Reptiles of the
Trobriand Islands [Papua New Guinea]

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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 Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)
Genus Hypsilurus (Eastern Anglehead Agamas)
Hypsilurus papuensis

White-cheeked Anglehead Agama

Manthey & Denzer 2006 Rooij 1915
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko vittatus

White-striped Gecko

Rooij 1915 Wermuth 1965
Genus Nactus (Hook-toed Geckos)
Nactus sp.

(Hook-toed Gecko)

Rooij 1915 Zug 2020 [unassigned to species]
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Carlia (Australian-Pacific Rainbow Skinks)
Carlia eothen

Eastern Papuan Rainbow Skink

Rooij 1915 [as fuscum] Zug 2004
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia caeruleocauda

Pacific Blue-tailed Skink

Brown 1991
Emoia jakati

Jakati River Slender Skink

Brown 1991
Genus Eugongylus (Short-legged Giant Skinks)
Eugongylus albofasciolatus

White-banded Giant Skink

Mys 1988
Genus Lamprolepis (Malay Archipelago Tree Skinks)
Lamprolepis smaragdina

Emerald Tree Skink

Rooij 1915
Genus Lipinia (Indo-Pacific Striped Skinks)
Lipinia longiceps

East Papuan Striped Skink

Gunther 2000 Rooij 1915 Zweifel 1979
Genus Ornithuroscincus (Smooth-eared Skinks)
Ornithuroscincus noctua

Moth Skink

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

Welch, Cooke & Wright 1990
Sphenomorphus jobiensis

Yapen Forest Skink

Rooij 1915
Genus Tiliqua (Blue-tongued Skinks)
Tiliqua gigas

Giant Blue-tongued Skink

Shea 1990
 Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards)
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
Varanus bogerti

Papuan Black Tree Monitor

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

Pacific Monitor

Rooij 1915

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Lesser File Snake

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 McDiarmid, Campbell & Toure 1999 McDowell 1979 O'Shea 1996
 Family Boidae (Typical Boas)
Genus Candoia (Pacific Boas)
Candoia paulsoni

Pacific Ground Boa

Burt & Burt 1932 [as carinata] Haas 1950 [as carinata] O'Shea 1996 Rooij 1917 [as Enygrus carinatus] Smith, Chiszar, Tepedelen & Breukelen 2001 Stimson 1969 [as Candoia c. carinata]
 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Boiga (Australasian Cat Snakes)
Boiga irregularis

Brown Cat Snake

O'Shea 1996 Rooij 1917
Genus Dendrelaphis (Bronzebacks)
Dendrelaphis papuensis

Eastern Papuan Bronzeback

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 O'Shea 1996 Rooij 1917 Rooijen, Vogel & Somaweera 2015
Genus Stegonotus (Indo-Australian Ground Snakes)
Stegonotus cucullatus

Doberai Ground Snake

Kraus & Allison 2004
Stegonotus guentheri

Milne Bay Ground Snake

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 Kaiser, Kaiser & O'Shea 2018 McDowell 1972 O'Shea 1996
Genus Tropidonophis (Indo-Australian Keelbacks)
Tropidonophis aenigmaticus

East Papuan Keelback

Iskandar & Colijn 2001 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

Brongersma 1934 Iskandar & Colijn 2001 McDowell 1967 O'Shea 1996 Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
 Family Gerrhopilidae (Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes)
Genus Gerrhopilus (Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes)
Gerrhopilus eurydice

Trobriand Islands Blind Snake

Kraus 2017 O'Shea 1996 [as depressiceps] Wallach 1996 [as depressiceps]
 Family Pythonidae (Pythons)
Genus Simalia (Scrub Pythons)
Simalia amethistina

Amethystine Python

Harvey, Barker, Ammerman & Chippindale 2000 Iskandar & Colijn 2001 O'Shea 1996 Rooij 1917

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Pritchard 1979 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2021 Spring 1980 Spring in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Spring in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Spring in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Spring in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982