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Acanthodactylus lineomaculatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1839

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthodactylus lineo-maculatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 276
Acanthodactylus vulgaris lineomaculatus — HEDIGER 1935
Acanthodactylus erythrurus lineomaculatus —SALVADOR 1982: 63
Acanthodactylus lineomaculatus — BONS & GENIEZ 1995
Acanthodactylus erythrurus tingitanus (fide SALVADOR 1982)
Acanthodactylus erythrurus lineomaculatus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 386
Acanthodactylus lineomaculatus — HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus lineomaculatus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Acanthodactylus erythrurus lineomaculatus — BARATA et al. 2011 
DistributionW/S Morocco

Type locality: "Mogador". 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.
TypesSyntypes: MNHNP, but not located by SALVADOR 1982: 63 (Boulenger 1921 mentioned 10 syntypes in MNHN). 
CommentGenetically, A. lineomaculatus is nested within A. erythrurus. Further analysis may thus reveal that it is synonymous to the latter species (HARRIS et al. 2004). Recent molecular analyses do not support the specific differentiation of A. e. lineomaculatus and A. e. belli, indicating that both morphotypes are probably ecotypical adaptations to different habitats (Fonseca et al., 2009).

Diagnosis: Strongly keeled dorsal scales, slim pointed snout, concave frontal (with sharply angled lateral edges), internasal usually divided, except north of Rabat, usually one or two granules, except north of Rabat where they are generally absent, 1st supraocular usually fragmented into more than six scales or granules, subocular usually separated from the lip by the 4th and 5th supralabials, the 4th being usually fragmented at the rear by a small trapezoidal scale in localities north of Rabat (from BONS & GENIEZ 1995). 
  • 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. Herp. Bull. 116: 4 - get paper here
  • Bons,J. & Geniez,P. 1995. Contribution to the systematics of the lizard Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Morocco. The Herpetological Journal 5: 271-280
  • Bons,J. & Geniez,P. 1996. Amphibiens et Reptiles du Maroc (Sahara Occidental compris), Atlas biogéographique [trilingual in French, Spanish and English]. Asoc. Herpetol. Espanola, Barcelona [ISBN 84-921999-0-3], 320 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1878. Sur les espèces d'Acanthodactylus des bords de la Mediterranée. Bull. Soc. zool. France 3: 179-197
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1839. Erpétologie Générale on Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles. Vol.5. Roret/Fain et Thunot, Paris, 871 pp. - 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
  • Harris, D. J., V. Batista and M. A. Carretero 2004. Assessment of genetic diversity within Acanthodactylus erythrurus (Reptilla: Lacertidae) in Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula using mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Amphibia-Reptilia 25 (2): 227-232 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1935. Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Marokko. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 46: 1-49
  • Pieh, Alexander P 2006. Bemerkungen zu den Echsen Marokkos. Die Eidechse 17 (2)
  • 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. 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. 2013. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 7: Die Acanthodactylus-erythrurus-Gruppe und Fazit. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (100): 82-90 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 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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