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Ophiomorus punctatissimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Scincidae
Subfamily: Scincinae
Genus: Ophiomorus
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839[1]

Ophiomorus is a genus of Old World skinks.[2]


The following 11 species are recognized:[2]


  1. ^ Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Scincomorpha/Scincidae.
  2. ^ a b The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ... ,Scincidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Genus Ophiomorus, p. 393).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G. 1839. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome cinquième. Paris: Roret. viii + 854 pp. (Ophiomorus, new genus, p. 799).
  • Greer, A.E.; Wilson, G.D.F. 2001. Comments on the scincid lizard genus Ophiomorus, with a cladistic analysis of the species. Hamadryad 26: 261-271.
  • Kazemi, S.M.; Farhadi Qomi, M.; Kami, H.G.; Anderson, S.C. 2011. A new species of Ophiomorus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Maranjab Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran, with a revised key to the genus. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 23-33 (e23).