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Ophisaurus mimicus PALMER, 1987

IUCN Red List - Ophisaurus mimicus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mimic Glass Lizard 
SynonymOphisaurus mimicus PALMER 1987: 416
Ophisaurus mimicus — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 140
Ophisaurus mimicus — COLLINS & TAGGART 2009
Ophisaurus mimicus — GUYER et al. 2018 
DistributionUSA (Florida, Alabama, coastal North Carolina to Georgia, S Mississippi)

Type locality: North Carolina: Bladen: on State Rte 41, 6.4 km (airline) ENE White Lake (town).  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 129233, male 
  • Collins, J.T. and T. W. Taggart 2009. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Sixth Edition. Center for North American Herpetology, 48 pp.
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Gibbons, Whit; Judy Greene, and Tony Mills 2009. LIZARDS AND CROCODILIANS OF THE SOUTHEAST. University of Georgia Press, 240 pp.
  • Guyer, Craig; Mark A. Bailey, and Robert H. Mount 2018. Lizards and snakes of Alabama. University of Alabama Press, 397 pp. - get paper here
  • Jensen, John B.; Carlos D. Camp, Whit Gibbons, & Matt J. Elliott 2008. Amphibians and reptiles of Georgia. University of Georgia Press, 575 pp.
  • Palmer W M 1987. A new species of glass lizard (Anguidae: Ophisaurus) from the southeastern United States. Herpetologica 43 (4) 1987: 415-423 - get paper here
  • Palmer W M 1992. Ophiosaurus mimicus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 543: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Palmer, W.M. & Braswell, A.L. 1995. Reptiles of North Carolina. Univ. North Carolina Press
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