Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, N Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea and the whole Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, north to S Turkey and east to SW Iran. 

Species:

Acanthodactylus boskianus  (DAUDIN, 1802)

Subspecies (5):

Acanthodactylus boskianus boskianus  (DAUDIN, 1802)

Acanthodactylus boskianus asper  (AUDOUIN, 1829)

Acanthodactylus boskianus euphraticus  BOULENGER, 1919

Acanthodactylus boskianus khattensis  TRAPÉ & TRAPÉ 2012

Acanthodactylus boskianus nigeriensis  TRAPÉ, CHIRIO & GENIEZ 2012

Synonyms:

Lacerta boskiana  DAUDIN, 1802

Lacerta aspera  AUDOUIN, 1829

Scapteira inaequalis  GRAY, 1838

Lacerta longicauda  HEMPRICH & EHRENBERG, 1899

Acanthodactylus boskianus asper  BOULENGER, 1920

Acanthodactylus schreiberi syriacus  REED & MARX, 1959

Acanthodactylus boskianus  SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH, 1996

Common names:

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

Types:

boskianus: Holotype: MNHN-RA 2762

asper: Holotype: BMNH 1946.9.3.77 (unclear fide P. CAMPELL, pers. comm., March 2019)

euphraticus: Syntype: BMNH

khattensis: Holotype: MNHN 2011.0223, Paratypes : MNHN 2011.0224, IRD TR.1411-1413

nigeriensis: Holotype : MNHN 2011.0273; Paratypes: IRD TR.3653, MNHN 2011.0274, MNHN 2011.0275

Terra Typica:

boskianus: l’île Saint-Dominque.

asper: Egypt.

khattensis: Akjoujt, Mauretania (19° 47’ 46’’ N, 14° 25’ 27’’ W).

nigeriensis: Birnin-Gaouré; Niger (13° 05’ N, 02° 55’ E).


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Daudin, F.M. (1802) -  Le lézard bosquiem, a raies blanches parsemées de points blancs = Description of Lacerta boskiana (= Acanthodacylus boskianus).  -  Histoire Naturel, générale et particulièredes reptiles, ouvrage faisant suite, a l’histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére composée par LECLERC DE BUFFON, et redigée par C.S. SONNINI, vol. 3 F Dufart, Paris- 188-190.   

  • 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. & Meiri, S: (2014) -  Systematics and phylogeography of Acanthodactylus schreiberi and its relationships with Acanthodactylus boskianus (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae). -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172 (3): 720-739.    

  • 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.    

 
 
 
 

Acanthodactylus boskianus: 98  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Acanthodactylus boskianus asper  © 2017 Peter Meyrahn