Northwestern India / Gujarat, Kacchh District. 


Ophisops kutchensis   AGARWAL et al., 2018

Common names:

Kutch Small-scaled Snake-eyed Lizard (English)


Holotype: NCBS AU760, adult female, collected by A. Khandekar and C. Daniel on 19 April 2017. Paratypes. BNHS 2024, adult female, near Tera, Kutch District, India (23.34664°N 69.00720°E; 55 m asl), collected by A. Datta-Roy, T. Khichi and I. Agarwal 2009; NCBS AU756, NCBS AU762–764 adult males & NCBS AU755, NCBS AU757–761, NCBS AU765 adult females, same collection data as holotype.

Terra Typica:

Near Vithon, Kutch district, Gujarat, India (23.3430556°N 69.354444°E, 195 m asl

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • 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 kutchensis   © 2018 Akshay A. Khandekar