Hemidactylus kurdicus SAFAEI-MAHROO, GHAFFARI, GHAFOOR & AMINI, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus kurdicus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus kurdicus SAFAEI-MAHROO, GHAFFARI, GHAFOOR & AMINI 2017|
|Distribution||NE Iraq (Sulaimani Province: Qara Dagh Mountain)|
Type locality: Qara-Dagh Mountains (35°14.057’ N, 45°22.871’ E, elevation 1139 m), south west of Qara Dagh village, Sulaimani Province, Northeastern Iraq
|Types||Holotype: CAS 262258 (MorphoBank M452298-M452302), collected by Barbod Safaei-Mahroo on 05 September 2016 at 20h45.|
Paratypes: CAS 262259, MorphoBank M452303-M452307) and (CAS 262260, MorphoBank M452308-M452312), were collected by Barbod Safaei-Mahroo on 05 and 06 September 2016 from 23h30 to 01h00 in the Qara-Dagh Mountains (35°14.588’ N, 45°22.644’ E, elevation 1293 m), south west of Qara Dagh village, Sulaimani Province, Northeastern Iraq.
|Comment||Habitat: oak woodlands covered with grass, hiding inside cracks in the ground or moving among boulders.|
|Etymology||The generic nomen kurdicus is derived from the word “Kurd” which refers to the name for the Kurdish nation (Kurdistan Region), the location where the new species was found.|