Schreiber's fringe-fingered lizard

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Schreiber's fringe-fingered lizard
Acanthodactylus schreiberi.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Acanthodactylus
Species: A. schreiberi
Binomial name
Acanthodactylus schreiberi
Boulenger, 1878
  • Acanthodactylus savignyi var. schreiberii Boulenger, 1878
  • Acanthodactylus schreiberi
    — Boulenger, 1887[2]

Schreiber's fringe-fingered lizard (Acanthodactylus schreiberi ) is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae.[1]


Both the specific name, schreiberi, and the common name, Schreiber's fringe-fingered lizard, are in honor of Austrian zoologist Egid Schreiber (1836-1913), author of Herpetologia Europaea (1875).[3]

Geographic range[edit]

A. schreiberi is found in Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey.[1]


The natural habitats of Schreiber's fringe-fingered lizard are sandy shores, pastureland, and plantations.[1]

Conservation status[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e Hraoui-Bloquet S, Sadek R, Werner Y, Lymberakis P, Tok V, Ugurtas I, Sevinç M, Böhme W (2006). "Acanthodactylus schreiberi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Acanthodactylus schreiberi ". The Reptile Database.
  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 schreiberi, p. 238).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1878). "Sur les espèces d'Acanthodatyles des bords de la Méditerranée ". Bull. Soc. zool. France 3: 179-197. ("Acanthodactylus Savignyi Var. Schreiberii ", pp. 188–191).
  • Boulenger GA (1887). "List of Reptiles and Batrachians from Cyprus". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Fifth Series 20: 344-345. ("Acanthodactylus Schreiberi ", p. 344).
  • Salvador A (1982). "A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae)". Bonner Zoologische Monographien (16): 1-167. (Acanthodactylus schreiberi, pp. 38–42, Figures 7-9, Map 16).