Western Senegal, Western Mauritania, Western Sahara, Southern Morocco, Saharan Algeria, Southern Tunisia and Northwestern Libya. 


Acanthodactylus dumerili  (MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829)


Lacerta dumerili  MILNE-EDWARDS, 1829

Scapteira inornata  GRAY, 1838

Acanthodactylus scutellatus var. exiguus  LATASTE, 1885

Acanthodactylus scutellatus var. inornatus  BOULENGER, 1921

Acanthodactylus dumerili  BONS & GIROT, 1964

Acanthodactylus scutellatus  ARNOLD, 1983

Acanthodactylus dumerilii  SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH, 1996

Acanthodactylus dumerili exiguus  SALVADOR, 1982

Common names:

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


Lectotype: MNHN-RA 2759

Terra Typica:

“Sénégal” (certainly not present-day Senegal, but probably another north-western Africa country within the range of A. dumerili as understood here; see CROCHET et al. 2003).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Milne-Edwards, M.H. (1829) -  Description of Acanthodactylus dumerilii. – In: “Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l`histoire des lézards, extraites d`une monographie de ce genre”. -  Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, 16: 50-89.   

  • Crochet, P.-A. & Geniez, P. & Ineich, I. (2003) -  A multivariate analysis of the fringe-toed lizards of the Acanthodactylus scutellatus group (Squamata: Lacertidae) systematics and biogeographical implications. -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 137 (1): 117-155.    

  • 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.