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Psammodromus microdactylus (BOETTGER, 1881)

IUCN Red List - Psammodromus microdactylus - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaLacertidae (Gallotiinae), Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Small-fingered Psammodromus
G: Grüner Sandläufer, Marokkanischer Sandläufer 
SynonymAlgira microdactyla BOETTGER 1881: 571
Psammodromus microdactylus — BOULENGER 1887
Psammodromus microdactylus — WERNER 1929: 14
Psammodromus microdactylus — SCHLÜTER 2004: 47
Psammodromus microdactylus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Psammodromus microdactylus — MENDES et al. 2017 
DistributionN Morocco

Type locality: “prope urbes Casablanca, Tetuan, Tanger”.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.5.44 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentHas been considered as conspecific with P. blanci. 
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  • Boettger, O. 1883. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Marocco. II. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 13: 93-146 - get paper here
  • Bosch, Herman in den 2005. Psammodromus microdactylus (Boettger, 1881), a rare lizard species? Podarcis 6 (1/2): 2-35 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained in Morocco by M. Henry Vaucher. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3: 303-307 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Crochet, P.-A.; S. S. Sweet and J. A. Mateo 2004. Recent records of the rare Psammodromus microdactylus (Boettger, 1881) in Morocco. Herpetozoa 17 (3/4): 184-186 - get paper here
  • Geniez P.; Crochet, P.-A. & Mateo, J.A. 1993. Psammodromus microdactylus is not extinct. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (46): 15-18
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - 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
  • Mendes, Joana; D. James Harris, Salvador Carranza and Daniele Salvi 2017. Biogeographical crossroad across the Pillars of Hercules: Evolutionary history of Psammodromus lizards in space and time. Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13100 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2003. Lacertiden aus dem Reraïa-Hochtal und Toubkal-Nationalpark im Hohen Atlas von Marokko. Die Eidechse 14 (3): 94-104 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Die Herpetofauna des Mittleren Atlas von Marokko. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (45): 42-49 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1929. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westalgerien und Marokko. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturw. kl., Abt. 1, 138; 1-34 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
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