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Acanthodactylus bedriagai LATASTE, 1881

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBedriaga's Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymAcanthodactylus bedriagai LATASTE 1881
Acanthodactylus pardalis variete bedriagai — DOUMERGUE 1901
Acanthodactylus bedriagai — SALVADOR 1982
Acanthodactylus bedriagai — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 390
Acanthodactylus bedriagai— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus bedriagae — HARRIS et al. 2004 
DistributionN Algeria (Tablelands), Tunisia

Type locality: Plateau de Sersou, Cyrenaique, Biskra, Hauts Plateaux, Tell (El Guerah, Setif, Constantine, Batna, Oued Sedeur, Oued Dermel, Sahara (Biskra, Bou Saada, Laghouat, Tilremt, Bou-Guelfaia, Le Mzab, Ouargla). Restricted by SALVADOR 1982 to “El Guernah, Hauts Plateaux”. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.9.4.21 (Sersou), BM 1946.9.3.50 (Batna), BM 1946.9.3.51, 1920.1.20.1324 (El Guerah). 
EtymologyNamed after Jacques von Bedriaga (1854-1906), Russian-born herpetologist. 
  • Doumergue,F. 1901. Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie. L. Fouque, Oran, 404 pp. - get paper here
  • Harris, D. J., V. Batista and M. A. Carretero 2004. Assessment of genetic diversity within Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Reptilla: Lacertidae) in Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula using mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Amphibia-Reptilia 25 (2): 227-232 - get paper here
  • Lataste, F. 1881. Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d'Algerie. Le Naturaliste 1881: 357-359 - get paper here
  • Mellado,J. & Olmedo,G. 1990. El género Acanthodactylus en Marruecos: problemas de identificación en los grupos de especies A. pardalis y A. scutellatus. Amphibia-Reptilia 11: 131-146 - get paper here
  • Salvador, A 1982. A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae). BONNER ZOOLOGISCHE MONOGRAPHIEN (No. 16) 1982: 1-167 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2002. Die Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) Nordafrikas. Draco 3 (2): 58-65 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2009. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 4: Die Acanthodactylus-pardalis-Gruppe. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (76): 52-60 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • van der Kuyl, Antoinette C.; Donato L. Ph. Ballasina, John T. Dekker, Jolanda Maas, Ronald E. Willemsen and Jaap Goudsmit 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships among the Species of the Genus Testudo (Testudines: Testudinidae) Inferred from Mitochondrial 12S rRNA Gene Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 174-183 - get paper here
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