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Agamura persica (DUMÉRIL, 1856)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Spider Gecko
G: Spinnengecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus persicus DUMÉRIL 1856: 481
Agamura persica — BLANFORD 1876: 358
Agamura persica — BOULENGER 1885: 51
Agamura persica — ALCOCK & FINN 1897
Agamura persica — SMITH 1935: 61
Agamura persica — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Agamura persica — FRYNTA et al. 1997
Agamura persica — RÖSLER 1995: 95
Agamura persica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Agamura persica — HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2017
Agamura persica — HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2018
Agamura persica — HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2019 
DistributionIran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Type locality: Persia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 6761, MNHN-RA 6761A and MNHN-RA 6761B (3 specimens) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (persica): Dorsal tubercles smooth; small tubercles presented top of the thigh; short forelimb; number of ventral scales higher than 32; head small; number of scales between tubercles 3; color light brown (from HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2017) 
CommentSynonymy: Smith (1935) synonymized A. persica and A. cruralis. This was maintained by Anderson 1999. However, HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2017 resurrected A. cruralis based on morphology.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. HOSSEINIAN-YOUSEFKHANI et al. 2018 have a map with both persica and cruralis with the latter being restricted to eastern Iran and W Pakistan. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Persia (now: Iran). 
References
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