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Microgecko depressus (MINTON & ANDERSON, 1965)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Low Lying Gecko 
SynonymTropiocolotes depressus MINTON & ANDERSON 1965: 59
Tropiocolotes depressus — LEVITON & ANDERSON 1972
Tropiocolotes depressus — MINTON 1966
Tropiocolotes depressus — MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes (Asiocolotes) depressus — GOLUBEV 1984
Tropiocolotes (Asiocolotes) depressus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986 (1996)
Asiocolotes depressus — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes (Asiocolotes) depressus — RÖSLER 2000: 118
Tropiocolotes depressus — KHAN 2003
Microgecko depressus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Microgecko depressus — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionW Pakistan (Quetta, N Belutschistan = Baluchistan)

Type locality: “Kach (Quetta Division), West Pakistan on the abandoned rail line between Ziarat and Quetta at an altitude of about 6,500 feet”.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 93003, paratype: NMSZ 1964.58.1 
  • GHOLAMIFARD, ALI; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AZAR KHOSRAVANI, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, HAMZEH ORAEI 2016. A new species of the genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Iran. Zootaxa 4093 (1): 026–040 - get paper here
  • Golubev, M. L. 1984. The structure of the genus Tropiocolotes (Reptilia:, Gekkonidae). [In Russian]. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1984 (6): 12
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Leviton, A. E., and S. C. Anderson. 1972. Description of a new species of Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) with a revised key to the genus. Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (96):1—7 - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A. Jr. 1966. A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 29-184.
  • Minton, S. A., Jr., and J. A. Anderson. 1965. A new dwarf gecko (Tropiocolotes) from Baluchistan. Herpetologica 21: 59—61 - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A., Jr., S. C. Anderson, and J. A. Anderson. 1970. Remarks on some geckos from southwest Asia, with descriptions of three new forms and a key to the genus Tropiocolotes. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 37: 333—362 - 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].
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Torki, F. 2020. A new species of dwarf gecko of the genus Microgecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Iran. Sauria 42: 41-54
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