|Scientific Name:||Acanthodactylus spinicauda|
|Species Authority:||Doumergue, 1901|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)|
Listed as Critically Endangered because its area of occupancy is probably less than 10 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent of its habitat in northern Algeria is probably declining.
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to the Algerian Sahara Atlas Mountains and is only known from the oases Arba Tahtani and El Abiod-Sidi-Cheikh. It occurs up to 200 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is extremely localised and quite rare within this area. The last collections were made in 1901.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in open stony and flat sandy places (e.g., not sand dunes). The females lay a clutch of around eight eggs.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extent and quality of the species habitat is believed to be declining due to known development pressure within the region.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas.|
IUCN. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Salvador, A. 1982. A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Monographien (No. 16) 1982: 1–167
Schleich, H H., Kästle, W. and Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein.
|Citation:||Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Acanthodactylus spinicauda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61463A12489446.Downloaded on 24 March 2017.|
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