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Acanthodactylus taghitensis GENIEZ & FOUCART, 1995

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAcanthodactylus taghitensis GENIEZ & FOUCART 1995
Acanthodactylus taghitensis — CROCHET et al. 2003
Acanthodactylus taghitensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionW Algeria, Mauritania (near Fderik), Western Sahara

Type locality: “36 km au sudsud-ouest de Taghit (30°41’ N, 2°07’ W), région de Beni Abbès, Algérie’ (= 36 km SSW of Taghit, Beni Abbès area, Algeria).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1995.1201 (by original designation and monotypy) 
CommentThis species is only known from three adult females and three adult males (including the specimens reported by DONAIRE et al., 2000, CROCHET et al. 2003). 
EtymologyNamed after its type locality. 
  • 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. & A. Foucart 1995. Un nouvel acanthodactyle en Algerie: Acanthodactylus taghitensis n. sp. (Reptilia, Sauria, Lacertidae). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (Sec. A Zool. Biol. Ecol. Anim.) 17 (1-2): 3-9.
  • 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]
  • GENIEZ, PH. & LLUCH, P. 2004. New data on fringe-toed lizards of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group in Mauritania [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 17: - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2010. Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) in der Natur und im Terrarium. Teil 5a: Die Acanthodactylus-scutellatus-Gruppe. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (83): 40-45 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - 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]
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