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Ophisops occidentalis (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymOphiops occidentalis BOULENGER 1887: 75
Ophiops [sic] occidentalis — BOULENGER 1891: 134
Ophisops occidentalis — CHIRIO & BLANC 1993
Ophisops occidentalis — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 433
Ophisops occidentalis — BISCHOFF 2007 
DistributionNE Morocco, N Algeria, Tunisia, NW Libya (Cyrenaica), Egypt, elevation 0-1600 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name occidentalis (Latin) refers to the western distribution of this species. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Jonathan C. DeBoer , Dylan J. Taylor 2017. Atlas of the Reptiles of Libya. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (8): 155-318 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bons,J. 1972. Herpétologie Marocaine I: Liste commentée des amphibiens et reptiles du Maroc. Bull. Soc. Sci. nat. Maroc 52 (3/4): 107-126
  • Bons,J. & GIROT,B. 1962. Clé illustrée des reptiles du Maroc. Trav. Inst. Sci. Chérifien, Sér. Zool. 26
  • 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, G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 2. British Museum (London), 451 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Chirio, L. & Blanc, Ch. P. 1993. Existence in parapatry of two species of Ophisops in Algeria (Aures): zoogeographical implications. Amphibia-Reptilia 14 (4): 341-348 - get paper here
  • Doumergue,F. 1901. Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie. L. Fouque, Oran, 404 pp. - get paper here
  • Escorizaa, Daniel 2017. Patterns of alpha diversity among Tunisian lizards (Lacertidae) Journal of Arid Environments - get paper here
  • Kyriazi,P.; N. Poulakakis, A. Parmakelis, P.A. Crochet, J. Moravec, N. Rastegar-Pouyani, C.S. Tsigenopoulos, A. Magoulas, M. Mylonas, P. Lymberakis 2008. Mitochondrial DNA reveals the genealogical history of the snake-eyed lizards (Ophisops elegans and O. occidentalis) (Sauria: Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49 (3): 795-805 - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2003. Zur Kenntnis des Westlichen Schlangenauges, Ophisops occidentalis (BOULENGER 1887). Elaphe 11 (3): 56-63
  • Schmidt, K.P. & H. MARX 1957. Results of the namru-3 southeastern Egypt Expedition, 1954. 2. Reptiles and amphibians. Bull. Zool. soc. Egypt, Cairo, 13: 16-27
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1894. Zweiter Beitrag zur Herpetologie von Ost-Algerien. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 44: 75-87 - get paper here
 
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