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Hemidactylus dawudazraqi MORAVEC, KRATOCHVÍL, AMR, JANDZIK, ŠMÍD & GVOŽDÍK, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus dawudazraqi MORAVEC, KRATOCHVÍL, AMR, JANDZIK, ŠMÍD & GVOŽDÍK 2011
Hemidactylus turcica — FLOWER 1933
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — WERNER 1971
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — DISI 1996, 2002
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — MORAVEC & BÖHME 1997
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — DISI & AMR 1998
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — DISI et al. 1999, 2001, 2004
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2006
Hemidactylus turcicus turcicus — AMR et al. 2007
Hemidactylus turcicus lavadeserticus — CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2006
Hemidactylus cf. dawudazraqi — SINDACO et al. 2014 
DistributionJordan, Syria

Type locality: Azraq, 31°49.770’N, 36°48.433’E, ca. 515 m elevation, Jordan.  
TypesHolotype: NMP P6V 74134/1, adult male, collected on 1–2 July 2006 by L. Kratochvíl, GenBank Acc. No. HQ833753 (Cytb). 
CommentSynonymy: after MORAVEC et al. 2011. 
EtymologyThe specific name is a patronym for our colleague and friend David Modrý in recognition of his important contributions to the knowledge of the Jordanian herpetofauna. The name is used in its Arabic form as a compound of Arabic Dawud (David) and Azraq (the name of the type locality meaning “Blue” in English and “Modrý” in Czech). 
  • MORAVEC, JIŘÍ; LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, ZUAIR S. AMR, DAVID JANDZIK, JIŘÍ ŠMÍD, & VÁCLAV GVOŽDÍK 2011. High genetic differentiation within the Hemidactylus turcicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Levant, with comments on the phylogeny and systematics of the genus. Zootaxa 2894: 21–38 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Salvador Carranza, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Václav Gvoždík, Abdul Karim Nasher, Jiří Moravec 2013. Out of Arabia: A Complex Biogeographic History of Multiple Vicariance and Dispersal Events in the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). PLoS One 8(5): e64018 - get paper here
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