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Ablepharus grayanus (STOLICZKA, 1872)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMinor Snake-eyed Skink 
SynonymBlepharosteres grayanus STOLICZKA 1872: 74
Ablepharus grayanus — BOULENGER 1887: 352
Ablepharus grayanus — SMITH 1935: 311
Ablepharus grayanus — GREER 1974: 9
Ablepharus grayanus — DAS 1996: 45
Ablepharus grayanus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ablepharus grayanus — KARAMIANI et al. 2018 
DistributionSW India (incl. Gujarat), S Pakistan, Afghanistan (LEVITON 1959: 461), mountain regions of the eastern former Soviet central Asia (possibly now Kyrgyzstan?) [fide Terent'ev and Chernov], Iran

Type locality: Waggur district, N.E. Cutch  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: ZSI 5403 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after British zoologist John Edward Gray (1800 – 1875), Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum in London from 1840 until 1874, although he started working at the museum in 1824. 
References
  • Ali, Waqas; Arshad Javid, Syed Makhdoom Hussain, Hamda Azmat and Ghazala Jabeen 2016. The Amphibians and Reptiles Collected from Different Habitat Types in District Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool. 48(4): 1201-1204 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Karamiani, Rasoul; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani , Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani , Morteza Akbarpour , Ehsan Damadi 2015. Verification of the Minor Snake-eyed Skink, Ablepharus grayanus (Stoliczka, 1872) (Sauria: Scincidae), from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 61 (3): 226; DOI:10.1080/09397140.2015.1069241 - get paper here
  • KARAMIANI, Rasoul; Nasrullah RASTEGAR-POUYANI and Eskandar RASTEGAR-POUYANI 2018. Modeling the Past and Current Distribution and Habitat Suitability for Ablepharus grayanus and A. pannonicus (Sauria: Scincidae). Asian Herpetological Research 9 (1): 56-64
  • Leviton,A.E. 1959. Systematics and Zoogeography of Philippine Snakes. Unpublished PhD Thesis.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Stoliczka,F. 1872. Notes on the Reptilian and Amphibian Fauna of Kachh. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 1872: 71-85 - get paper here
  • Terent'ev, P. V. and Chernov, S. A. 1965. Key to amphibians and reptiles. 3rd edition. Translated from Russian. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd., Jerusalem.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Priliminary Survey on Reptiles of Jassore Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat State, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (3): 210-214 - get paper here
 
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