Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii

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Jordanian fringe-fingered lizard
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Acanthodactylus
Species: A. ahmaddisii
Binomial name
Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii
Y. Werner, 2004

Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii or the Jordanian fringe-fingered lizard[2] is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family.

Geographic range[edit]

It is endemic to Jordan.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, ahmaddisii, is in honor of Jordanian biologist Ahmad M. Disi.[3]

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy[edit]

This lizard was first described in 2004.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Werner, Y., Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M. (2006). "Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jordanian Fringe-fingered Lizard". Project Noah. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii, p. 3).
  4. ^ Werner, Y. L. (2004). A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39-45.