Acanthodactylus maculatus

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Acanthodactylus maculatus
Conservation status

Least Concern  (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Acanthodactylus
Species: A. maculatus
Binomial name
Acanthodactylus maculatus
(Gray, 1838)
  • Scapteira maculata Gray, 1838
  • Zootoca deserti Günther, 1859
  • Acanthodactylus pardalis var. intermedius Doumergue, 1901
  • Acanthodactylus pardalis latastei Boulenger, 1918

Acanthodactylus maculatus, known commonly as the spotted fringe-fingered lizard and the spotted fringe-toed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to north-western Africa.

Geographic range

A. maculatus is found in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.


The natural habitats of A. maculatus are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, hot deserts, and sandy shores.


A. maculatus is oviparous.

Conservation status

The species A. maculatus is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ a b c d e Joger, U.; Geniez, P.; Miras, J.A.M.; El Hassan, M.; Tahar, S.; Nouira, S. (2006). "Acanthodactylus maculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T61458A12471327. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61458A12471327.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Species Acanthodactylus maculatus at The Reptile Database .

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