Koelliker's glass lizard

Koelliker's glass lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Diploglossa
Family: Anguidae
Subfamily: Anguinae
Genus: Ophisaurus
Species: O. koellikeri
Binomial name
Ophisaurus koellikeri
Günther, 1873
  • Hyalosaurus koellikeri
    Günther, 1873
  • Pseudopus apus ornata
    Boettger, 1881
  • Hyalosaurus koellikeri
    — Sindaco & Jeremčenko, 2008[1]

Koelliker's glass lizard (Ophisaurus koellikeri ), also called commonly the Moroccan glass lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Anguidae.[2]


The specific name, koellikeri, is in honor of Swiss histologist Albert von Kölliker.[3]

Geographic range

H. koellikeri is found in Algeria and Morocco.[2]


The natural habitats of Koelliker's glass lizard are temperate forests, temperate grassland, and pastureland.[2]

Conservation status

H. koellikeri is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. "Ophisaurus koellikeri ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Ineich I, Crochet P-A, Geniez P. 2005. Hyalosaurus koellikeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 July 2007.
  3. Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Ophisaurus koellikeri, p. 144).

Further reading

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