Southern Israel, Jordanien, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Southwestern Oman. 


Acanthodactylus opheodurus  ARNOLD, 1980

Common names:

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


Holotype: BMNH 1969.314

Terra Typica:

Jazir coast (18°40`N, 56°40`E), Sultanate of Oman.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Arnold, E.N. (1980) -  The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. -  Journal of Oman Studies, Special report, 2: 273-332.    

  • 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. & 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.