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2021-04-09 Subdoluseps vietnamensis Scincidae (Lygosominae) A new skink of the genus Subdoluseps Freitas, Datta-Roy, Karanth, Grismer & Siler, 2019 (Squamata: Scincidae) from southern Vietnam [MANH VAN LE, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, HOA THI PHAN, ATTAPOL RUJIRAWAN, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, THI-DIEU-HIEN VO, ROBERT W. MURPHY, SANG NGOC NGUYEN]
2021-04-09 Thamnodynastes Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 from western Amazonia, with notes on morphology for members of the Thamnodynastes pallidus group (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Tachymenini) [VIVIAN C. TREVINE, JOSÉ RANCÉS CAICEDO-PORTILLA, MARINUS HOOGMOED, ROBERT A. THOMAS, FRANCISCO L. FRANCO, GIOVANNA G. MONTINGELLI, MARIELA OSORNO-MUÑOZ, HUSSAM ZAHER]
2021-04-06 Gekko cib Gekkonidae Review of the Gekko (Japonigekko) subpalmatus complex (Squamata, Sauria, Gekkonidae), with description of a new species from China [ZHI-TONG LYU, CHAO-YU LIN, JIN-LONG REN, KE JIANG, YIN-PENG ZHANG, SHUO QI, JIAN WANG]
2021-03-31 Achalinus panzhihuaensis
Achalinus yangdatongi
Xenodermidae Two new species and a new country record of the genus Achalinus (Reptilia: Squamata: Xenodermidae) from China [SHAO-BING HOU, KAI WANG, PENG GUO, JIN-MIN CHEN, ZHI-YONG YUAN, JING CHE]
2021-03-31 Cnemaspis schalleri Gekkonidae A new small-bodied, polymorphic Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) allied to C. monticola Manamendra-Arachchi, Batuwita & Pethiyagoda, 2007 from the Central Western Ghats of Karnataka, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2021-03-30 Subdoluseps nilgiriensis Scincidae (Lygosominae) A new species of Asian gracile skink (Scincidae: Lygosominae: Subdoluseps) from the rain-shadow belts of Nilgiri hills, Western Ghats, India [S. R. GANESH, ACHYUTHAN N. SRIKANTHAN, AVRAJJAL GHOSH, OMKAR DILIP ADHIKARI, SHREE VARSHA VIJAY KUMAR, ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROYS]
2021-03-30 Kataphraktosaurus ungerhamiltoni Gymnophthalmidae neue Gattung Kataphraktosaurus
Discovery of an additional piece of the large gymnophthalmid puzzle: a new genus and species of stream spiny lizard (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the western Guiana Shield in Venezuela [FERNANDO J.M. ROJAS-RUNJAIC, CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS, J. CELSA SEÑARIS, IGNACIO DE LA RIVA, SANTIAGO CASTROVIEJO-FISHER]
2021-03-25 Vipera (Pelias) tuniyevi Viperidae The taxonomic status of the vipers of the Pelias (kaznakovi) complex in the middle-flow of the Kura River basin in the East Transcaucasia [N.B. Ananjeva, V.N. Gabaev, G.N. Iremashvili, K.Yu. Lotiev and T.V. Petrova]
2021-03-25 Ctenophorus modestus Agamidae Wiedereinsetzung von Ctenophorus modestus (Ahl, 1926)
Elevation of Divergent Color Polymorphic and Monomorphic Lizard Lineages (Squamata: Agamidae) to Species Level [Caroline M. Dong, Greg R. Johnston, Devi Stuart-Fox, Adnan Moussalli, Katrina J. Rankin, Claire A. McLean]
2021-03-25 Gekko jinjiangensis Gekkonidae A New Species of the Gekko japonicus Group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Southwest China [Yinmeng HOU, Shengchao SHI, Gang WANG, Guocheng SHU, Puyang ZHENG, Yin QI, Gaohui LIU, Jianping JIANG, Feng XIE]
2021-03-25 Cnemaspis lokugei Gekkonidae A new species of day gecko (Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) from Sri Lanka with an updated ND2 gene phylogeny of Sri Lankan and Indian species [Suranjan Karunarathna, Anslem de Silva, Dinesh Gabadage, Madhava Botejue, Majintha Madawala, Kanishka D. B. Ukuwela]
2021-03-25 Cyrtodactylus kulenensis Gekkonidae Molecular phylogenetics, PCA, and MFA recover a new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from an isolated sandstone massif in northwestern Cambodia [L. LEE GRISMER, PETER GEISSLER, THY NEANG, TIMO HARTMANN, PHILIPP WAGNER, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2021-03-25 Trimeresurus guoi Viperidae A New Species of Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Squamata: Viperidae) from Southwestern China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar [Zening CHEN, Shengchao SHI, Jun GAO, Gernot VOGEL, Zhaobin SONG, Li DING and Rong DAI]
2021-03-24 Lepidophyma lusca Xantusiidae A new species of Lepidophyma (Squamata: Xantusiidae) from San Luis Potosí, México, with notes on its physiological ecology [DIEGO M. ARENAS-MORENO, FRANCISCO J. MUÑOZ-NOLASCO, ADÁN BAUTISTA-DEL MORAL, LUIS A. RODRÍGUEZ-MIRANDA, SAÚL F. DOMÍNGUEZ-GUERRERO, FAUSTO R. MÉNDEZ-DE LA CRUZ]
2021-03-24 Asthenodipsas ingeri Pareidae On the taxonomic status of Asthenodipsas vertebralis (Boulenger, 1900) (Squamata: Pareidae) in Borneo with the description of a new species [EVAN S. H. QUAH, KELVIN K.P. LIM, L. LEE GRISMER]
2021-03-19 Cnemaspis rajgadensis Gekkonidae Dwarfs of the fortress: A new cryptic species of dwarf gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Rajgad fort in the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India [Amit Sayyed, Vivek Philip Cyriac, Anish Pardeshi, Shauri Sulakhe]
2021-03-19 Gonocephalus pyrius Agamidae A New Angle-Headed Dragon (Agamidae: Gonocephalus) from Montane Forests of the Southern Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra [Michael B. Harvey, Inna Rech, Awal Riyanto, Nia Kurniawan, Eric N. Smith]
2021-03-19 Plestiodon Scincidae (Scincinae) A New Species of Blue-Tailed Skink (Scincidae: Plestiodon) from the Sierra Madre del Sur, Mexico [Uri O. García-Vázquez, Carlos J. Pavón-Vázquez, Manuel Feria-Ortiz, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca]
2021-03-19 Sitana sushili Agamidae A new species of Sitana (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Deccan Peninsula Biogeographic Zone of India [V. DEEPAK, FRANK TILLACK, NILADRI B. KAR, VIVEK SARKAR, PRATYUSH. P. MOHAPATRA]
2021-03-18 Bungarus suzhenae Elapidae Multiple lines of evidence reveal a new species of Krait (Squamata, Elapidae, Bungarus) from Southwestern China and Northern Myanmar [Ze-Ning Chen, Sheng-Chao Shi, Gernot Vogel, Li Ding, Jing-Song Shi]
2021-03-17 Cyrtodactylus raglai Gekkonidae A new granite cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko from Vietnam of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis group (Squamata; Gekkonidae) and a discussion on cave ecomorphology [Anh The Nguyen, Tang Van Duong, L. Lee Grismer, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2021-03-15 Phyllodactylus cleofasensis Phyllodactylidae A new species of leaf-toed gecko (Phyllodactylidae, Phyllodactylus) from María Cleofas Island, Nayarit, Mexico [Tonatiuh Ramírez-Reyes, Ilse K. Barraza-Soltero, Jose Rafael Nolasco-Luna, Oscar Flores-Villela, Armando H. Escobedo-Galván]
2021-03-11 Bothrops oligobalius Viperidae Molecular and phenotypic data reveal a new Amazonian species of pit vipers (Serpentes: Viperidae: Bothrops) [Francisco Dal Vechio, Ivan Prates, Felipe G. Grazziotin Roberta Graboski & Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues]
2021-03-10 Trioceros wolfgangboehmei Chamaeleonidae A new chameleon of the Trioceros affinis species complex (Squamata, Chamaeleonidae) from Ethiopia [Thore Koppetsch, Petr Nečas, Benjamin Wipflers]
2021-03-05 Amphisbaena elbakyanae Amphisbaenidae A new species of Amphisbaena (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae) from the Orinoquian region of Colombia [Juan José Torres-Ramírez, Teddy Angarita-Sierra, Mario Vargas-Ramírez]
2021-03-05 Diploderma bowoense,
Diploderma formosgulae
Agamidae Two New Species of Diploderma Hallowell, 1861 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) from the Hengduan Mountain Region in China and Rediscovery of D. brevicaudum (Manthey, Wolfgang, Hou, Wang, 2012) [KAI WANG, WEI GAO, JIAWEI WU, WENJIE DONG, XIAOGANG FENG, WENJING SHEN, JIEQIONG JIN, XIUDONG SHI, YIN QI, CAMERON D. SILER, JING CHE]
2021-03-02 Cyrtodactylus zhenkangensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Yunnan, China [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao]
2021-02-26 Paroedura rennerae Gekkonidae Completing a taxonomic puzzle: integrative review of geckos of the Paroedura bastardi species complex (Squamata, Gekkonidae) [Aurélien Miralles, Teddy Bruy, Angelica Crottini, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Mark D. Scherz, Robin Schmidt, Jörn Köhler, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences]
2021-02-22 Oligodon bivirgatus Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Oligodon H. Boie in Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Hainan Island, China [TIANYU QIAN, SHUO QI, JINGSONG SHI, YUYAN LU, ROBERT W. G. JENKINS, YANNI MO, PIPENG LI ]
2021-02-15 Liolaemus brizuelai Liolaemidae Redescription of Liolaemus robertmertensi, Hellmich 1964 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) with description of a new species [Fernández, M. G.; Abdala, Cristian S.; Ruiz-Monachesi, Mario R.; Semhan, Romina V.; Quinteros, A. Sebastían]
2021-02-15 Liolaemus hugoi Liolaemidae Descripción, relaciones filogenéticas y estado de conservación de una nueva especie de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) de la Patagonia, Argentina [Ana L. Bulacios Arroyo, Romina V. Semhan, Marcos M. Paz, Pablo Chafrat, Cristian S. Abdala]
2021-02-15 Stenocercus ica Tropiduridae A new species of the genus Stenocercus (Iguania: Tropiduridae) from the Peruvian Pacific coast (Ica region) [Alejandro Mendoza, César Ramírez, Diego Barrera & César Aguilar-Puntriano]
2021-02-04 Stegonotus aplini Colubridae (Colubrinae) A striking new species of Papuan groundsnake (Stegonotus: Colubridae) from southern Papua New Guinea, with a dichotomous key to the genus in New Guinea [MARK O’SHEA, STEPHEN J. RICHARDS]
2021-02-02 Oligosoma kahurangi Scincidae (Eugongylinae) A new alpine skink species (Scincidae: Eugongylinae: Oligosoma) from Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand [GEOFF B. PATTERSON, RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH]
2021-02-02 Agama wachirai Agamidae A new of species of the Agama lionotus Boulenger, 1896 complex (Squamata: Agamidae) from northern Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, STEPHEN SPAWLS, BRIAN FINCH, AARON M. BAUER]
2021-01-31 Liolaemus yauri Liolaemidae Una nueva especie de lagartija del género Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endémica de la Puna del sur de Perú [Luis P. Arapa-Aquino, Cristian S. Abdala, Ling Huamaní-Valderrama, Roberto C. Gutiérrez, José A. Cerdeña, Aarón J. Quiroz, Juan C. Chaparro]
2021-01-31 Liolaemus hauthali,
Liolaemus terani
Liolaemidae Historia y taxonomía: redescripción de Liolaemus andinus Koslowsky, 1895 y descripción de dos nuevas especies de Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) [Abdala, Cristian Simón; Díaz Gómez, Juan Manuel; Langstroth, Roberto]
2021-01-31 Diploderma angustelinea,
Diploderma aorun,
Diploderma flavilabre,
Diploderma panchi,
Diploderma panlong,
Diploderma qilin
Agamidae Systematic revision of mountain dragons (Reptilia: Agamidae: Diploderma) in China, with descriptions of six new species and discussion on their conservation [Kai Wang Jinlong Ren Jiawei Wu Ke Jiang Jieqiong Jin Shaobing Hou Puyang Zheng Feng Xie Cameron D. Siler Jing Che]
2021-01-28 Anatololacerta finikensis,
Anatololacerta ibrahimi
Lacertidae More evidence of cryptic diversity in Anatololacerta species complex Arnold, Arribas and Carranza, 2007 (Squamata: Lacertidae) and re-evaluation of its current taxonomy [Danae Karakasi, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Kamil Candan, Özgür Güçlü, Tolga Kankılıç, Nurettin Beşer, Roberto Sindaco, Petros Lymberakis, und Nikos Poulakakis]
2021-01-28 Brookesia nana Chamaeleonidae Extreme miniaturization of a new amniote vertebrate and insights into the evolution of genital size in chameleons [Frank Glaw, Jörn Köhler, Oliver Hawlitschek, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Mark D. Scherz & Miguel Vences]
2021-01-28 Cyrtodactylus arunachalensis Gekkonidae A new species of geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 from Arunachal Pradesh, India [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Harshal Bhosale, Faizan Ansari, Pushkar Phansalkar, Mandar Sawant, Gaurang Gowande, Harshil Patel]
2021-01-22 Naultinus flavirictus Diplodactylidae A new species of Naultinus from the Te Paki area, northern New Zealand [RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH, STUART V. NIELSEN, JUDITH A. LYSAGHT, AARON M. BAUER]
2021-01-22 Myanophis thanlyinensis Homalopsidae Neue Gattung Myanophis
A new genus and species of mud snake from Myanmar (Reptilia, Squamata, Homalopsidae) [GUNTHER KÖHLER, KHIN PA PA KHAING, NI LAR THAN, DAMIAN BARANSKI, TILMAN SCHELL, CAROLA GREVE, AXEL JANKE, STEFFEN U. PAULS]
2021-01-21 Pareas xuelinensis Pareidae A new species of the genus Pareas (Squamata, Pareidae) from Yunnan, China [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao]
2021-01-18 Oligodon phangan,
Oligodon promsombuti
