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Acanthodactylus orientalis ANGEL, 1936

IUCN Red List - Acanthodactylus orientalis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthodactylus tristrami orientalis ANGEL 1936: 109
Acanthodactylus tristrami iracensis SCHMIDT 1939
Acanthodactylus tristrami orientalis — SCHMIDT 1939
Acanthodactylus tristrami tristrami — HAAS & WERNER 1969
Acanthodactylus tristrami tristrami — SALVADOR 1982: 104
Acanthodactylus tristrami iracensis — SALVADOR 1982: 106
Acanthodactylus orientalis — ARNOLD 1986
Acanthodactylus orientalis— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus orientalis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionE Syria, W/C Iraq, N Saudi Arabia

Type locality: Palmyre, Tell Abiad, Ain Zahra, Deir Ez Zor

iracensis: Iraq; Type locality: Haditha, Iraq.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1935.231-5 (Palmyre), 1935.236 (Tell Abiad), 1935.237 (Ain Zahra), 1935.238 (Deir Ez Zor) 
CommentSynonymy: listed as synonym of Acanthodactylus tristrami tristrami by SALVADOR 1982.

Distribution: listed as questionable/possible for Jordan by DISI et al. 2001. 
  • Al-Sadoon, Mohammed K., Bilal Ahmad Paray, Hamad S. Al-Otaibi 2016. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. V. The lizard fauna of Turaif region Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.04.005 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1936. Reptiles et batraciens de Syrie et de Mésopotamie récoltés (part.) M.P. Pallary. Bull. Inst. Egypte 18: 107-116
  • Haas G. and Werner, Y. L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from Southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 138: 327-406. - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Riney, T. 1953. Notes on the Syrian lizard Acanthodactylus tristrami orientalis. Copeia 1953 (1): 66-67. - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1939. Reptiles and amphibians from Southwestern Asia. Publ. Field Mus. nat. Hist., zool. Ser., 24: 49-92 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Serra, G. & Menegon, M. 2006. New data on the Syrian herpetofauna with a newly-recorded species of snake. Zoology of the Middle-East 37: 29-38 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • 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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