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Ophiomorus latastii

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Scincidae
Subfamilia: Scincinae
Genus: Ophiomorus
Species: Ophiomorus latastii

Ophiomorus latastii Boulenger, 1887

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Ophiomorus latastii. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 March 2021.
Disi, M., A.M., Werner, Y., Crochet, P-A., Hraoui-Bloquet, S. & Sadek, R. 2006. IUCN: Ophiomorus latastii (Data Deficient). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61539A12510871. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61539A12510871.en

Vernacular names
English: Latast's Snake Skink

Latast's snake skink (Ophiomorus latastii) is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae.[1] The species is endemic to the Near East.


The specific name, latastii, is in honor of French herpetologist Fernand Lataste.[2]
Geographic range

O. latastii is found in Israel; Jordan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Syria; and possibly Lebanon.[1]

The natural habitats of O. latastii are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.[1]

O. latastii is limbless.[3]

O. latastii is viviparous.[3]
Conservation status

The species O. latastii is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Disi, M.; A.M.; Werner, Y.; Crochet, P-A.; Hraoui-Bloquet, S.; Sadek, R. (2006). "Ophiomorus latastii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T61539A12510871. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61539A12510871.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ophiomorus latastii, p. 151).

Species Ophiomorus latastii at The Reptile Database .

Further reading

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 latastii, new species, p. 398 + Plate XXXIII, Figures 2, 2a).

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