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Acanthodactylus aegyptius BAHA EL DIN, 2007

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesG: Ägyptischer Fransenfinger 
SynonymAcanthodactylus aegyptius BAHA EL DIN 2007
Acanthodactylus scutellatus ANDERSON 1898
Acanthodactylus scutellatus — MARX 1968
Acanthodactylus longipes — BAHA EL DIN 1994
Acanthodactylus longipes — WERNER 1998
Acanthodactylus aegyptius — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Acanthodactylus aegyptius — MEIRI et al. 2019 
DistributionE Egypt, Israel, N Sinai

Type locality: El Maghra Oasis, Egypt, elevation 30 m, (30° 15’ N, 28° 55’ E)  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 269501, adult female 
CommentPrevious records of Acanthodactylus longipes are now referred to this species.

Synonymy: mostly after BAHA EL DIN 2007

Sympatry: A. scutellatus.

Distribution: see Bar et al. 2021 for a map. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Baha El Din, Sherif M. 2007. A new lizard of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Egypt. Zoology in the Middle East 40: 21-32 - get paper here
  • Bar, A., Haimovitch, G. and Meiri, S. 2021. Field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Israel. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt Am Main. ISBN 9783-89973-120-0 - get paper here
  • Bar, Aviad and Guy Haimovitch 2012. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Pazbar LTD, 246 pp. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Amos Belmaker, Daniel Berkowic, Kesem Kazes, Erez Maza, Guy Bar-Oz and Roi Dor 2019. A checklist of Israeli land vertebrates. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2010. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 5b: Die Acanthodactylus-scutellatus-Gruppe. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (84): 62-66 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Spawls, Stephen; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
  • Stark, G; David, D; Lewin, A & Meiri, S 2018. Acanthodactylus aegyptius (Egyptian Fringed-fingered Lizard) Tail bifurcation. Herpetological Review 49 (2): 324-325 - get paper here
  • Werner, Y.L. & Ashkenazi, S. 2010. Notes on some Egyptian Lacertidae, including a new subspecies of Mesalina, involving the Seligmann effect. Turkish Journal of Zoology 34: 123-133 - get paper here
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