Learn more about the Bosk’s fringe-toed lizard – with amazing Bosk’s fringe-toed lizard photos and facts on Arkive. The Acanthodactylus boskianus species page at Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Information, distribution maps, pictures and videos of. Lacerta boskiana Daudin, [original combination]; Acanthodactylus boskianus — Duméril & Bibron, [subsequent.

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Sauria Lacertidae Acanthodactylus Acanthodactylus boskianus. Distribution map of Acanthodactylus boskianus in Morocco.

To cite this page: Acanthodactylus boskianus Daudin, Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco and Western Sahara. Accessed 31 Dec Global range map of Acanthodactylus boskianus. It usually has 4 supraoculars, a line of small granular scales penetrating between the third and the fourth supraocular generally shows up between the supraoculars and the supraciliaris.

It usually has 4 supralabials preceding the infraocular. Scales preceding the ear show denticular shape. Like others species within the genus, scales from the temporal region get gradually smaller toward the parietal region.

There are 32 to 40 lines of dorsal scales in half of the body, being keeled and overlapping each other, growing in size and getting more prominent toward both the posterior part of the body and the base of the tail. Costal scales are granular. Ventral scales are wide and placed in 10 longitudinal bands, rarely 12 or 14; the number of femoral pores ranges from 19 to 26 Schleich et al.


Acanthodactylus boskianus

It presents earthy coloration, frequently adapted to the environment, appearing different tonalities of beige, grey, brownish-gray, brown or dun orangey. The design is reduced either to greyish or to off-white longitudinal lines series, usually 7, which are commonly much more evident in juveniles than in adults.

Sometimes the central line shows up as fragmented but other times lines are insignificant or form a different pattern.

Extremities generally show irregular patches; ventral coloration is white. Unlike other Acanthodactylus species cohabiting this area, juveniles of A. Nonetheless, that blue tail coloration was described for populations belonging acanthoxactylus the nominal subspecies present in Egypt Baha El Din, This author also pointed out that blue coloration predominates against red one in juveniles belonging to the subspecies asper Audouin, However, although this subspecies was identified in Morocco by Pasteur and Bons, it is not currently recognized according to Salvadorleading Acanthodacylus.

Bosc’s fringe-toed lizard

Gravid female Acanthodactylus boskianus. It is eminently terrestrial.

It digs burrows, frequently with several entries, either in sandy but compact land or below the roots of a shrub. In case of danger runs at high speed, usually zigzagging, toward either its hole or any nearby refuge. It is active during the whole year in the most thermophilic areas of its distribution, but shows boskiaanus winter dormancy period extending from October to March somewhere else. During this period, it is possible to find some individuals sunning themselves in favourable days, usually juveniles.


In the Oran’s region, first neonates appear in July, therefore the mating period must be between April and June. It seems that females are sexually matures when reaching a head-body length of Its diet is mainly based on insects, but arachnids and juveniles of Tropiocolotes sp.

Bosc’s Fringe-toed Lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus) ·

It mainly inhabits arid and semiarid regions, reaching the northeaster coast through the Muluya’s depression. It mainly inhabits flat terrains with scattered bushes and no tree layer. Habitat of Acanthodactylus boskianus.

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