Ophisops elegans

Synonyms: Ophisops macrodactylus

Common name: the Snake-eyed Lizard

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Size: up to 200 mm

Description: upperside is brown with 2 whitish stripes along the back and a whitish stripe on each flank extending from the eye to the hind legs, there is a pattern of black spots between stripes

Habitat: arid areas with low vegetation

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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