Reptiles of
Misima  [Papua New Guinea: Louisiade Archipelago]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Misima Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Misima Introduced species
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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 Cyrtodactylus (Australasian Bent-toed Geckos)
Cyrtodactylus tripartitus

Misima Island Bent-toed Gecko

Kraus 2008 Oliver, Karkkainen, Roesler & Richards 2019
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko vittatus

White-striped Gecko

Rooij 1915
Genus Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus frenatus

Asian House Gecko

Kraus & Allison 2004
Genus Lepidodactylus (Scaly-toed Geckos)
Lepidodactylus aignanus

Misima Scaly-toed Gecko

Kraus 2019
Genus Nactus (Hook-toed Geckos)
Nactus fredkrausi

Misima Hook-toed Gecko

Zug 2020
Nactus sphaerodactylodes

Sudest Hook-toed Gecko

Kraus 2005
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Carlia (Australian-Pacific Rainbow Skinks)
Carlia eothen

Eastern Papuan Rainbow Skink

Zug 2004
Genus Cryptoblepharus (Indo-Pacific Snake-eyed Skinks)
Cryptoblepharus richardsi

Misima Snake-eyed Skink

Horner 2007
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia atrocostata

Pacific Mangrove Skink

Brown 1991
Emoia caeruleocauda

Pacific Blue-tailed Skink

Brown 1991
Genus Lamprolepis (Malay Archipelago Tree Skinks)
Lamprolepis smaragdina

Emerald Tree Skink

Kraus & Allison 2004
Genus Lipinia (Indo-Pacific Striped Skinks)
Lipinia longiceps

East Papuan Striped Skink

Gunther 2000 Zweifel 1979
Genus Prasinohaema (Green Tree Skinks)
Prasinohaema virens

Eastern Green Tree Skink

Rooij 1915
Genus Sphenomorphus (Indo-Pacific Forest Skinks)
Sphenomorphus aignanus

Misima Forest Skink

Rooij 1915
Sphenomorphus jobiensis

Yapen Forest Skink

Kraus & Allison 2004
Sphenomorphus minutus

Papuan Dwarf Forest Skink

Kraus & Allison 2004
Sphenomorphus solomonis

Solomon Forest Skink

Kraus & Allison 2004
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus bogerti

Papuan Black Tree Monitor

Boehme 2003 Koch, Ernst, Eidenmuller & Kraus 2014 Mertens 1963 Sprackland 1991
Varanus indicus

Pacific Monitor

Kraus & Shea 2005

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Pacific Ground Boa

Smith, Chiszar, Tepedelen & Breukelen 2001
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Dendrelaphis (Bronzebacks)
Dendrelaphis calligaster

Northern Australian Bronzeback

Kraus & Shea 2005 [as salomonis] O'Shea 1996 [as salomonis]
Genus Tropidonophis (Indo-Australian Keelbacks)
Tropidonophis aenigmaticus

East Papuan Keelback

Malnate & Underwood 1988 O'Shea 1996
 Family Elapidae [part 1: terrestrial species] (Cobras, Mambas, etc.)
Genus Aspidomorphus (Papuan Crowned Snakes)
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis

Striped Crowned Snake

McDowell 1967 O'Shea 1996 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Toxicocalamus (Papuan Worm-eating Snakes)
Toxicocalamus misimae

Misima Worm-eating Snake

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 Kraus 2009 McDowell 1969 O'Shea 1996 O'Shea, Parker & Kaiser 2015
 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Laticauda (Sea Kraits)
Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Heatwole, Busack & Cogger 2005