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Acanthodactylus busacki SALVADOR, 1982

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBusack's Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymAcanthodactylus busacki SALVADOR 1982: 88
Acanthodactylus pardalis bedriagai — ARNOLD 1983: 319 (part.)
Acanthodactylus bedriagai — HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000: 352 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — MELLADO & DAKKI 1988: 175 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — MELLADO & OLMEDO 1990: 133 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — BONS & GENIEZ 1996: 162 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — SCHLEICH et al. 1996: 391 (part.)
Acanthodactylus bedriagai — HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000: 352 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — DONAIRE et al. 2000: 10
Acanthodactylus busacki — GENIEZ et al. 2004: 102 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — BRITO et al. 2008: 21 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 218 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — FONSECA et al. 2008: 9 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — GENIEZ et al. 2010: IUCN red list (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — HARRIS el al. 2010: 22 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — CARRETERO et al. 2011: 139 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — TRAPE et al. 2012: 302 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — PYRON et al. 2013: 17 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — CROCHET et al. 2015: 584
Acanthodactylus busacki — TAMAR et al. 2016: 8 (part.)
Acanthodactylus busacki — TAMAR et al. 2017 
DistributionSW Morocco, N Western Sahara

Type locality: 30 km south of Goulimine, Morocco  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1970.250, adult male 
CommentSimilar species: Has been confused with A. erythrurus and A. lineomaculatus.

Distribution: Not in Mauritania, Algeria fide SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008. See map in Tamar et al. 2017: Fig. 1. 
EtymologyNamed after Stephen D. Busack. 
References
  • Arnold E.N. 1983. Osteology, genitalia and the relationships of Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 44: 291–339 - get paper here
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden, Salvador Carranza, Francisco Ceacero, Enrique García-Muñoz, Duarte Gonçalves, Sérgio Henriques, Fátima Jorge, Jonathan C. Marshall, Luis Pedrajas and Pedro Sousa 2011. New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region. Herpetological Bulletin (116): 4 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Crochet, Pierre Andre; Raphael Leblois, Julien Pierre Renoult 2015. New reptile records from Morocco and Western Sahara Herpetology Notes 8: 583-588 - get paper here
  • Fonseca, Miguel M.; José C. Brito, Hugo Rebelo, Mohsen Kalboussi, Saïd Larbes, Miguel A. Carretero, and D. James Harris 2008. Genetic variation among spiny-footed lizards in the Acanthodactylus pardalis group from North Africa. African Zoology 43 (1): 8-15 - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Harris,D.J. & Arnold,E.N. 2000. Elucidation of the relationships of spiny-footed lizards, Acanthodactylus ssp. (Reptilia: Lacertidae) using mitochondrial DNA sequence, with comments of their biogeography and evolution. Journal of Zoology 252: 351-362
  • 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
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178
  • 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. Zur Kenntnis von Busacks Fransenfinger (Acanthodactylus busacki SALVADOR 1982). Elaphe 10 (4): 58-61
  • Schlüter, U. 2002. Die Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) Nordafrikas. Draco 3 (2): 58-65 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2007. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 2: Gundlagen der Terrarienhaltung und Reproduktionsbiologie. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (67): 56-65 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2007. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 1: Allgemeines zur Ökologie und Verhalten. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (66): 68-76 - 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
  • TAMAR, KARIN; PHILIPPE GENIEZ, JOSÉ C. BRITO, PIERRE-ANDRÉ CROCHET 2017. Systematic revision of Acanthodactylus busacki (Squamata: Lacertidae) with a description of a new species from Morocco. Zootaxa 4276 (3): 357–386 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
 
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