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Asaccus zagrosicus TORKI, AHMADZADEH, ILGAZ, AVCI & KUMLUTAS, 2011

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymAsaccus zagrosicus TORKI, AHMADZADEH, ILGAZ, AVCI & KUMLUTAS 2011
Asaccus zagrosicus — NASRABADI et al. 2017 
DistributionW Iran (central Zagros Mountains, Lorestan Province)

Type locality: western slope of central Zagros Mountains, Tang-e-Haft region, Khorramabad City, Lorestan Province, western Iran (33° 02′ N, 48° 39′ E, 647 m elevation)  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 91935, originally FTHM (= FTHR) 002651, adult male, collected by Farhang Torki on 24 August, 2008. Paratypes: FTHM 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium size Asaccus (44-55 mm);tubercles are distributed in dorsal body, neck,occipital, limbs, and tail; dorsal tubercles aresmall, keeled, trihedral type b intermixed withpointed tubercles; 16-18 irregular rows at mid-trunk; neck tubercles are weakly keeled orpointed; occipital and upper head tubercles arepointed or simple; few simple tubercles be-tween interorbit; few large tubercles (simple orpointed) are in front of eyes; arm and fore-arm tubercles are pointed; thigh tubercles arepointed or keeled; arm tubercles have low den-sity; several simple or weakly keeled tubercleson the forearm; 8 tubercles form each whorlsof tail; scales on upper head are cobble-stoneshaped; scale weakly globular shape betweenthe eyes; two postmentals, secondary postmen-tals not in contact with lowerlabial (separatedfrom lower labials with 1-3 rows scales); smalland weakly overlapped chin scales; between inter hindlimbs scales have same shape and sizeto ventrals; mental trihedral; claves in front ofscansors [from TORKI et al. 2011]. 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • NASRABADI, REZA; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AHMAD GHARZI 2017. A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa 4227 (3): 431–443 - get paper here
  • 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 - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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