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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Asian Snake-eyed Skink
G: Asiatisches Natterauge 
SynonymScincus pannonicus FITZINGER in LICHTENSTEIN 1823: 145 (nomen nudum)
Ablepharus pannonicus FITZINGER 1824
Riopa rueppelli GRAY 1839 (fide MERTENS 1922)
Blepharosteres agilis STOLICZKA 1872: 126
Ablepharus pusillus BLANFORD 1874: 33
Ablepharus brandtii STRAUCH 1868: 565
Ablepharus brandti — BOULENGER 1887: 351
Ablepharus pannonicus — BOULENGER 1888
Ablepharus festae PERACCA 1894
Ablepharus persicus NIKOLSKY 1905 ?
Ablepharus brandtii var. brevipes NIKOLSKY 1907: 283 (1905)
Ablepharus persicus — WERNER 1917: 203 ?
Ablepharus pannonicus — SMITH 1935: 310
Ablepharus brandti festae SCHMIDT 1939
Ablepharus kitaibelii fitzingeri MERTENS 1952 (nom. nov. pro A. pannonicus)
Ablepharus pannonicus — GREER 1974: 9
Ablepharus pannonicus — DAS 1996: 45
Ablepharus pannonicus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ablepharus pannonicus — SKOURTANIOTI et al. 2016 
DistributionRepublic of Georgia, S Turkmenistan, S Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, W Azerbaijan, E Republic of Georgia, Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Syria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), NW India (Himachal Pradesh)

Type locality: Bokhara, Uzbekistan

Synonyms:

brandtii: Type locality: Samarkand, Turkestan

pusillus: Iraq; Type locality: Bussora [=Basra], Iraq.

Ablepharus brandtii var. brevipes: Type locality: Dech-i-Diz and Karun River, Iran

persicus: Type locality: Schachrud [=Shahrud])  
ReproductionOviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: ZISP (ZIL) (lost), ZMB (lost, fide ANDERSON 1999)
Syntypes: ZISP 2414.1-3 (three specimens) [Ablepharus brandtii]
Syntypes: ZISP 10188 [Ablepharus brandtii var. brevipes]
Holotype: ZISP 10342, “Schachrud” [Shahrud, Semnan Province, Iran]. Leg.: N.A. Zarudny, 17.X.1903 [Ablepharus persicus] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly after SMITH 1935. Not listed by ENGELMANN et al. 1993. Has been considered as a synonym of A. kitaibelii by MERTENS (1952).

Distribution: Reports of this species from Cyprus are actually A. budaki (F. Baier, pers. comm.). See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Type species: Ablepharus pannonicus is the type species of the genus Ablepharus (fide GREER 1974).

Activity pattern. Diurnal. 
Etymology 
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