Reptiles of
Mussau  [Papua New Guinea: Bismarck Archipelago: Saint Matthias Islands]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Mussau Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Mussau 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 Gehyra (Four-clawed Geckos)
Gehyra rohan

Rohan Stump-toed Gecko

Oliver, Clegg, Fisher, Richards, Taylor & Jocque 2016
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia caeruleocauda

Pacific Blue-tailed Skink

Brown 1991
Emoia jakati

Jakati River Slender Skink

Brown 1991
Emoia longicauda

Long-tailed Slender Tree Skink

Brown 1991
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus semotus

Mussau Mangrove Monitor

Weijola, Donnellan & Lindquist 2016 Weijola, Kraus, Vahtera, Lindqvist & Donnellan 2017

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Lesser File Snake

McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 McDowell 1979 O'Shea 1996
 Family Boidae (Typical Boas)
Genus Candoia (Pacific Boas)
Candoia carinata

Pacific Tree Boa

O'Shea 1996
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Dendrelaphis (Bronzebacks)
Dendrelaphis calligaster

Northern Australian Bronzeback

Clegg & Jocque 2016
 Family Elapidae [part 2: marine species] (Sea Snakes)
Genus Laticauda (Sea Kraits)
Laticauda colubrina

Yellow-lipped Sea Krait

Heatwole, Busack & Cogger 2005
 Family Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus Leiopython (White-lipped Pythons)
Leiopython albertisii

Northern White-lipped Python

Clegg & Jocque 2016 O'Shea 1996 Schleip 2008
Genus Simalia (Scrub Pythons)
Simalia amethistina

Amethystine Python

Clegg & Jocque 2016 O'Shea 1996