Asaccus granularis TORKI, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Asaccus granularis?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Asaccus granularis TORKI 2010|
Asaccus nasrullahi — NAZARI-SERENJE & TORKI 2008
Type locality: “5 km nordwestlich der Stadt Poledokhtar: Dorf Khers-Dar: Berg Malekoh, 29° 50’ N, 59° 53’ O, 1100-1800 m” [elevation] Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 75010, adult female|
|Comment||Diagnosis: The following character states are of diagnostic im- portance for the differentiation of Asaccus granularis sp. n. vis-à-vis the other Iranian species of Asaccus: relatively large SVL (max. 70.2 mm); moderately long tail (TL:SVL appr. 1:1); head flattened (HW/ HL 0.63); limbs long (HL/SVL 0.60); no tubercles on head or neck; few or no tubercles in the shoul- der region; dorsal tubercles conical and very pointed dorsolaterally and in the surroundings of the limbs in particular; 2 or 3 pairs of postmentals, the first pair in broad contact behind the mental (Fig. 7); dorsum covered with granular scales and tubercles; the size of the granular dorsal scales corresponds to 1/4 of the dorsal tubercles; granular scales on the head relatively large; 12–16 irregular rows of dorsal tubercles; ventral sides of the fore limbs covered with granular scales; large dark spots on the dorsum, some of which may suggest crossbars; limbs with distinct bands on the dorsal faces; no indications of shadow-like crossbars on the dorsum.|
|Etymology||named after the granular scales that cover the whole back of the species.|
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