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Two new Kukri Snake species (Colubridae: Oligodon) from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Mountain Range, and addition of O. ocellatus to the fauna of Thailand [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, KANOKORN THONGYAI, PAJAPON CHANTONG, MONTRI SUMONTHA]
2021-01-15 Boaedon mendesi Lamprophiidae (Lamprophiinae) Taxonomic revision of the Jita snakes (Lamprophiidae: Boaedon) from São Tomé and Príncipe (Gulf of Guinea), with the description of a new species [Luis MP Ceríaco, Ana Lisette Arellano, Robert C Jadin, Mariana P Marques, Diogo Parrinha & Jakob Hallermann]
2021-01-14 Oxybelis inkaterra Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new vine snake (Reptilia, Colubridae, Oxybelis) from Peru and redescription of O. acuminatus [Robert C. Jadin, Michael J. Jowers, Sarah A. Orlofske, William E. Duellman, Christopher Blair, John C. Murphy]
2021-01-13 Cyrtodactylus chungi Gekkonidae A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Binh Thuan Province, southern Vietnam [Sabrina Ostrowski, Minh Duc Le, Hanh Thi Ngo, Cuong The Pham, Trung My Phung, Truong Quang Nguyen & Thomas Ziegler]
2021-01-12 Afroedura donveae,
Afroedura praedicta,
Afroedura vazpintorum,
Afroedura wulfhaackei
Gekkonidae Rock island melody: A revision of the Afroedura bogerti Loveridge, 1944 group, with descriptions of four new endemic species from Angola [William R. Branch, Andreas Schmitz, Javier Lobón-Rovira, Ninda L. Baptista, Telmo António, Werner Conradie]
2021-01-07 Liolaemus galactostictos Liolaemidae A new species of Liolaemus (Reptilia: Squamata) of the Liolaemus capillitas clade (Squamata, Liolaemini, Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi group) from Sierra de Velasco, La Rioja Province, Argentina [LUCIANO JAVIER AVILA, JUAN ESTEBAN VRDOLJAK, CINTIA DÉBORA MEDINA, JUAN GARCÍA MASSINI, CRISTIAN HERNÁN FULVIO PEREZ, JACK W. JR. SITES, MARIANA MORANDO]
2021-01-07 Helicops phantasma Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Long known, brand new, and possibly threatened: a new species of watersnake of the genus Helicops Wagler, 1828 (Serpentes; Xenodontinae) from the Tocantins-Araguaia River Basin, Brazil [ANTONIO MORAES-DA-SILVA, RENATA CECÍLIA AMARO, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, FELIPE FRANCO CURCIO]
2020-12-31 Asymblepharus medogensis,
Asymblepharus nyingchiensis
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Amphibians and Reptiles in Tibet–Diversity and Evolution. Science Press, Beijing, China. 803 pp [Che J, Jiang K, Yan F, Zhang Y. 2020]
2020-12-23 Levitonius mirus Lamprophiidae (Cyclocorinae) Neue Gattung Levitonius
A New, Miniaturized Genus and Species of Snake (Cyclocoridae) from the Philippines [Jeffrey L. Weinell, Daniel J. Paluh, Cameron D. Siler, Rafe M. Brown]
2020-12-20 Nucras damarana Lacertidae A reevaluation of records of Sandveld lizards, Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae), from northern Namibia [Aaron M. Bauer, Matthew Murdoch, and Jackie L. Childers]
2020-12-17 Pareas kaduri Pareidae A new species of snail-eating snakes of the genus Pareas Wagler, 1830 (Reptilia: Serpentes) from eastern Himalayas, India [Harshal Bhosale, Pushkar Phansalkar, Mandar Sawant, Gaurang Gowande, Harshil Patel, Zeeshan A. Mirza]
2020-12-17 Hemidactylus flavicaudus,
Hemidactylus xericolus
Gekkonidae Two new species of yellow-tailed Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from rocky outcrops on the Telangana Plateau, India [APARNA LAJMI, VARAD B. GIRI, TANERAW SINGH, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-12-16 Leptodeira misinawui Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of cat-eyed snake (Serpentes: Dipsadinae: Leptodeirini) from the Andes of southern Ecuador [OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL, JUAN C. SÁNCHEZ-NIVICELA, VALENTINA POSSE, ELVIS CELI, CLAUDIA KOCH]
2020-12-15 Uroplatus fangorn,
Uroplatus fivehy
Gekkonidae Towards completion of the species inventory of small-sized leaf-tailed geckos: two new species of Uroplatus from northern Madagascar [FANOMEZANA M. RATSOAVINA, FRANK GLAW, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, ANDOLALAO RAKOTOARISON, DAVID R. VIEITES, OLIVER HAWLITSCHEK, MIGUEL VENCES, MARK D. SCHERZ]
2020-12-11 Melanosuchus latrubessei Aligatoridae On a new Melanosuchus species (Alligatoroidea: Caimaninae) from Solimões Formation (Eocene-Pliocene), Northern Brazil, and evolution of Caimaninae [JONAS PEREIRA DE SOUZA-FILHO, EDSON GUILHERME, PETER MANN DE TOLEDO, ISMAR DE SOUZA CARVALHO, FRANCISCO RICARDO NEGRI, ANDRÉA APARECIDA DA ROCHA MACIENTE, GIOVANNE M. CIDADE, MAURO BRUNO DA SILVA LACERDA, LUCY GOMES DE SOUZA]
2020-12-08 Stegonotus caligocephalus Colubridae (Colubrinae) Carefully examining Bornean Stegonotus (Serpentes, Colubridae): the montane groundsnake population in Sabah is a new and distinct species [CHRISTINE M. KAISER, JACK LAPIN, MARK O’SHEA, HINRICH KAISER]
2020-12-07 Achalinus zugorum Xenodermidae Discovery of a New Species of Enigmatic Odd-Scaled Snake (Serpentes: Xenodermidae: Achalinus) from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam [Aryeh H. Miller, Hayden R. Davis, Anh Mai Luong, Quyen Hanh Do, Cuong The Pham, Thomas Ziegler, Justin L. Lee, Kevin De Queiroz, R. Graham Reynolds, Truong Quang Nguyen]
2020-12-04 Toropuku inexpectatus Diplodactylidae Earning your stripes: a second species of striped gecko in the New Zealand gecko genus Toropuku (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae) [RODNEY A. HITCHMOUGH, STUART V. NIELSEN, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-11-27 Kinosternon cora Kinosternidae A New Species of Mud Turtle of Genus Kinosternon (Testudines: Kinosternidae) from the Pacific Coastal Plain of Northwestern Mexico [JESÚS A. LOC-BARRAGÁN, JACOBO REYES-VELASCO, GUILLERMO A. WOOLRICH-PIÑA, CHRISTOPH I. GRÜNWALD, MYRIAM VENEGAS DE ANAYA, JUDITH A. RANGEL-MENDOZA, MARCO A. LÓPEZ-LUNA]
2020-11-24 Cnemaspis ranganaensis Gekkonidae A new Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India [AMIT SAYYED, SHAURI SULAKHE]
2020-11-18 Dendragama schneideri (revalidated) Agamidae Phylogeny and biogeography of Sumatra´s cloud forest lizards of the genus Dendragama and status of Acanthosaura schneideri [Kyle J. Shaney, Michael B. Harvey, Amir Hamidy, Nia Kurniawan, Eric N. Smith]
2020-11-18 Stenocercus catherineae,
Stenocercus dracopennatus,
Stenocercus flagracanthus,
Stenocercus philmayi
Tropiduridae Four new species of Stenocercus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 (Squamata, Iguania) from the Department of Amazonas in northeastern Peru [Pablo J. Venegas, Luis A. García-Ayachi, Juan C. Chávez-Arribasplata, Germán Chávez, Iván Wong, Antonio García-Bravo]
2020-11-18 Rhinophis karinthandani Uropeltidae A new Indian species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 closely related to R. sanguineus Beddome, 1863 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) [FILIPA L. SAMPAIO, SURYA NARAYANAN, VIVEK PHILIP CYRIAC, GOVINDAPPA VENU, DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-11-16 Hemidactylus nicolauensis,
Hemidactylus boavistensis boavistensis,
Hemidactylus boavistensis chevalieri
Gekkonidae A new endemic species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from São Nicolau Island, Cabo Verde [RAQUEL VASCONCELOS, GUNTHER KÖHLER, PHILIPPE GENIEZ, PIERRE-ANDRÉ CROCHET]
2020-11-14 Pareas geminatus Pareidae A new species of the Pareas hamptoni complex (Squamata: Serpentes: Pareidae) from the Golden Triangle [Li Ding, Zening Chen, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Tan Van Nguyen, Nikolay A. Poyarkov & Gernot Vogel]
2020-11-11 Goniurosaurus gollum Eublepharidae Goniurosaurus gezhi sp. nov., a new gecko species from Guangxi, China (Squamata: Eublepharidae) [Shuo Qi, Jian Wang, L. Lee Grismer, Hong-Hui Chen, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Ying-Yong Wang]
2020-11-10 Lucasium iris Diplodactylidae Beauty in the eye of the beholder: a new species of gecko (Diplodactylidae: Lucasium) from inland north Queensland, Australia [ERIC VANDERDUYS, CONRAD J. HOSKIN, ALEX S. KUTT, JUSTIN M. WRIGHT, STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA]
2020-11-10 Gonatodes castanae Sphaerodactylidae The Stoor Hobbit of Guangdong: Goniurosaurus gollum sp. nov., a cave-dwelling Leopard Gecko (Squamata, Eublepharidae) from South China [JUAN E. CARVAJAL-COGOLLO, JORGE A. EGUIS-AVENDAÑO, FABIO LEONARDO MEZA-JOYA]
2020-11-09 Achalinus tranganensis Xenodermidae A new species of Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermidae) from Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam [VINH QUANG LUU, THOMAS ZIEGLER, NGHIA VAN HA, OANH VAN LO, TUOI THI HOANG, HANH THI NGO, MINH DUC LE, DUNG HOANG TRAN, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2020-11-05 Ahaetulla borealis,
Ahaetulla farnsworthi,
Ahaetulla malabarica,
Ahaetulla sahyadrensis,
Ahaetulla travancorica
Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) Disentangling vines: a study of morphological crypsis and genetic divergence in vine snakes (Squamata: Colubridae: Ahaetulla) with the description of five new species from Peninsular India [ASHOK KUMAR MALLIK, ACHYUTHAN N. SRIKANTHAN, SAUNAK P. PAL, PRINCIA MARGARET D’SOUZA, KARTIK SHANKER, SUMAITHANGI RAJAGOPALAN GANESH]
2020-11-05 Goniurosaurus varius Eublepharidae A definition of the Goniurosaurus yingdeensis group (Squamata, Eublepharidae) with the description of a new species [Shuo Qi, L. Lee Grismer, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Liang Zhang, Pi-Peng Li, Ying-Yong Wang]
2020-11-04 Chlorosoma dunupyana Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A phantom on the trees: Integrative taxonomy supports a reappraisal of rear-fanged snakes classification (Dipsadidae: Philodryadini) [Paulo R.Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Passos, Angele R. Martins, W. Bryan Jennings, Julio C. Moura-Leite, Sérgio A. A.Morato, Pablo J.Venegas, Germán Chávez, Nathocley M.Venâncio, Moisés B.Souza]
2020-11-02 Oxyrhopus emberti Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Oxyrhopus Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Bolivian Andes [LUCINDO GONZALES, STEFFEN REICHLE, OMAR M. ENTIAUSPE-NETO]
2020-11-02 Trimeresurus davidi Viperidae A new species of green pit viper of the genus TrimeresurusLacépède, 1804 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Nicobar Archipelago, Indian Ocean [S.R. Chandramouli, Patrick D. Campbell, and Gernot Voge]
2020-10-28 Scincella baraensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new skink of the genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from southern Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2020-10-23 Eirenis rafsanjanicus Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the genus Eirenis Jan, 1863 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Kerman Province in South-central Iran [MORTEZA AKBARPOUR, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, BEHZAD FATHINIA, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI]
2020-10-15 Hemidactylus hannasabinae,
Hemidactylus vernayi
Gekkonidae A correction to a recent review of the genus Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Angola, with the description of two additional species [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, ISHAN AGARWAL, MARIANA P. MARQUES, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-10-14 Nactus aktites,
Nactus allenallisoni,
Nactus alotau,
Nactus amplus,
Nactus arceo,
Nactus chrisaustini,
Nactus erugatus,
Nactus fredkrausi,
Nactus grevifer,
Nactus intrudusus,
Nactus inundatus,
Nactus kamiali,
Nactus modicus,
Nactus nanus,
Nactus notios,
Nactus panaeati,
Nactus papua,
Nactus rainerguentheri,
Nactus robertfisheri,
Nactus septentrionalis
Gekkonidae Diversity in Pacific Slender-Toed Geckos, Nactus pelagicus Complex (Reptilia: Squamata), of New Guinea and Adjacent Islands [George R. Zug]
2020-10-12 Smithophis arunachalensis Colubridae (Natricinae) Description of a new species of Smithophis Giri et al. 2019 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India [ABHIJIT DAS, V. DEEPAK, ASHOK CAPTAIN, EDWARD O. Z. WADE, DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-10-10 Ophisops agarwali Lacertidae Lost before being recognized? A new species of thegenus Ophisops (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Gujarat, India [HARSHIL PATEL & RAJU VYAS]
2020-10-09 Achalinus pingbianensis Xenodermidae A new species of the genus Achalinus (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) from southeastern Yunnan Province, China) [KE LI, MIN YU, YA-YONG WU, LIN-HONG LIAO, KUI TANG, QIN LIU, PENG GUO]
2020-10-07 Oxybelis koehleri,
Oxybelis rutherfordi
Colubridae (Colubrinae) Not withering on the evolutionary vine: systematic revision of the Brown Vine Snake (Reptilia: Squamata: Oxybelis) from its northern distribution [Robert C. Jadin, Christopher Blair, Sarah A. Orlofske, Michael J. Jowers, Gilson A. Rivas, Laurie J. Vitt, Julie M. Ray, Eric N. Smith & John C. Murphy]
