from India [Sanjaya K. Bandara, S.R. Ganesh, A. Suneth Kanishka, A. Dineth Danushka, Vivek R. Sharma, Patrick D. Campbell, Ivan Ineich, Gernot Vogel, A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe]
2022-01-31 Stellagama stellio Agamidae Stellgama stellio wird aufgeteilt in 3 Arten: Stellgama stellio, Stellagama cypriaca und Stellagama vulgaris
The story of a rock-star: multilocus phylogeny and species delimitation in the starred or roughtail rock agama, Laudakia stellio (Reptilia: Agamidae) [Emmanouela Karameta, Petros Lymberakis, Heinz Grillitsch, Çetin Ilgaz, Aziz Avci, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Kamil Candan, Philipp Wagner, Spyros Sfenthourakis, Panayiotis Pafilis, Nikos Poulakakis]
2022-01-28 Cyrtodactylus lungleiensis Gekkonidae A new bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus Gray: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the state of Mizoram, India [HMAR TLAWMTE LALREMSANGA, HAUZEL CHINLIANSIAMA, SANATH CHANDRA BOHRA, LAL BIAKZUALA, MATHIPI VABEIRYUREILAI, LAL MUANSANGA, FANAI MALSAWMDAWNGLIANA, GOSPEL ZOTHANMAWIA HMAR, H.T. DECEMSON, VANLAL SIAMMAWII, MADHURIMA DAS, JAYADITYA PURKAYASTHA]
2022-01-27 Abronia zongolica Anguidae A New Species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from the Sierra de Zongolica of Veracruz, Mexico [Uri Omar García-Vázquez, Adam G. Clause, Jorge Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Erasmo Cazares-Hernández, Miguel Ángel de la Torre-Loranca]
2022-01-27 Cyrtodactylus menglianensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from southwestern Yunnan, China [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao]
2022-01-24 Herpetoreas tpser Colubridae (Natricinae) Taxonomic Review of the Genus Herpetoreas (Serpentes: Natricidae), with the Description of a New Species from Tibet, China [Jin-Long Ren, Ke Jiang, Jun-Jie Huang, Patrick David and Jia-Tang Li]
2022-01-21 Bothrops germanoi Viperidae (Crotalinae) Speciation process on Brazilian continental islands, with the description of a new insular lancehead of the genus Bothrops (Serpentes, Viperidae) [Fausto E. Barbo, William W. Booker, Marcelo R. Duarte, Betina Chaluppe, José A. Portes-Junior, Francisco L. Franco & Felipe G. Grazziotin]
2022-01-20 Darevskia tuniyevi Lacertidae A new cryptic species of the Darevskia parvula group from NE Anatolia (Squamata, Lacertidae) [Oscar Arribas, Kamil Candan, Muammer Kurnaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Elif Yıldırım Caynak & Çetin Ilgaz]

 

 


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