Victor Valley College Tropical Research Initiative
Herpetofauna of Timor-Leste
Phase VII

June 19th to July 10th 2012
Herp Life List

Bufonidae Toads  
Duttaphrynus melanostictus Asian black-spined toad introduced
Dicroglossidae Modern true frogs  
Fejervarya spp. Rice paddy frogs species-complex
Limnonectes timorensis Timor river frog  
Microhylidae Narrow-mouthed toads  
Kaloula cf. baleata Pumpkin frog new generic record
Rhacophoridae Foam-nesting treefrogs  
Polypedates cf. leucomystax Striped treefrog  
Agamidae Dragons  
Draco timoriensis Timor flying lizard  
Gekkonidae Geckos  
Cyrtodactylus sp.7 Bent-toed gecko new species
Cyrtodactylus sp.8 Bent-toed gecko new species
Cyrtodactylus sp.9 Bent-toed gecko new species
Cyrtodactylus sp.10 Bent-toed gecko new species
Gehyra cf. mutilata Mutilated gecko introduced
Gekko gecko gecko Tokay gecko introduced
Hemidactylus frenatus Common house gecko introduced
Hemidactylus garnotii Indo-Pacific house gecko introduced
Hemidactylus cf. tenkatei Roti house gecko introduced
Hemiphyllodactylus typus Dwarf tree gecko 1st record
Scincidae Skinks  
Carlia sp.2 Four-fingered skink new species
Carlia sp.3 Four-fingered skink new species
Carlia sp.4 Four-fingered skink new species
Cryptoblepharus leschenault Leschenault snake-eyed skink  
Cryptoblepharus sp.4 Coastal snake-eyed skink new species
Eremiscincus cf. timorensis Timor night skink  
Eremiscincus sp.3 Night skink new species
Eutropis cf. multifasciata Many-banded skink  
Lamprolepis cf. smaragdina Emerald tree skink  
Sphenomorphus melanopogon Forest skink  
Sphenomorphus sp.4 Forest skink new species
Sphenomorphus sp.7 Forest skink new species
Sphenomorphus sp.8 Forest skink new species
Varanidae Monitor lizards  
Varanus timorensis Timor monitor lizard  
Colubridae Typical snakes  
Coelognathus subradiatus Lesser Sunda racer  
Lycodon capucinus Common wolfsnake  
Stegonotus sp. Ground snake new generic record
Homalopsidae Mud and mangrove snakes  
Cerberus schneiderii* Indo-Malay dog-faced watersnake
Pythonidae Pythons  
Python reticulatus reticulatus Reticulated python  
Typhlopidae Blindsnakes  
Ramphotyphlops braminus Brahminy blindsnake introduced
Ramphotyphlops polygrammicus Timor blindsnake  
Ramphotyphlops sp. Blindsnake  
Viperidae Pitvipers  
Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) insularis Lesser Sunda Island pitviper  
Frogs = 5 spp.; Lizards = 25 spp.; Snakes = 9 spp.
Total = 39 species

* Cerberus from the Indo-Malay archipelago are now treated as C. schneiderii, a separate specices from the Asian C. rynchops and Australasian C . australis, fide Murphy, ; Voris & Karns, 2012. The dog-faced water snakes, a revision of the genus Cerberus Cuvier, (Squamata, Serpentes, Homalopsidae), with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 3484: 1–34.

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Victor Valley College Herpetofaunal Survey of Timor-Leste.