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Hemidactylus persicus ANDERSON, 1872

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPersia Leaf-toed Gecko, Persian gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus persicus ANDERSON 1872: 378
Hemidactylus persicus — BOULENGER 1885: 131
Hemidactylus bornmuelleri WERNER 1895 (fide SMITH 1935)
Hemidactylus persicus — SMITH 1935: 87
Hemidactylus persicus — WERMUTH 1965: 82
Hemidactylus persicus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus persicus — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus persicus — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionS Iran (Shiraz), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, N Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar,
Pakistan (Sind, Waziristan), N India (Gujarat: Jassor Wildlife Sanctuary)

Type locality: restricted to Shiraz, Persia (by SMITH 1935) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 5961 (female) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Persia (now: Iran). 
References
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  • 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
  • Arai, Y. 2017. Geographic Distribution: Hemidactylus persicus (Persian House Gecko). Herpetological Review 48 (3): 588.
  • Arnold, E. N. 1977. Little-known geckoes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Arabia with descriptions of two new species from the Sultanate of Oman. The Scientific Results of the Oman Flora and Fauna Survey, 1975. Journal of Oman Studies, Special Report, (1):81—110 [1975]
  • Bansal, Rohini; K. Praveen Karanth 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the Indian subcontinent reveals a unique Indian radiation and an Indian origin of Asian house geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 459-465 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Todd R. Jackman, Eli Greenbaum, Varad B. Giri, Anslem de Silva 2010. South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 343-352 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • BOURQUIN, O. 2011. The terrestrial reptiles of Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. African Herp News (53): 27-34
  • Carranza, S., Arnold, E. Nicholas 2012. A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa 3378: 1–95 - get paper here
  • Castilla AM, Valdeón A, Cogălniceanu D, Gosá A, Alkuwary A, Saifelnasr EOH, Al Naimi S, Al-Hemaidi AA. 2013. First record of a gecko species to the fauna of Qatar: Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872 (Gekkonidae). QScience Connect 2013.28 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/2013.28 - get paper here
  • Cogălniceanu, Dan; Aurora Castilla, Aitor Valdeon, Alberto Gosa, Noora Al Jaidah, Ali Alkuwary, Essam Saifelnasr, Paloma Mas, Renee Richer, Ahmad Amer Al Hemaidi 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373 (2014): 67-91<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.373.5994 - get paper here
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  • Gardner, Andrew S. 2009. Two new gecko species records for the United Arab Emirates: Pristurus carteri (Gray, 1863) and Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872. Tribulus: Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group 18: 18-23 - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, Ali and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani 2011. Distribution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) in Fars Province, Southern Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 1-6 - get paper here
  • Giri, Varad B.; Bauer, Aaron M. 2008. A new ground-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, with a key to the Hemidactylus of India. Zootaxa 1700: 21-34 - get paper here
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  • MOHAMMED, Rihab Ghaleb; Nasrullah RASTEGAR-POUYANI, Rasoul KARAMIANI and Fadhil Abbas RHADI 2015. THE LIZARD FAUNA OF AL-NAJAF PROVINCE, SOUTHERN IRAQ Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Science Science Journal (CSJ) 36 (3): 21-30 - get paper here
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  • Vyas, Raju; Varad Giri & Aaron M. Bauer 2006. First record of Hemidactylus persicus Anderson 1872 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the republic of India, with notes on its distribution. Hamadryad 30 (1 & 2): 209-211 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1896. Über einige Reptilien aus Usambara (Deutsch-Ostafrika). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 45:190—194 [1895] - get paper here
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