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Cyrtopodion hormozganum NAZAROV, BONDARENKO & RADJABIZADEH, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtopodion hormozganum NAZAROV, BONDARENKO & RADJABIZADEH 2012 
DistributionIran (Hormozgan)

Type locality: Iran, Hormozgan Province, 27 km NW from Minab, 27°24’ N 56°57’ E; elevation 77 m a.s.l.  
TypesHolotype: ICSTZ M6H1290, June 22, 2011, coll. Roman A. Nazarov, Dmitry A. Bondarenko, and Khosrow Rajabizadeh.
Paratypes. ZMMU R-13406-1 – R-13406-6 with the same data as holotype.
Measurements of holotype and type series are presented in Table 1 (Fig. 2) of NAZAROV et al. 2012. 
CommentSimilar species: The new species is very closely related to Cyrtopodion belaense Nazarov et al. 2011, but differs from this species by 16 – 22 precloacal and femoral pores in single row, vs. 9 precloacal pores on C. belaense. For further comparisons see Nazarov et al. 2012.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis species is named after the locate, Hormozgan Province, where the geckos were collected. 
  • 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
  • Nazarov, Roman A.;Dmitry А. Bondarenko, Mehdi Radjabizadeh 2012. A New Species of Thin-Toed Geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Hormozgan Province, South Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 292-298 - 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
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