Southeastern Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. 


Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus  LEVITON & ANDERSON, 1967

Common names:

Saudi Fransenfingereidechse (German)
Saudi Fringe-fingered Lizard (English)


Holotype: CAS 97803

Terra Typica:

Beda Azan [23°41`N, 53°28`E], Abu Dhabi.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Leviton, A.E. & Anderson,S.C. (1967) -  Survey of the reptiles of the Sheikdom of Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninsula. Part II. Systematic account of the collction of reptiles made in the Sheikdom of Abu Daby by John Gasperetti. -  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series, 35: 157-192  

  • 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.