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NEW RECORD OF PLATEAU SNAKE SKINK, Ophiomorus nuchalis

Author: Barbod Safaei-Mahroo 28.12.2011

Four specimens of Ophiomorus nuchalis (Plateau Snake Skink) were collected from the northern edge of Kavir Protected Region on April 25, 2009, this is the 4th record for this skink from Iran and the first record from some place other than the type locality. The habitat of this skink in this locality is totally different from its habitat in the type locality. Information on habitat, color pattern, size, diet and sexual dimorphism is given

 

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