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Acanthodactylus pardalis (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEgyptian Fringe-fingered Lizard
G: Ägyptischer Pantherfransenfinger, Ägyptischer Leopardfransenfinger 
SynonymLacerta pardalis LICHTENSTEIN 1823
Lacerta deserti MILNE-EDWARDS 1829
Zootoca deserti — GÜNTHER 1859
Acanthodactylus pardalis — BOULENGER 1887
Acanthodactylus pardalis — BOULENGER 1918
Acanthodactylus pardalis deserti — WERNER 1931
Acanthodactylus pardalis — SALVADOR 1982: 80
Acanthodactylus pardalis — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 388
Acanthodactylus pardalis— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus pardalis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionAlgeria, NW Libya, N Egypt, Jordan

Type locality: “Aegyptus”  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 1072-1077 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Has been synonymized with A. maculatus and A. busacki. See BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995 for more information on the types of this species.

Distribution: Not in Israel, as the form from Isarel (beershebensis) has been split off as separate species. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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. Herpetological Bulletin (116): 4 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Jonathan C. DeBoer , Dylan J. Taylor 2017. Atlas of the Reptiles of Libya. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (8): 155-318 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1995. An annotated type catalogue of the lacertids (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71 (1): 37-62
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1918. Sur les lézards du genre Acanthodactylus Wieg. Bull. Soc. zool. France 43: 143-155. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Fonseca, Miguel M.; José C. Brito, Hugo Rebelo, Mohsen Kalboussi, Saïd Larbes, Miguel A. Carretero, and D. James Harris 2008. Genetic variation among spiny-footed lizards in the Acanthodactylus pardalis group from North Africa. African Zoology 43 (1): 8-15 - get paper here
  • Johann, H. 1981. Herpetologische Eindrücke auf einer Reise durch die Sahara. Herpetofauna 3 (13): 17-21 - get paper here
  • Lichtenstein, M. HINRICH C. 1823. Verzeichniss der Doubletten des zoologischen Museums der Königl. Universität zu Berlin nebst Beschreibung vieler bisher unbekannter Arten von Säugethieren, Vögeln, Amphibien und Fischen. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss./ T. Trautwein, Berlin. x, 118 pages - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Mellado,J. & Olmedo,G. 1990. El género Acanthodactylus en Marruecos: problemas de identificación en los grupos de especies A. pardalis y A. scutellatus. Amphibia-Reptilia 11: 131-146 - get paper here
  • Moravec, J., S. B. EL DIN, H. SELIGMANN, N. SIVAN & Y. L. WERNER 1999. Systematics and distribution of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Lacertidae) in Egypt and Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 21-50 - get paper here
  • 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. 1987. Contributions to the herpetology of Kouf National Park (NE-Libya) and adjacent areas. Spixiana 10 (1): 37-80. - get paper here
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  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
 
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