2020-10-07 Caaeteboia gaeli Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A second new species for the rare dipsadid genus Caaeteboia Zaher et al., 2009 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil [Montingelli, Giovanna Gondim; Barbo, Fausto Erritto; Pereira Filho, Gentil Alves; Santana, Gindomar Gomes; França, Frederico Gustavo Rodrigues; Grazziotin, Felipe Gobbi; Zaher, Hussam]
2020-10-07 Hemiphyllodactylus dupanglingensis Gekkonidae A New Species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Reptilia: Squamata) from Hunan Province, China [Bing ZHANG, Tianyu QIAN, Xiangjin JIANG, Bo CAI, Xuejian DENG, Daode YANG]
2020-10-05 Toxicocalamus mattisoni Elapidae A new species of Toxicocalamus (Squamata: Elapidae) from Papua New Guinea [FRED KRAUS]
2020-10-05 Trachylepis boehmei Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
A new species of Trachylepis (Squamata: Scincidae) from the Amhara Region, Ethiopia, and a key to the Ethiopian Trachylepis [THORE KOPPETSCH]
2020-11-14 Pareas andersonii, Pareas modestus (revalidated) Pareidae Taxonomic reassessment of the Pareas margaritophorus-macularius species complex (Squamata, Pareidae) [Gernot Vogel, Tan Nguyen, Nikolay Poyarkov, H.T. Lalremsanga, Vanlalhrima Vanlalhrima, Lal Biakzuala]
2020-10-02 Ceratophora ukuwelai Agamidae A new species of the genus Ceratophora Gray, 1835 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from a lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka, with insights on rostral appendage evolution in Sri Lankan agamid lizards [Suranjan Karunarathna, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Chamara Amarasinghe, Thilina Surasinghe, Andrey V. Bushuev, Majintha Madawala, Vladislav A. Gorin, and Anslem De Silva]
2020-10-02 Stenocercus diploauris,
Stenocercus nigrobarbatus
Tropiduridae Two new sympatric species of Stenocercus (Squamata: Iguania) from the inter-Andean valley of the Mantaro River, Peru [PABLO J. VENEGAS, LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, LUIS A. GARCÍA-AYACHI, CAROLL Z. LANDAURO]
2020-09-28 Tantilla lydia Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Tantilla of the taeniata group (Squamata: Colubridae) from Refugio de Vida Silvestre Barras de Cuero y Salado in Caribbean coastal Honduras [Cristopher A. Antúnez-Fonseca, Jocelyn A. Castro, Farlem G. España,Josiah H. Townsend, and Larry D. Wilson]
2020-09-23 Lygodactylus baptistai,
Lygodactylus nyaneka,
Lygodactylus tchokwe
Gekkonidae A revision of the Dwarf Geckos, genus Lygodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Angola, with the description of three new species [MARIANA P. MARQUES, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, MATTHEW D. BUEHLER, SUZANA A. BANDEIRA, JOYCE M. JANOTA, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-09-21 Cercosaura pacha Gymnophthalmidae A New Species of Andean Gymnophthalmid Lizard (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from the Peruvian Andes, and Resolution of Some Taxonomic Problems [Luis Mamani, Juan C. Chaparro, Claudio Correa, Consuelo Alarcón, Cinthya Y. Salas, and Alessandro Catenazzi]
2020-09-21 Lycodon deccanensis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Lycodon (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Deccan Plateau of India, with notes on the range ofLycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870) and a revised key to peninsular Indian forms [S.R. Ganesh, Kaushik Deuti, K.G. Punith, N.S. Achyuthan, Ashok Kumar Mallik, Omkar Adhikari, and Gernot VogeI]
2020-09-20 Podarcis galerai Lacertidae Multilocus and morphological analysis of south‐eastern Iberian Wall lizards (Squamata, Podarcis) [Marta Bassitta, Joana M. Buades, Ana Pérez‐Cembranos, Valentín Pérez‐Mellado, Barbara Terrasa, Richard P. Brown, Pilar Navarro, Javier Lluch, Jesús Ortega, Jose A. Castro, Antònia Picornell, Cori Ramon]
2020-09-18 Cnemaspis selenolagus Gekkonidae A new species of Cnemaspis Strauch (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the C. siamensis group from Tenasserim Mountains, Thailand [L. LEE GRISMER, PLATON V. YUSHCHENKO, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, MALI NAIDUANGCHAN, CHATMONGKON SUWANNAPOOM, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2020-09-16 Cyrtodactylus maelanoi Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from the Thai Highlands with a discussion on the evolution of habitat preference [L. LEE GRISMER, ATTAPOL RUJIRAWAN, KORKHWAN TERMPRAYOON, NATEE AMPAI, SIRIPORN YODTHONG, PERRY L. JR WOOD, JAMIE R. OAKS, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL]
2020-09-16 Hemiphyllodactylus minimus Gekkonidae A novel, diminutive Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a sacred grove in Odisha, eastern India [PRATYUSH P. MOHAPATRA, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, SUSHIL K. DUTTA, CUCKOO MAHAPATRA, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-09-15 Macropholidus montanuccii Gymnophthalmidae Description and Phylogeny of a New Species of Andean Lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the Huancabamba Depression [Omar Torres-Carvajal, Pablo J. Venegas, Pedro M. Sales Nunes]
2020-09-15 Goniurosaurus gezhi Eublepharidae Goniurosaurus gezhi sp. nov., a new gecko species from Guangxi, China (Squamata: Eublepharidae) [XIAO-YU ZHU, GUANG-YU CHEN, CRISTIAN ROMÁN-PALACIOS, ZHENG LI, ZHU-QING HE]
2020-09-15 Dixonius dulayaphitakorum Gekkonidae A new leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius) from the city of Ranong, southwestern Thailand [MONTRI SUMONTHA, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS]
2020-09-14 Hemidactylus sirumalaiensis Gekkonidae A new medium-bodied rupicolous Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sirumalai massif, Tamil Nadu, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, SWAPNIL PAWAR, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-09-11 Brachymeles burksii (revalidated) Scincidae (Scincinae) Additions to Philippine slender skinks of the Brachymeles bonitaecomplex (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae) IV: Resurrection and redescription of Brachymeles burksi [Cameron D. Siler,Elyse S. Freitas, Jennifer A. Sheridan, Stephanie N. Maguire, Drew R. Davis, Jessa L. Watters, Kai Wang, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Rafe M. Brown]
2020-09-11 Cylindrophis slowinskii Cylindrophiidae Molecular phylogeny of Asian pipesnakes, genus Cylindrophis Wagler, 1828 (Squamata: Cylindrophiidae), with the description of a new species from Myanmar [JUSTIN M. BERNSTEIN, AARON M. BAUER, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE, EVY ARIDA, HINRICH KAISER, MAX KIECKBUSCH, SVEN MECKE]
2020-09-09 Pseudogekko hungkag Gekkonidae Unexpected Discovery of Another New Species of Philippine False Gecko (Gekkonidae; Pseudogekko) from the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island [Tracy, Matthew D. Buehler, Cameron D. Siler]
2020-09-09 Abronia morenica Anguidae A New Species of Abronia (Squamata: Anguidae) from a Protected Area in Chiapas, Mexico [Adam G. Clause, Roberto Luna-Reyes, Adrián Nieto-Montes De Oca]
2020-09-08 Cnemaspis palakkadensis Gekkonidae A new cryptic species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), in the C. littoralis complex, from Anakkal, Palakkad, Kerala, India [Amit Sayyed, Vivek Philip Cyriac, and Raveendan Dileepkumar]
2020-09-04 Cnemaspis stellapulvis Gekkonidae A new cryptic Cnemaspis Strauch (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from an isolated granite hill on the Mysore Plateau, Karnataka, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-09-02 Liolaemus anqapuka Liolaemidae Some color in the desert: description of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from southern Peru, and its conservation status [Ling Huamaní-Valderrama, Aarón J. Quiroz, Roberto C. Gutiérrez, Álvaro Aguilar-Kirigin, Wilson Huanca-Mamani, Pablo Valladares-Faúndez, José Cerdeña, Juan C. Chaparro, Roy Santa Cruz, and Cristian S. Abdala]
2020-09-01 Alopoglossus avilapiresae,
Alopoglossus collii
Alopoglossidae Eight in one: morphological and molecular analyses reveal cryptic diversity in Amazonian alopoglossid lizards (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea). [Marco Antonio Ribeiro-Júnior, Erik Choueri, Simon Lobos, Pablo Venegas, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Fernanda Werneck]
2020-09-01 Dixonius pawangkhananti Gekkonidae A new limestone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius) from coastal hills in Cha-am, peninsular Thailand [OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, NIRUT CHOMNGAM, HENNING LARSEN, MONTRI SUMONTHA]
2020-08-27 Cnemaspis rishivalleyensis,
Hemidactylus rishivalleyensis
Gekkonidae Geckos in the granite: two new geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from rocky, scrub habitats in Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India [ISHAN AGARWAL, TEJAS THACKERAY, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2020-08-27 Atheris hetfieldi Viperidae (Viperinae) The Bush Vipers, genus Atheris Cope, 1862 (Squamata: Viperidae) of Bioko Island, Gulf of Guinea, with the description of a new species [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, MARIANA P. MARQUES, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-08-26 Cyrtodactylus amphipetraeus Gekkonidae A new species Cyrtodactytlus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from western Thailand and the phylogenetic placement of C. inthanon and C. doisuthep [SIRIWADEE CHOMDEJ, CHATMONGKON SUWANNAPOOM, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, WARANEE PRADIT, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, L. LEE GRISMER, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2020-08-18 Eutropis resetarii Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
Description of a new species of Eutropis (Sauria: Scincidae) from the Central Hills of Sri Lanka with the resurrection of Eutropis lankae (Deraniyagala) [Sudesh Batuwita, Sampath Udugampala, Udeni Edirisinghe]
2020-08-14 Acanthosaura liui Agamidae A new species of the genus Acanthosaura (Squamata, Agamidae) from Yunnan, China, with comments on its conservation status [Shuo Liu, Mian Hou, Mingzhong Mo, Dingqi Rao]
2020-08-13 Acanthosaura prasina Agamidae A New Species of Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 (Squamata: Agamidae) from Central Highlands, Vietnam [Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva, Oleg A. Ermakov, Sang Ngoc Nguyen, Tao Thien Nguyen, Robert W. Murphy, Svetlana A. Lukonina, Nikolai L. Orlov]
2020-08-12 Cyrtodactylus kohrongensis Gekkonidae A new insular species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) group from Cambodia with a discussion of habitat preference and ecomorphology [L. LEE GRISMER, CHAN KIN ONN, JAMIE R. OAKS, THY NEANG, LANG SOKUN, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, BRYAN L. STUART, JESSE L. GRISMER]
2020-08-07 Dipsas bothropoides Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A New Species of Snail-Eating Snake, Dipsas Cope, 1860 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil [Konrad Mebert, Paulo Passos, Daniel S. Fernandes, Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Fatima Queiroz Alvez, Alessandra S. Machado, Ricardo T. Lopes]
2020-08-07 Cyrtodactylus houaphanensis,
Cyrtodactylus ngoiensis
Gekkonidae Two new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos, including new finding and expanded diagnosis of C. bansocensis [NICOLE SCHNEIDER, VINH QUANG LUU, SALY SITTHIVONG, ALEXANDRE TEYNIÉ, MINH DUC LE, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2020-08-03 Hemiphyllodactylus nahangensis Gekkonidae A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam [QUYEN HANH DO, CUONG THE PHAM, TIEN QUANG PHAN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN]
2020-07-31 Tropidophis steinleini Tropidophiidae A new species of Tropidophis (Squamata: Tropidophiidae) and molecular phylogeny of the Cuban radiation of the genus [Luis M. Díaz and Antonio Cádiz]
2020-07-30 Sinomicrurus nigriventer Elapidae On the systematic status of Calliophis macclellandi nigriventer Wall, 1908 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Elapidae) [ZEESHAN A. MIRZA, VISHAL VARMA, PATRICK D CAMPBELL]
2020-07-29 Chironius gouveai Colubridae (Colubrinae) Taxonomic Revision of Chironius bicarinatus (Wied 1820) (Serpentes: Colubridae), with Description of a New Species [Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Mariana Lúcio lyra, Claudia Koch, Fernando Marques Quintela, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Daniel Loebmann]
2020-07-29 Pholidobolus condor,
Pholidobolus dolichoderes,
Pholidobolus fascinatus,
Pholidobolus samek
Gymnophthalmidae Systematics of Pholidobolus lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from southern Ecuador, with descriptions of four new species [Vanessa Parra, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2020-07-29 Lycodon cathaya Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the genus Lycodon (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Guangxi, China [Jian Wang, Shuo Qi, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Zhao-Chi Zeng, Ying-Yong Wang]
