Acanthodactylus haasi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus haasi Leviton & Anderson, 1967
Common Name(s):
English Haas' Fringe-fingered Lizard, Haas's Fringe-toed Lizard
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: 2012-02-09
Assessor(s): Anderson, S., Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, HT, Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Acanthodactylus haasi has been assessed as Least Concern owing to its large distribution in central Oman and Saudi Arabia. No specific threats have been reported and this species is not undergoing significant population declines.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in central Oman, United Arab Emirates, and northern and eastern Saudi Arabia, around Dhahran and Sakaka (Leviton et al. 1992).
Countries occurrence:
Oman; Saudi Arabia
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits deserts and dry shrublands. It is known to climb in low vegetation, which is considered unusual for the genus (Leviton et al. 1992).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not in trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place, or needed for this species. It is unclear whether the species occurs in any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
8. Desert -> 8.1. Desert - Hot

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

Bibliography [top]

Anderson, S.C. 2007. pers. comm. Red List Assessment.

Haas, G. 1957. Some amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 29(3): 47-86.

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: (Accessed: 17 October 2012).

Leviton, A.E. and Anderson, S.C. 1967. Survey of the reptiles of the Sheikdom of Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninusla. Part II. Systematic account of the collection of reptiles made in the Sheikdom of Abu Daby by John Gasperetti. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4 35: 157-192.

Leviton, A.E., Anderson, S.C., Adler, K. and Minton, S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Oxford, Ohio.

Salvador, A. 1982. A revision of the lizards of the genus Acanthodactylus (Sauria: Lacertidae). Bonner Zoologische Monographien 16: 1-167.

van der Kooij, J. 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 3: The true lizards, skinks and monitor lizards. Podarcis 2(1): 15-26.

Citation: Anderson, S., Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J. 2012. Acanthodactylus haasi. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T178437A1534508. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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