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Cyrtopodion hormozganum NAZAROV, BONDARENKO & RADJABIZADEH, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
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. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
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. 
CommentDiagnosis. Small size geckos, SVL 40 – 46 mm, non-regenerated TailL 58 – 61.8 mm; large strongly keeled trihedral dorsal tubercles forming 10 – 14 longitu- dinal rows at midbody, these parallel rows are divided by only 1 – 3 small scales (Fig. 3). The number of tubercles from occiput to the middle of sacrum is 20 – 24; tail with pronounced segments, that were formed by semi-rings of large greatly keeled oblong tubercles, subcaudal plates in single median series, which are wider than high, on the tip of non-regenerated tail the subcaudal scales are bifid; 18 – 23 abdominal scales across middle of belly, 92 – 112 midventral scales along trunk. Males have 16 – 22 pre- cloacal and femoral pores in single row, situated within the scales of the same size as the surrounding (Fig. 4). Preanal pores formed a row with obtuse angle. 8 – 9 infralabial scales, 9 – 11 supralabial (Fig. 5). The mental plate large, 3 pairs postmentals scales, first pair in broad contact (Fig. 6). Subcaudal surface of tail with 6 – 8 dark wide bands.

Similar 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. 
EtymologyThis species is named after the locate, Hormozgan Province, where the geckos were collected. 
References
  • 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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