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Mediodactylus sagittifer (NIKOLSKY, 1900)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesJaz Murian Bent-Toed Gecko, Bampur Thin-Toed Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus sagittifer NIKOLSKY 1900: 379
Gymnodactylus heterocercus heterocercus — WETTSTEIN & LÖFFLER 1951: 432
Cyrtodactylus saggitifer — ANDERSON 1974: 33 (in error)
Tenuidactylus sagittifer — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 54
Cyrtopodion sagittifer — BÖHME 1985: 96
Mediodactylus sagittifer — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) sagittifer — RÖSLER 2000: 75
Cyrtopodion sagittiferum — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtopodion sagittifer — NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH 2007
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) sagittifer — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion dehakroense MASROOR 2009
Mediodactylus sagittifer — BAUER et al. 2013
Mediodactylus dehakroensis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionSE Iran (Sistan and Baluchistan)

Type locality: “Kirmano in Persia orientali”. “Bampur and Farra, south-eastern Iran” fide ANDERSON 1999, [restricted to Bampur by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:180]

dehakroense: Pakistan; Type locality: Ganjo Wetland, Deh Akro-II Wildlife Sanctuary, Nawabshah District, Sindh, Pakistan (26º27 ′ 26.0 ″ N, 68º49 ′ 24.9 ″ E), 9.8 m elevation.  
TypesSyntypes: ZISP (ZIL) 9331-9333 (3)
Lectotype: ZIL 9331, designated by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:180
Holotype: PMNH 2167, an adult male (Pakistan Museum of Natural History); collected by R. Masroor on 7 January 2009 [dehakroense] 
CommentSynonymy: Cyrtopodion dehakroense is conspecific with Mediodactylus sagittifer (ČERVENKA & KRATOCHVIL 2010, NAZAROV et al 2012). NAZAROV et al 2012: 298 also say (a bit confusingly) that dehakroense is a junior synonym of C. brevipes.

Habitat: trees.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyEtymology (dehakroense): Named after its type locality. 
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  • Anderson,S.C. 1974. Preliminary key to the turtles, lizards, and amphisbaenians of Iran. Fieldiana: Zoology 65: 27-44 - 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
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Červenka, Jan and Lukáš Kratochvíl 2010. Generic reassignment and validity of the recently described species Cyrtopodion dehakroense. Herpetology Notes 3: 135-137 - get paper here
  • Masroor, R. 2009. A new arboreal species of Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Deh Akro-II Wetlands Complex, Sindh, Pakistan. Zootaxa 2243: 57-67 [erratum in Zootaxa 2307: 68] - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A. and Mehdi Rajabizadeh 2007. A new species of angular-goed gecko of the genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from south-east Iran (Sistan-Baluchistan province). Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (2):137-144 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A., Natalia B. Ananjeva and J. Theodore Papenfuss. 2011. A new species of thin-toes geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan Province, South Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (2): 130-137 - get paper here
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