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Ophisops beddomei (JERDON, 1870)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudophiops beddomei JERDON 1870: 72
Pseudophiops monticola BEDDOME 1870: 172 (fide SMITH 1935)
Ophisops beddomei — SMITH 1935: 378
Ophisops beddomei — DAS 1996: 49
Ophisops beddomei — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionW India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat)

Type locality: Bramagherry Hills, Wynaad Map legend:
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EtymologyEtymology: Named after Richard Henry Beddome, 1830–1911, British army officer and botanist. 
  • Beddome, R. H. 1870. Descriptions of new reptiles from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci., 2: 169-176 [Reprint.: J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Sci., London, 1 (10): 327-334, 1940]
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Gayen, N C 1999. A synopsis of the reptiles of Gujarat, western India. . Hamadryad 24 (1): 1-22 - get paper here
  • Jerdon,T.C. 1870. Notes on Indian Herpetology. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal March 1870: 66-85 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Vyas, R. 2003. First record of Ophisops beddomei (Jerdon, 1870) from Gujarat State, western India. Hamadryad. 27(2):280-281 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2007. Herptofauna of Puma Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India Reptile Rap (8): 10-15 - get paper here
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