Ophiomorus maranjabensis KAZEMI, FARHADI QOMI, KAMI & ANDERSON, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Ophiomorus maranjabensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Maranjab’s snake skink|
|Synonym||Ophiomorus maranjabensis KAZEMI, FARHADI QOMI, KAMI & ANDERSON 2011|
|Distribution||C Iran (Esfahan)|
Type locality: Maranjab, south of Daryache Namak, Iran, N 34°19’52.78”, E 51°53’20.44”
|Types||Holotype: ZMGU (Zoological Museum Gorgan University) 2570, an adult female, collected 17 May 2011 by M. Farhadi and S. M. Kazemi.|
Paratypes: ZMGU 2571 and 2572, adult females, from Maranjab, about 1 km southwest of holotype, N 34°18’56.50”, E 51°52’45.15”.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: An Ophiomorus with three fingers, three toes; distinctly enlarged nuchals; snout bluntly spatulate; interparietal broader than long; frontonasal septagonal; six supralabials, the fifth, greatly enlarged, below the eye. Parietals in contact behind interparietal; nuchals in contact behind parietals. Preocular very large, about two-thirds distance between eye and nostril, and in contact with third, fourth, and fifth supralabials. Twenty-two scales round the middle of the body.|
|Comment||Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.|
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|