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Cyrtopodion persepolense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & RAJABIZADEH, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Persepolis 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.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZMMU R-12626, — coll. Roman A. Nazarov May 05, 2005. Paratypes: ZMMU, ZISP 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. 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.
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
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
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • 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., 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
  • 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 - get paper here
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