Ophisops elbaensis SCHMIDT & MARX, 1957
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Mount Elba Snake-eyed Lizard|
|Synonym||Ophisops elbaensis SCHMIDT & MARX 1957|
Ophisops elbaensis — BAHA EL DIN 2006: 178
|Distribution||NE Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|
Type locality: Egypt, Sudan Government Administrative Area,
Gebel Elba, Wadi Kansisrob; elevation 4,000 feet
|Types||Holotype: FMNH 73601|
|Diagnosis||An Ophisops having the parietals not in contact with each other, separated by a very large occipital and a small post-occipital, supraoculars and supraciliaries in contact with each other, lacking an intermediate series of granules, and the ventral border of the subocular almost twice the ventral border of the fourth upper labial.|
|Comment||The Gebel Elba Snake-eyed Lizard, Ophisops elbaensis, is a strikingly colored lizard that was originally thought to be endemic to Gebel Elba but has since been found in the Arabian Peninsula.|
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