Cyrtopodion belaense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & PAPENFUSS, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtopodion belaense?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtopodion belaense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & PAPENFUSS 2011|
|Distribution||S Pakistan (Balochistan)|
Type locality: Pakistan, Balochistan Province, 8.5 km W (by Turbat road), Bela, Las Bela District, 26°11.23’ N 66°12.24’ E; elevation 130 m.
|Reproduction||oviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: MVZ 248428, 14 October 2003, coll. Theodore J. Papenfuss (Fig. 1). Paratype. MVZ 248427; MVZ 248429; MVZ 248430 with the same data as holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Small size geckos, snout-vent SVL 39.3 – 40.5 mm, tail length Lcd 52 – 54 mm; large strongly keeled trihedral dorsum tubercles forming 12 –13 longitudinal rows at midbody, 22 – 26 tubercles from occiput to the middle of sacrum; tail with pronounced segments, that were formed by semi-rings of large greatly keeled oblong tubercles, subcaudal plates in single me- dian series, which wider than its height, on the tip of non-regenerated tail the subcaudal scales are bifid; 22 ab- dominal scales across middle of belly, 98 – 103 midventral scales along trunk. Males have 9 highly pro- nounced preanal pores, situated within the scales of the same size as surrounding. Preanal pores formed row with obtuse angle. 8 – 9 infralabial scales, 10 – 12 supralabial. Mental plate large; 3 – 4 pairs postmentals scales, first pair in broad contact.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This species is named after very famous place where geckos were collected from, near Bela town (this name was introduced by Kurt Auffenberg).|