Ghana, Benin and Nigeria. 


Acanthodactylus boueti  CHABANAUD, 1917

Common names:

Chabanaud’s Fransenfingereidechse (German)
Chabanaud’s Fringe-fingered Lizard (English)


Syntypes: MNHN-RA 1917.0050-0052, MNHN-RA 1917.0054-0056, BMNH 1946.8.4.68

Terra Typica:

Type locality: Agouagon, Benin.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Chabanaud, P. (1917) -  Description of Acanthodactylus boueti. -  In: “Enumération des reptiles non encore étudiés de l`Afrique occidentale, appartenant aux collections du Muséum, avec la description des espèces nouvelles”. Bulletin du Muséum national d`histoire naturelle, Paris, 23: 83-105.   

  • Harris, D.J. & Arnold, E.N. (2000) -  Elucidation of the relationships of spiny-footed lizards, Acanthodactylus spp. (Reptilia: Lacertidae) using mitochondrial DNA sequence, with comments on their biogeography and evolution. -  Journal of Zoology, London, 252 (3): 351-362.    

  • Tamar, K. & Carranza, S. & Sindaco, R. & Moravec, J. & Trape, J.-F. & Meiri, S. (2016) -  Out of Africa: Phylogeny and biogeography of the widespread genus Acanthodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertidae).  -  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 103: 6-18.    


Acanthodactylus boueti  © 2012 Jean-François Trape