Acanthodactylus maculatus

Spotted fringe-fingered lizard

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Reptilia

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Lacertidae

Genus:
Acanthodactylus

Species:
A. maculatus

Binomial name

Acanthodactylus maculatus
(Gray, 1838)

Synonyms

Scapteira maculata Gray, 1838
Zootoca deserti Günther, 1859
Acanthodactylus pardalis var. intermedius Doumergue, 1901
Acanthodactylus pardalis latastei Boulenger, 1918
Acanthodactylus maculatus
— Salvador, 1982[2]

Acanthodactylus maculatus, the spotted fringe-fingered lizard, is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is endemic to northwestern Africa.[1]

Contents

1 Geographic range
2 Habitat
3 Conservation status
4 References
5 Further reading

Geographic range[edit]
It is found in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.[1]
Habitat[edit]
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, hot deserts, and sandy shores.[1]
Conservation status[edit]
It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]
References[edit]

^ a b c d e Joger U, Geniez P, Miras JAM, El Hassan M, Tahar S, Nouira S (2006). “Acanthodactylus maculatus”. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

Gray JE. 1838. Catalogue of the Slender-tongued Saurians, with Descriptions of many new Genera and Species [Part I]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. [First Series] 1 (4): 274-283. (Scapteira maculata, new species, p. 281).
Salvador A. 1982. A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Monographien (16): 1-167. (Acanthodactylus maculatus, pp. 92–97, Figures 50-52, Map 19).

Taxon identifiers

EoL: 452857
GBIF: 5226771
IUCN: 61458
NCBI: 111513

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