Reptiles of the
Banda Islands [Indonesia]

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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gehyra (Four-clawed Geckos)
Gehyra barea

Banda Islands Dtella

Kopstein 1926 Oliver, Clegg, Fisher, Richards, Taylor & Jocque 2016 Wermuth 1965
Gehyra mutilata

Common Four-clawed Gecko

Kopstein 1926
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko gecko


Kopstein 1926
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus frenatus

Asian House Gecko

Kopstein 1926
Genus Lepidodactylus (Scaly-toed Geckos)
Lepidodactylus oorti

Moluccan Scaly-toed Gecko

Brown & Parker 1977 Kopstein 1926 Wermuth 1965
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Carlia (Australian-Pacific Rainbow Skinks)
Carlia sp.

(Rainbow Skink)

Kopstein 1926 Zug 2010
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia sp.

(Emo Skink)

Kopstein 1926 [as cyanura]
Genus Eremiascincus (Glossy Night Skinks and Sand Swimmers)
Eremiascincus emigrans

Lesser Sundas Glossy Night Skink

Auffenberg 1980 Kopstein 1926 Mertens 1930
Genus Lamprolepis (Malay Archipelago Tree Skinks)
Lamprolepis smaragdina

Emerald Tree Skink

Mertens 1929 Schmitt, How, Hisheh, Goldberg & Maryanto 2000
Genus Lygisaurus (Sahul Leaf-Litter Skinks)
Lygisaurus sp.

(Australian-Papuan Leaf-Litter Skink)

Kopstein 1926 [as novaeguineae]
Genus Sphenomorphus (Indo-Pacific Forest Skinks)
Sphenomorphus melanopogon

Black-bearded Forest Skink

Kopstein 1926 [as kuhnei] Shea 2012
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus cerambonensis

Banded Pacific Monitor

Boehme 2003 Philipp, Boehme & Ziegler 1999

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Boidae (Typical Boas)
Genus Candoia (Pacific Boas)
Candoia carinata

Pacific Tree Boa

Haas 1950 Iskandar & Colijn 2001 Lang 2013 Rooij 1917 Smith, Chiszar, Tepedelen & Breukelen 2001
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Chrysopelea (Flying Tree Snakes)
Chrysopelea rhodopleuron

Moluccan Flying Tree Snake

Haas 1950 Iskandar & Colijn 2001 Lang 2013 Rooij 1917
Genus Lycodon (Oriental Wolf Snakes)
Lycodon capucinus

Island Wolf Snake

Auffenberg 1980 Kopstein 1926 [as L. aulicus] Lang 2013 Mertens 1930 O'Shea, Kusuma & Kaiser 2018
 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Laticauda (Sea Kraits)
Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Haas 1950
 Family Homalopsidae (Australasian Mud Snakes)
Genus Brachyorrhos (Moluccan Short-tailed Snakes)
Brachyorrhos sp.

(Moluccan Short-tailed Snake)

Murphy, Mumpuni, Lang, Gower & Sanders 2012
 Family Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus Malayopython (Malayan Pythons)
Malayopython reticulatus

Reticulated Python

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 Lang 2013 Rooij 1917
Genus Simalia (Scrub Pythons)
Simalia amethistina

Amethystine Python

McDowell 1975 Rooij 1917

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Pritchard 1979 Rooij 1915
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Pritchard 1979 Rooij 1915