Northern Saudi Arabia, southernmost Jordan, Kuwait and Iraq. 


Acanthodactylus hardyi  HAAS, 1957


Acanthodactylus scutellatus hardyi   HAAS, 1957

Acanthodactylus hardyi   HARRIS & ARNOLD, 2000

Common names:

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


Holotype: HUJ Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2682

Terra Typica:

`Hirmas Station` in northern Saudi Arabia.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Haas, G. (1957) -  Some amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. -  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th ser., 29: 47-86.  

  • 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.    

  • Rifai, L. & Modrý, D. & Necas, P. & Amr, Z.S. (2003) -  The occurrence of Acanthodactylus hardyi Haas, 1957 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and notes on its ecology -  Zoology in the Middle East, Heidelberg, 28 (1): 33–38.