Southeastern Iran, Southern Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and Oman (Muscat area). 


Acanthodactylus blanfordii  BOULENGER, 1918


Acanthodactylus cantoris var. blanfordii  BOULENGER, 1918

Acanthodactylus cantoris blanfordii  SMITH, 1935

Acanthodactylus blanfordii  SALVADOR, 1982

Common names:

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


Syntypes: BMNH 1946.9.3.54-5 (Dash) etc.

Terra Typica:

Perse et Béloutchistan.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1918) -  Description of Acanthodactylus blanfordii. -  In: Boulenger, G.A. (ed.): Sur les lézards de genre Acanthodactylus Wiegm. – Extrait du Bulletin de la Societé zoologique de France, 43: 143-155.   

  • 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.