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Un nouvel Acanthodactyle en Algérie : Acanthodactylus taghitensis n. sp. (Reptilia, Sauria, Lacertidae)

Philippe GENIEZ & Antoine FOUCART

fr Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 17 (1-2) - Pages 3-9

Published on 17 November 1995

A new Fringe-toed Lizard from Algeria : Acanthodactylus taghitensis n. sp. (Reptilia, Sauria, Lacertidae)

A new Fringe-toed Lizard of the scutellatus group found in Algeria, in the Beni Abbès area, is described under the name of Acanthodactylus taghitensis, from Taghit, type locality. This species is especially characterized by the size difference between dorsal and lateral scales, by the possession of four supralabials in front of the subocular and by an original colour pattern.
Keywords :
Acanthodactylus taghitensis, Lacertidae, systematics, Sahara, Algeria