Jersey Zoo: Reptiles

ORDER: TESTUDINES

Family: Chelydridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Chelydra serpentina Common Snapping Turtle 1970
 
Macroclemys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle ca.1962 - >1970  

Family: Pelomedusidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Pelusios niger West African Black Forest Terrapin ca.1962 - 1968  

Family: Emydidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Emys orbicularis European Pond Terrapin 1959 - <1962;
1967 - 1970;
1978 - 2005
 
Terrapene carolina Carolina (Common) Box Turtle 1965 - >1970  
Terrapene coahuila Aquatic (Coahuila or Mexican) Box Turtle 1982 - 2007  
Trachemys decorata Hispaniolan Slider 1992 - 2011  
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared Slider (Painted Terrapin) 1959 - <1962;
1970 - (present)

Family: Geoemydidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Cuora amboinensis Asian (Malayan or Amboina) Box Turtle 1965 - >1970;
1989 - 1999
 
Cuora aurocapitata Yellow-headed Box Turtle 1992 - 1997  
Cuora galbinifrons Indochinese (Vietnamese) Box Turtle 1990 - 2011  
Cuora mouhotii Keeled Box Turtle 1959 - ca.1961;
? - 1962/3
 
Heosemys spinosa Spiny Hill Turtle 1991 - (present)  
Mauremys leprosa Mediterranean (Spanish) Terrapin ?1960 - <1962;
ca.1962 - 1966;
<1976 - 1982;
1984 - 1992;
1995 - 2006
 

Family: Testudinidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Aldabrachelys gigantea Aldabra Giant Tortoise 1961 - >1970;
1976 - 1978
 
Astrochelys radiata Radiated Tortoise 1976 - (present)  
Astrochelys yniphora Ploughshare Tortoise 1990 - 1991;
2012 - (present)
 
Chelonoidis carbonaria Red-footed Tortoise 1965 - 1999 29
Chelonoidis nigra Galapagos Tortoise 1962;
2010 - (present)
95
Chersina angulata
Bowsprit (Angulated) Tortoise
(died or exported 1962/3)
 
Geochelone chilensis Argentine Tortoise 1959 - 1966
Geochelone denticulata Brazilian (South American Yellow-footed) Tortoise 1959 - <1962  
Geochelone elegans Indian Star Tortoise 1959 - 1969  
Kinixys belliana nogueyi Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise 1959 - 1966
Kinixys erosa Forest (Serrated) Hinge-back Tortoise 1965 - 1966  
Malacochersus tornieri African Pancake Tortoise ?1961 - <1964;
1964 - 1966

Pyxis planicauda Madagascar Flat-tailed Tortoise 1990 - (present)  
Stigmochelys pardalis Leopard Tortoise 1962 - >1970
Testudo graeca ibera Asia Minor Spur-thighed Tortoise 1989 - 1991  
Testudo graeca ssp. Spur-thighed (Greek) Tortoise 1959 - >1970;
1990 - 1991
 
Testudo graeca whitei North African Spur-thighed Tortoise 1989 - 2003 52
Testudo hermanni boettgeri Eastern Hermann's Tortoise 1998 - 2005  
Testudo hermanni ssp. Hermann's Tortoise ca.1960 - ?;
1986 - 2005
53
Testudo horsfieldii Horsfield's (Central Asian) Tortoise ca.1962 - >1970  
Testudo kleinmanni Egyptian Tortoise 1989 - 2008  
Testudo marginata Marginated Tortoise 1981 - 2013  
(species that has resisted identification) African Grooved Tortoise ?1960 - <1962  
(species that has resisted identification) Desert Tortoise ca.1962 - 1966  
(species that has resisted identification) Mauritanian Tortoise ca.1960 - 1962  
(species that has resisted identification) Starred Hinged Tortoise 1965 - ?1966  

Family: Chelidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Phrynops geoffroanus Geoffroy's Side-necked Terrapin 1988 - 1991  
Platemys platycephala Twist-necked Terrapin 1981 - 1996  

Family: Kinosternidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
(species that has resisted identification) Musk Turtle ca.1962 - >1970  

Unidentified Chelonians Where the Family Isn't Known (N.B. Some of these may be alternative names for species listed above)

