Acanthodactylus blanci DOUMERGUE, 1901
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: White Fringe-fingered Lizard|
|Synonym||Acanthodactylus blanci DOUMERGUE 1901|
Acanthodactylus savignyi blanci — DOUMERGUE 1901
Acanthodactylus blanci — SALVADOR 1982: 69
Acanthodactylus blanci — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 382
Acanthodactylus blanci— HARRIS & ARNOLD 2000
Acanthodactylus blanci — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||Coastal regions of northern and E Tunisia, adjacent NE Algeria.|
Type locality: Hammam-El-Lif, près de Tunis”
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19126.96.36.199-5.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Large species, much larger than either erythrurus or savignyi. Head not as slender or pointed as in savignyi but neither as robust as in erythrurus. Smaller lanceolate concavity than in either of the other two species. Undivided frontonasal. Absence of scales between the prefrontals. Only one row of granules between the supraoculars and the superciliaries. No auricular denticulation. No distinguishable gular fold. Fourth toe as equally pectinate as in ery'thrums but less so than in savignyi.|
Sharply keeled dorsals. Blue tail in young as in savignyi. Eyelids without pectination. Three series of scales on fingers. Subocular not in contact with the upper lip (Salvador 1982: 70).
|Comment||Genetically, A. lineomaculatus is nested within A. erythrurus. Further analysis may thus reveal that it is synonymous to the latter species (HARRIS et al. 2004).|
|Etymology||Named after M. Blanc who sent the first Tunisian specimens to Doumergue.|
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