Schreiber’s fringe-fingered lizard is found in coastal areas of the Eastern Mediterranean (1), including areas of Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey (1) (2). This species only occupies a small, fragmented range within each of these countries, including a narrow coastal strip in Israel. In suitable habitat fragments in Cyprus, this species can be relatively common, although in Turkey it is very rare (1).
It is thought that Schreiber’s fringe-fingered lizard may also be found in Egypt, but this requires confirmation (1).
There are two recognised subspecies of Schreiber’s fringe-fingered lizard. Acanthodactylus schreiberi schreiberi is found in Lebanon and other continental areas, while Acanthodactylus schreiberi syriacus is found in Cyprus (2).
Species with a similar range