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Asaccus platyrhynchus ARNOLD & GARDNER, 1994

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Flat-snouted Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymAsaccus platyrhynchus ARNOLD & GARDNER 1994
Asaccus platyrhynchus — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Asaccus platyrhynchus — PAPENFUSS et al. 2010 
DistributionN Oman (Tanuf, Wadi Bani Kharus, Wadi Sahtan, al-Hijir, Wadi Halfayn)

Type locality: Tanuf, Oman.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1973.706, female Paratypes: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: (1) Large (up to 63 mm from snout to vent); (2) scales across supraorbital region fine; (3) small dorsal tubercles present on back (12 longitudinal rows at mid-body) and (4) on occiput and elsewhere, but (5) absent on upper arm; (6) subtibial scales small; (7) paired terminal scansors on digits extending well beyond claws; (8) phalanges in fourth toe not reduced to four; (9) cloacal tubercle minute or absent; (10) tail tip not laterally compressed or vertically expanded; (11) a single transverse row of enlarged dorsal tubercles at the posterior edge of each tail segment; (12) subcaudal series of expanded scales reaching vent area anteriorly; (13) dorsum with a pattern of narrow dark transverse bars; (14) tail colour sexually dimorphic, being white barred black in females and yellow in males; (15) dorsal dark bars on the tail do not extend ventrally; (16) tail coiled and waved [ARNOLD & GARDNER 1994]. 
  • Arnold E N; Gardner A S 1994. A review of the middle eastern leaf-toed geckoes (Gekkonidae: Asaccus) with descriptions of two new species from Oman. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 14: 424-441 - get paper here
  • Burriel-Carranza, B., Els, J., & Carranza, S. 2022. Reptiles & amphibians of the Hajar Mountains CSIC, Barcino Solucions Gràfiques, SL, Barcelona, - get paper here
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • Carranza, Salvador; Johannes Els; Bernat Burriel-Carranza 2021. A field guide to the reptiles of Oman. Madrid : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 223 pp. [review in HR 53 (3): 531] - get paper here
  • Gardner, A.S. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Oman and the UAE. Edition Chimaira, 480 pp.
  • Grossmann, W., T. Kowalski, B. M. ZWANZIG & H.-J. ZILGER 2012. Ergänzende herpetologische Beobachtungen auf dem Saiq-Plateau und im Jebel al-Akhdar, Sultanat Oman. Sauria 34 (4): 3-18 - 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, N., Nilson, G. & Faizi, H. 2006. A new Species of Asaccus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Kurdistan Province, western Iran. Hamadryad 30: 141-150. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Tamar, Karin; Pelagia Mitsi; Salvador Carranza 2018. Cryptic diversity revealed in the leaf‐toed gecko Asaccus montanus (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) from the Hajar Mountains of Arabia. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018 ;00:1–14 - 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
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-123 - get paper here
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