Samiksha Jaiswal

Acanthodactylus blanfordii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Squamata
Genus  Acanthodactylus
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Lacertidae
Higher classification  Acanthodactylus
Acanthodactylus blanfordii
Scientific name  Acanthodactylus blanfordii
Similar  Indian fringe‑fin, Acanthodactylus, Reptile

Acanthodactylus blanfordii, Blanford's fringe-fingered lizard, is a species of lacertid lizard.

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Geographic range

Acanthodactylus blanfordii is found in SE Iran, S Afghanistan, SW Pakistan, N Oman (Muscat region), and India.

The type locality is "Perse et Béloutchistan".

Etymology

Both the specific name, blanfordii, and the common name, Blanford's fringe-fingered lizard, are in honor of William Thomas Blanford (1832 - 1905), member of the Geological Survey of India.

References

Acanthodactylus blanfordii Wikipedia


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