Asaccus kermanshahensis RASTEGAR-POUYANI, 1996
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Asaccus kermanshahensis?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Kermanshah leaf-toed gecko|
|Synonym||Asaccus kermanshahensis RASTEGAR-POUYANI 1996|
Asaccus kermanshahensis — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Asaccus kermanshahensis — ŠMÍD et al. 2014
|Distribution||W Iran (Zagros Mountains, Kermanshahan Province)|
Type locality: 45km north of Kermanshah city, Kermanshah Province, W Iran.
|Types||Holotype: ZUTC (also as TUZM) 164R|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A medium sized gecko (≤55.7 mm from snout to vent), with four pairs of postmentals bordered by 21-24 granules; mental scale large and bell-shaped and wider than long; rostral scale more than twice as wide as high, entire, without median depression; two large internasals in broad contact behind the rostral, with a convex profile and shallow depression between them; gular scales smooth and granular, 57-58 gulars in a longitudinal row between postmental and gular line; dorsal tubercles round, oval and mainly smooth with tubercles weakly pointed and keeled separated by 4-6 scales; ventral scales cycloid-hexagonal, smooth, larger than dorsal granules; tail tubercles arranged in whorls, each whorl consisting of six large, trihedral and keeled tubercles (Rastegar-Pouyani, 1996; Anderson, 1999; Rastegar-Pouyani et al., 2007). [Parsa et al. 2009]|
|Comment||“A new species of Asaccus is described, based on material collected from the Zagros Mountains, Kermanshahan Province, Western Iran. It's combination of medium size, four pairs of postmentals, a very small ear opening, a much depressed and pointed head, and large, numerous, smooth tubercles scattered throughout dorsal surfaces (except the anterior half of head and the upper arms), distinguishes it from the other Asaccus species. The new species is apparently restricted in distribution to the caves and rock crevices of the Zagros Mountains, eastern Kermanshahan. ”|
Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.
|Etymology||Named after the type locality in Kermanshahan Province.|
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