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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Jackson’s Forest Lizard
G: Jacksons Gebirgseidechse 
SynonymLacerta jacksoni BOULENGER 1899: 96
Lacerta jacksoni kibonotensis LÖNNBERG 1907: 5
Lacerta jacksoni — LOVERIDGE 1936: 59
Lacerta (Podarcis) jacksoni — WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 167
Lacerta jacksoni — WELCH 1982
Adolfus jacksoni — ARNOLD 1989
Adolfus jacksoni — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 17
Adolfus jacksoni — RAZETTI & MSUYA 2002
Adolfus jacksoni — GREENBAUM et al. 2011
Adolfus jacksoni — SPAWLS et al 2018: 182 
DistributionKenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Kibonoto = Kibongoto, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (see also comment)  
Reproductionreproduction: oviparous, 3-5 eggs per clutch 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.9.2.99 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentTerra typica: “Ravine Station, Mauritania Mts., Kenya”, according to other authors. 
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  • Arnold, E. N. 1989. Towards a phylogeny and biogeography of the Lacertidae: relationships within an Old-World family of lizards derived from morphology. Bulletin of the British Museum (NATURAL HISTORY) ZOOLOGY 55 (2): 209-257 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1990. Übersicht der Arten und Unterarten der Familie Lacertidae 1. Die Gattungen Acanthodactylus, Adolfus, Algyroides und Australolacerta. Die Eidechse 1 (1): 18-23 - get paper here
  • BOSCH, H. IN DEN 1996. Bemerkungen zur Gelegezahl von Adolfus jacksoni (BOULENGER, 1899). Die Eidechse 7 (18): 13-1) - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1899. Description of two new lizards from the interior of British East Africa. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 96-98 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • GOLDBERG, S.R. 2009. Reproduction of Jackson’s Forest Lizard, Adolfus jacksoni (Squamata: Lacertidae. African Herp News (48): 5-7
  • GOLDBERG, S.R., &BURSEY, C.R. 2009. Adolfus jacksoni. Endoparasites. African Herp News (48): 16-17
  • GREENBAUM, ELI; CESAR O. VILLANUEVA, CHIFUNDERA KUSAMBA, MWENEBATU M. ARISTOTE and WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2011. A molecular phylogeny of Equatorial African Lacertidae, with the description of a new genus and species from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 913–942
  • Köhler, J., P. Wagner, S. Visser & W. Böhme 2003. New country records of Adolfus africanus (Sauria: Lacertidae) – a rain forest lizard with disjunct distribution? Salamandra 39 (3-4): 241-248 - get paper here
  • Lönnberg, E. 1907. Reptilia and Batrachia. In: Sjöstedt, Y. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen 1905-1906. - Upsala, No. 4, 1-28
  • Loveridge, A. 1923. Notes on East African lizards collected 1920-1923 with the description of two new races of Agama lionotus Blgr. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1923: 935-969 - 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
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  • Razzetti, E. & Msuya, C.A. 2002. Field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Arusha National Park (Tanzania). Publ. Ed. Negri Istituto, Oikos, Varese, 84 pp.
  • RICHTER, K. 1996. Kurze Bemerkungen zur Haltung und Zucht von Adolfus jacksoni (BOULENGER, 1899) im Terrarium. Die Eidechse 7 (17): 34-36 - get paper here
  • Roelke, Corey E. & Smith, E.N. 2010. Herpetofauna, Parc National des Volcans, North Province, Republic of Rwanda. Check List 6 (4): 525-531 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2008. Adolfus jacksoni (BOULENGER 1899) - Jacksons Gebirgseidechse. Die Eidechse 19 (3): 76-84
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
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  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Wagner, P., E. Greenbaum, P. Malonza & B. Branch 2014. Resolving sky island speciation in populations of East African Adolfus alleni (Sauria, Lacertidae). Salamandra 50 (1): 1-17 - get paper here
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  • WITTE, G.-F. DE & R.F. LAURENT 1942. Liste des Lacertidae du Congo Belge et description d’une espèce nouvelle. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Bruxelles, 36 (2): 165-180 - get paper here
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