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Asaccus platyrhynchus ARNOLD & GARDNER, 1994

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesFlat-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. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1973.706, female
Paratypes: BMNH 
CommentDiagnosis: (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]. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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): 105-120
 
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