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Cyrtopodion kirmanense (NIKOLSKY, 1900)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Kirman Thin-toed gecko, Kerman bent-toed gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus kirmanensis NIKOLSKY 1900: 381
Gymnodactylus kirmanensis — SCHMIDT 1939
Cyrtodactylys kirmanensis — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Gymnodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) kirmanensis — WERMUTH 1965: 56
Tenuidactylus kirmanensis — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Gonydactylus kirmanensis — KLUGE 1991: 12
Cyrtodactylys kirmanensis — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion kirmanensis — RÖSLER 2000: 69
Cyrtopodion kirmanense — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtopodion kirmanensis — NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH 2007
Cyrtopodion (incertae sedis) kirmanense — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Mediodactylus kirmanense — NAZAROV et al. 2011 
DistributionE Iran (Kerman)

Type locality: “Mons Ku-i-Tuftan in Sargado, Kirmanum orientale”; “Kuh-e Taftan, Sargad, Iran, and eastern Kerman, Iran” fide ANDERSON 1999.  
TypesLectotype: ZISP 9220B, designated by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:207, paralectotypes: ZISP (ZIL) 9329(6), 9330(6) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Anterior pair of enlarged postmental shields in contact; no subfemoral tubercles(?); males with 4 preanal pores; subcaudal scales one head-width behind vent enlarged, plate-like, smooth, in 2 longitudinal series of large and small scales; dorsal tubercles distinctly than interspaces; snout 2 to 2.25 times longer than diameter of eye. See Szczerbak and Golubev (1986:207; 1996:203) for additional characters (Anderson 1999: 160). 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
  • Anderson, S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A. and Mehdi Rajabizadeh 2007. A new species of angular-goed gecko of the genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from south-east Iran (Sistan-Baluchistan province). Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (2):137-144 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A., Natalia B. Ananjeva and J. Theodore Papenfuss. 2011. A new species of thin-toes geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan Province, South Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (2): 130-137 - 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
  • Nazarov, Roman; Natalia Ananjeva, and Mehdi Radjabizadeh 2010. Two New Species of Angular-Toed Geckoes (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from South Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 311-324 [2009] - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Reptiles, amphibies et poissons, recueillis pendant le voyage de Mr. N. A. Zaroudny en 1898 dans la Perse [in Russian] Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 375-417. - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleich, H. H. 1977. Distributional maps of reptiles of Iran. Herpetological Review 8: 126-129. - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1939. Reptiles and amphibians from Southwestern Asia. Publ. Field Mus. nat. Hist., zool. Ser., 24: 49-92 - get paper here
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - 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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