Acanthodactylus schmidti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus schmidti Haas, 1957
Common Name(s):
English Schmidt's Fringe-toed Lizard, Schmidt's Fringe-toed Lizard
Acanthodactylus cantoris Günther, 1864 ssp. schmidti Haas, 1957
Taxonomic Source(s): Uetz, P., Freed, P. and Hošek, J. (eds). 2018. The Reptile Database. Available at: (Accessed: 06 February 2018).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Behbehani, S.J.Y., Aloufi, A.A.H., Al Johany, A.M.H., Amr, Z.S.S., Shafiei Bafti, S., Disi, A.M. & Papenfuss, T.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from southern and eastern Jordan and southeastern Iraq and southwestern Iran (Khuzestan and Fars Provinces), into the Arabian Peninsula where it has been recorded in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It has been recorded from lowland areas in Iran, possibly below 200m asl, it can be found up to 1,000 m asl (Saudi Arabia).
Countries occurrence:
Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Oman; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in open desert dune areas of soft (aeolian) sand with little vegetation. It burrows close to the roots of bushes and other vegetation. It is an egg-laying species.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not collected.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in many protected areas. It is found in the Wadi Ramm Reserve Area in Jordan. There appear to be no protected areas with suitable habitat within the species' Iranian range.

Citation: Behbehani, S.J.Y., Aloufi, A.A.H., Al Johany, A.M.H., Amr, Z.S.S., Shafiei Bafti, S., Disi, A.M. & Papenfuss, T. 2012. Acanthodactylus schmidti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T164695A1068584. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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