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
(species that has resisted identification) Assamese Terrapin 1959 - 1962  
(species that has resisted identification)
Box Tortoise
ca.1961 
(species that has resisted identification) European Black Terrapin ca.1960 - 1965  
(species that has resisted identification) European Box Terrapin 1966 - 1970  
(species that has resisted identification) Indian Terrapin <1964 - ?  
(species that has resisted identification) North African Terrapin 1959 - 1962  
(species that has resisted identification) Striped Terrapin ca. 1962 - 1967  
(species that has resisted identification) Swamp Terrapin ca. 1960 - 1962/3  

ORDER: CROCODYLIA

Family: Alligatoridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Alligator mississippiensis American Alligator 1959 - <1962;
1967 - 1972
 
Caiman crocodilus Spectacled (Common) Caiman 1959 - 1963  
Melanosuchus niger Black Caiman 1962 - 1962/3  
Paleosuchus palpebrosus Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman 1998 - 2010  

Family: Crocodylidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei Southern Nile Crocodile 1962 - 1972  
Crocodylus rhombifer Cuban Crocodile 1972 - 1975  

Family: Gavialidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Gavialis gangeticus Gharial 1959 - <1962  

ORDER: RHYNCHOCEPHALIA

Family: Sphenodontidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Sphenodon punctatus Tuatara 1963 - 1977  

ORDER: SQUAMATA

Clade: Amphisbaenia

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
(species that has resisted identification) Worm lizard (Amphisbaenian) 1959 - 1962  

Family: Chamaeleonidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Chamaeleo chamaeleon Common Chameleon ca.1960 - <1964
amaeleo hoehnelii Helmeted Chameleon 1964  
Chamaeleo jacksoni Jackson's Horned Chameleon 1959 - <1962;
1964
79
Furcifer pardalis Reunion Chameleon (Panther Chameleon) 1996 - 1998;
2010 - (present)
 
Trioceros melleri Meller's Chameleon (Giant One-horned Chameleon) ca.1961 - <1964
 
(species that has/have resisted identification) Chameleon sp.
1962 - 1964  

Family: Agamidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Acanthosaura lepidogaster Brown Horn-headed Lizard 2012 - 2015  
Agama agama Common (Rainbow) Agama 1966 - 1967;
2003 - 2005
 
Agama sp. African Agama 1959 - <1962 31
Bronchocela cristatella                          Bornean Bloodsucker  2011 - 2015
 
Hydrosaurus amboinensis Malayan Sail-finned Lizard 1984 - 2004  
Leiolepis sp. Butterfly Lizard ca.1961  
Physignathus cocincinus Oriental Water Dragon 1978 - 1990  
Pogona barbata Bearded Lizard 1959/60 - ?  
Pogona vitticeps Inland Bearded Lizard 2012 - (present)  
Psammophilus sp. (prob.) Indian Agama 1959 - 1962  
Uromastyx acanthinura Black Spine-tailed Mastigure 1964 - >1970  
Uromastyx aegyptia Egyptian Mastigure 1959 - <1964  
Uromastyx hardwickii Indian Mastigure (Hardwick's Dab Lizard) 1959 - <1964  

Family: Corytophanidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Basiliscus plumifrons Plumed (Green Crested) Basilisk 1979 - 2008  
Basiliscus sp. Basilisk sp.
1961 - 1962/3 88

Family: Iguanidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Amblyrhynchus cristatus Marine Iguana 1964  
Ctenosaura bakeri Utila Island Iguana (Baker’s Spiny-tailed Iguana) 2000 - 2011  
Cyclura cornuta cornuta Hispaniolan Rhinoceros Iguana 1964 -1966;
1977 - 2010
63
Cyclura nubila nubila Cuban Iguana 2010 - (present)  
Iguana delicatissima West Indian (Lesser Antillean) Iguana 1992 - (present)  
Iguana iguana Green Iguana 1962 - <1964;
1970 - <1979
 
Laemanctus serratus Casque-headed Iguana 2011 - (present)  
(species that has resisted identification)
Iguana sp.
ca.1960 - <1964
 

