Asaccus nasrullahi WERNER, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Asaccus nasrullahi?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Nasrullah’s leaf-toed gecko|
|Synonym||Asaccus nasrullahi WERNER 2006|
Asaccus nasrullahi — PAPENFUSS et al. 2010
|Distribution||SW 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.
|Types||Holotype: ZMUC-R 3447, female. Apparently collected by E.|
Kaiser of the Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran (Schmidt, 1955).
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Asaccus nasrullahi is a relatively large gecko (70 mm from snout to vent ), scales across the preorbital and supraorbital region coarse; tubercles on the dorsum small, circular, conical, in 7-8 longitudinal rows, no tubercle on the head, occiput and upper forelimb regions; subtibial scales enlarged, keeled; digital scansors extend beyond claws; dorsum with pattern of irregular, broad, dark cross-bands; rostral scale 2.5 time as wide as high, entire, slightly biconcave above to accommodate the two internasals, broadly meeting behind the rostral (Werner, 2006).|
|Comment||This 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.
|Etymology||named 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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