Acanthodactylus blanci

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Acanthodactylus blanci
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Acanthodactylus
Species:
A. blanci
Binomial name
Acanthodactylus blanci
Doumergue, 1901

Acanthodactylus blanci, commonly known as the white fringe-fingered lizard or Blanc's fringe-toed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to North Africa.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, blanci, is in honor of a "M[onsieur] Blanc " of Tunis who collected the holotype specimen.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Acanthodactylus blanci is found in Algeria and Tunisia.[3]

Description[edit]

Adults of A. blanci are 6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 cm) in total length (including tail).[citation needed]

Reproduction[edit]

A. blanci is oviparous.[3]

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of A. blanci are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, sandy shores, and plantations.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

A. blanci is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nouira MS, Joger U (2006). "Acanthodactylus blanci ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T61455A12488766. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61455A12488766.en.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Acanthodactylus blanci, p. 27).
  3. ^ a b Species Acanthodactylus blanci at The Reptile Database . www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Doumergue F (1901). Essai sur la faune erpétologique de l'Oranie avec des tableaux analytiques et des notations pour la détermination de tous les reptiles et batraciens du Maroc, de l'Algérie et de la Tunisie. Oran: L. Fouque. 104 pp. + Plates I-XXVII. (Acanthodactylus blanci, new species, pp. 184–186 + Plate XIII, Figures 1-5). (in French).
  • Salvador A (1982). "A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae)". Bonner Zoologische Monographien (16): 1–167. (Acanthodactylus blanci, pp. 69–73, Figures 30–32, Map 13).