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Mediodactylus walli (INGOLDBY, 1922)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Chitral Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus walli INGOLDBY 1922: 1051
Gymnodactylus chitralensis SMITH 1935: 46
Gymnodactylus stoliczkai — SMITH 1935: 57 (part.)
Cyrtodactylus chitralensis SMITH 1935 (fide KLUGE 1993)
Gymnodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) chitralensis — WERMUTH 1965: 49
Tenuidactylus chitralensis — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Gymnodactylus walli — KHAN 1992: 106
Cyrtodactylus walli — KLUGE 1993: 9
Gonydactylus walli — DAS 1994: 20
Gonydactylus chitralensis — DAS 1996: 41
Cyrtopodion walli — RÖSLER 2000: 76
Tenuidactylus walli — KHAN 2003
Cyrtopodion chitralense — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Altiphylax walli — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion walli — AUFFENBERG et al. 2010
Mediodactylus walli — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionNW Pakistan (Ayun, Chitral, Bamburet Valley, Bermoghluscht, Drosh Tehsil, and 7.0 km N Drosh, in the Chitral District, Northwest Frontier, 1,970–2,120 m elevation)

Type locality: Chitral, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan.

chitralensis: Pakistan (Chitral), Karakal; Type locality: near Karakal, Bumhoet Valley. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1910.7.12.1, ZSI 20121 
CommentSynonymy fide RÖSLER 2000. Has been synonymized with Gymnodactylus stoliczkai by SMITH 1935.

Figure 4 in KHAN (2003) doesn’t show T. indusoani as indicated but T. walli.

A likely paratype (BMNH 1922.5.22.1) of Gymnodactylus walli is not conspecific with the holotype but most morphologically similar to Cyrtopodion tibetanus (Boulenger 1905). 
  • AUFFENBERG, KURT; KENNETH L. KRYSKO & HAFIZUR REHMAN 2010. Studies on Pakistan Lizards: Cyrtopodion baturense (Khan and Baig 1992) and Cyrtopodion walli (Ingoldby 1922) (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2636: 1–20 - get paper here
  • Baig, K. J. 1998. A new species of Tenuidactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan, Pakistan. Hamadryad 23 (2): 127-132.
  • 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
  • Das, I. 1994. The reptiles of South Asia: checklist and distributional summary. Hamadryad 19: 15-40
  • Golubev M L; Shcherbak N N [= Szczerbak] 1981. A new species of the genus Gymnodactylus Spix, 1825 (Reptilia, Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Pakistan. [in Russian]. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1981 (3): 40-45
  • Ingoldby, C. M. 1922. A new stone gecko from the Himalaya. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 28:1051 - get paper here
  • Khan M S 1980. A new species of gecko from northern Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 12(1) 1980: 11-16 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 1992. Validity of the mountain gecko, Gymnodactylus walli INGOLDBY 1922. The Herpetological Journal 2 (4): 106-109
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Anmerkungen zur Morphologie, Verbreitung und den Habitatpräferenzen einiger pakistanischer Geckos. Sauria 25 (3): 35-47 [erratum in 25 (4): 27] - get paper here
  • Khan, Muhammad Sharif 2005. An Overview of the Angular-toed Geckos of Pakistan (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Gekko 4 (2): 20-30
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Krysko, K.L.; Rehman, H. & Auffenberg, K. 2007. A new species of Cyrtopodion (Gekkonidae: Gekkoninae) from Pakistan. Herpetologica 63 (1): 100-113 - get paper here
  • 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].
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev. 1984. O rorowoj prinadleshnosti i wnutrirodowoj strukture palearktitscheskich goloralyx gekkonow (Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Tenuidactylus gen. nov.). Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1984 (2): 50-56
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
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