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Agamura kermanensis HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI, ALIABADIAN, RASTEGAR-POUYANI, DARVISH, SHAFIEI & SEHHATISABET, 2018

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAgamura kermanensis HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI, ALIABADIAN, RASTEGAR-POUYANI, DARVISH, SHAFIEI & SEHHATISABET 2018 
DistributionIran (Kerman)

Type locality: Saadi Mountain, Kerman Province, Iran at 30°17ʹN, 56°41ʹE and 2035 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZMSBUK 712 (ERP 6133), adult male, collected on 16 September 2016 by Soheila Shafiei. Paratypes. ZMSBUK 713 (ERP 6135), adult male, collected at the same locality as the holotype; ZMSBUK 714 (ERP 6136), adult female, collected from Sirjan, Kerman Province, Iran (29°35ʹ N, 55°58ʹ E, 1911 m elevation); ZMSBUK 715 (ERP 6139) subadult female, collected from Faryab, Kerman Province, Iran (28°10ʹ N, 57°14ʹE, 1870 m elevation). 
DiagnosisDifferential diagnosis. Agamura kermanensis sp. nov. (Fig. 2) is a large spider gecko with maximum snout-vent length 67 mm. The new taxon is distinguished from other species of the genus Agamura by these characters: A. kermanensis sp. nov. differs from A. persica by having keeled tubercles, transverse ventral scales numbering lower than 32, and the number of scales between tubercles 3 or greater; it differs from A. cruralis by having more than 12 supralabials and fewer than 51 scales from postmental to vent. Background color of the dorsum differs among the species: A. persica and A. kermanensis sp. nov. are light brown; A. cruralis is dark brown (Fig. 3). Scales under the tail are homogenous in both A. persica and A. cruralis (not divided), but A. kermanensis sp. nov. has alternating divided and undivided subcaudals (Fig. 4).
 
Comment 
EtymologyThe name kermanensis is derived from the distribution area of the species in Kerman Province. 
References
  • HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI, SEYYED SAEED; MANSOUR ALIABADIAN, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, JAMSHID DARVISH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI, MOHAMMAD EBRAHIM SEHHATISABET 2018. Description of a new species of the genus Agamura Blanford, 1874 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Iran. Zootaxa 4457 (2): 325–331 - get paper here
 
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