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Endemic to the Middle East, Arnold's Fringe-fingered Lizard (Acanthodactylus opheodurus) is named because its feet have long slender digits which are fringed. These fringes give the toes more surface area to keep them from sinking as the lizard moves over fine wind-blown sand. Edwin Nicholas "Nick" Arnold (b. 1940), is a British herpetologist and former Curator of Herpetology at the Natural History Museum, London. A species of Squamata in the family lacertid lizards, it has a very long tail, which is why it is also known as the snake-tailed fringe-toed lizard. It is found in Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Arnold's Fringe-fingered Lizard