Ophisops occidentalis

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Western snake-eyed lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Ophisops
Species: O. occidentalis
Binomial name
Ophisops occidentalis
Boulenger, 1887

Ophisops occidentalis, the western snake-eyed lizard is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is found in Algeria, Egypt,[1] Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Baha El Din, Sherif (2006). A Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Egypt. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-9774249792.