2020-07-17 Magdalenasaura adercum,
Magdalenasaura leurosquama
Gymnophthalmidae Neue Gattung Magdalenasaura:
Filling the gaps in a highly diverse Neotropical lizard lineage: a new and endemic genus of Cercosaurinae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with the description of two new species from the Northern Andes of Colombia [José M. Fang, Juan D. Vásquez-Restrepo, Juan M. Daza]
2020-07-16 Hemiphyllodactylus pardalis Gekkonidae A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand that converges in morphology and color pattern on Pseudogekko smaragdinus (Taylor) from the Philippines [L. LEE GRISMER, PLATON V. YUSHCHENKO, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, MALI NAIDUANGCHAN, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, VALENTINA F. ORLOVA, CHATMONGKON SUWANNAPOOM, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2020-07-15 Cyrtodactylus camortensis
Cyrtodactylus nicobaricus
Gekkonidae A review of the Gekkonid genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago with the description of two new species from the Nicobar Islands [S.R. Chandramouli]
2020-07-13 Rhinophis mendisi Uropeltidae A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from southwestern Sri Lanka [DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-07-09 Rhinophis gunasekarai Uropeltidae A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Reptilia: Uropeltidae), from cloud forest of the Knuckles massif of Sri Lanka [L.J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE, DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-07-08 Boaedon bocagei,
Boaedon branchi,
Boaedon fradei
Lamprophiidae (Lamprophiinae) A review of the Angolan House snakes, genus Boaedon Duméril, Bibron and Duméril (1854) (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with description of three new species in the Boaedon fuliginosus (Boie, 1827) species complex [Jakob Hallermann, Luis MP Ceríaco, Andreas Schmitz, Raffael Ernst, Werner Conradie, Luke Verburgt, Mariana P Marques & Aaron M Bauer]
2020-07-08 Limnophis branchi Colubridae (Natricinae) Kissing cousins: a review of the African genus Limnophis Günther, 1865 (Colubridae: Natricinae), with the description of a new species from north-eastern Angola [Werner Conradie, V. Deepak, Chad Keates and David J. Gower]
2020-07-01 Sitana dharwarensis Agamidae A new species of fan-throated lizard of the genus Sitana Cuvier, 1829 (Squamata: Agamidae) from northern Karnataka, India [Ambekar, Mayuresh, Arya Murthy & Zesshan A. Mirza]
2020-07-01 Phalotris cerradensis Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Phalotris (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from Cerrado in the Northeast of Brazil [Adriano Lima Silveira]
2020-06-25 Rhabdophis chiwen Colubridae (Natricinae) A New Species of the Genus Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) in Southwestern Sichuan, China [Yige PIAO, Zening CHEN, Yanqing WU, Shengchao SHI, Hirohiko TAKEUCHI, Teppei JONO, Masaya FUKUDA, Akira MORI, Yezhong TANG, Qin CHEN and Li DING]
2020-06-25 Smithophis linearis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the genus Smithophis (Squamata: Serpentes: Natricidae) from southwestern China and northeastern Myanmar [GERNOT VOGEL, ZENING CHEN, V. DEEPAK, DAVID J. GOWER, JINGSONG SHI, LI DING, MIAN HOU]
2020-06-24 Cnemaspis avasabinae Gekkonidae A new species of South Asian Cnemaspis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India [ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M BAUER, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2020-06-23 Diploderma menghaiense Agamidae A New Species of Diploderma (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae) from Yunnan Province, China [Shuo Liu, Mian Hou, Jian Wang, Natalia Borisovna Ananjeva, Dingqi Rao]
2020-06-20 Rhadinaea eduardoi Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Rhadinaea eduardoi eingestuft als "junior synonym" von Coniophanes fissidens
A partial molecular phylogeny of Rhadinaea and related genera (Squamata, Dipsadidae) with comments on the generic assignment of Rhadinaea eduardoi [Ricardo Palacios-Aguilar, Uri Omar García-Vázquez]
2020-06-19 Hemiphyllodactylus bonkowskii,
Hemiphyllodactylus ngocsonensis
Gekkonidae Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam [TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, QUYEN HANH DO, HANH THI NGO, ANH VAN PHAM, CUONG THE PHAM, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2020-06-19 Sphenomorphus phuquocensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Sphenomorphus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam with a discussion of biogeography and character state evolution in the S. stellatus group [L. LEE GRISMER, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, VLADIMIR V. BOBROV, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV]
2020-06-17 Cnemaspis magnifica Gekkonidae A new large-bodied, rupicolous Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) allied to Cnemaspis heteropholis Bauer, 2002 from the Central Western Ghats of Karnataka, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, SAUNAK PAL, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-06-09 Pareas menglaensis,
Pareas mengziensis
Pareidae A revised taxonomy of Asia snail-eating snakes Pareas (Squamata, Pareidae): evidence from morphological comparison and molecular phylogeny [Ping Wang, Jing Che, Qin Liu, Ke Li, Jie Qiong Jin, Ke Jiang, Lei Shi, Peng Guo]
2020-06-08 Cyrtodactylus phumyensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam [SABRINA OSTROWSKI, DANG TRONG DO, MINH DUC LE, HANH THI NGO, CUONG THE PHAM, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, VAN THI HONG NGUYEN, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2020-06-03 Cnemaspis nicobaricus Gekkonidae A new species of dwarf gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Nicobar archipelago with an expanded description of Cnemaspis anderson (Annandale 1905) of the Andaman Islands [S.R. Chandramouli]
2020-05-31 Cnemaspis bangara,
Cnemaspis graniticola,
Cnemaspis yelagiriensis
Gekkonidae Granite boulders act as deep‐time climate refugia: A Miocene divergent clade of rupicolous Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Mysore Plateau, India, with descriptions of three new species [Ishan Agarwal, Tejas Thackeray, Saunak Pal, Akshay Khandekar]
2020-05-29 Eremias kakari Lacertidae A new species of Eremias (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the arid mountains of Pakistan [RAFAQAT MASROOR, MUHAMMAD KHISROON, MUAZZAM ALI KHAN, DANIEL JABLONSKI]
2020-05-26 Alopoglossus harrisi Alopoglossidae A species‐level total evidence phylogeny of the microteiid lizard family Alopoglossidae (Squamata: Gymnophthalmoidea) [Cristian Hernández Morales, Marcelo J. Sturaro, Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Sebastian Lotzkat, Pedro L.V. Peloso]
2020-05-22 Microgecko tanishpaensis Gekkonidae A new species of Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pakistan [RAFAQAT MASROOR, MUHAMMAD KHISROON, MUAZZAM ALI KHAN]
2020-05-21 Liolaemus qalaywa Liolaemidae An endemic new species of Andean lizard of the genus Liolaemus from southern Peru (Iguania: Liolaemidae) and its phylogenetic position [Juan C. Chaparro, Aarón J. Quiroz, Luis Mamani, Roberto C. Gutiérrez, Peter Condori, Ignacio De la Riva, Gabriela Herrera-Juárez, José Cerdeña, Luis P. Arapa, and Cristian S. Abdala]
2020-05-21 Eutropis dattaroyi Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
A REVISION OF Eutropis rudis (BOULENGER, 1887), RESURRECTION OF E. lewisi (BARTLETT, 1895) AND DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES (REPTILIA: SCINCIDAE) FROM GREAT NICOBAR [A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe, S.R. Chandramouli, Kaushik Deuti, Patrick D. Campbell, Sujan M. Henkanaththegedara & Suranjan Karunarathna]
2020-05-21 Lankascincus merrill Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A NEW SPECIES OF Lankascincus GREER, 1991 (REPTILIA: SCINCIDAE) FROM THE RAKWANA HILLS OF SRI LANKA [L.J. Mendis Wickramasinghe, Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana & Nethu Wickramasinghe]
2020-05-21 Lankascincus sameerai Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
NEW SPECIES OF Lankascincus GREER, 1991 (REPTILIA: SCINCIDAE) WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE L. gansi GROUP [A. Suneth Kanishka, A. Dineth Danushka & A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe]
2020-05-21 Cyrtodactylus jatnai Gekkonidae A NEW BENT-TOED GECKO SPECIES OF THE GENUS Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827 (SQUAMATA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM THE WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK, BALI, INDONESIA [A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe, Awal Riyanto, Mumpuni & Lee L. Grismer]
2020-05-21 Cnemaspis manoae Gekkonidae NEW DIMINUTIVE DAY GECKO SPECIES OF THE GENUS Cnemaspis STRAUCH, 1887 (REPTILIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM PILIKUTTUWA, NEAR THE CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA [A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe & Suranjan Karunarathna]
2020-05-21 Dendrelaphis wickrorum Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) A NEW SPECIES OF Dendrelaphis BOULENGER, 1890 (REPTILIA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM THE WET ZONE OF SRI LANKA WITH A REDESCRIPTION OF Dendrelaphis bifrenalis (BOULENGER, 1890) [A. Dineth Danushka, A. Suneth Kanishka, A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe, Gernot Vogel & Sampath S. Seneviratne]
2020-10-05 Naja nana Elapidae Une nouvelle et remarquable espèce de naja semi-aquatique (Elapidae, sous-genre Boulengerina Dollo, 1886) de la République Démocratique du Congo [Collet M. and Trape. J-F]
2020-05-20 Eutropis caraga,
Eutropis cuprea,
Eutropis gubataas,
Eutropis islamaliit,
Eutropis lapulapu,
Eutropis palauensis,
Eutropis sahulinghangganan ,
Eutropis sibalom
Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
Taxonomic Revision of Philippine Sun Skinks (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Eutropis), and Descriptions of Eight New Species [Anthony J. Barley, Arvin C. Diesmos, Cameron D. Siler, Christopher M. Martinez, Rafe M. Brown]
2020-05-20 Oedura nesos Diplodactylidae A new velvet gecko (Oedura: Diplodactylidae) from Groote Eylandt, Northern Territor [PAUL M. OLIVER, CHRIS J. JOLLY, PHILLIP L. SKIPWITH, LEONARDO G. TEDESCHI, GRAEME R. GILLESPIE]
2020-05-18 Panaspis annettesabinae Scincidae (Eugongylinae) A new species of African Snake-Eyed Skink (Scincidae: Panaspis) from Ethiopia [TIMOTHY J. COLSTON, R. ALEXANDER PYRON, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-05-18 Lobulia sabini Scincidae (Eugongylinae) A new species of Lobulia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea [FRED KRAUS]
2020-05-15 Acanthosaura aurantiacrista Agamidae Acanthosaura aurantiacrista (Squamata: Agamidae), a new long horn lizard from northern Thailand [Poramad Trivalairat, Kirati Kunya, Lawan Chanhome, Montri Sumontha, Taksa Vasaruchapong, Nirut Chomngam, Krittiya Chiangkul]
2020-05-14 Rhinophis melanoleucus Uropeltidae A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the Wayanad region of peninsular India [VIVEK PHILIP CYRIAC, SURYA NARAYANAN, FILIPA L. SAMPAIO, PAVUKANDY UMESH, DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-05-13 Varanus bennetti Varanidae Taxonomy of Micronesian monitors (Reptilia: Squamata: Varanus): endemic status of new species argues for caution in pursuing eradication plans [Valter Weijola, Varpu Vahtera, André Koch, Andreas Schmitz and Fred Kraus]
2020-05-13 Uma thurmanae Phrynosomatidae A new cryptic species of fringe-toed lizards from southwestern Arizona with a revised taxonomy of the Uma notata species complex (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) [ELIZABETH G. DERYCKE, ANDREW D. GOTTSCHO, DANIEL G. MULCAHY, KEVIN DE QUEIROZ]
2020-05-13 Suta gaikhorstorum Elapidae Parasuta wird zum Synonym für Suta:
What’s under the hood? Phylogeny and taxonomy of the snake genera Parasuta Worrell and Suta Worrell (Squamata: Elapidae), with a description of a new species from the Pilbara, Western Australia [BRAD MARYAN, IAN G. BRENNAN, MARK N. HUTCHINSON, LUKAS S. GEIDANS]
2020-05-12 Cnemaspis lineatubercularis Gekkonidae Integrative taxonomy of the rock-dwelling gecko Cnemaspis siamensis complex (Squamata, Gekkonidae) reveals a new species from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand [Natee Ampai, Perry L. Wood Jr, Bryan L. Stuart, Anchalee Aowphol]
2020-05-08 Goniurosaurus kwanghua Eublepharidae A new species of Goniurosaurus from Hainan Island, China based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Sauria: Eublepharidae) [XIAO-YU ZHU, CHU-ZE SHEN, YUN-FEI LIU, LIN CHEN, ZHENG LI, ZHU-QING HE]
2020-05-08 Cnemaspis chengodumalaensis,
Cnemaspis zacharyi
