Acanthodactylus blanci

Acanthodactylus blanci

Acanthodactylus blanci, White fringe-fingered lizard, Blanc's fringe-toed lizard

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Acanthodactylus blanci

Acanthodactylus blanci, commonly known as the white fringe-fingered lizard or Blanc's fringe-toed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to North Africa.

Animal name origin

The specific name, blanci, is in honor of a "M Blanc " of Tunis who collected the holotype specimen.

Appearance

Adults of A. blanci are 6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 cm) in total length (including tail).

Distribution

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Acanthodactylus blanci is found in Algeria and Tunisia.

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The natural habitats of A. blanci are temperate forests, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, sandy shores, and plantations.

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Mating Habits

A. blanci is oviparous.

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A. blanci is threatened by habitat loss.

References

1. Acanthodactylus blanci Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthodactylus_blanci
2. Acanthodactylus blanci on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61455/12488766

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