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Ophiomorus streeti ANDERSON & LEVITON, 1966

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Street's Snake Skink 
SynonymOphiomorus streeti ANDERSON & LEVITON 1966: 512
Ophiomorus streeti — ANDERSON 1999
Ophiomorus streeti — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ophiomorus streeti — GHOLAMIFARD 2011
Ophiomorus streeti — NASRABADI et al. 2017 
DistributionSE Iran (Baluchistan)

Type locality: Iran: Baluchistan, 11 miles west of Iranshahr.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 141551 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Snout cuneiform, with sharp angular labial edge; supranasals broadly in contact medially; prefrontals not in contact with upper labials; frontonasal longer than broad. Twenty scales round the middle of the body. Fingers three; toes three.
Cream above in preservative, each scale of the eight dorsal rows with a dark brown spot, these forming eight longitudinal lines extending from the posterior head shields to the level of insertion of the hind limbs; posteriorly six lines continue onto tail. Venter and sides immaculate white (ANDERSON & LEVITON 1966). 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
Etymologynamed after W.S. Street and J.K. Street, the collectors of the types (together with Douglas M. Lay). 
  • Anderson, S.C. & Leviton,A.E. 1966. A review of the genus Ophiomorus (Sauria: Scincidae), with descriptions of three new forms. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 33 (16): 499-534 - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Greer, Allen E. and George D. F. Wilson 2001. Comments on the scincid lizard genus Ophiomorus, with a cladistic analysis of the species. Hamadryad 26 (2): 261-271 [2002] - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • KAZEMI, SEYED MAHDI; MASOOD FARHADI QOMI, HAJI GHOLI KAMI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2011. A new species of Ophiomorus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Maranjab Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran, with a revised key to the genus. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 23-33. - get paper here
  • 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
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rathor. M. S. 1969. Fossorial and nocturnal adaptations of the Indian sand lizard, Ophiomorus streeti Anderson & Levinton. Japanese J. Ecol 19(2): 67-69
  • Rathor. M.S. 1970. Temperature responses in the Indian sand lizard Ophiomorus streeti Anderson & Levinton. Japanese J. Ecol 20(2): 76-80
  • Sami, Soheil; Barbod Safaei-Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari 2017. Range Extensions of Three Endemic Snake-Skinks (Scincidae: Ophiomorus) in Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (4): 329-332<br /> - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097 - get paper here
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