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Ophiomorus chernovi ANDERSON & LEVITON, 1966

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chernov's Snake Skink 
SynonymOphiomorus chernovi ANDERSON & LEVITON 1966
Ophiomorus brevipes BOULENGER 1891 (part.)
Ophiomorus chernovi — SZCZERBAK 2003
Ophiomorus chernovi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ophiomorus chernovi — NASRABADI et al. 2017 
DistributionS Turkmenistan (border between Iran and Afghanistan), NE Iran

Type locality: S Turkmenistan  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Snout cuneiform, a slight labial edge; interparietal broader
than long. Twenty-four scales round the middle of the body. Fingers four; toes three (ANDERSON & LEVITON 1966). 
CommentNot listed by ANDERSON 1999, Lizards of Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after Sergius Alexandrovich Chernov (1903-1964) (obituary in Copeia 1964: 466, and Doronin 2021 for further biographical notes). 
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  • NASRABADI, REZA; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AHMAD GHARZI 2017. A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa 4227 (3): 431–443 - get paper here
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  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
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