Doumergue's Fringe-fingered Lizard

Doumergue's Fringe-fingered Lizard
Doumergue's Fringe-fingered Lizard
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Acanthodactylus
Species: A. spinicauda
Binomial name
Acanthodactylus spinicauda
Doumergue, 1901

Doumergue's Fringe-fingered Lizard (Acanthodactylus spinicauda) is a species of lizard in the Lacertidae family. It is found in Algeria and possibly Morocco. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and hot deserts. When it enters breeding, it emits a high pitch squealing noise, which warns off other predators. this noise is made when it sucks air through pores in is abdomen and compresses the air out of its anal passageway. this is done several times, and leaves the animal tired and grumpy.


  1. ^ Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. (2006). Acanthodactylus spinicauda. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 February 2009.