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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: North-African Mastigure, North African Spiny-tailed Lizard
G: Nordafrikanischer Dornschwanz, Veränderlicher Schleuderschwanz 
SynonymUromastyx acanthinurus BELL 1825: 457
Uromastrix richii GRAY 1825 (nom. subst.; fide WERMUTH 1967)
Uromastix acanthinurus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 543
Uromastix acanthinurus — BOULENGER 1885: 406
Uromastix mutabilis – FISCHER 1885: 272.
Uromastix acanthinurus nigerrimus HARTERT 1913: 79
Uromastix acantherinus — CAMP 1923: 341
Uromastyx acanthinurus nigerrimus — MERTENS 1962: 426
Uromastyx acanthinurus nigerrimus — WERMUTH 1967: 101
Uromastyx acanthinurus — WERMUTH 1967: 100
Uromastyx acanthinura — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 298
Uromastyx acanthinurus acanthinurus — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 109
Uromastyx acanthinura — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Uromastyx acanthinura — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx acanthinura — TAMAR et al. 2017 
DistributionMorocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, NW Libya,
Mauritania ?, Western Sahara, Chad (Tibesti and Ennedi Mountains), Mali, Niger
N Sudan

acanthinura: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libya. Type locality: Africa. Restricted to near Biskra, north to el Kantara, Algeria, by FLOWER 1933.

nigerrimus: southern Algerian Sahara. Type locality: Southern Oued Mya (Algerian Sahara).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: OUM 7845 (Oxford University Museum of Natural History), N. Africa (brought by Capt. Lyon RN), Bell & Hope Collection. 
CommentStatus of Uromastyx temporalis unclear.

Illustrations: WILMS (2002: 30) for sexual dimorphism and juveniles in U. acanthinura.

Distribution: the populations of Uromastyx first named “acanthinura” for northern Chad and Sudan are now namedU. dispar (L. Chirio, pers. comm. 5 Apr 2012).

Subspecies: WILMS et al. (2009) do not recognize subspecies of this species.Uromastyx acanthinura dispar and U. a. geyri are considered as a full species by WILMS & BÖHME 2001. Uromastyx acanthinura flavifasciata is considered as a subspecies of dispar by these authors. Uromastix acanthinura nigriventris ROTHSCHILD & HARTERT 1912 has been elevated to full species status. 
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