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Ophisops jerdonii BLYTH, 1853

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Punjab-Snake-eyed Lacerta, Jerdon’s Snake eye 
SynonymOphisops jerdonii BLYTH 1853: 653
Pseudophiops theobaldi JERDON 1870: 71
Pseudophis theobaldi — BEDDOME 1870 (in error)
Ophiops bivittata JERDON in BEDDOME 1870: 172
Calosaura chaperi SAUVAGE 1884: 142
Ophisops jerdoni — SMITH 1935: 377
Ophisops jerdonii — DAS 1996: 49
Ophisops jerdonii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionE Afghanistan, Pakistan, N/C India (Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh)

Type locality: “Mhow, in pasture land”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.4.52, ZSI 2196
Syntypes: BMNH, MNHN, fide SMITH 1935 [chaperi] 
CommentSynonymy: parlty after SMITH 1935: 375

theobaldi: Type locality: Alpine Punjab

bivittata: Type locality: Punjab

chaperi: Type locality: Bellary, Madras Pres. 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1811-1872), British physician, zoologist, and botanist who became an Assistant Surgeon in the East India Company. 
References
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  • 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]
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  • 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
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