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Uromastyx nigriventris ROTHSCHILD & HARTERT, 1912

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Moroccan Spiny-tailed Lizard
G: Marokko-Dornschwanz 
SynonymUromastix acanthinurus nigriventris ROTHSCHILD & HARTERT 1912: 468
Uromastix acanthinurus werneri MÜLLER 1922: 201
Uromastix acanthinurus var. pluriscutata FEJÉRVÁRY 1927: 514
Uromastyx acanthinurus werneri — MERTENS 1962: 427
Uromastyx acanthinurus werneri — WERMUTH 1967: 102
Uromastix acanthinura nigriventris — WILMS 2007
Uromastix acanthinura nigriventris — WILMS et al. 2007
Uromastix acanthinura nigriventris — KOBER & GEISSEL 2007
Uromastyx nigriventris — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx nigriventris — TAMAR et al. 2017 
DistributionMorocco (east and south of the Atlas Mountain Chain), W Algeria (Sahara Atlas, NW/NE/SW of the Great Western Erg).

Type locality: Tilrhempt between Laghouat and Ghardaia, Algeria.

werneri: W Algeria through Morocco. Type locality: “Provinz Oràn” (= Ain Sefra?, fide MERTENS 1962, cited in WERMUTH 1967).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1969.2074, male, coll. W. Rothschild and E. Hartert, without date (for remarks see WILMS& BÖHME 2001). 
Comment 
References
  • FEJERVARY De, G.J. 1927. On a small collection of Reptiles from Morocco. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 20: 512-518
  • Frank, M. 2012. Die Marokkkanische Dornschwanzagame, Uromastyx nigriventris. Natur und Tier Verlag, 64 pp. [review in Iguana 25 (2): 22] - get paper here
  • Kober, I. & Geissel, U. 2009. Terrarienbeleuchtung - Teil 1. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (75): 79-84 - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1962. Bemerkungen über Uromastyx acanthinurus als Rassenkreis. Senckenbergiana biologica 43: 425-432
  • Müller, L. 1922. Über eine neue Uromastix-Art aus der Zentral-Sahara. Naturwiss. Beobachter, Frankfurt 63: 193-201
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., Bonnin, J.L., Sancho, V. & Wilms, T. 2017. Uromastyx nigriventris (Moroccan Spiny-tailed Lizard) Longevity. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 569.
  • Rothschild, W. & Hartert, E. 1912. Ornithological explorations in Algeria. Novitates Zoologicae 18: 456-550 - get paper here
  • Tamar, Karin; Margarita Metallinou , Thomas Wilms , Andreas Schmitz , Pierre‐André Crochet , Philippe Geniez , Salvador Carranza 2017. Evolutionary history of spiny-tailed lizards (Agamidae: Uromastyx) from the Saharo-Arabian region. Zool Scripta 2017;00:1–15 - 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
  • Wermuth, Heinz 1967. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Agamidae. Das Tierreich 86: 1-127
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Dornschwanzagamen der Gattung Uromastyx - Einführung in Taxonomie und Ökologie einer auf Wüsten spezialisierten Echsengruppe. Draco 8 (31): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & W. Böhme 2001. Revision der Uromastyx acanthinura - Artengruppe, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art aus der Zentralsahara (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae). Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 51 (8) - get paper here
  • Wilms, T.; Strassen, B.; Oppermann, A. & Petri, C. 2007. Ein Beitrag zur artgerechten Einrichtung und Beleuchtung von Terrarien für die Haltung von Dornschwanzagamen. Draco 8 (31): 20-29 - get paper here
  • Wilms, Thomas; Böhme, Wolfgang; Wagner, Philipp; Lutzmann, Nicolà; Andreas Schmitz 2009. On the Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) – Resurrection of the Genus Saara Gray, 1845. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56: 55-99 - get paper here
  • Zawadzki, Mike 2013. Die Überwinterung von Echsen. Draco 14 (55): 42-49 - get paper here
 
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