Limbless skink

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Limbless skink
Benny Trapp Gesprenkelter Schlangenskink Ophiomorus punctatissimus.jpg
Ophiomorus punctatissimus from the Peloponnese, Greece
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Ophiomorus
Species: O. punctatissimus
Binomial name
Ophiomorus punctatissimus
(Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833)
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Synonyms
  • Anguis punctatissimus
    Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833
  • Ophiomorus punctatissimus
    Boulenger, 1887[1]

The limbless skink (Ophiomorus punctatissimus) is a species of skink, a lizard in the Scincidae family.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in Greece and Turkey.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and plantations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ a b c Lymberakis P, Tok V, Ugurtas I, Sevinç M, Crochet P-A, Kaska Y, Kumlutaş Y, Kaya U, Avci A, Üzüm N, Yeniyurt C, Akarsu F. 2009. Ophiomorus punctatissimus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 March 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnold EN, Burton JA. 1978. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe. London: Collins. 272 pp. ISBN 0-00-219318-3. (Ophiomorus punctatissimus, p. 181 + Plate 33 + Map 99).
  • Bibron G, Bory de Saint-Vincent JB. 1833. "Vertébrés a Sang froid. Reptiles e Poissons". pp. 57-76. In: Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire I, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire È. 1833. Expédition scientifique de Morée. Section des Sciences physiques. Tome III.—1.re Partie. Zoologie. Première Section.—Des animaux vertébrés. Paris & Strasbourg: F.G. Levrault. 400 pp. + plates. (Anguis punctatissimus, pp. 71-72 + Plate XI, Figure 5).
  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ... ,Scincidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Ophiomorus punctatissimus, p.397).