Hemidactylus romeshkanicus TORKI, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus romeshkanicus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus romeshkanicus TORKI in TORKI, MANTHEY & BARTS 2011|
|Distribution||Iran (Lorestan: Zagros Mountains)|
Type locality: Western slope of the central Zagros Mountains, Romeshkan region, Lorestan Province, W Iran, elevation 1100 m (33° 16’ N, 47° 35’ E). Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 75020|
|Comment||Synonymy: this is indistinguishable from and likely a synonym of H. persicus (Hosseinzadeh et al. 2014).|
Diagnosis: A medium-sized Hemidactylus with a snout-vent length of at least 70 mm; tubercles on all dorsal faces except of the upper arm; back with large, trihedral, sharply keeled tubercles with vertically striated surfaces; tubercles on limbs, neck, head and in the ventrolateral region small to moderately large, conical to keeled; precloacal pores in a chevron-shaped arrangement; no femoral pores; subcaudals enlarged; ventral scales imbricate and denticulate; enlarged scansors beneath fingers and toes, incompletely to fully divided save for the terminal scansor, which is entire.
Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.
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