Northwestern India, Pakistan, Eastern Afghanistan and probably also in Southeastern Iran. 


Acanthodactylus cantoris  GÜNTHER, 1864

Common names:

Indischer Fransenfingereidechse (German)
Indian Fringe-fingered Lizard (English)


Syntypes: BMNH 1946.8.4.15—20

Terra Typica:


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Günther, A. (1864) -  Acanthodactylus cantoris. -  In: Günther, A.C.L.G. (ed.): The Reptiles of British India. Roy Society, London, 73-74.   

  • 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.