Gekkonidae A preliminary 16S rRNA phylogeny of the Indian Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of two new cryptic species from the C. wynadensis clade [Vivek Philip Cyriac, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Kaushik Deuti & P. K. Umesh]
2020-05-07 Anolis callainus Dactyloidae A replacement name for the Hispaniolan anole formerly referred to as Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 [Gunther Köhler and S. Blair Hedges]
2020-05-05 Eremias fahimii Lacertidae Fahimi’s racerunner, a new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran [OMID MOZAFFARI, FARAHAM AHMADZADEH, REIHANEH SABERI-PIROOZ]
2020-04-30 Trimeresurus caudornatus Viperidae A new pit viper of the genus Trimeresurus (Lacépède, 1804) (Squamata: Viperidae) from Southwest China [ZENING CHEN, JIANPING YU, GERNOT VOGEL, SHENGCHAO SHI, ZHAOBIN SONG, YEZHONG TANG, JIA YANG, LI DING, CANGSONG CHEN]
2020-04-30 Atheris mongoensis Viperidae Une nouvelle espèce du genre Atheris Cope, 1862, de la province de l’Équateur en République Démocratique du Congo (Squamata: Viperidae) [Marcel COLLET & Jean-Francois TRAPE]
2020-04-23 Eryx sistanensis Boidae (Erycinae) A new species of Eryx (Serpentes: Erycidae) from Iran [NAEIMEH ESKANDARZADEH, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, JAMIL ZARGAN, ASHKAN HAJINOURMOHAMADI, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, SOHEIL SAMI, MAHDI RAJABIZADEH, HOSSEIN NABIZADEH, MAJID NAVAIAN]
2020-04-23 Cnemaspis tubaensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia with an updated checklist of the herpetofauna of Tuba Island [EVAN S. H. QUAH, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, M.S. SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN]
2020-04-21 Persiophis fahimii Colubridae (Colubrinae) Neue Gattung Persiophis
Additions to the phylogeny of colubrine snakes in Southwestern Asia, with description of a new genus and species (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae) [Mahdi Rajabizadeh, R. Alexander Pyron, Roman Nazarov, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Dominique Adriaens, Anthony Herrel]
2020-04-21 Dolichophis (Hierophis) andreanus Colubridae (Colubrinae) Hierophis andreanus umbenannt in Dolichophis andreanus
Additions to the phylogeny of colubrine snakes in Southwestern Asia, with description of a new genus and species (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae) [Mahdi Rajabizadeh, R. Alexander Pyron, Roman Nazarov, Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Dominique Adriaens, Anthony Herrel]
2020-04-21 Liopeltis tiomanica Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia [HANNAH E. SOM, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, RAFE M. BROWN, ARVIN C. DIESMOS, JEFFREY L. WEINELL, BRYAN L. STUART]
2020-04-20 Cyrtodactylus culaochamensis Gekkonidae A new endemic insular Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodctylus) from Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam [NGO VAN TRI, L. LEE GRISMER, PHAM HONG THAI, P.L. JR WOOD]
2020-04-15 Trimeresurus salazar Viperidae A new species of green pit vipers of the genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae) from western Arunachal Pradesh, India [Zeeshan A. Mirza, Harshal S. Bhosale, Pushkar U. Phansalkar, Mandar Sawant, Gaurang G. Gowande, Harshil Patel]
2020-04-14 Marisora aquilonaria
Marisora lineola
Marisora syntoma
Marisora urtica
Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
A morphological and molecular revision of lizards of the genus Marisora Hedges & Conn (Squamata: Mabuyidae) from Central America and Mexico, with descriptions of four new species [JAMES R. MCCRANIE, AMY J. MATTHEWS, S. BLAIR HEDGES]
2020-04-13 Iguana melanoderma Iguanidae Painted black: Iguana melanoderma (Reptilia, Squamata, Iguanidae) a new melanistic endemic species from Saba and Montserrat islands (Lesser Antilles) [Michel Breuil, David Schikorski, Barbara Vuillaume, Ulrike Krauss, Matthew N. Morton, Elizabeth Corry, Nicolas Bech, Mišel Jelić, Frédéric Grandjean]
2020-04-13 Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary [Thy Neang, Adam Henson, Bryan L. Stuart]
2020-04-10 Lepidodactylus pollostos Gekkonidae A new species of small Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Salawati Island, Indonesia [Denise Taimi Karkkainen, Stephen J. Richards, Fred Kraus, Burhan Tjaturadi, Keliopas Krey und Paul M. Oliver]
2020-04-09 Chelus orinocensis Chelidae Genomic analyses reveal two species of the matamata (Testudines: Chelidae: Chelus spp.) and clarify their phylogeography [Mario Vargas-Ramírez, Susana Caballero, Mónica A. Morales-Betancourt, Carlos A. Lasso, Laura Amaya, José Gregorio Martíne, Maria das Neves Silva Viana, Richard C. Vogt, Izeni Pires Farias, Tomas Hrbek, Patrick D.Campbell, Uwe Fritz]
2020-04-06 Dixonius lao Gekkonidae A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos [THUONG HUYEN NGUYEN, SALY SITTHIVONG, HANH THI NGO, VINH QUANG LUU, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2020-03-28 Petracola pajatensis Gymnophthalmidae A new species of Petracola (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) from Río Abiseo National Park, San Martín, Peru [Lily O. Rodríguez and Luis Mamani]
2020-03-27 Emydocephalus orarius Elapidae A new species of turtle-headed sea Snake (Emydocephalus: Elapidae) endemic to Western Australia [JAMES H. NANKIVELL, CLAIRE GOIRAN, MATHEW HOURSTON, RICHARD SHINE, ARNE R. RASMUSSEN, VICKI A. THOMSON, KATE L. SANDERS]
2020-03-27 Hemiphyllodactylus kyaiktiyoensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus ngwelwini,
Hemiphyllodactylus pinlaungensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus zwegabinensis
Gekkonidae Four new Burmese species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from distantly related parapatric clades from the Shan Plateau and Salween Basin [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA, JAMIE R. OAKS, AUNG LIN]
2020-03-26 Uropeltis rajendrani Uropeltidae A new species of Uropeltis Cuvier, 1829 (Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from the Anaikatty Hills of the Western Ghats of India [S.R. Ganesh & N.S. Achyuthan]
2020-03-25 Smaug swazicus Cordylidae A taxonomic revision of the south-eastern dragon lizards of the Smaug warreni (Boulenger) species complex in southern Africa, with the description of a new species (Squamata: Cordylidae) [Michael F. Bates, Edward L. Stanley]
2020-03-24 Xylophis mosaicus Pareidae Description of a new species of Xylophis Beddome, 1878 (Serpentes: Pareidae: Xylophiinae) from the Western Ghats, India [V. DEEPAK, SURYA NARAYANAN, SANDEEP DAS, K.P. RAJKUMAR, P.S. EASA, K.A. SREEJITH, DAVID J. GOWER]
2020-03-18 Cyrtodactylus evanquahi Gekkonidae A new potentially endangered limestone-associated Bent-toed Gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) complex from northern Peninsular Malaysia [PERRY L. JR. WOOD, L. LEE GRISMER, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, SHAHRUL ANUAR, JAMIE R. OAKS]
2020-03-15 Microgecko laki Gekkonidae Ein neuer Zwerggecko aus der Gattung Microgecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) aus dem Iran [Farhang Torki]
2020-03-13 Hemidactylus afarensis,
Hemidactylus lanzai
Gekkonidae Phylogeny and Systematic Revision of the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus from the Horn of Africa (Squamata: Gekkonidae) [Jiří Šmíd, Tomáš Mazuch, Lucie Nováková, David Modrý, Patrick K. Malonza, Hassan Sh Abdirahman Elmi, Salvador Carranza, Jiří Moravec]
2020-03-10 Protobothrops kelomohy Viperidae Protobothrops kelomohy sp. nov. (Squamata: Viperidae), the Second Known Species of Lance-Headed Pit Viper from Thailand [Montri Sumontha, Taksa Vasaruchapong, Niruth Chomngam, Sunutcha Suntrarachun, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Weerasak Sompan, Ton Smits, Kirati Kunya, Lawan Chanhome]
2020-03-06 Dryocalamus chithrasekarai Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Dryocalamus (Serpentes: Colubridae) endemic to the rainforests of southwestern Sri Lanka [L.J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, VISHAN PUSHPAMAL, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE]
2020-03-04 Ablepharus bivittatus Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Ablepharus bivittatus ist jetzt Asymblepharus bivittatus:
Taxonomic investigation of the genus Ablepharus (Sauria; Scincidae) with molecular and morphological methods in Anatolian populations [Emin BOZKURT, Kurtuluş OLGUN]
2020-03-04 Ablepharus anatolicus Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Ablepharus budaki anatolicus ist jetzt Ablepharus anatolicus:
Taxonomic investigation of the genus Ablepharus (Sauria; Scincidae) with molecular and morphological methods in Anatolian populations [Emin BOZKURT, Kurtuluş OLGUN]
2020-03-03 Acanthodactylus lacrymae,
Acanthodactylus montanus
Lacertidae Morphology and multilocus phylogeny of the Spiny-footed Lizard (Acanthodactylus erythrurus) complex reveal two new mountain species from the Moroccan Atlas [AURÉLIEN MIRALLES, PHILIPPE GENIEZ, MENAD BEDDEK, DANIEL MENDEZ ARANDA, JOSÉ CARLOS BRITO, RAPHAËL LEBLOIS, PIERRE-ANDRÉ CROCHET]
2020-03-03 Hydrosaurus celebensis
Hydrosaurus microlophus
Agamidae Hydrosaurus celebensis und Hydrosaurus microlophus gelten nicht mehr als Synonym von Hydrosaurus amboinensis: Dragons in neglect: Taxonomic revision of the Sulawesi sailfin lizards of the genus Hydrosaurus Kaup, 1828 (Squamata, Agamidae) [WOLFGANG DENZER, PATRICK D. CAMPBELL, ULRICH MANTHEY, ANDREA GLÄSSER-TROBISCH, ANDRÉ KOCH]
2020-03-02 Panaspis mocamedensis Scincidae (Eugongylinae) A review of the African snake-eyed skinks (Scincidae: Panaspis) from Angola, with the description of a new species [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE, KELLY L. PARKER, MARIANA P. MARQUES, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-03-01 Sinomicrurus peinani Elapidae A new species of the genus Sinomicrurus (Serpentes: Elapidae) from China and Vietnam [Qin Liu, Jiao-Wen Yan, Shao-Bing Hou, Ping Wang, Sang Ngoc Nguyen, Robert W. Murphy, Jing Che, Peng Guo]
2020-02-28 Hemidactylus nzingae,
Hemidactylus paivae
Gekkonidae A review of the genus Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Angola, with the description of two new species [LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, ISHAN AGARWAL, MARIANA P. MARQUES, AARON M. BAUER]
2020-02-24 Scelotes farquharsoni Scincidae (Scincinae) A NEW SPECIES OF SCELOTES (SAURIA: SCINCIDAE) FROM KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA [LYNN R. G. RAW]
2020-02-24 Dendrelaphis vogeli Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) A new species of the genus Dendrelaphis (Squamata: Colubridae) from Yunnan Province, China, with discussion of the occurrence of D. cyanochloris (Wall, 1921) in China [KE JIANG, JIN-LONG REN, JUN-FENG GUO, ZENG WANG, LI DING, JIA-TANG LI]
2020-02-23 Lakigecko aaronbaueri Gekkonidae Neue Gattung Lakigecko
A new gecko genus from Zagros Mountains, Iran [Farhang Torki]
2020-02-19 Opisthotropis hungtai Colubridae (Natricinae) Re-examination of the Chinese record of Opisthotropis maculosa (Squamata, Natricidae), resulting in the first national record of O. haihaensis and description of a new species [Jian Wang, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Zhao-Chi Zeng, Chao-Yu Lin, Jian-Huan Yang, Truong Quang Nguyen, Minh D. Le, Thomas Ziegler, Ying-Yong Wang]
2020-02-15 Wilsonosaura Gymnophthalmidae Neue Gattung Wilsonosaura
A new cryptic genus of terrestrial lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the eastern Andes of central Peru [Edgar Lehr, Jiří Moravec & Rudolf von May]
2020-02-13 Cyrtodactylus urbanus Gekkonidae Another new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Guwahati, Assam, India [JAYADITYA PURKAYASTHA, MADHURIMA DAS, SANATH CHANDRA BOHRA, AARON M. BAUER, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2020-02-04 Calumma emelinae,
Calumma ratnasariae,
Calumma tjiasmantoi
Chamaeleonidae Untangling the trees: Revision of the Calumma nasutum complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) [David Prötzel, Mark D. Scherz, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw]
2020-01-31 Crotalus ehecatl,
Crotalus mictlantecuhtli
Viperidae Accessing cryptic diversity in Neotropical rattlesnakes (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalus) with the description of two new species [RUBÉN ALONSO CARBAJAL-MÁRQUEZ, JOSÉ ROGELIO CEDEÑO-VÁZQUEZ, ARELY MARTÍNEZ-ARCE, EDGAR NERI-CASTRO, SALIMA C. MACHKOUR- M’RABET]
2020-01-30 Gonatodes machelae Sphaerodactylidae A new diurnal gecko in the genus Gonatodes (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from Margarita Island, Venezuela [CARLOS RIVERO-BLANCO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL]
2020-01-29 Liolaemus balagueri Liolaemidae A new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) of the group L. montanus from the coastal hills of Southern Peru [Luis Villegas Paredes, Ling Huamaní-Valderrama, César Luque-Fernández, Roberto Carlos Gutiérrez Poblete, Aarón Josué Quiróz, Cristian Simón Abdala]
