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A small, slender lizard. Largest Egyptian specimen has a SVL of 42 mm. Tail proportionately relatively long, average tail/SVL ratio = 2.4 (n=4). Supraciliaries separated from supraoculars by small granules; tympanum partly covered by a kidney-shaped tympanic shield; supratem-porals large distinct from other temporals; occipital absent or very small. Dorsals medium-sized (22-32) imbricate, strongly keeled; 6 ventrals; 9-11 femoral pores (based on 14 specimens form Egypt and Israel). Dorsal parts generally grayish; pattern striated, composed of 4 dark and light stripes; color and pattern has the same intensity and contrast along the entire back; limbs with dark marbling; venter grayish white.


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© Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Source: Bibliotheca Alexandrina - EOL Ar

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