Dopasia is a genus of lizards in the family Anguidae. The genus contains seven species, which are native to Asia.

Temporal range: Early Oligocene–Recent
Preserved specimens - Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology - DSC02410.JPG
Preserved specimen of Dopasia harti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Anguidae
Subfamily: Anguinae
Genus: Dopasia
Gray, 1853

Seven, see text


The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Dopasia.

Fossil recordEdit

Fossils of the genus Dopasia are known from the Oligocene of Belgium and France, the Miocene of Morocco, and the Pliocene of the Balearic Islands.[2][3]


  1. ^ Genus Dopasia at The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Fossilworks: Dopasia". Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  3. ^ BOVER, Pere; ROFES, Juan; BAILON, Salvador; AGUSTÍ, Jordi; CUENCA-BESCÓS, Gloria; TORRES, Enric; ALCOVER, Josep Antoni (March 2014). "Late Miocene/Early Pliocene vertebrate fauna from Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean): an update". Integrative Zoology. 9 (2): 183–196. doi:10.1111/1749-4877.12049. hdl:10261/113378. ISSN 1749-4877. PMID 24673762.

Further readingEdit

  • Gray JE (1853). "Descriptions of some undescribed species of Reptiles collected by Dr. Joseph Hooker in the Khassia Mountains, East Bengal, and Sikkim Himalaya". The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Second Series 12: 386–392. (Dopasia, new genus, p. 389).