2020-01-29 Hemiphyllodactylus nilgiriensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus peninsularis
Gekkonidae Two more new Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tamil Nadu, India [ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M BAUER, SAUNAK PAL, ACHYUTHAN N SRIKANTHAN, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2020-01-29 Gonatodes chucuri 
Sphaerodactylidae A new species of the genus Gonatodes (Squamata: Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae) from the western flank of the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia, with description of its hemipenial morphology [ELSON MENESES-PELAYO, JUAN P. RAMÍREZ]
2020-01-28 Asthenodipsas borneensis Pareidae A taxonomic revision of Asthenodipsas malaccana Peters, 1864 (Squamata: Pareidae) with a description of a new species from Borneo [EVAN S.H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, KELVIN K.P. LIM, M.S. SHAHRUL ANUAR, KIN ONN CHAN]
2020-01-27 Riolama grandis,
Riolama stellata
Gymnophthalmidae Lizards from the Lost World: two new species and evolutionary relationships of the Pantepui highland Riolama (Gymnophthalmidae) [Renato Recoder, Ivan Prates, Sergio Marques-Souza, Agustín Camacho, Pedro M Sales Nunes, Francisco Dal Vechio, José Mario Ghellere, Roy W McDiarmid, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues]
2020-01-27 Gehyra arnhemica,
Gehyra arnhemica,
Gehyra calcitectus,
Gehyra chimera,
Gehyra gemina,
Gehyra lapistola,
Gehyra lauta
Gekkonidae Crypsis and convergence: integrative taxonomic revision of the Gehyra australis group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Australia [Paul M. Oliver, Audrey Miranda Prasetya, Leonardo G. Tedeschi, Jessica Fenker, Ryan J. Ellis, Paul Doughty, Craig Moritz]
2020-01-20 Anolis neglectus Dactyloidae Discovery of a new species of Anolis lizards from Brazil and its implications for the historical biogeography of montane Atlantic Forest endemics [Ivan Prates, Paulo Roberto Melo-Sampaio, Kevin de Queiroz, Ana Carolina Carnaval, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues und Leandro de Oliveira Drummond]
2020-01-23 Cyrtodactylus crustulus Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from Manus Island, and extended description and range extension for Cyrtodactylus sermowaiensis (De Rooij) [PAUL M. OLIVER, RYAN HARTMAN, CAMERON D. TURNER, TAYLOR A. WILDE, CHRISTOPHER C. AUSTIN, STEPHEN J. RICHARDS]
2020-01-09 Amphisbaena acangaoba Amphisbaenidae A New Worm Lizard Species (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae: Amphisbaena) with Non-autotomic Tail, from Northeastern Brazil [Leonardo B. Ribeiro, Samuel C. Gomides, Henrique C. Costa]
2020-01-08 Lepidodactylus sacrolineatus Gekkonidae A new species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the mountains of northeastern Papua New Guinea: older than the hills [FRED KRAUS, PAUL M. OLIVER]
2020-01-07 Cyrtodactylus dattkyaikensis
Cyrtodactylus taungwineensis
Gekkonidae Two new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a karstic archipelago in the Salween Basin of southern Myanmar (Burma) [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MARTA S. GRISMER, MYINT KYAW THURA, JAMIE R. OAKS, AUNG LIN]
2020-01-06 Oligodon rostralis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Oligodon Fitzinger, 1826 from the Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with additional information on Oligodon annamensis Leviton, 1953 (Squamata: Colubridae) [Hung Ngoc Nguyen, Bang Van Tran, Linh Hoang Nguyen, Thy Neang, Platon V. Yushchenko, Nikolay A. Poyarkov]
2019-12-31 Cnemaspis dissanayakai,
Cnemaspis kawminiae,
Cnemaspis kotagamai
Gekkonidae Three new species of day geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) from isolated granite cave habitats in Sri Lanka [Suranjan Karunarathna, Anslem de Silva, Madhava Botejue, Dinesh Gabadage, Lankani Somaratna, Angelo Hettige, Nimantha Aberathna, Majintha Madawala, Gayan Edirisinghe, Nirmala Perera, Sulakshana Wickramaarachchi, Thilina Surasinghe, Niranjan Karunarathna, Mendis Wickramasinghe, Kanishka D.B. Ukuwela, and Aaron M. Bauer]
2019-12-27 Podarcis latastei Lacertidae Podarcis siculus latastei (Bedriaga, 1879) of the Western Pontine Islands (Italy) raised to the species rank, and a brief taxonomic overview of Podarcis lizards [Gabriele Senczuk, Riccardo Castiglia, Wolfgang Böhme, Claudia Cort]
2019-12-18 Tympanocryptis argillosa,
Tympanocryptis fictilis,
Tympanocryptis petersi,
Tympanocryptis rustica,
Tympanocryptis tolleyi
Agamidae Integrating phylogeography and high-resolution X-ray CT reveals five new cryptic species and multiple hybrid zones among Australian earless dragons [Jane Melville, Kirilee Chaplin, Christy A. Hipsley, Stephen D. Sarre, Joanna Sumner and Mark Hutchinson]
2019-12-15 Calamaria strigiventris Colubridae (Calamariinae) A New Species of the Genus Calamaria Boie, 1827 from the Highlands of the Langbian Plateau, Southern Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr., Tan Van Nguyen, Nikolai L. Orlov, Gernot Vogel]
2019-12-14 Hemidactylus achaemenidicus,
Hemidactylus pseudoromeshkanicus,
Hemidactylus sassanidianus
Gekkonidae Three new species of Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Iran [Farhang Torki]
2019-12-13 Amphisbaena longinqua,
Amphisbaena mongoyo
Amphisbaenidae Two New Highland Species of Amphisbaena Linnaeus, 1758 (Amphisbaenia, Amphisbaenidae) from Bahia State, Brazil [Mauro Teixeira Junior, Francisco Dal Vechio, Renato Recoder, José Cassimiro, Marco Aurélio De Sena, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues]
2019-12-09 Panaspis tsavoensis Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Revalidation and resurrection of Panaspis massaiensis (Angel, 1924) and the description of a new species of Panaspis Cope (Squamata: Scincidae) from south-eastern Kenya [FELISTA KASYOKA KILUNDA, WERNER CONRADIE, DOMNICK VICTOR WASONGA, JIE-QIONG JIN, MIN-SHENG PENG, ROBERT W. MURPHY, PATRICK KINYATTA MALONZA, JING CHE]
2019-12-02 Sibon ayerbeorum Colubridae (Dipsadinae) A new species of Sibon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Southwestern Colombia [LUIS ENRIQUE VERA-PÉREZ]
2019-12-02 Liolaemus tajzara Liolaemidae Description and phylogeny of a new species of Liolaemus (Iguania: Liolaemidae) endemic to the south of the Plurinational State of Bolivia [Cristian Simón Abdala, Alvaro J. Aguilar-Kirigin, Romina Valeria Semhan, Ana Lucia Bulacios Arroyo, Julián Valdes, Marcos Maximiliano Paz, Roberto Gutiérrez Poblete, Pablo Valladares Faundez, Robert Langstroth, James Aparicio]
2019-11-30 Amphisbaena arenicola,
Amphisbaena nana,
Amphisbaena tiaraju
Amphisbaenidae Integrative taxonomy of small worm lizards from Southern South America, with description of three new species (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) [Renata Perez & Márcio Borges-Martins]
2019-11-28 Cyrtodactylus muangfuangensis Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vientiane Province, northern Laos [ALY SITTHIVONG, VINH QUANG LUU, NGOAN VAN HA, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER]
2019-11-27 Psammophylax kellyi Lamprophiidae A snake in the grass: Genetic structuring of the widespread African grass snake (Psammophylax Fitzinger 1843), with the description of a new genus and a new species [Chad Keates, Werner Conradie, Eli Greenbaum & Shelley Edwards]
2019-11-11 Acanthosaura tongbiguanensis Agamidae A new species of the genus Acanthosaura from Yunnan, China (Squamata, Agamidae) [Shuo Liu, Dingqi Rao]
2019-11-08 Nucras broadleyi Lacertidae Another Angolan Namib endemic species: a new Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from south-western Angola [William R. Branch, Werner Conradie, Pedro Vaz Pinto, and Krystal A. Tolley]
2019-10-24 Gehyra electrum Gekkonidae A new species of rock-dwelling gecko (Gekkonidae: Gehyra) from the Mt Surprise region of northern Queensland, Australia [STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA, JÉSSICA FENKER, STEWART L. MACDONALD]
2019-10-21 Dravidogecko douglasadamsi,
Dravidogecko janakiae,
Dravidogecko meghamalaiensis,
Dravidogecko septentrionalis,
Dravidogecko smithi,
Dravidogecko tholpalli
Gekkonidae Diversification in the mountains: a generic reappraisal of the Western Ghats endemic gecko genus Dravidogecko Smith, 1933 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with descriptions of six new species [R. CHAITANYA, VARAD B. GIRI, V. DEEPAK, ANIRUDDHA DATTA-ROY, B.H.C.K MURTHY, PRAVEEN KARANTH]
2019-10-10 Phyllodactylus andysabini
Phyllodactylus simpsoni
Phyllodactylidae Two new species of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylus) from Isabela Island,Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador [Alejandro Arteaga, Lucas Bustamante, Jose Vieira, Washington Tapia, Jorge Carrión, and Juan M Guayasamin]
2019-10-09 Sphenomorphus preylangensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Integrative taxonomy of the Asian skinks Sphenomorphus stellatus (Boulenger, 1900) and S. praesignis (Boulenger, 1900) with the resurrection of S. annamiticus (Boettger, 1901) and the description of a new species from Cambodia [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L., JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NEANG THY, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, PANUPONG THAMMACHOTI, HUN SEIHA]
2019-10-08 Oedura elegans
Oedura lineata
Oedura picta
Diplodactylidae Description of three new velvet geckos (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from inland eastern Australia, and redescription of Oedura monilis De Vis [CONRAD J. HOSKIN]
2019-10-07 Uroplatus fetsy Gekkonidae A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence [FANOMEZANA M. RATSOAVINA, MARK D. SCHERZ, KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES]
2019-09-26 Saurodactylus elmoudenii
Saurodactylus harrisii
Saurodactylus slimanii
Saurodactylus splendidus
Sphaerodactylidae Phylogenetic differentiation and taxonomic consequences in the Saurodactylus brosseti species complex (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae), with description of four new species [SOHEILA JAVANMARDI, SVEN VOGLER, ULRICH JOGER]
2019-09-26 Crocodylus halli Crocodylidae Divergent Morphology among Populations of the New Guinea Crocodile, Crocodylus novaeguineae (Schmidt, 1928): Diagnosis of an Independent Lineage and Description of a New Species [Christopher M. Murray, Peter Russo, Alexander Zorrilla, Caleb D. McMahan]
2019-09-25 Lepidodactylus aignanus,
Lepidodactylus dialeukos,
Lepidodactylus kwasnickae,
Lepidodactylus mitchelli,
Lepidodactylus zweifeli
Gekkonidae New species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from New Guinea and adjacent islands [FRED KRAUS]
2019-09-23 Eirenis yassujicus Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the genus Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 from Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Behzad Fathinia, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Arya Shafaeipour, 2019]
2019-09-23 Hebius sangzhiensis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Eirenis (Ophidia: Colubridae) from highland habitats in southern Iran [ZHENGYAN ZHOU, ZHIYONG SUN, SHUO QI, YUYAN LU, ZHITONG LYU, YINGYONG WANG, PIPENG LI, JIANZHANG MA]
2019-09-18 Liopeltis pallidonuchalis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the genus Liopeltis Fitzinger, 1843 from Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Poyarkov, Nikolay A Jr, Nguyen, Tan van, Gernot Vogel]
2019-09-16 Arcanumophis problematicus Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Neue Gattung Arcanumophis: Erythrolamprus problematicus wird zu Arcanumophis problematicus
Arcanumophis, a new genus and generic allocation for Erythrolamprus problematicus (Myers 1986), Xenodontinae (Colubridae) from the Cordillera de Carabaya, southern Peru [CHRISTOPHER R. SMAGA, ALEX TTITO, ALESSANDRO CATENAZZI]
2019-09-16 Cyrtodactylus manos Gekkonidae A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central New Guinea [PAUL M. OLIVER, DENISE TAIMI KARKKAINEN, HERBERT RÖSLER, STEPHEN J. RICHARDS]
2019-09-13 Gloydius huangi Viperidae A New Species of Plateau Pit Viper (Reptilia: Serpentes: Gloydius) from the Upper Lancang (=Mekong) Valley in the Hengduan Mountain Region, Tibet, China [Kai Wang, Jinlong Ren, Wenjie Dong, Ke Jiang, Jingsong Shi, Cameron D. Siler, Jing Che ]
2019-09-12 Cordylus phonolithos Cordylidae A new species of Girdled Lizard (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Serra da Neve Inselberg, Namibe Province, southwestern Angola [MARIANA P. MARQUES, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, EDWARD L. STANLEY, SUZANA A. BANDEIRA, ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-09-11 Liolaemus chiribaya,
Liolaemus nazca,
Liolaemus victormoralesii
Liolaemidae Three New Lizard Species of the Liolaemus montanus Group from Perú [CÉSAR AGUILAR-PUNTRIANO, CÉSAR RAMÍREZ, ERNESTO CASTILLO, ALEJANDRO MENDOZA, VICTOR J. VARGAS & JACK W. SITES, JR.]
