Reptiles of
Guadalcanal [Solomon Islands]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Guadalcanal Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Guadalcanal Introduced species
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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: April 14th, 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 Cyrtodactylus (Australasian Bent-toed Geckos)
Cyrtodactylus biordinis

Banded Palm Gecko

Bauer 1994 McCoy 1980 McCoy 2006 Roesler, Richards & Gunther 2007
Cyrtodactylus salomonensis

Solomon Islands Bent-toed Gecko

McCoy 2006 [as louisiadensis]
Genus Gehyra (Four-clawed Geckos)
Gehyra mutilata

Common Four-clawed Gecko

McCoy 2006
Gehyra oceanica

Oceanic Gecko

McCoy 2006
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko vittatus

White-striped Gecko

McCoy 2006
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus frenatus

Asian House Gecko

McCoy 2006
Genus Hemiphyllodactylus (Slender Geckos)
Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko

McCoy 2006 Zug 2010
Genus Lepidodactylus (Scaly-toed Geckos)
Lepidodactylus flaviocularis

Yellow-eyed Scaly-toed Gecko

Bauer 1994 Brown, McCoy & Rodda 1992 McCoy 2006
Lepidodactylus guppyi

Solomon Islands Scaly-toed Gecko

Brown & Parker 1977 McCoy 2006
Lepidodactylus lugubris

Common Mourning Gecko

McCoy 2006
Lepidodactylus shebae

Guadalcanal Scaly-toed Gecko

Bauer 1994 Brown & Parker 1977 McCoy 1980 McCoy 2006
Genus Nactus (Hook-toed Geckos)
Nactus multicarinatus

Melanesian Hook-toed Gecko

McCoy 2006
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Corucia (Solomon Islands Prehensile-tailed Skink)
Corucia zebrata

Solomon Islands Prehensile-tailed Skink

McCoy 2006
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia atrocostata

Pacific Mangrove Skink

McCoy 2006
Emoia cyanogaster

Pacific Green-bellied Tree Skink

McCoy 2006
Emoia cyanura

White-bellied Copper-striped Skink

McCoy 2006
Emoia nigra

South Pacific Black Skink

McCoy 2006
Emoia pseudocyanura

Solomons Blue-tailed Slender Skink

McCoy 2006
Genus Eugongylus (Short-legged Giant Skinks)
Eugongylus albofasciolatus

White-banded Giant Skink

Allison, Hamilton & Tallowin 2019 McCoy 2006
Genus Ornithuroscincus (Smooth-eared Skinks)
Ornithuroscincus noctua

Moth Skink

McCoy 2006
Genus Prasinohaema (Green Tree Skinks)
Prasinohaema virens

Eastern Green Tree Skink

McCoy 2006
Genus Sphenomorphus (Indo-Pacific Forest Skinks)
Sphenomorphus bignelli

Kolombangara Forest Skink

McCoy 2006
Sphenomorphus concinnatus

Elegant Forest Skink

McCoy 2006
Sphenomorphus cranei

Santa Isabel Forest Skink

Greer & Parker 1974 McCoy 2006
Sphenomorphus solomonis

Solomon Forest Skink

McCoy 2006
Genus Tribolonotus (Casque-headed Skinks)
Tribolonotus schmidti

Guadalcanal Casque-headed Skink

McCoy 2006
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus indicus

Pacific Monitor

Dryden & Ziegler in Pianka, King & King (eds.) 2004 McCoy 2006 Ziegler, Schmitz, Koch & Boehme 2007

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Acrochordidae (Australasian File Snakes)
Genus Acrochordus (Australasian File Snakes)
Acrochordus granulatus

Lesser File Snake

McCoy 2006 McDowell 1979
 Family Boidae (Typical Boas)
Genus Candoia (Pacific Boas)
Candoia paulsoni

Pacific Ground Boa

McCoy 2006
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Boiga (Australasian Cat Snakes)
Boiga irregularis

Brown Cat Snake

McCoy 2006
Genus Dendrelaphis (Bronzebacks)
Dendrelaphis calligaster

Northern Australian Bronzeback

McCoy 2006 [as salomonis] Rooijen & Vogel 2016 Rooijen, Vogel & Somaweera 2015
 Family Elapidae [part 1: terrestrial species] (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)
Genus Loveridgelaps (Solomons Small-eyed Snake)
Loveridgelaps elapoides

Solomons Small-eyed Snake

McCoy 2006 McDowell 1970
Genus Salomonelaps (Solomon Islands Coral Snake)
Salomonelaps par

Solomon Islands Coral Snake

McCoy 2006 McDowell 1970
 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Hydrophis (Typical Sea Snakes)
Hydrophis cyanocinctus

Blue-banded Sea Snake

McCoy 2006
Hydrophis ornatus

Reef Sea Snake

McCoy 2006
Genus Laticauda (Sea Kraits)
Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Heatwole, Busack & Cogger 2005
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Acutotyphlops (Sharp-nosed Blind Snakes)
Acutotyphlops infralabialis

Solomon Islands Sharp-nosed Blind Snake

McCoy 2006 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 O'Shea 1996 Wallach 1995 Wallach, Brown, Diesmos & Gee 2007 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Ramphotyphlops (Western Pacific Blind Snakes)
Ramphotyphlops angusticeps

Arboreal Blind Snake

McCoy 2006 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 McDowell 1974
Ramphotyphlops becki

Guadalcanal Blind Snake

McCoy 2006
Ramphotyphlops depressus

Melanesian Blind Snake

McCoy 2006 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 O'Shea 1996

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Chelidae (Austro-American Side-necked Turtles)
Genus Elseya (Sahul Snapping Turtles)
Elseya auramemoria

Guadalcanal Snapping Turtle

Joseph-Ouni, McCord & Dwyer 2022
 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

McCoy 2006