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Acanthodactylus blanfordii BOULENGER, 1918

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlanford's Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymAcanthodactylus cantoris var. blanfordii BOULENGER 1918: 154
Acanthodactylus cantoris blanfordii — SMITH 1935: 372
Acanthodactylus cantoris blanfordii — HAAS & WERNER 1969
Acanthodactylus blanfordii — SALVADOR 1982
Acanthodactylus blanfordii — DAS 1996: 48f
Acanthodactylus blanfordii — HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus blanfordii — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Iran, S Afghanistan, SW Pakistan and N Oman (Muscat region), United Arab Emirates (UAE), India

Type locality: “Perse et Béloutchistan” 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.9.3.54-5 (Dash) etc. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after William Thomas Blanford (1832 - 1905), member of the Geological Survey of India. 
References
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144]
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1918. Sur les lézards du genre Acanthodactylus Wieg. Bull. Soc. zool. France 43: 143-155.
  • Forcart,Lothar 1950. Amphibien und Reptilien von Iran. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 61: 141-156
  • Gardner, Drew. 2005. Blanford's fringe-toed lizard (Lacertidae: Acanthodactylus blanfordii Boulenger, 1918): a new species record for the United Arab Emirates. Tribulus: Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group 15(2): 25-26
  • Haas G. and Werner, Y. L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from Southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 138: 327-406. - get paper here
  • Heidari, N.; H.G. Kami 2009. Lizards of the Gando Protected area in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5 (2): 57-64 - get paper here
  • HEIDARI, Nastaran; Hiva FAIZI, Nasrullah RASTEGAR-POUYANI and Eskandar RASTEGAR-POUYANI 2012. A New Record of Acanthodactylus cantoris (Sauria: Lacertidae) and Its Comparison with Closely Related A. blanfordi in Southeastern Iran. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): - get paper here
  • HEIDARI, NASTARAN; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & MEHDI RAJABIZADEH 2013. A new species of Acanthodactylus Fitzinger 1834 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from southern Iran. Zootaxa 3722 (3): 333–346 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah; Nastaran Heydari, Hiwa Faizi 2011. Analysis of Geographic Variation in Four Populations of Acanthodactylus blanfordi Boulenger, 1918 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Southern and Southeastern Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (3): 228-234 - 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
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 3: The true lizards, skinks and monitor lizards. Podarcis 2 (1): 15-26
  • 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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