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Acanthodactylus harranensis BARAN, KUMLUTAS, LANZA, SINDACO, AVCI & CRUCITTI, 2005

IUCN Red List - Acanthodactylus harranensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthodactylus harranensis BARAN, KUMLUTAS, LANZA, SINDACO, AVCI & CRUCITTI 2005
Acanthodactylus harranensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionSE Turkey

Type locality: at Harran (36°51’ N – 39°00’ E),near the ruins of the ancient university, ca.75 km as the crow flies from Sanliurfa (or Urfa; Urfa = 37°08’ N - 38°46’ E), elevation 380-390 m, Sanliurfa province,SE Turkey.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZDEU, adult (Zooloji Anabilim Dalı,Ege Üniversitesi,Fen Fakültesi) 65/2001:1]. 
CommentSimilar species: A. harranensis is similar to A. grandis and the A. tristrami group (tristrami, orientalis, robustus) 
Etymologynamed after its type locality, the ancient city of Harran, an old Mesopotamian city that had the first university of the world. 
References
  • Baran I. ,Kumlutas Y. , Lanza B., Sindaco R. ,Ilgaz Ç. Avci, A. ,Crucitti P. 2005. Acanthodactylus harranensis, A New Species of Lizard from Southeastern Turkey (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 23 (1): 323-341
  • Schlüter, U. 2013. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 6: Die Acanthodactylus-boskianus-Gruppe. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (99): 58-64 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
 
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