Mediodactylus ilamensis (FATHINIA, KARAMIANI, DARVISHNIA, HEIDARI & RASTEGAR-POUYANI, 2011)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Mediodactylus ilamensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Ilamian keel-scaled gecko|
|Synonym||Carinatogecko ilamensis FATHINIA, KARAMIANI, DARVISHNIA, HEIDARI & RASTEGAR-POUYANI 2011|
Mediodactylus ilamensis — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||Iran (Ilam Province: Zagros Mountains)|
Type locality: 500-600 m above sea level, on the western gypsum foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Zarin-Abad region, Dehloran Township, Ilam Province, southwestern Iran at the coordinates of 32°57′51′′ N, 47°03′23′′ E.
|Types||Holotype: RUZM-GC120.1, adult male|
Paratype: RUZM-GC120.2, subadult
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Snout-vent length (SVL) in holotype and paratype 36.5 and 29.3 mm respectively. As in all congeners, scales and tubercles all over the body strongly keeled (except up- per and lower labials, nasals, rostral, and mental); dor- sal scales heterogeneous, blunt; enlarged blunt tubercles on dorsum; mucronate tubercules on tail more promi- nent than tubercles on dorsum; homogeneous scales on forelimbs smaller than those on hindlimbs; tubercles on hindlimb few in number and all smaller than those on dorsum; polyhedral, multi-keeled scales on the head in- cluding rostral, prefrontal, and postfrontal regions; no postmental; mental bordered by 6-7 small keeled scales; scales on the ventral surface of head multi-keeled and morphologically different from those on ventral region of body and tail; ventrals equal to dorsals in length; ven- tral side of tail without large plate-like scales, but with keeled mucronate scales; 10-11 regular longitudinal rows of tubercles on back; 30-32 ventral and ventrolateralscales from side to side.|
Dorsal regions brownish, ventral regions whitish;c omplete regular chocolate crossbars across dorsum, limbs, digits, and tail; dorsal side of head spotted; oc-ciput with a transverse dark bar; supra- and infralabials with dark spots; subdigital lamellae keeled.
|Comment||Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||named after Ilam Province, western Iran.|