Northern Algeria and adjoining Tunisia / Hautes Plateaux. 


Acanthodactylus bedriagai  LATASTE, 1881

Common names:

Bedriaga’s Fransenfingereidechse (German) Bedriaga’s Fringe-fingered Lizard (English)


Type locality: Plateau de Sersou, Cyrenaique, Biskra, Hauts Plateaux, Tell (El Guerah, Setif, Constantine, Batna, Oued Sedeur, Oued Dermel, Sahara (Biskra, Bou Saada, Laghouat, Tilremt, Bou-Guelfaia, Le Mzab, Ouargla). Restricted by SALVADOR 1982 to “El Guernah, Hauts Plateaux”.

Terra Typica:

Restricta (SALVADOR,1982) El Guerah south of Constantine, Algeria

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lataste, F. (1881) -  Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d`Algerie. Suite. -  Le Naturaliste, 1881: 357-359.  

  • 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.