Family: Phrynosomatidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Phrynosoma sp. Horned Lizard sp.
ca.1961 - <1964  
Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys Blue Spiny Lizard 2007 - 2013

Family: Polychrotidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Anolis carolinensis Common Green Anole ca.1962 - ?1963;
ca.1996 - ca.2001
 
Anolis lividus Montserrat Anole 1984 - 1988  
Anolis roquet summus Martinique Anole 2010 - (present)  
Anolis smallwoodi Orient Knight Anole 1997 - 2003
Anolis wattsi Watts' Anole ca.1999 - ? 60
Anolis sp. Anole sp. ? - 1963  
Anolis sp. Anole sp. <2004 - 2006  
Anolis sp. West Indian Anole 1959 - <1964  

Family: Tropiduridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Microlophus sp. Lava Lizard sp.
1959 - 1962
Plica sp. Tree-runner sp.
1962 - 1964

Family: Leiocephalidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Leiocephalus carinatus Cayman Lion Lizard 2013 - (present)  
Leiocephalus schreibersii schreibersii Red-sided Curly-tailed Lizard 1980 - 1985  

Family: Crotaphytidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Crotaphytus collaris collaris Collared Lizard (Yellow-collared Lizard)
1959 - <1962;
1982 - 1989
 

Family: Opluridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Chalarodon madagascariensis Madagascar Iguana 1961 - 1962/63  
Oplurus cuvieri cuvieri Madagascar Spiny-tailed Iguana 1990 - 2005  

Family: Gekkonidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Crytodactylus pegnesis Bent-toed Gecko 1977 - <1979  
Gehyra mutilata Tender-skinned House Gecko (Four-clawed Gecko)
ca.1987 - >1996  
Gekko vittatus White-lined Gecko 1962 - 1964  
Hemidactylus frenatus Common (Asian) House Gecko 1976 - ?  
Hoplodactylus duvauceli Brothers Island Gecko (New Zealand Gecko)
1962 - 1970  
Lepidodactylus lugubris
Mourning Gecko
2015 - (present)
 
Nactus coindermirensis Lesser Night (Mauritius Accidental) Gecko 1994 - 1996;
2008 - 2014
 
Nactus serpensinsula serpensinsula Serpent Island Night Gecko 1994 - 1995  
Paroedura pictus
Ground Gecko
2015 - (present)
 
Phelsuma cepediana Green Day Gecko (Blue-tailed Day Gecko) ?1961 - <1964;
1971 - ?

Phelsuma cepediana cepediana Mauritius Day Gecko (Blue-tailed Day Gecko) 1976 - <1979  
Phelsuma guentheri Round Island (Gunther's) Gecko 1976 - 1999  
Phelsuma guimbeaui guimbeaui Mauritius Day Gecko (Guimbeau's or Lowland Forest Day Gecko) 1976 - <1979
 
Phelsuma guimbeaui rosagularis Mauritius Day Gecko (Upland Forest Day Gecko) 1976 - <1979 21
Phelsuma guimbeaui ssp.Mauritius Day Gecko
2015 - (present)
 
Phelsuma klemmeri Yellow-headed Day Gecko 2001 - 2005  
Phelsuma laticauda Gold Dust Day Gecko 1964 - 1965  
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
2015 - (present)
 
Phelsuma madagascariensis ssp.
Madagascar Day Gecko 1987 - 1990  
Phelsuma ornata (P. vinsoni)
Mauritius Day Gecko (Ornate or Vinson's Day Gecko) 1976 - <1979;
1989 - 1991
3
Phelsuma standingi Standing's Day Gecko 1999 - 2007  
Tarentola mauritanica Moorish Gecko ca.1962 - 1970  
(species that has resisted identification)
Guyana "Gecko" ca.1962 - <1964  

Family: Teiidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Ameiva praesignis Colombian Ameiva 1961 - 1963  
Cnemidophorus vanzoi St. Lucia Whiptail 1986 - 1995  
Dracaena guianensis Guyana Dragon (Cayman Lizard) 1959/60 - <1964  
Tupinambis nigropunctatus Golden Tegu 1964 - 1966
Tupinambis teguixin Common Tegu 1997 - 2004  
Tupinambis sp. Tegu sp.
1959 - 1963  

