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Acanthodactylus grandis BOULENGER, 1909

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesGiant Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymAcanthodactylus grandis BOULENGER 1909
Acanthodactylus fraseri BOULENGER 1918
Acanthodactylus grandis — SALVADOR 1982: 110
Acanthodactylus grandis— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus grandis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionE Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, N Saudi Arabia, W Iran

Type locality: Zobeya [= Az Zubayr, 30°23'N, 47°43'E], Shariba, Lower Mesopotamia [Iraq]) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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 1909.4.20.29 (Jerud), MNHNP 23.8—11, BM 1946.9.2.69—70 (Khan Agach). 
CommentDistribution: The locality given in the original description by BOULENGER 1909 is “at Jerud and Ataïbé, east of Damascus, and near Khan Agach, between Damascus and Kutaïfé”. 
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