Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Northeastern Togo, southwestern Niger, Nigeria, Northern Cameroun, southwestern Chad and Central African Republic. 


Acanthodactylus guineensis  (BOULENGER, 1887)


Eremias (Taenieremias) benuensis   MONARD, 1949

Common names:

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


Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.6.31

Terra Typica:

Brass, mouth of the Niger.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1887) -  Description of Acanthodactylus guineensis. -  In : “Descriptions of new reptiles and batrachians in the British Museum (Natural History) – Part III” . The Annals and magazine of natural history, (5) 20: 50-53.   

  • 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.