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Ophiomorus punctatissimus

Ophiomorus punctatissimus (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
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 punctatissimus

Ophiomorus punctatissimus (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833)

Syntypes: MNHN-RA 6998 and MNHN-RA 6998A, BMNH 1946.8.18.81 (formerly

Type locality: “Morée [=Morea]”, Greece.

Anguis punctatissimus Bibron & Bory, 1833: 71 [original combination]
Ophiomorus punctatissimus — Boulenger, 1887: 397 [subsequent combination]

Primary references

Bibron, G. & Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B. 1833. Vertébrés a sang froid. Reptiles et poissons. Reptiles. pp. 57–76 in Geoffroy & Geoffroy. Expédition Scientifique de Morée, Tome III. 1re partie, Zoologie.

Additional references

Kornilios, P., Kumlutaş, Y., Lymberakis, P. & Ilgaz, Ç. 2018. Cryptic diversity and molecular systematics of the Aegean Ophiomorus skinks (Reptilia: Squamata), with the description of a new species. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56(3): 364–381. DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12205 Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Ophiomorus punctatissimus. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 20 July 2019.
Lymberakis, P., Tok, V., Ugurtas, I.H., Sevinç, M., Crochet, P.-A., Kaska, Y., Kumlutaş, Y., Kaya, U., Avci, A., Üzüm, N., Yeniyurt, C. & Akarsu, F. 2009. IUCN: Ophiomorus punctatissimus (Least Concern) (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T61540A86101074. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T61540A12511332.en

Vernacular names
English: Greek Limbless Skink

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

Geographic range

The skink can be found in Greece and Turkey.[2]

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

The Reptile Database.

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. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 13 March 2014.

Further reading

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 et Poissons". pp. 57–76. In: Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire I, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire É. 1833. Expédition scientifique de Morée. Section des Sciences physiques. Tome III.— 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).

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