You are here » home advanced search search results Omanosaura jayakari

Omanosaura jayakari (BOULENGER, 1887)

IUCN Red List - Omanosaura jayakari - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Omanosaura jayakari?

Add your own observation of
Omanosaura jayakari »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Jayakar Lizard, Jayakar’s Oman Lizard
G: Omaneidechse 
SynonymLacerta jayakari BOULENGER 1887: 40
Lacerta jayakari — BOULENGER 1887: 407
Lacerta (Omanosaura) jayakari — LUTZ, BISCHOFF & MAYER 1986
Australolacerta jayakari — ARNOLD 1989
Omanosaura jayakari — VAN DER KOOIJ 2001
Lacerta (Omanosaura) jayakari — HENKEL 2003
Opmanosaura jayakari — BISCHOFF 2005: 22 (in error)
Omanosaura jayakari — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Omanosaura jayakari — MENDES et al. 2018 
DistributionOman Mts. (Oman, United Arab Emirates)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.2.42-43 
CommentType species: Lacerta jayakari BOULENGER 1887: 40 is the type species of the (sub-) genus Omanosaura LUTZ, BISCHOFF & MAYER 1986.

Distribution: See map in Burriel-Carranza et al. 2019 for map in UAE. 
EtymologyNamed after Atmaram S. Jayakar (1844-1911), Indian surgeon, sent to Muscat by the Indian Medical Service. 
  • Arnold, E. N. 1989. Towards a phylogeny and biogeography of the Lacertidae: relationships within an Old-World family of lizards derived from morphology. Bulletin of the British Museum (NATURAL HISTORY) ZOOLOGY 55 (2): 209-257 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1987. Lacerta (Omanosaura), jayakari BOULENGER, 1887. Sauria 9 (1) Suppl.: 065–070 - get paper here
  • BISCHOFF, W. 2001. Das Portrait Omanosaura jayakari (BOULENGER, 1887) - Omaneidechse. Die Eidechse 12 (3): 88-92 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2007. Auf der Suche nach Gebirgseidechsen in drei Erdteilen. Draco 7 (27): 54-73 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. & Schmidtler, J.F. 1981. Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, insbesondere zur Omaneidechse (Lacerta jayakari). Herpetofauna 3 (11): 12-16 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. A list of the reptiles and batrachians obtained near Muscat, Arabia, and presented to the British Museum by Surgeon-Major A.S.G. Jayakar. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5) 20: 407-408 - get paper here
  • Brown, J.N.B. 1985. Two Lizards of the UAE. Bulletin of the Emirates Natural History Group 26: - get paper here
  • Burriel-Carranza B, Pedro Tarroso, Johannes Els, Andrew Gardner, Pritpal Soorae, Ahmed Ali Mohammed, Sai Ravi Krishna Tubati, Mohamed Mustafa Eltayeb, Junid Nazeer Shah, Héctor Tejero-Cicuéndez, Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Juan Manuel Pleguezuelos, Daniel F 2019. An integrative assessment of the diversity, phylogeny, distribution, and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles (Sauropsida, Squamata) of the United Arab Emirates. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216273 - get paper here
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • ESSER, S. 2011. Neues von der Omaneidechse, Omanosaura jayakari (BOULENGER, 1887). Die Eidechse 22 (1): 12-20. - get paper here
  • Gardner, A.S. 2009. Mapping the terrestrial reptile distributions in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. ZooKeys 31: 165–177 - get paper here
  • Gebhart, J. 2013. Oman, quer durch`s Weihrauchland - ein Reisetagebuch. L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [8]: 142-159 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, W., T. Kowalski, B. M. ZWANZIG & H.-J. ZILGER 2012. Ergänzende herpetologische Beobachtungen auf dem Saiq-Plateau und im Jebel al-Akhdar, Sultanat Oman. Sauria 34 (4): 3-18 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, Wolfgang; Bernd-Michael Zwanzig, Thomas Kowalski & Hans-Jürgen Zilger 2013. Weitere ergänzende herpetologische Beobachtungen auf dem Saiq-Plateau und im Jebel al-Akhdar, Sultanat Oman. Sauria 35 (3): 23–31 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, Wolfgang; Thomas Kowalski & Hans-Jürgen Zilger 2012. Überraschendes Arabien 2.0. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (1): 40-45 - get paper here
  • Henkel, F.-W. 2003. Herpetological expedition through Oman. Reptilia (GB) (27): 50-55 - get paper here
  • Jongbloed, M. 2000. Field Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the UAE - Wild about reptiles. Barkers Trident Communications, 116 pp.
  • Langerwerf, B. 1984. Captive maintenance and breeding of the Oman lizard Lacerta jayakari, BOULENGER. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 19 (1-2): 35-39 - get paper here
  • Leptien, R. 2005. Omanosaura - die arabischen Halsbandeidechsen. Draco 5 (21): 72-75 - get paper here
  • Leptien, Rolf 1997. Omanosaura - die Eidechsen der Omanberge. DATZ 50 (12): 788-791
  • Lutz, D., BISCHOFF, W. & MAYER, W. 1986. Chemosystematische Untersuchungen zur Stellung von Lacerta jayakari Boulenger, 1887, sowie der Gattungen Gallotia Boulenger und Psammodromus Fitzinger (Sauria; Lacertidae). Z. zool. Syst. Evolut.forsch. 24: 144-157 - get paper here
  • Mayer, W., and Bischoff, W. 1996. Beiträge zur taxonomischen Revision der Gattung Lacerta (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Teil 1: Zootoca, Omanosaura, Timon und Teira als eigenständige Gattungen. Salamandra 32 (3): 163-170 - get paper here
  • Mendes J, Salvi D, Harris DJ, Els J, Carranza S. 2018. Hidden in the Arabian Mountains: Multilocus phylogeny reveals cryptic diversity in the endemic Omanosaura lizards. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018;00:1–13 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Alberto Venchi and Cristina Grieco 2011. The southern limit of Omanosaura lizards (Squamata: Lacertidae). Herpetology Notes 4: 171-172 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 3: The true lizards, skinks and monitor lizards. Podarcis 2 (1): 15-26 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator