Reptiles of
Principe [Sao Tome & Principe]

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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 Hemidactylus (Half-toed Geckos)
Hemidactylus principensis

Principe Half-toed Gecko

Blanc & Fretey 2002 [as greeffi] Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Haft 1993 [as greeffi] Jesus, Brehm & Harris 2005 [as greeffi] Manacas 1956 [as greeffi] Miller, Sellas & Drewes 2012 Pollo 2017 Schatti & Loumont 1992 [as greeffi] Wermuth 1965 [as greeffi]
Genus Lygodactylus (African-Neotropical Dwarf Geckos)
Lygodactylus delicatus

Principe Dwarf Gecko

Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Manacas 1956 [as thomensis] Pollo 2017 Wermuth 1965
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Feylinia (African Snake Skinks)
Feylinia polylepis

Principe Snake Skink

Brygoo & Roux-Esteve 1983 Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Manacas 1956 Pollo 2017
Genus Panaspis (African Snake-eyed Skinks)
Panaspis africanus

Principe Snake-eyed Skink

Blanc & Fretey 2002 Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Fuhn 1972 Haft 1993 Manacas 1956 [as Lygosoma a.] Medina, Bauer, Branch, Schmitz, Conradie, Nagy, Hibbitts, Ernst, Portik, Nielsen, Colston, Kusamba, Behangana, Roedel & Greenbaum 2016 Perret 1973 Pollo 2017 Schatti & Loumont 1992 Soares, Ceriaco, Marques, Bastos-Silveira, Scheinberg, Harris, Brehm & Jesus 2018
Genus Trachylepis (African-American Grass and Forest Skinks)
Trachylepis adamastor

Principe Forest Skink

Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2016 [as T. principensis] Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 [as T. principensis] Haft 1993 [as maculilabris (sic)] Jesus, Brehm & Harris 2005 [as maculilabris (sic)] Manacas 1956 [as maculilabris (sic)] Pollo 2017 [as T. principensis] Schatti & Loumont 1992 [as maculilabris (sic)]

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Hapsidophrys (Emerald Snakes)
Hapsidophrys principis

Principe Green Snake

Boulenger 1906 Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Chippaux & Jackson 2019 Jesus, Nagy, Branch, Wink, Brehm & Harris 2009 Manacas 1956 [as Gastropyxis p.] Pollo 2017
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Boaedon (Afro-Arabian House Snakes)
Boaedon mendesi

Principe House Snake

Ceriaco, Arellano, Jadin, Marques, Parrinha & Hallermann 2021 Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 [as bedriagae] Manacas 1956 [as bedriagae] Pollo 2017 [as "cf. fuliginosus"] Schatti & Loumont 1992 [as bedriagae]
 Family Typhlopidae (Typical Blind Snakes)
Genus Afrotyphlops (African Giant Blind Snakes)
Afrotyphlops elegans

Principe Blind Snake

Blanc & Fretey 2002 Broadley & Wallach 2009 Ceriaco, Marques & Bauer 2018 Chippaux & Jackson 2019 Hahn 1980 Manacas 1956 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 Pollo 2017 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Pollo 2017
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Brongersma in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982 Pollo 2017 Santos Loureiro, Carvalho & Rodrigues 2011 Stuart, Adams & Jenkins 1990
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Pollo 2017 Stuart, Adams & Jenkins 1990
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Pollo 2017
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Pollo 2017