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Acanthodactylus senegalensis CHABANAUD, 1918

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesG: Senegal-Fransenfinger 
SynonymAcanthodactylus senegalensis CHABANAUD 1918
Acanthodactylus scutellatus var. dumerili — BOULENGER 1921: 105
Acanthodactylus dumerili — BONS & GIROT 1964: 331
Acanthodactylus dumerili dumerili — SALVADOR 1982: 128 (part.)
Acanthodactylus scutellatus — ARNOLD 1983: 322 (part.)
Acanthodactylus senegalensis — CROCHET et al. 2003 
DistributionMauritania, Western Sahara, Senegal, Mali, Algeria

Type locality: “Sangaleam, près de Rufisque”. 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.
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1918.43 
CommentHas been confused with A. dumerilii and A. scutellatus. Revalidated by CROCHET et al. (2003). 
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  • Boulenger,G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 2. British Museum (London), 451 pp. - get paper here
  • Chabanaud,P. 1918. Etude d’une collection de reptiles de l’Afrique occidentale francais. Bull. Mus. nation. Mist. nat. Paris 24: 160-166
  • Crochet, P.A.; Geniez, P. & Ineich, I. 2003. A multivariate analysis of the fringe-toed lizards of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group (Squamata: Lacertidae): systematic and biogeographical implications. Zool. J. Linnean Soc.137: 117–155
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • 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
  • Schlüter, U. 2010. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 5b: Die Acanthodactylus-scutellatus-Gruppe. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (84): 62-66 - get paper here
  • Sow, Andack Saad; Fernando Martínez-Freiría, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, Ivan Ineich, Hamidou Dieng, Soumia Fahd, José Carlos Brito 2015. Atlas of the distribution of reptiles in the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. Basic and Applied Herpetology - get paper here
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