Family: Lacertidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Gallotia galloti
Gallot's (Canary Island) Lizard 1964  
Lacerta agilis agilis Sand Lizard 1959 - <1962;
2000 - 2011
 
Lacerta lepida Ocellated (Eyed) Lacerta 1959 - <1962;
1965 - 1969;
1997 - 2007
77
Lacerta viridis Emerald Lacerta (Green Lizard)
1959 - 1964;
1968 - 1971;
1985 - ?;
2001 - (present)
 
Lacerta sp. Jersey Lizard 1964 - 1966  
Podarcis muralis (prob.) Wall Lizard 1959 - 1962  
Zootoca vivipara Common Lizard 1959 - 1962  
(species that has resisted identification) Spanish Black Lizard 1959 - 1962  

Family: Scincidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Chalcides sp. Three-toed Skink 1959 - 1962  
Corucia zebrata Prehensile-tailed Skink 1995 - 2005  
Gongylomorphus bojeri bojerii Bojer's (Round Island) Skink 1976 - <1979  
Gongylomorphus fontenayi  Orange-tailed Skink  2011 - (present)  
Lamprolepis (Dasia) smaragdina New Guinea Green Tree Skink 1960 - 1962/3
 
Leiolopisma telfairii Telfair's (Round Island) Skink 1976 - 1996;
2008 - (present)
 
Lygosoma fernandi Fernand Skink 1959 - 1970  
Mabuya quinquetaeniata Five-lined Skink ca.1960 - <1962  
Oligosoma otagense
Otago Skink
? - 1963
 
Scincus officinalis Algerian Skink 1965 - >1970  
Tiliqua gigas New Guinea Blue-tongued Skink 1998 - (present)  
Tiliqua rugosus Stump-tailed Skink 1959 - <1964;
1965 - >1970

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides Eastern Blue-tongued Skink 1959 - 1962/3;
1965 - >1970

(species that has resisted identification) Abyssinian Night Skink ca.1960 - <1962  
(species that has resisted identification) Brothers Island Skink 1962 - <1964  
(species that has resisted identification) Green Tree Skink
ca.1960 - 1962
 
(species that has resisted identification) New Zealand Skink ca.1962 - 1965  
(species that has resisted identification) Orange Skink ca.1960  
(species that has resisted identification) Red & Black Skink 1959 - ?  
(species that has resisted identification) Red-flanked Skink ca.1960  

Family: Cordylidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Cordylus cataphractus Armadillo Zonure 1959 - 1962/3;
1965 - 1967

Cordylus giganteus Giant Zonure (Sungazer) ca.1960 - <1962  
Cordylus jonesii Jones' Girdled Lizard 1976 - <1979  

Family: Anguidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Abronia vasconcelosii Guatemalan Arboreal Lizard 2009 - 2012  
Anguis f. fragilis Slow-worm 1959 - <1962  
Diploglossus warreni Haitian Giant Galliwasp 2005 - 2011  

Family: Helodermatidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Heloderma horridum exasperatum Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard 2003 - (present)  
Heloderma suspectum Gila Monster 1960 - <1962 96

Family: Gymnophthalmidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Cercosaura oshaugnessyi (prob.) Ecuador Striped Lizard 1959 - 1962  

Family: Varanidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Varanus exanthematicus Bosc's (Rock) Monitor ca.1962 - >1970  
Varanus komodoensis Komodo Dragon 2010 - (present)  
Varanus niloticus Nile Monitor 1965 1
Varanus prasinus Emerald (Green Tree) Monitor 1993 - 2012;
2013 - (present)
 

Family: Xenosauridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Shinisaurus crocodilurus Chinese Crocodile Lizard 1960 - <1964  

Family: Bolyeridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Casarea dussumieri Round Island Ground (Keel-scaled) Boa 1977 - (present)  

Family: Boidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Acrantophis dumerili Dumeril's Ground Boa 1988 - 1990  
Acrantophis madagascariensis Madagascar Ground Boa 1990 - 1997  
Boa constrictor constrictor Common Boa (Red-tailed Boa) 2001 - 2007
Boa constrictor imperator Emperor Boa (Common Northern Boa) 1962
 
