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Ophisaurus compressus COPE, 1900

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesIsland Glass Lizard 
SynonymOphisaurus ventralis compressus COPE 1900: 501
Ophisaurus compressus — MCCONKEY 1954: 143
Ophisaurus compressus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 140
Ophisaurus compressus — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009 
DistributionUSA (SE South Carolina, SE Georgia, Florida)

Type locality: South Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina  
TypesHolotype: USNM 21359, male 
  • Collins, J.T. and <br />T. W. Taggart 2009. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Sixth Edition. Center for North American Herpetology, 48 pp.
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Cope, E.D. 1900. The crocodilians, lizards and snakes of North America. Ann. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. 1898: 153-1270 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Enge, Kevin M. 1994. Ophisaurus compressus (Island glass lizard). USA: Florida. Herpetological Review 25 (4): 165 - get paper here
  • Gibbons, Whit; Judy Greene, and Tony Mills 2009. LIZARDS AND CROCODILIANS OF THE SOUTHEAST. University of Georgia Press, 240 pp.
  • Holman, J. Alan 1971. Ophisaurus compressus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (113): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Jensen, John B.; Carlos D. Camp, Whit Gibbons, & Matt J. Elliott 2008. Amphibians and reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press, 575 pp.
  • McConkey, Edwin H. 1954. A systematic study of the North American lizards of the genus Ophisaurus. American Midland Naturalist 51 (1): 133-171 - get paper here
  • Shoop, C. Robert;Ruckdeschel, C. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Ophisaurus compressus. Herpetological Review 28 (3): 157 - get paper here
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