2019-09-10 Lycodon pictus Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from northern Vietnam [Helen Y. Janssen, Cuong T. Pham, Hanh Thi Ngo, Minh Duc Le, Truong Q. Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler]
2019-09-09 Cyrtodactylus anslemi Gekkonidae A new species of dwarf day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from lower-elevations of Samanala Nature Reserve in Central massif, Sri Lanka [Suranjan Karunarathna and Kanishka D.B. Ukuwel]
2019-09-09 Cyrtodactylus dayangbuntingensis Gekkonidae The discovery and description of a new species of Bent-toed Gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia [EVAN S. H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR MOHD SAH]
2019-09-02 Lipinia trivittata
Lipinia vassilievi
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
2 neue Arten und Artstatus für Lipinia microcercus
Counting stripes: revision of the Lipinia vittigera complex (Reptilia, Squamata, Scincidae) with description of two new species from Indochina [Nikolay A. Poyarkov Jr., Peter Geissler, Vladislav A. Gorin, Evgeniy A. Dunayev, Timo Hartmann, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom]
2019-08-29 Larutia kecil Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of the genus Larutia (Squamata: Scincidae) from Gunung Penrissen, Sarawak, Borneo [IBUKI FUKUYAMA, TSUTOMU HIKIDA, MOHAMAD YAZID HOSSMAN, KANTO NISHIKAWA]
2019-08-28 Ctenophorus spinodomus Agamidae Ctenophorus spinodomus sp. nov., a new species of dragon lizard (Squamata: Agamidae) from Triodia Mallee habitat of southeast Australia [Ross A. Sadlier; Donald J. Colgan; Cecilie A. Beatson; Harold G. Cogger]
2019-08-27 Cnemaspis thayawthadangyi,
Cnemaspis tanintharyi
Gekkonidae The discovery of Rock Geckos Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar with the description of two new species [JUSTIN L. LEE, ARYEH H. MILLER, GEORGE R. ZUG, DANIEL G. MULCAHY]
2019-08-15 Cnemaspis butewai,
Cnemaspis hitihami,
Cnemaspis gotaimbarai,
Cnemaspis kivulegedarai,
Cnemaspis kohukumburai,
Cnemaspis nandimithrai
Gekkonidae Integrative taxonomy reveals six new species of day geckos of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from geographically-isolated hill forests in Sri Lanka [Karunarathna, Poyarkov, Silva, Madawalla, Botejue, Gorin, Surasinghe, Gabadage, Ukuwela & Bauer]
2019-08-15 Cnemaspis aaronbaueri Gekkonidae Description of a cryptic new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala State of India [AMIT SAYYED, L. LEE GRISMER, PATRICK D CAMPBELL, RAVEENDRAN DILEEPKUMAR]
2019-08-13 Bothrops monsignifer Viperidae A new species of pitviper of the genus Bothrops (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from the Central Andes of South America [JUAN TIMMS, JUAN C. CHAPARRO, PABLO J. VENEGAS, DAVID SALAZAR-VALENZUELA, GUSTAVO SCROCCHI, JAIRO CUEVAS, GERARDO LEYNAUD, PAOLA A. CARRASCO]
2019-08-13 Cnemaspis amba
Cnemaspis koynaensis
Gekkonidae Two more new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, TEJAS THACKERAY, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2019-08-12 Takydromus yunkaiensis Lacertidae A new species of the genus Takydromus (Squamata, Lacertidae) from southwestern Guangdong, China Jian Wang, Zhi-Tong Lyu, Chen-Yu Yang, Yu-Long Li, Ying-Yong Wang]
2019-08-08 Epictia rioignis Leptotyphlopidae A century of waiting: description of a new Epictia Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) based on specimens housed for more than 100 years in the collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna (NMW) [Claudia Koch, Angele Martins, Silke Schweiger]
2019-08-06 Helicops boitata  Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Chance, luck and a fortunate finding: a new species of watersnake of the genus Helicops Wagler, 1828 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae), from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands [ANTONIO MORAES-DA-SILVA, RENATA CECÍLIA AMARO, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, CHRISTINE STRÜSSMANN, MAURO JUNIOR TEIXEIRA, ALBEDI JR. ANDRADE, VINÍCIUS SUDRÉ, RENATO RECODER, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, FELIPE FRANCO CURCIO]
2019-08-05 Cnemaspis anandani Gekkonidae A New Species of Day Gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India [B. H. Channakeshava Murthy, A. Nitesh, Shruti Sengupta, P. Deepak ]
2019-08-05 Lepidodactylus aignanus,
Lepidodactylus dialeukos,
Lepidodactylus kwasnickae,
Lepidodactylus mitchelli,
Lepidodactylus zweifeli
Gekkonidae New species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from New Guinea and adjacent islands [FRED KRAUS]
2019-07-31 Microgecko varaviensis Gekkonidae A new species of the genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the southern Zagros Mountains, Iran [ALI GHOLAMIFARD, NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI]
2019-07-30 Scincella badenensis Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new skink of the genus Scincella Mittleman, 1950 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam [ANG NGOC NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, ROBERT W. MURPHY]
2019-07-28 Gekko, Ptychozoon Gekkonidae Die Gattung Ptychozoon wird nach Gekko überführt:
Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements [Perry L. Wood Jr., Xianguang Guo, Scott L. Travers, Yong-Chao Su, Karen V. Olson, Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Cameron D. Siler, Robert G. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, Rafe M. Brown]
2019-07-26 Dipsadoboa montisilva Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of tree snake (Dipsadoboa, Serpentes: Colubridae) from ‘sky island’ forests in northern Mozambique, with notes on other members of the Dipsadoboa werneri group [WILLIAM R. BRANCH, JULIAN BAYLISS, GABRIELA B. BITTENCOURT-SILVA, WERNER CONRADIE, HANLIE M. ENGELBRECHT, SIMON P. LOADER, MICHELE MENEGON, CRISTÓVÃO NANVONAMUQUITXO, KRYSTAL A. TOLLEY]
2019-07-26 Asthenodipsas jamilinaisi,
Asthenodipsas stuebingi
Pareidae A taxonomic reappraisal of the Smooth Slug Snake Asthenodipsas laevis (Boie, 1827) (Squamata: Pareidae) in Borneo with the description of two new species [EVAN S.H. QUAH, L. LEE GRISMER, KELVIN K.P. LIM, M.S. SHAHRUL ANUAR, AUL Y. IMBUN]
2019-07-24 Hemidactylus varadgirii Gekkonidae A novel member of the Hemidactylus brookii complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India [R. CHAITANYA, ISHAN AGARWAL, APARNA LAJMI, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-07-24 Audantia aridius,
Audantia australis,
Audantia higuey,
Audantia hispaniolae
Dactyloidae A revision of the genus Audantia of Hispaniola with description of four new species (Reptilia: Squamata: Dactyloidae) [Gunther Köhler, Caroline Zimmer, Kathleen McGrath, S. Blair Hedges]
2019-07-18 Calotes zolaiking Agamidae On the systematic status of the genus Oriocalotes Günther, 1864 (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae) with the description of a new species from Mizoram state, Northeast India [VARAD. B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, STEPHEN MAHONY, SAMUEL LALROUNGA, C. LALRINCHHANA, ABHIJIT DAS, VIVEK SARKAR, PRAVEEN KARANTH, V. DEEPAK]
2019-07-18 Liolaemus quinterosi Liolaemidae A new species of the Liolaemus elongatus group (Iguania: Liolaemidae) from Neuquén Province, Argentina, with comments on its genitalia morphology [Maria Soledad Ruiz, Angel Matias Quipildor, Ana Lucia Bulacios Arroyo, Pablo Chafrat, Cristian Simon Abdala]
2019-07-17 Proahaetulla antiqua Colubridae (Ahaetuliinae) Neue Gattung Proahaetulla
Discovery of a deeply divergent new lineage of vine snake (Colubridae: Ahaetuliinae: Proahaetulla gen. nov.) from the southern Western Ghats of Peninsular India with a revised key for Ahaetuliinae [Ashok Kumar Mallik, N. Srikanthan Achyuthan, Sumaithangi R. Ganesh, Saunak P. Pal, S. P. Vijayakumar, Kartik Shanker]
2019-07-16 Ptychozoon cicakterbang,
Ptychozoon kabkaebin,
Ptychozoon tokehos
Gekkonidae Geographic structure of genetic variation in the Parachute Gecko Ptychozoon lionotum Annandale, 1905 across Indochina and Sundaland with descriptions of three new species [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, JESSE L. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, NEANG THY, SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, SENGVILAY SEATEUN, BRYAN L. STUART, CAMERON B. SILER, DANIEL G. MULCAHY, TASHITSO ANAMZA, RAFE M. BROWN]
2019-07-15 Phymaturus fiambala Liolaemidae A New Species of Lizard Endemic to Sierra de Fiambalá, Northwestern Argentina (Iguania: Liolaemidae: Phymaturus). Integrated Taxonomy Using Morphology and DNA Sequences: Reporting Variation Within the antofagastensis Lineage [Lobo Fernando, Thomas Hibbard, Matías Quipildor, and Soledad Valdecantos]
2019-07-03 Pristurus masirahensis Sphaerodactylidae Systematics, biogeography, and evolution of Pristurus minimus (Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) with the discovery of the smallest Arabian vertebrate [Karin Tamar, Pelagia Mitsi, Marc SimÓ-Riudalbas, Héctor Tejero-Cicuéndez, Thuraya Al-Sariri & Salvador Carranza]
2019-07-02 Glaucomastix itabaianensis Teiidae Phylogeography of the endangered sand dune whiptail lizard Glaucomastix abaetensis (Dias, Rocha & Vrcibradic, 2002) with the description of a new species [IGOR RIOS DO ROSÁRIO, RODRIGO MARQUES LIMA DOS SANTOS, FEDERICO ARIAS, CARLOS FREDERICO DUARTE ROCHA, EDUARDO JOSÉ DOS REIS DIAS, CELSO MORATO DE CARVALHO, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES]
2019-07-01 Cyrtodactylus pinlaungensis Gekkonidae A new species of Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cyrtodactylus) from the Shan Plateau in eastern Myanmar (Burma) [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA, JAMIE R. OAKS, AUNG LIN]
2019-07-01 Cnemaspis adangrawi
Cnemaspis tarutaoensis
Gekkonidae Morphological and molecular analyses reveal two new insular species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Satun Province, southern Thailand [Natee Ampai, Attapol Rujirawan, Perry L. Wood Jr, Bryan L. Stuart, Anchalee Aowphol]
2019-06-28 Phymaturus loboi Liolaemidae An updated phylogeny and morphological study of the Phymaturus vociferator clade (Iguania: Liolaemidae) [JAIME TRONCOSO-PALACIOS, FRANCISCO FERRI-YÁÑEZ, ALEJANDRO LASPIUR, CÉSAR AGUILAR]
2019-06-26 Sinonatrix yapingi Colubridae (Natricinae) A new member of the genus Sinonatrix (Serpentes: Colubridae) from western China [PENG GUO, FEI ZHU, QIN LIU]
2019-06-26 Oligosoma albornense
Oligosoma auroraensis
Oligosoma salmo
Scincidae (Eugongylinae) Lost and Found: Taxonomic revision of the speckled skink (Oligosoma infrapunctatum; Reptilia; Scincidae) species complex from New Zealand reveals a potential cryptic extinction, resurrection of two species, and description of three new species [SABINE MELZER, ROD A. HITCHMOUGH, TRENT BELL, DAVID G. CHAPPLE, GEOFF B. PATTERSON]
2019-06-25 Darevskia aghasyani Lacertidae A new lizard species of the genus Darevskia Arribas, 1997 from Southern Armenia [B.S. Tuniyev and T.V. Petrova]
2019-06-24 Cyrtodactylus mombergi Gekkonidae A new species of forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachin State, Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA, MARK W. HERR, AUNG KO LIN]
2019-06-20 Hemidactylus chikhaldaraensis,
Hemidactylus kolliensis,
Hemidactylus sankariensis
Gekkonidae An expanded ND2 phylogeny of the brookii and prashadi groups with the description of three new Indian Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) [ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER, VARAD B. GIRI, AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-06-20 Atractus aboiporu
Atractus dapsilis
Atractus trefauti
Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Systematic review of Atractus schach (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) species complex from the Guiana Shield with description of three new species [Paulo Roberto Melo-Sampaio, Paulo Passos, Antoine Fouquet, Ana Lucia Da Costa Prudente & Omar Torres-Carvajal]
2019-06-20 Diporiphora carpentariensis,
Diporiphora granulifera,
Diporiphora gracilis,
Diporiphora pallida,
Diporiphora perplexa
Agamidae Taxonomic revision of dragon lizards in the genus Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Australian monsoonal tropics [Jane Melville, Katie Smith Date, Paul Horner and Paul Doughty]
2019-06-13 Psammophis afroccidentalis Lamprophiidae On the Psammophis sibilans group (Serpentes, Lamprophiidae, Psammophiinae) north of 12°S, with the description of a new species from West Africa [Jean-François Trape, Pierre-André Crochet, Donald G. Broadley, Patricia Sourouille, Youssouph Mané, Marius Burger, Wolfgang Böhme, Mostafa Saleh, Anna Karan, Benedetto Lanza & Oleg Mediannikov]
2019-06-10 Cyrtodactylus muluensis
Cyrtodactylus limajalur
Gekkonidae Uncovering karst endemism within Borneo: two new Cyrtodactylus species from Sarawak, Malaysia [HAYDEN R. DAVIS, AARON M. BAUER, TODD R. JACKMAN, IZNEIL NASHRIQ, INDRANEIL DAS]
2019-06-06 Opisthotropis haihaensis Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Opisthotropis from northern Vietnam previously misidentified as the Yellow-spotted Mountain Stream Keelback O. maculosa Stuart & Chuaynkern, 2007 (Squamata: Natricidae) [THOMAS ZIEGLER, CUONG THE PHAM, TAN VAN NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, JIAN WANG, YING-YONG WANG, BRYAN L. STUART, MINH DUC LE]
2019-06-04 Lerista anyara Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, belonging to the Lerista allanae clade but strongly disjunct from other members of the clade [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-06-03 Liolaemus normae Liolaemidae Speciation across mountains: Phylogenomics, species delimitation and taxonomy of the Liolaemus leopardinus clade (Squamata, Liolaemidae) [Damien Esquerré, Diego Ramírez-Álvarez, Carlos J.Pavón-Vázquez, Jaime Troncoso-Palacios, Carlos F. Garín, J. Scott Keogh & Adam D.Leaché]
2019-06-03 Cnemaspis godagedarai Gekkonidae A new species of endemic day gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from a wet zone forest in the second peneplain of Southern Sri Lanka [Anslem de Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, Madhava Botejue, and ,*Suranjan Karunarathna]
2019-06-02 Hemiphyllodactylus arakuensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus jnana,
Hemiphyllodactylus kolliensis