Boa constrictor nebulosa Dominican Boa 1975 - 1980  
Boa constrictor ssp.
Common Boa
1959 - 1965;
?1996 - ?
44
Candoia aspera New Guinea Boa 1961 - ?  
Corallus caninus
Emerald Tree Boa
2014 - (present)
 
Epicrates angulifer Cuban Boa 1979 - 1997  
Epicrates cenchria cenchria Brazilian Rainbow Boa 1996 - 2012  
Epicrates cenchria maurus Colombian (Brown) Rainbow Boa 2002 - 2013  
Epicrates inornatus Puerto Rican Boa 1976 - 1993  
Epicrates subflavus Jamaican Boa 1976 - 2013  
Eryx johnii John's Sand Boa 1959 - 1963  
Eunectes sp. Anaconda sp. (died 1962/3)  
Sanzinia madagascariensis Madagascar Tree Boa (Sanzinia)
1990 - 1994;
1996 - 2005
 
(species that has resisted identification) Burrowing Boa ca.1960 - 1962/3  
(species that has resisted identification)
Southern Boa
(died 1964)
 

Family: Pythonidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Malayopython reticulatus Reticulated Python 1959 - 1970;
1976 - 1987
 
Morelia spilota spilotaDiamond Python(died or exported 1962/3) 
Morelia viridis (prob.)
New Guinea Tree Python
(died 1962/3)
 
Python molurus bivittatus Burmese Rock Python 1979 - (present)  
Python molurus molurus Indian Rock Python 1959 - <1962;
<1963 - 1964
 
Python regius Royal (Ball) Python <1962 - <1964;
1965 - >1970;
1994 - 2003

Python sebae natalensis

Southern African Rock Python
1962 - 1972
 
Python sebae sebae African Rock Python ?1959;
1965 - ?

Family: Colubridae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Alsophis antiguae Antiguan Racer 1996 - 2001  
Alsophis rijgersmaei
Anguilla Racer
2014 - (present)
 
Boiga dendrophila Mangrove Snake 1959 - 1974  
Boiga irregularis Brown Cat Snake 2005 - 2006  
Coluber gemonensis Angry Balkan Snake 1968 - 1970  
Drymarchon corais couperi
Eastern Indigo Snake (Corais Snake)
1959 - <1962  
Elaphe guttata Cornsnake (Red Ratsnake) 1995 - (present)  
Elaphe sp. Chicken Snake ca.1960 - 1965  
Gonyosoma oxycephala Red-tailed Ratsnake 2010 - 2015  
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 1980s  
Lampropeltis getula californiae Californian Kingsnake (died or exported 1962/3)  
Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli Pueblan Milksnake 2012 - (present)  
Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae Sinaloan Milksnake 1983 - 2013;
2014 - (present)
 
Langaha nasuta Madagascar Leaf-nosed Snake 1988 - 1989  
Malpolon moilensis False Cobra (died 1962/3)  
Natrix n. natrix Grass Snake 1959;
<1962 - <1964
8
Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni Louisiana Pine Snake 1966 - 1969  
Pseudaspis cana Mole Snake 1962 - 1962/3  
Spilotes pullatus mexicanus Mexican Tiger Ratsnake 1997 - 2003  
Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia San Francisco Garter Snake 1985 - 1999  
(species that has resisted identification) Vine Snake
(died or exported 1962/3)
 
(species that has resisted identification) Water Snake
(died or exported 1962/3)
 
Family: Viperidae

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
Aghistrodon c. contortrix Southern Copperhead 1959 - 1974  
Bitis a. arietans Puff Adder 1962 - 1965
Bitis gabonica rhinoceros East African Gaboon Viper 1997 - 2001  
Bothriechis schlegelii Eyelash Palm Pitviper 1999 - 2014  
Crotalus atrox
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
1960 - <1964  
Crotalus durissus terrificus Tropical Rattlesnake 1962 - 1962/3  
Macrovipera schweizeri Milos Viper 1997 - 2001  
Vipera berus Common Adder 2010 - (present)  

Family?

Scientific name English name Period kept Notes
 (species that has resisted identification)  Guiana Tree Snake
 1962 - 1965
 

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