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Mediodactylus aspratilis (ANDERSON, 1973)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesIranian Gecko, Iranian Keel-Scaled Gecko 
SynonymBunopus aspratilis ANDERSON 1973
Carinatogecko aspratilis — GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK 1981
Carinatogecko aspratilis — RÖSLER 2000: 61
Mediodactylus aspratilis — ČERVENKA et al. 2010
Carinatogecko aspratilis — FATHINIA et al. 2011
Mediodactylus aspratilis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionSW Iran (Fars-Province: Zagros Mountains, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad)

Type locality: Kohgiliye-va-Boyerahmad Province; “35 km E Gach Saran [30º20'N, 50º48'E], Fars Province, Iran” fide ANDERSON 1999. This locality is in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province, fide Gholamifard 2011.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 193961 
CommentType species: Bunopus aspratilis ANDERSON 1973 is the type species of the genus Carinatogecko GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK 1981. ČERVENKA et al. (2010) synonymized Carinatogecko with Mediodactylus (Type species: Gymnodactylus kotschyi STEINDACHNER 1870).

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
  • Anderson, S. C. 1973. A new species of Bunopus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Iran and a key to lizards of the genus Bunopus. Herpetologica 29: 355-358. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • ČERVENKA, JAN; DANIEL FRYNTA & LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of the gecko genus Carinatogecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2636: 59–64 - get paper here
  • Fathinia, Behzad; Rasoul Karamiani, Hamid Darvishnia, Naghi Heidari, and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. 2011. A new species of Carinatogecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 61-74 - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Golubev, M. L., and N. N. Szczerbak 1981. Carinatogecko gen. n. (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) - a new genus from south-west Asia [in Russian]. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1981 (5):34—41.
  • Kami, H. G. 1999. A new record of Carinatogecko aspratilis in Iran (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zoology in the Middle East 17: 15 - get paper here
  • Nazari-Serenjeh, F. & Torki, F. 2008. Einige ökologische Aspekte von Carinatogecko aspratilis (ANDERSON 1973) (Gekkonidae: Reptilia). Sauria 30 (2): 23-28 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - 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
  • Torki, F. 2011. Description of a new species of Carinatogecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Iran. Salamandra 47 (2): 103-111 - get paper here
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