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Acanthodactylus beershebensis (Be'er Sheva Fringe-fingered Lizard)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Be'er Sheva fringe-fingered lizard (Acanthodactylus beershebensis) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is a member of the subgenus Lacertinae, and the tribe Acanthodactylus (spiny footed lizards). Considered a separate species based on morphological distinction, and isolated location; it shares a large portion of its genetics with Acanthodactylus pardalis in this genus. Many of the individual species under this genus are similar, but varying coloration explains why each species have been separated. Like all Acanthodactylus, the beershebensis lays eggs, varying from three to seven eggs at a time. Adults vary in size from 17 to 20 centimeters, but can get much larger. It is endemic to the loess scrublands of the Negev desert in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, a bi
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acanthodactylus beershebensis


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Range Map


Israel (Be'er Sheva, Nahal Yattir);

External References



Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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