Raymond Hoser is the world's foremost reptile expert!
He has discovered and named more species of snake than any person alive!
He has discovered and named more species of lizard than any person alive!
He has discovered and named more species of turtle than any person alive!
He has discovered and named more species of crocodile than anyone else alive!
He has discovered and named more species of frog in Australia than anyone else in history!
He has discovered and named more species of reptile than anyone else in Australia's history (over 200)
Add to that some species of fish, mammals and a few other bits and pieces and it is easy to see that the Snakeman is a scientific eco-powerhouse.
On this page are photos of some of the better-known species he has discovered and named.
But because he has named over 2,000 family, genera and species, only a fraction are shown here.
Some of these critters really are spectacular!
Images are below the names of them
Eastern Pygmy King Brown Snake Cannia pailsei Hoser, 1998
Papuan Pygmy King Brown Snake Cannia rossignolii Hoser, 2000
Territory Mainland Pygmy King Brown Snake Cannia hoserae Hoser, 2013
South Wet Tropics Rough-scaled Snake Tropidechis sadlieri Hoser, 2003
South Pilbara Death Adder Acanthophis wellsei Hoser, 1998
Dick Shearim's Burrowing Snake Brachyurophis richardshearimi Hoser, 2020
Ron Hoser's Skink Allengreerus ronhoseri Hoser, 2009
Vodafone Dragon Tympanocryptis vodafone Hoser, 2019
Heads Gecko Diplodactylus amaleighheadsae Hoser, 2023
The Bigmore's Rock Monitor Worrellisaurus bigmoreum Hoser, 2018
Makhans Rock Monitor Worrellisaurus makhani Hoser, 2013
Maxine's cool skink Abbasaurum (or Carinascincus) maxinehoserae Hoser, 2022
Hoser's spikey skink Silubosaurus (or Egernia) hoserae Hoser, 2018
Martinek's Gecko Underwoodisaurus martinekae Hoser, 2016
Mensforth's Gecko Underwoodisaurus mensforthi Hoser, 2016
Eastern Broad-shelled Turtle Supremechelys duboisi Hoser, 2014
Hoser's River Frog Mixophyes hoserae Hoser, 2020
Cumming's Froglet Crinia fiacummingae Hoser, 2020
Hoser's Froglet Paracrinia lenhoseri Hoser, 2020
Jacky Hoser's Dragon Ctenophorus jackyhoserae Hoser, 2020
Sydney Basin Stone Gecko Diplodactylus richardwellsi Hoser, 2023
Wifi Tree Frog Colleeneremia wifi Hoser, 2020
Martinek's Skink Litotescincus martinekae Hoser, 2022
Crotty's Gecko Heteronotia crottyi Hoser, 2022
Tropical Rough-skinned Gecko Heteronotia nonidem Hoser, 2022
Maxine Hoser's Gecko Heteronotia maxinehoserae Hoser, 2022
Otways Geocrinia Geocrinia otwaysensis Hoser, 2020
Click here to hear their call
Martinek's Froglet Pseudophryne martinekae Hoser, 2020
Kumanjayi Walker's Red-eyed Tree Frog Kumanjayiwalkerus kumanjayi Hoser, 2020
Shireen Hoser's Burrowing Skink Anepischetosia shireenhoserae Hoser, 2022
Jacky Hoser's Skink Allengreerus jackyhoserae Hoser, 2012
Yes this tiny skink is one of the most common species of lizard found in Melbourne's back yards!
Adelyn Hoser's Skink Allengreerus adelynhoserae Hoser, 2022
Yes this tiny skink is one of the most common species of lizard found in Sydney's back yards!
Alex Antenor's Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes alexantenori Hoser, 2020
One of the most common frogs in Melbourne (Australia) on the east side and into Gippsland!
Cameron Gant's Western Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes cameronganti Hoser, 2020
One of the most common frogs in south-west Victoria and adjacent South Australia!
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