The Arabian Peninsula, in the north to Jordan, Southeastern Iraq and Southwestern Iran. 


Acanthodactylus schmidti  HAAS, 1957


Acanthodactylus contoris schmidti   HAAS, 1957

Acanthodactylus schmidti   SALVADOR, 1982

Common names:

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


Holotype: CAS 84599

Terra Typica:

Dhahran, 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.    

  • 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.