Asaccus andersoni TORKI, FATHINIA, ROSTAMI, GHARZI & NAZARI-SERENJEH, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Asaccus andersoni?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Asaccus andersoni TORKI, FATHINIA, ROSTAMI, GHARZI & NAZARI-SERENJEH 2011|
|Distribution||W 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.
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Sympatry: 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).
|Etymology||Asaccus 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.|