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Cyrtopodion persepolense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & RAJABIZADEH, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesPersepolis angular-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtopodion persepolense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & RAJABIZADEH 2010
Cyrtopodion persepolense — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionSW Iran (Fars Province)

Type locality: South Iran, Fars Province, 60km N-E from Shiraz, Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis). 29°55’ N 52°53’ E, 590 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZMMU R-12626, — coll. Roman A. Nazarov May 05, 2005. Paratypes: ZMMU, ZISP 
CommentDiagnosis. Snout-vent SVL 33.7 – 51 mm, tail Lcd 39 – 55 mm; rounded smooth dorsal tubercles forming 10 – 12 longitudinal rows at midbody, number of tu- bercles in the row (from occiput to the middle of sa- crum) is 25 – 30; tail with segments, that were formed by semi-rings of enlarged keeled tubercles, subcaudals are bifurcated, two pairs in per tail segment; 28 – 35 ab- dominal scales across middle of belly, 114 – 132 mid- ventral scales along belly. Males have 2 – 6 (usually 4) highly pronounced preanal pores that are located in a regular row on enlarged scales. 9 – 11 infralabial scales, 10 – 12 supralabial. Scales on the interior femur side are homogeneous and small. Mental plate is large, 3 pairs of submentals scales, first pair separated by small scale or contact in point. Limbs and tail thin and attenuate. 
EtymologyThe species is named after the name of the type locality. 
  • AHMADZADEH, FARAHAM; MORRIS FLECKS, FARHANG TORKI & WOLFGANG BÖHME 2011. A new species of angular-toed gecko, genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Gekkoni- dae), from southern Iran. Zootaxa 2924: 22–32 - 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
  • 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
  • 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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