Distribution:The area of occurrence of this subspecies is the western Sahara (sites in Morocco and south-west Algeria), Mauritania
Interesting facts: Uniform black individuals are sometimes offered under the wrong name U.alfredschmidti. This closely related species, which is uniformly black and has a similar size as U.d.flavifasciata, however, differs clearly in its longer and narrower tail.In fact, it is very rare in breeding and occurs in a small area on the border between south-eastern Algeria and south-western Libya.
Habitat: Deserts and semi-deserts. It lives on dry, sandy areas, but also slopes covered with rubble, in areas with very low humidity.
Terrarium: These are medium size ground-based lizards, which is why the most important is the surface of the so-called floor, which we can provide in captivity. The minimum size of the terrarium for a pair of adults is 170 x 80 cm. A height of 70 cm will be sufficient. Proper ventilation of the tank is necessary to maintain low humidity. We should not forget about the implementation of appropriate size of burrows, which will serve for thermoregulation lizards, shelter and help in moulting, thanks to the moist substrate.Having them as a part of the enclosure very often limits the activity in digging to the ground in the burrow
Bedding: in our breeding we use a minearal substrate made of a mixture of sand and clay or organic substrate made of corn cobs.
Diet: with notification that Uromastyx also eagerly eats animal food like locusts or crickets. The insects can not, however, form the basis of a diet and should be given in limited quantities – once a week or every other week (too frequent feeding with such a food can lead to kidney failure).
Humidity/temperature: Low humidity 20-30%. The basking spot temperature is extremely high – around 50-55 ° C, ambient 30-45 ° C. night time temperature (20-22 ° C).