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Medium to fairly large lizards, maximum recorded SVL in Egypt = 108 mm. Body elongate and cylindrical; limbs short; tail almost equal to body length (average tail/SVL ratio = 1.1). Lower eyelid with a transparent disc, ear without any lobules, tympanum exposed. Between 28-34 .scales around mid-body. Dorsal coloration generally olive-gray or brown, with numerous small black and white ocelli, each occupying a single scale, scattered or arranged in loose diagonal transverse bands. Number and distribution of ocelli very variable; some animals are almost plain. Venter white.