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Asaccus nasrullahi WERNER, 2006

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesNasrullah’s leaf-toed gecko 
SynonymAsaccus nasrullahi WERNER 2006
Asaccus nasrullahi — PAPENFUSS et al. 2010 
DistributionSW Iran (Lorestan)

Type locality: Shah
Bazan, 12 km NNE of (km 347 on the railway), near the small affluent Ab-I-Khornos, 600 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZMUC-R 3447, female. Apparently collected by E.
Kaiser of the Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran (Schmidt, 1955). 
CommentThis species has been previously misidentified as Ptyodactylus hasselquisti (WERNER, cited in RASTEGAR-PUYANI 2006).

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
Etymologynamed after “Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of the her- petology of Iran, including the genus Asaccus. Moreover, "nasrullah" means "victory of God" which concept seems appropriate for the survival, discovery and rediscovery of this gecko species” [from WERNER 2006]. 
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  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Nazari-Serenjeh, Farzaneh and Farhang Torki 2008. Additional specimens of the gecko Asaccus nasrullahi Werner, 2006 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae), with notes on taxonomy and ecology. Zoology in the Middle East 44: 57-66 - get paper here
  • PAPENFUSS, THEODORE J.; TODD R. JACKMAN, AARON M. BAUER, BRYAN L. STUART, MICHAEL D. ROBINSON, and JAMES F. PARHAM 2010. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Species of Southwest Asian Leaf-toed Geckos (Asaccus). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 61 (13): 587-596 - get paper here
  • Parsa, H.; H. Oraie; A. Khosravani; N. Rastegar Pouyani 2009. Systematics and Distribution of the Iranian Plateau Leaf-toed Geckos of the Genus Asaccus (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5 (2) - get paper here
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah 2006. Systematics of the genus Asaccus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) on the Zagros Mountains, Iran. Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 117-119 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
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  • 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., Gharzi A., Nazari-Serenje F., Javanmardi S., Heidari N., Azizpourian A., Mahdavi S., and Mahdavi-Zarkhoni M. A. 2008. Geckos of the Genera Tropiocolotes and Asaccus in the Zagros Mountains, Iran. Gekko 5 (2): 31-43
  • TORKI, F. 2010. Beschreibung eines neuen Asaccus (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae) aus der Provinz Lorestan, Iran. Sauria 32 (4): 3-16 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Torki, Farhang; Nasrin Heidari, Muhammad Sharif Khan 2010. A Morphological and Ecological Study of Asaccus nasrullahi Werner, 2006 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae), in Western Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 17 (3): 195-201 - get paper here
  • Werner, Y. L. 2006. Retraction of Ptyodactylus Goldfuss from the fauna of Iran and its replacement by a new species of Asaccus Dixon & Anderson (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 30: 135-140. - get paper here
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