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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesOphisops elegans basoglui BARAN & BUDAK 1978
Ophisops elegans blanfordi SCHMIDT 1939
Ophisops elegans centralanatoliae BODENHEIMER 1944
Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii (WIEGMANN 1835)
Ophisops elegans elegans MÉNÉTRIÉS 1832
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus BERTHOLD 1840
Ophisops elegans persicus BOULENGER 1918
Ophisops elegans schlueteri BOETTGER 1880 
Common NamesE: Snake-eyed Lizard
G: (Europäische) Schlangenauge(neidechse) 
SynonymOphisops elegans MÉNÉTRIES 1832: 63
Amystes ehrenbergi WIEGMANN 1835
Ophisops elegans — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 259
Ophiops [sic] elegans — BERTHOLD 1840
Gymnops meizolepis STOLICZKA 1872 (fide SMITH 1935)
Ophiops elegans — BOETTGER 1880
Ophiops elegans var. persicus [BOULENGER 1918]
Ophiops elegans var. mizolepis — BOULENGER 1921 (fide SMITH 1935)
Ophisops elegans elegans — SMITH 1935: 379
Ophisops blanfordi SCHMIDT 1939
Ohisops [sic] elegans KHALAF 1961
Ophisops elegans — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Ophisops elegans — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 430
Ophisops elegans — ŠMÍD et al. 2014

Ophisops elegans basoglui BARAN & BUDAK 1978
Ophisops elegans basoglui — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Ophisops elegans blanfordi SCHMIDT 1939
Ophisops blanfordi SCHMIDT 1939
Ophisops elegans blanfordi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Ophisops elegans centralanatoliae BODENHEIMER 1944
Ophisops elegans centralanatoliae — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ophisops elegans centralanatoliae — TAYHAN et al. 2016

Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii (WIEGMANN 1835)
Amystes Ehrenbergii WIEGMANN 1835
Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii — BIRD 1936
Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii — SCHMIDT 1939
Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii — BISCHOFF 1991
Ophisops elegans ehrenbergii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ophisops elegans cf. ehrenbergii — SINDACO et al. 2014

Ophisops elegans macrodactylus BERTHOLD 1840
Ophisops macrodactylus BERTHOLD 1840: 58
Ophisops macrodactylus — BERTHOLD 1846: 15
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — ÇEVIK 1999
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — SCHLÜTER 2004
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — SCHLÜTER 2010
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — DEICHSEL 2013
Ophisops elegans macrodactylus — KWET & TRAPP 2014

Ophisops elegans schlueteri BOETTGER 1880
Ophiops [sic] elegans schlueteri BOETTGER 1880: 176
Ophisops elegans schlueteri — SCHMIDT 1939
Ophisops elegans schlueteri — ESTERBAUER 1985
Ophisops elegans schlueteri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionE Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
SE Bulgaria, NE Greece (Lesbos, Limnos, Chios, Samos, Samothraki, Agathonisi, Psara, Kalymnos), Cyprus, Turkey,
Algeria, Libya, Egypt, W Syria, Lebanon, Israel, W Jordan,
Iraq, Iran (Kavir desert), N Pakistan, NW India

basoglui: Turkey (S Anatolia)

blanfordi: Mesopotamia

centralanatoliae: Turkey (C Anatolia)

ehrenbergi: Levant, Greece (Kalymnos, Lesbos etc.), Turkey (incl Anatolia);

elegans: Turkey (incl Anatolia);

macrodactylus: W Turkey (Anatolia), Greece (Lesbos, Samos, Rhodes etc.)

schlueteri: Cyprus

Type locality: Baku, Azerbaijan Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB [ehrenbergii] 
CommentNot listed for India by DAS 1997.

Type species: Ophisops elegans MÉNÉTRIES 1832: 63 is the type species of the genus Ophisops MÉNÉTRIES 1832.

Diagnosis (genus): Lower eyelid fused with upper, with large transparent disc (Fig. 123); ventral plates smooth; collar weakly defined, or absent in middle; subdigitallamellae keeled; dorsal scales rhombic, imbricate, strongly keeled; femoral pores present (Anderson 1999: 254). 
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