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  Eritrea:  7 species
Acanthodactylus boskianus asper (AUDOUIN, 1829)
Latastia boscai boscai BEDRIAGA, 1884
Latastia doriai martensi BEDRIAGA, 1884
Latastia longicaudata longicaudata (REUSS, 1834)
Mesalina martini (BOULENGER, 1897)
Philochortus spinalis (PETERS, 1874)
Pseuderemias mucronata (BLANFORD, 1870)

Acanthodactylus boskianus asper


Acanthodactylus boskianus asper


  (AUDOUIN, 1829)


This lizard are known only from the coastal zone of northern Eritrea, having been recorded from localities that include the Wakhiro River Valley, Massawa, Zula and Dahlak island. Throughout its range, the species is associated with very arid environments, including coastal dunes, desert oases or other open and sandy areas, but favours places where there are bushes, grasses or rocks to provide some shelter, though in the absence of such cover the animal will create its own burrow.


Source: Malcolm Largen, Stephen Spawls `The Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea` Edition Chimaira, 2010