Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii

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Jordanian fringe-fingered lizard
Scientific classification edit
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 family Lacertidae.

Geographic range[edit]

A. ahmaddisii is endemic to Jordan.

Etymology[edit]

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

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of A. ahmaddisii are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Conservation status[edit]

The Jordanian fringe-fingered lizard is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy[edit]

A. ahmaddisii was first described in 2004 by Israeli herpetologist Yehudah L. Werner.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Werner, Y.; Disi, M. & Mousa Disi, A.M. (2006). "Acanthodactylus ahmaddisii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T61452A12488476. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61452A12488476.en.
  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 YL (2004). "A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Jordan". Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39-45.