Reptiles

New species of gecko found

New species of gecko found

New Species, Reptiles April 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2015] Varanus nesterovi • A New Species …

[Herpetology 2015] Varanus nesterovi • A New Species …

New Species, Reptiles April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2015] Pseudotrapelus chlodnickii  Red’n…

[Herpetology 2015] Pseudotrapelus chlodnickii Red’n…

New Species, Reptiles April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Here Be Dragons: 3 Spiky Lizard Species Found in Andes

Here Be Dragons: 3 Spiky Lizard Species Found in Andes

New Species, Reptiles April 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Tiny dragons found in the Andes

Tiny dragons found in the Andes

New Species, Reptiles April 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth.  Woodlizards are often described as miniature dragons because of their probing eyes, richly patterned skin and rows of spikelike scales. Until now, only 12 species of the genus Enyalioides were known, and five of those were discovered in just the past seven years. Enyalioides sophiarothschildae is one of three new woodlizard species discovered in the Andes  

[Herpetology 2015] Tylototriton anguliceps – A New Sp…

[Herpetology 2015] Tylototriton anguliceps – A New Sp…

New Species, Reptiles March 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New species discovered in Phong Nha – Ke Bang

New species discovered in Phong Nha – Ke Bang

New Species, Reptiles February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two New Species of the Genus Sitana Cuvier, from Sri Lanka.

Two New Species of the Genus Sitana Cuvier, from Sri Lanka.

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Scientists Discover Two New Lizard Species in Philippin…

Scientists Discover Two New Lizard Species in Philippin…

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2014] New Ichthyophis Species from Indoc…

[Herpetology 2014] New Ichthyophis Species from Indoc…

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2014] Rana neba – A New Brown Frog of th…

[Herpetology 2014] Rana neba – A New Brown Frog of th…

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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[Herpetology 2015] Microcaecilia butantan – A New Spe…

[Herpetology 2015] Microcaecilia butantan – A New Spe…

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A New Lowland Forest Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Ranong Province, peninsular Thailand

A New Lowland Forest Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Ranong Province, peninsular Thailand

New Species, Reptiles February 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A New Species of Lizard from Southern Ecuador

A New Species of Lizard from Southern Ecuador

New Species, Reptiles December 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Journal: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Category: | Taxa: Pholidobolus hillisi | Named for: Other reports:

A New Species of Gonglyosoma Snake from Pulau Tioman, West Malaysia

A New Species of Gonglyosoma Snake from Pulau Tioman, West Malaysia

New Species, Reptiles November 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Category: Reptiles | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: A new species of Gongylosoma is described from Pulau Tioman, a small island 38 km off the southeast coast of Pahang, West Malaysia, in the South China Sea. This species differs from all other Gongylosoma in having a single, enlarged, posterior temporal; chinshields of equal size; and a thin nuchal band that contacts a vestigial vertebral stripe.

New Gecko Species Discovered in Madagascar

New Gecko Species Discovered in Madagascar

New Species, Reptiles November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zoosystematics and Evolution Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Paroedura hordiesi | Named for: Other reports:

Lost and Found, the Clarion Island Nightsnake

Lost and Found, the Clarion Island Nightsnake

New Species, Reptiles, Species Discovery November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

In 1936 naturalist William Beebe visited the island and wrote in his field journal about a vertebrate that no one else has seen since. He called it the Clarion Island Nightsnake.  While other naturalists have sought the Clarion Island nightsnake over the years, the mystery of the nightsnake has now been solved.  Scouting over field notes and old books and diligantly encouraging colleagues to help explore further, Daniel Mulcahy, a researcher with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, ultimately was able to find the snake not seen eight years. This 18-inch Clarion Nightsnake (Hypsiglena unaocularus), found on black lava rock habitat onRead More

Genetic Tests Reveal 10 Previously Unknown African Terr…

Genetic Tests Reveal 10 Previously Unknown African Terr…

New Species, Reptiles November 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Extinction Countdown | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Reptiles | Taxa: Pelomedusa, Pelomedusa subrufa | Named for: Other reports: According to genetic research published May 15 in Zootaxa (pdf), African helmeted terrapins are not one wide-ranging, common species (what’s currently known as Pelomedusa subrufa) but at least 10 separate species, maybe even more. Many of these ?new? species, according to lead author Uwe Fritz of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Germany, have extremely limited distributions and are probably endangered. In particular, the terrapins on the Arabian Peninsula suffer from a severe shortage of available water and may be threatened withRead More

A New Phasmid Gecko from the Arnhem Plateau: more new Diversity in Rare Vertebrates from northern Australia

New Species, Reptiles October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Novataxa | Journal: Zootaxa Category: Amphibians | Taxa: Strophurus horneri

New Species of Snake Discovered In Brazil

New Species of Snake Discovered In Brazil

New Species, Reptiles August 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.  The new species of snake is a foot long, non-venomous, and a very colorful reddish-burnt orange with a yellowish belly.