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Asaccus andersoni TORKI, FATHINIA, ROSTAMI, GHARZI & NAZARI-SERENJEH, 2011

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAsaccus andersoni TORKI, FATHINIA, ROSTAMI, GHARZI & NAZARI-SERENJEH 2011 
DistributionW Iran (Illam)

Type locality: at 33° 55 ́N, 46°14 ́E, on the western slopes of the central Zagros Mountains, Mt. Darbaste, 2 km north of Teran village, Ivan City, Illam Province, western Iran, elevation of 1100–1400 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 75015, adult female, collected by the senior author on 3 July 2007.
Paratypes: Thirty-four paratypes as follows: ZMB 75016–19 (n=4); FTHM 3100–06, 3108, 3110–19, 3121–32 (n=30), same data as for ho- lotype. 
CommentSympatry: At the type locality, we observed some lizards and snakes in- cluding Asaccus elisae; Laudakia nupta; Ophisops elegans, and Platyceps najadum.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyAsaccus andersoni sp. n. is named for Steven Clement Anderson, in recognition of his major contributions to the knowledge of the herpetofauna of the Middle East and the Iranian Plateau in particular. 
References
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • Torki, F. 2011. Beschreibung eines neuen Asaccus (Sauria: Phyllodactylidae) aus dem Iran. Sauria 33 (1): 51–62 - get paper here
  • Torki, F.; Ahmadzadeh, F.; Ilgaz, C.; Avci, A. & Kumlutas, Y. 2011. Description of four new Asaccus Dixon and Anderson, 1973 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae) from Iran and Turkey. Amphibia-Reptilia 32 (2): 185-202 - get paper here
 
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