Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii WERNER, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||G: Jordanischer Pantherfransenfinger|
|Synonym||Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii WERNER 2004|
Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Type locality: 36 km south of Amman, Jordan.
|Types||Holotype: HUJ R 1296|
|Comment||Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii was described from a single specimen which differs from A. pardalis (Lichtenstein, 1823) of eastern Libya and Egypt, and A. beershebensis Moravec et al., 1999 from Israel. Compared to the latter two populations, A. ahmaddisii is larger with smaller head and shorter appendages and fewer (larger) dorsals. It also differs in qualitative pholidotic characters, especially by having tricarinate subdigitals, and in colour pattern.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||named for Prof Ahmad M. DISI of the University of Jordan, Amman, in recognition of his pioneering, continual and prolific contribution to the herpetology of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and of the Levant in general.|