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Acanthodactylus savignyi (AUDOUIN, 1827)

IUCN Red List - Acanthodactylus savignyi - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSavigny's Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymLacerta savignyi AUDOUIN 1827: 118
Acanthodactylus Savignyi — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 273
Acanthodactylus Savignyi — VAILLANT 1882
Acanthodactylus vaillanti LATASTE 1885: 509
Acanthodactylus savignyi — BOULENGER 1887
Acanthodactylus savignyi var. oranensis DOUMERGUE 1901: 175
Acanthodactylus savignyi — BOULENGER 1918
Acanthodactylus savignyi — SALVADOR 1982: 66
Acanthodactylus savignyi — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 386
Acanthodactylus savignyi— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus savignyi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionCoastal regions in N Algeria

Type locality: Egypte 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: not located (SALVADOR 1982: 66)
Holotype: MNHNP 6484 [vaillanti] 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Marie Jules César Lelorgne de Savigny (1778-1851), who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte on his expedition to Egypt and created a system of annelid worms. 
References
  • Audouin, J. V. 1827. Explication sommaire des planches de reptiles (supplément) ... offrant un exposé des caractères naturels des genres, avec la distinction des espèces. . In: Savigny, M. J. C. L. de., Description d’Égypte, Vol. l. Historie Naturelle. Paris: Imprimerie impériale/Imprimerie royale - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. [as O. Böttger] 1880. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Syrien, Palaestina und Cypern. Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., Frankfurt/M., 1879-1880: 132-219 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1878. Sur les espèces d'Acanthodactylus des bords de la Mediterranée. Bull. Soc. zool. France 3: 179-197
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1918. Sur les lézards du genre Acanthodactylus Wieg. Bull. Soc. zool. France 43: 143-155.
  • Doumergue,F. 1901. Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie. L. Fouque, Oran, 404 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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. 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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