Asaccus caudivolvulus ARNOLD & GARDNER, 1994
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|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Emirati Leaf-toed Gecko, Musandam Leaf-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Asaccus caudivolvulus ARNOLD & GARDNER 1994: 431|
Asaccus caudivolvulus — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Asaccus caudivolvulus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||Oman (Musandam, Khasab, Bukhah, 20-30km N Dibba); United Arab Emirates (Tayyibah, Uyaynah, Khawr Fakkan)|
Type locality: Jebel Ra’s, 2.5 km S of Khawr Fakkan, United Arab Emirates Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1973.1850, male; paratypes: BMNH|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A species of Asaccus endemic to the United Arab Emirates characterized by the combination of the following characters: (1) medium size (up to 63.2 mm from snout to vent); (2) fine scales across supraorbital region; (3) relatively large limbs; (4) two pairs of postmentals, first in contact; (5) keeled trihedral moderate-sized dorsal tubercles present on back (14–16 longitudinal rows at mid-body); (6) small pointed tubercles on occiput, neck and sides of head; (7) keeled tubercles present on forearms and hind limbs; (8) small tubercles present on upper arms (Fig. 4B); (9) paired terminal scansors on digits extending well beyond claws; (10) cloacal tubercles small; (11) subcaudal series of expanded scales reaching vent area anteriorly, (12) tail tip laterally compressed and vertically expanded (Fig. 4B); (13) dorsum with a pattern of approximately 5 orange-brown transverse bars (one on neck, three on body and one on sacrum; Fig. 4B); (14) tail colour not sexually dimorphic; (15) adults with whitish-ivory tails (whiter distally) with 4-5 wide orange-dark transverse bands (last 2–3 crossbands black and extending ventrally) (Fig. 4B); (16) tail can be coiled and waved (Carranza et al. 2016).|
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