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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Scincidae— Old World lizardswith transparent lower eyelid.
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A number of lizard species (skinks, geckos, agamas) are characteristic for the mountain forests, among those Himalayan rock agama (Stellio himalayanus), legless glass lizard (Ophisaurus apodus), Asian snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus pannonicus).
Two terrestrial reptiles, Lepidodactylus lugubris and Ablepharus boutoui poecilopleurus, are found on the island.
A _Gecko_ of the species _Hemidactylus_ lives about old houses; a small lizard of the family of _Scincoidea_, with a copper-coloured body and a blue tail, and a striped _Ablepharus_, are met with frequently among the rocks.
Several lizards have also been found in these islands, such as the striped _Ablepharus_ of O Tahaiti, and a small _Gecko_; a large coal-black lizard was several times seen, but always escaped among the dry pandanus leaves.
Common reptile species in the ecoregion are lizards (Lacerta spp.), runners (Eremias spp.), skinks (Ablepharus spp.), geckos (Cyrtopodion spp.), rat snakes (Coluber spp.).