Central India / Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. 


Ophisops microlepis  BLANFORD, 1870


Ophisops (Gymnops) microlepis   BLANFORD, 1870

Gymnops microlepis   STOLICZKA, 1872

Ophisops microlepis   SMITH, 1935

Common names:

Small-scaled Snake-eyed Lizard (English)
Schlangenaugeneidechse (German)


Holotype: ZSI 2236; syntype: BMNH 1946.8.6.12 (?)

Terra Typica:

‘Korba in Biláspúr, the eastern part of Chhatisgarh division, Central Province’ (in Madhya Pradesh, central India).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Blanford, W.T. (1870) -  Description of Ophisops microlepis. -  In: “Notes on some Reptilia and Amphibia from Central India”. - Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal Vol. XXXIX, part II (Natural History) nr 4, p 335-376, pl XIV-XVI.  

  • Agarwal, I. & Khandekar, A. & Ramakrishnan, U. & Vyas, R. & Giri, V.B. (2018) -  Two new species of the Ophisops microlepis (Squamata: Lacertidae) complex from northwestern India with a key to Indian Ophisops. -  Journal of Natural History, London, 52 (13-16): 819-847.    




Ophisops microlepis  © 2015 Akshay A. Khandekar