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Acanthodactylus tristrami (GÜNTHER, 1864)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Lebanon Fringe-fingered Lizard 
SynonymZootoca tristrami GÜNTHER 1864: 491
Acanthodactylus dorsalis PETERS 1869: 62
Acanthodactylus tristrami —BOULENGER 1881: 741
Zootoca tristrami — TRISTRAM 1885
Lacerta tristrami — BOETTGER 1880
Lacerta platyura — EHRENBERG in TORNIER 1899
Acanthodactylus tristrami — TORNIER 1899
Acanthodactylus tristrami — BAUER et al. 1995: 57
Acanthodactylus tristrami— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000 
DistributionLebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan

Type locality: "Lebanon".  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.3.73 (tristrami)
Syntypes: ZMB 1056—8 (Zoologisches Museum Berlin) [dorsalis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Large, robust body. Two supraoculars. One row of granules between supraoculars and superciliaries. Eyelids without pectination. Large ear opening without anterior pectination. Temporals granular and without keels. Subocular in contact with the upper lip. Four supralabials anterior tothe subocular. Dorsals flat and without keels. 10 straight longitudinal rows of ventrals. Three rows of scales on fingers. Toes not pectinate. Scales on upperside of tail flat, medium-sized, unkeeled and subimbricate (Salvador 1982: 101). 
CommentThe names used in the “Symbolae physicae” by TORNIER 1899 were originally used by HEMPRICH & EHRENBERG (around 1830), but only formally published in 1899 with a text by G. TORNIER. See BAUER (2000) for details. 
EtymologyNamed after Henry Baker Tristram (1822-1906). 
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