Mediodactylus stevenandersoni (TORKI, 2011)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Mediodactylus stevenandersoni?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Carinatogecko stevenandersoni TORKI 2011|
Mediodactylus stevenandersoni — by implication
Carinatogecko stevenandersoni — FATHINIA et al. 2011
Mediodactylus stevenandersoni — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||W Iran (Lorestan)|
Type locality: 1300-1500 m elevation, on the western slope of the central Zagros mountains, Tang-e-Gavshomar region (Ganj-Dare), Delphan City, Lorestan Province, western Iran, 33°49 ́ N, 47°49 ́ E.
|Types||Holotype: ZFmK 91901, adult female, collected by Farhang Torki on 30 September 2007|
|Comment||Note that CERVENKA et al. 2010 have synonymized Carinatogecko with Mediodactylus. For the time being we follow tjat, at least until this species has been included in more rigorous phylogenetic analyses.|
Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.
|Etymology||Carinatogecko stevenandersoni sp. nov. is named for Steven C. Anderson, in recognition of his great contributions to the knowledge of the herpetology of the middle East as well as the Iranian Plateau.|
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