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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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 raithmai

Ophiomorus raithmai Leviton & Anderson, 1966

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Ophiomorus raithmai. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 March 2021.
Khan, M.S. & Papenfuss, T.J. 2010. IUCN: Ophiomorus raithmai (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178671A7592614. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T178671A7592614.en

Vernacular names
English: Three-fingered Sand-fish

Ophiomorus raithmai, known commonly as the eastern sand swimmer and the three-fingered sand-fish, is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is found in India and Pakistan.[2]


The specific name, raithmai, is derived from the Sindhi common name for this lizard, raith mai, which means "sand fish".[3]
Geographic range

O. raithmai is found in northwestern India (Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan) and in adjacent southeastern Pakistan.[4]

The natural habitat of O. raithmai is desert.[5]

O. raithmai is viviparous.[4]

Khan, M.S.; Papenfuss, T.J. (2010). "Ophiomorus raithmai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T178671A7592614. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T178671A7592614.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
Anderson SC, Leviton AE (1966). "A review of the genus Ophiomorus (Sauria: Scincidae), with descriptions of three new forms". Proceedings of the California Acadademy of Sciences, Fourth Series 33 (16): 499-534, 8 figures, 1 table. (Ophiomorus raithmai, new species, pp. 519-525 + Figures 4e, 4f, 5c).
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 raithmai, p. 216).
Species Ophiomorus raithmai at The Reptile Database .

Khan MS, Papenfuss TJ (2010). "Ophiomorus raithmai ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010.

Further reading

Das I (2002). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of India. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 144 pp. ISBN 0-88359-056-5. (Ophiomorus raithmai, p. 112).
Greer AE, Wilson GDF (2001). "Comments on the scincid lizard genus Ophiomorus, with a cladistic analysis of the species". Hamadryad 26 (2): 261–271.
Sindaco R, Jeremčenko VK (2008). The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. 1. Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Turtles, Crocodiles, Amphisbaenians and Lizards of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. (Monographs of the Societas Herpetologica Italica). Latina, Italy: Edizioni Belvedere. 580 pp. ISBN 978-88-89504-14-7.

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