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Acanthodactylus guineensis (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Guinea Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymEremias guineensis BOULENGER 1887: 51
Eremias (Taenieremias) guineensis — BOULENGER 1918
Eremias (Taenieremias) benuensis MONARD 1949: 737
Eremias guineensis — PAPENFUSS 1969: 275
Acanthodactylus guineensis — SALVADOR 1982: 77
Acanthodactylus guineensis— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus guineensis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionGhana, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, probably in Chad and Sudan (L. Chirio, pers. comm.)

Type locality: Brass, mouth of the Niger”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.31 
CommentType species: Eremias guineensis BOULENGER 1887 is the type species of the genus Taenieremias BOULENGER 1918.

Synonymy: PAPENFUSS 1969 suggested to synonymize E. benuensis and Eremias guineensis. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians in the British Museum (Natural History), Part iii. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 20: 50-53 - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1918. A synopsis of the lizards of the genus Eremias. J. zool. Res. 3: 2
  • Chirio, L. 2009. Inventaire des reptiles de la région de la Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontalière du W (Niger/Bénin/Burkina Faso: Afrique de l’Ouest). [Herpetological survey of the W Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve area (Niger/Benin/Burkina Faso: West Africa]. Bull. Soc. Herp. France (132): 13-41 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • Fonseca, Miguel M.; José C. Brito, Octávio S. Paulo, Miguel A. Carretero, D. James Harris 2009. Systematic and phylogeographical assessment of the Acanthodactylus erythrurus group (Reptilia: Lacertidae) based on phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51 (2): 131-142 - get paper here
  • Joger U; Lambert M R K 1996. Analysis of the herpetofauna of the Republic of Mali, 1. Annotated inventory, with description of a new Uromastyx (Sauria: Agamidae). Journal of African Zoology 110 (1): 21-51 - get paper here
  • Meinig, H. & Böhme, W. 2002. A note on Acanthodactylus guineensis (Boulenger 1887) (Sauria: Lacertidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 109 (3): 551-558 - get paper here
  • Monard, ALBERT 1949. Vertébrés nouveaux du Cameroun. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 56 (38): 731-745
  • Salvador, A 1982. A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae). Bonner Zool. Monogr. (16): 1-167 - 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
  • 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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