Gekkonidae The hills are alive with geckos! A radiation of a dozen species on sky islands across peninsular India (Squamata: Gekkonidae, Hemiphyllodactylus) with the description of three new species [Ishan Agarwal, Akshay Khandekar, Varad B. Giri, Uma Ramakrishnan, K. Praveen Karanth]
2019-05-31 Acanthosaura phongdienensis Agamidae A new species of Acanthosaura Gray 1831 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from central Vietnam [SANG NGOC NGUYEN, JIE-QIONG JIN, BA DINH VO, LUAN THANH NGUYEN, WEI-WEI ZHOU, JING CHE, ROBERT W. MURPHY, YA-PING ZHANG]
2019-05-28 Elaphe urartica Colubridae (Colubrinae) The biogeography of Elaphe sauromates (Pallas, 1814), with a description of a new rat snake species [Daniel Jablonski, Oleg V. Kukushkin, Aziz Avcı, Sabina Bunyatova, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Çetin Ilgaz, Ekaterina Polyakova, Konstantin Shiryaev, Boris Tuniyev, David Jandzik]
2019-05-23 Lygodactylus tsavoensis Gekkonidae A new species of gecko of the genus Lygodactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southeastern Kenya [PATRICK K. MALONZA, AARON M. BAUER, CAROLINA GRANTHON, DEAN A. WILLIAMS, DAVID WOJNOWSKI]
2019-05-23 Subdoluseps malayana Scincidae (Lygosominae) A new skink of the genus Subdoluseps (Hardwicke & Gray, 1828) from Peninsular Malaysia [L. LEE GRISMER, ZAHARIL DZUKAFLY, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, BENJAMIN R. KARIN, SHAHRUL ANUAR, ELYSE S. FREITAS]
2019-05-22 Cnemaspis shevaroyensis,
Cnemaspis thackerayi
Gekkonidae Two new Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Shevaroy massif, Tamil Nadu, India, with a preliminary ND2 phylogeny of Indian Cnemaspis [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR, NIKHIL GAITONDE, ISHAN AGARWAL]
2019-05-22 Tympanocryptis mccartneyi
Tympanocryptis osbornei
Agamidae Taxonomy and conservation of grassland earless dragons: new species and an assessment of the first possible extinction of a reptile on mainland Australia [Jane Melville, Kirilee Chaplin, Mark Hutchinson, Joanna Sumner, Bernd Gruber, Anna J. MacDonald and Stephen D. Sarre]
2019-05-20 Iguana iguana insularis
Iguana iguana sanctaluciae
Iguanidae A story of nasal horns: two new subspecies of Iguana Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata, Iguanidae) in Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada (southern Lesser Antilles) [MICHEL BREUIL, BARBARA VUILLAUME, DAVID SCHIKORSKI, ULRIKE KRAUSS, MATTHEW N. MORTON, PIUS HAYNES, JENNIFER C. DALTRY, ELIZABETH CORRY, GLENROY GAYMES, JOANNE GAYMES, NICOLAS BECH, MIŠEL JELIĆ, FRÉDÉRIC GRANDJEAN]
2019-05-20 Norops arenal Dactyloidae A new species of anole from Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae: Norops) [GUNTHER KÖHLER, JOSEPH VARGAS]
2019-05-17 Cnemaspis muria Gekkonidae Hiding in plain sight on Gunung Muria: A new species and first record of rock gecko (Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887; Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Java, Indonesia [AWAL RIYANTO, MISBAHUL MUNIR, ANDRI I. S. MARTAMENGGALA, YULI SULISTYA FITRIANA, AMIR HAMIDY]
2019-05-15 Paroedura neglecta Gekkonidae A new species of nocturnal gecko, genus Paroedura, from the karstic Tsingy de Bemaraha formation in western Madagascar [Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Mark D. Scherz & Frank Glaw]
2019-05-09 Atractus marthaei Colubridae (Dipsadinae) New Polychromatic Species of Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Portion of the Colombian Andes [Elson Meneses-Pelayo, Paulo Passos]
2019-05-09 Smithophis atemporalis Colubridae (Natricinae) Neue Gattung Smithophis
A new genus and species of natricine snake from northeast India [VARAD B. GIRI, DAVID J. GOWER, ABHIJIT DAS, H.T. LALREMSANGA, SAMUEL LALRONUNGA, ASHOK CAPTAIN, V. DEEPAK]
2019-04-29 Ahaetulla laudankia Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Ahaetulla Link, 1807 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Ahaetullinae) from India [V. Deepak, Surya Narayanan, Vivek Sarkar, Sushil K. Dutta & Pratyush P. Mohapatra]
2019-04-26 Gekko flavimaritus Gekkonidae A new karst-dwelling gecko of the Gekko petricolus group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Phitsanulok Province, central Thailand [Attapol Rujirawan, Jonathan J. Fong, Natee Ampai, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon & Anchalee Aowphol]
2019-04-17 Calamaria dominici Colubridae (Calamariinae) A new species of reed snake, Calamaria Boie, 1827 from the Central Highlands of Vietnam (Squamata: Colubridae) [Thomas Ziegler, Vu A. Tran, Randall D. Babb, Thomas R. Jones, Paul E. Moler, Robert W. Van Devender, Truong Q. Nguyen]
2019-04-16 Erythrolamprus rochai Colubridae (Dipsadinae) Taxonomic revision of the Erythrolamprus reginae species group, with description of a new species from Guiana Shield (Serpentes: Xenodontinae) [ALEXANDRE C. ASCENSO, JOÃO C. L. COSTA, ANA L. C. PRUDENTE]
2019-04-26 Achalinus emilyae
Achalinus juliani
Achalinus timi
Xenodermidae Three new species of the snake genus Achalinus from Vietnam (Squamata: Xenodermatidae) [THOMAS ZIEGLER, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, CUONG THE PHAM, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, ANH VAN PHAM, MONA VAN SCHINGEN, THAM THI NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE]
2019-04-17 Stegonotus ayamaru Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Indo-Papuan groundsnake, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Serpentes, Colubridae), from the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia, with comments on differentiating morphological characters [CHRISTINE M. KAISER, MARK O’SHEA, HINRICH KAISER]
2019-04-17 Lycodon namdongensis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [VINH QUANG LUU, THOMAS ZIEGLER, NGHIA VAN HA, MINH DUC LE, TUOI THI HOANG]
2019-04-08 Lycodon gibsonae Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of the Lycodon fasciatus complex from the Khorat Plateau, eastern Thailand (Reptiles, Squamata, Colubridae) [GERNOT VOGEL, PATRICK DAVID]
2019-04-08 Lerista alia,
Lerista parameles
Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
Two new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from north Queensland populations formerly assigned to Lerista storri Greer, McDonald and Lawrie, 1983 [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-04-06 Lerista Scincidae
(Sphenomorphinae)
A new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, belonging to the Lerista allanae clade but strongly disjunct from other members of the clade [ANDREW P. AMEY, PATRICK J. COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER]
2019-04-05 Cyrtodactylus nyinyikyawi
Cyrtodactylus pyadalinensis
Gekkonidae Two more new species of the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the fringes of the Ayeyarwady Basin, Myanmar [L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, NAY MYO WIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH]
2019-04-04 Hemiphyllodactylus indosobrinus
Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus
Gekkonidae Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Laos [SAMUEL J. ELIADES, SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, CAMERON D. SILER, BRYAN L. STUART]
2019-04-01 Trimeresurus arunachalensis Viperidae A New Species of Pitviper (Serpentes: Viperidae: Trimeresurus Lacepède, 1804) from West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India [Ashok Captain, V. Deepak, Rohan Pandit, Bharat Bhatt, Ramana Athreya]
2019-04-01 Phyllurus pinnaclensis Carphodactylidae A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from The Pinnacles, north-east Australia [CONRAD J. HOSKIN, LORENZO V. BERTOLA, MEGAN HIGGIE]
2019-03-28 Norops brianjuliani Dactyloidae A new species of anole from the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico (Reptilia, Squamata, Dactyloidae: Norops) [Gunther Köhler, Claus Bo P. Petersen & Fausto R. Mendez de la Cruz]
2019-03-27 Cnemaspis agarwali Gekkonidae A new species of rock-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tamil Nadu, southern India [AKSHAY KHANDEKAR]
2019-03-25 Trimeresurus yingjiangensis Viperidae A New Species of the Genus Trimeresurus from Southwest China (Squamata: Viperidae) [Zening CHEN; Liang ZHANG; Jingsong SHI; Yezhong TANG; Yuhong GUO; Zhaobin SONG and Li DING]
2019-03-19 Trachylepis raymondlaurenti Scincidae
(Mabuyinae)
Description of a new long-tailed skink (Scincidae: Trachylepis) from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo [MARIANA P. MARQUES, LUIS M. P. CERÍACO, SUZANA BANDEIRA, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-03-12 Astrobatrachus kurichiyana Nyctibatrachidae A new ancient lineage of frog (Anura: Nyctibatrachidae: Astrobatrachinae subfam. nov.) endemic to the Western Ghats of Peninsular India [Seenapuram Palaniswamy Vijayakumar, Robert Alexander Pyron, K. P. Dinesh, Varun R. Torsekar, Achyuthan N. Srikanthan, Priyanka Swamy, Edward L. Stanley, David C. Blackburn, Kartik Shanker]
2019-03-11 Bothrops sonene Viperidae A new species of Bothrops (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Pampas del Heath, southeastern Peru, with comments on the systematics of the Bothrops neuwiedi species group [PAOLA A. CARRASCO, FELIPE G. GRAZZIOTIN, ROY SANTA CRUZ FARFÁN, CLAUDIA KOCH, JOSÉ ANTONIO OCHOA, GUSTAVO J. SCROCCHI, GERARDO C. LEYNAUD, JUAN C. CHAPARRO]
2019-03-08 Cnemaspis ingerorum Gekkonidae Description of a new diminutive, rupicolous species of day-gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from southern Sri Lanka [SUDESH BATUWITA, ISHAN AGARWAL, AARON M. BAUER]
2019-03-06 Salvadora gymnorhachis Colubridae (Colubrinae) A new species of patch-nosed snake (Colubridae: Salvadora Baird and Girard, 1853) from Oaxaca, Mexico [CARLOS ALBERTO HERNÁNDEZ-JIMÉNEZ, OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA, JONATHAN ATWOOD CAMPBELL]
2019-03-06 Atractaspis branchi
Lamprophiidae A new stiletto snake (Lamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Atractaspis) from Liberia and Guinea, West Africa [Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christoph Kucharzewski, Kristin Mahlow, Laurent Chirio, Olivier Pauwels, Piero Carlino, Gordon Sambolah, Julian Glos]
2019-03-06 Brookesia tedi Chamaeleonidae A new dwarf chameleon, genus Brookesia, from the Marojejy massif in northern Madagascar [Mark D. Scherz, Jörn Köhler, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences]
2019-03-05 Hemiphyllodactylus arakuensis,
Hemiphyllodactylus jnana,
Hemiphyllodactylus kolliensis
Gekkonidae The hills are alive with geckos! A radiation of a dozen species on sky islands across peninsular India (Squamata: Gekkonidae, Hemiphyllodactylus) with the description of three new species [Ishan Agarwal, Akshay Khandekar, Varad B. Giri, Uma Ramakrishnan, K. Praveen Karanth]
2019-02-27 Bachia beebei
Bachia whitei
Gymnophthalmidae The reduced limbed lizards of the genus Bachia (Reptilia, Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae); biogeography, cryptic diversity, and morphological convergence in the eastern Caribbean [John C. Murphy, Daniele Salv, iJoana L. Santos, Alvin L. Braswell, Stevland P. Charles, Amaél Borzée, Michael J. Jowers]
2019-02-22 Nucras aurantiaca Lacertidae A new Nucras Gray, 1838 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the Strandveld of the Western Cape, South Africa [AARON M. BAUER, JACKIE L. CHILDERS, CHRIS BROECKHOVEN, P. LEFRAS N. MOUTON]
2019-02-20 Aspidura desilvai Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Knuckles, World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka [L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, IMESH NUWAN BANDARA, DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE]
2019-02-19 Amphisbaena
Amphisbaenidae Amphisbaena mensae [CASTRO-MELLO, 2000] gilt als Synonym für Amphisbaena talisiae [VANZOLINI, 1995]
Amphisbaena mensae Catro-Mello, 2000 is a synonym of Amphisbaena talisiae Vanzolini, 1995 (Squamata: Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae) [HENRIQUE C. COSTA, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, HUSSAM ZAHER]
2019-02-15 Dendrosauridion yanesha Gymnophthalmidae Neue Gattung Dendrosauridion
A new genus and species of arboreal lizard (Gymnophthalmidae: Cercosaurinae) from the eastern Andes of Peru [Edgar Lehr, Jiří Moravec, Mikael Lundberg, Gunther Köhler, Alessandro Catenazzi & Jiří Šmíd]
2019-02-14 Dibamus manadotuaensis Dibamidae A new species of Dibamus Duméril & Bibron, 1839 (Squamata: Dibamidae) from Pulau Manado Tua, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia [THORE KOPPETSCH, WOLFGANG BÖHME, ANDRÉ KOCH]
2019-02-13 Pelodiscus variegatus Trionychidae A new species of Pelodiscus from northeastern Indochina (Testudines, Trionychidae) [Balázs Farkas, Thomas Ziegler, Cuong The Pham, An Vinh Ong, Uwe Fritz]
2019-02-12 Hebius lacrima Colubridae (Natricinae) A new species of the snake genus Hebius Thompson from Northeast India (Squamata: Natricidae) [AYADITYA PURKAYASTHA, PATRICK DAVID]
2019-02-08 Cyrtodactylus auralensis,
Cyrtodactylus bokorensis,
Cyrtodactylus cardamomensis,
Cyrtodactylus laangensis,
Cyrtodactylus septimontium,
Cyrtodactylus thylacodactylus
Gekkonidae Six new species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Cardamom Mountains and associated highlands of Southeast Asia [MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, THY NEANG, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NGO VAN TRI, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, HUNG NGOC NGUYEN, JESSE L. GRISMER]
2019-01-25 Amphisbaena mebengokre Amphisbaenidae A new species of the Amphisbaena (Squamata, Amphisbaenidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado with a key for the two-pored species [SÍRIA RIBEIRO, VÂNIA SÁ, ALFREDO P. SANTOS-JR, ROBERTA GRABOSKI, HUSSAM ZAHER, ANDREI G. GUEDES, SHEILA P. ANDRADE, WILIAN VAZ-SILVA]
2019-01-24 Polemon ater
Lamprophiidae A Cryptic New Species of Polemon (Squamata: Lamprophiidae, Aparallactinae) from the Miombo Woodlands of Central and East Africa [Frank Portillo, William R. Branch, Colin R. Tilbury, Zoltán T. Nagy, Daniel F. Hughes, Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Muninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote, Mathias Behangana, and Eli Greenbaum]
2019-01-21

Uroplatus finaritra

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

Cnemaspis nilgala

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

Cyrtodactylus taybacensis

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