Acanthodactylus harranensis

Acanthodactylus harranensis

Acanthodactylus harranensis, Harran fringe-toed lizard

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Acanthodactylus harranensis

Acanthodactylus harranensis, commonly called the Harran fringe-toed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to South-East Anatolia.

Appearance

A. harranensis is a relatively large and stout-bodied Acanthodactylus, with a tail more than 1.5 times body length, and a dorsal pattern consisting of irregular longitudinal dark and light stripes or a series of spots in juveniles.

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A. harranensis is native to Turkey, and is known only from the ruins of the ancient city of Harran. It may also occur in Syria and Iraq.

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The natural habitat of A. harranensis is in rocky areas.

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Mating Habits

A. harranensis is oviparous.

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The species A. harranensis is threatened by tourism, overgrazing, and agriculture.

References

1. Acanthodactylus harranensis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthodactylus_harranensis
2. Acanthodactylus harranensis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/164562/5908003

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