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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesMicrogecko persicus bakhtiari MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Microgecko persicus euphorbiacola MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Microgecko persicus persicus (NIKOLSKY 1903) 
Common NamesE: Persia Sand Gecko, Persian Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymAlsophylax persicus NIKOLSKY 1903: 95
Alsophylax persicus — WERNER 1936
Cyrtodactylus persicus — WETTSTEIN 1960: 190
Bunopus persicus — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Tropiocolotes persicus — MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Microgecko persicus — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes persicus — FRYNTA et al. 1997
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus — RÖSLER 2000: 119
Microgecko persicus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Microgecko persicus — BAUER et al. 2013

Tropiocolotes persicus persicus (NIKOLSKY 1903)
Alsophylax persicus NIKOLSKY 1903: 95
Tropiocolotes persicus persicus — MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus persicus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986
Bunopus persicus — ANDERSON 1963
Microgecko persicus persicus — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus persicus — RÖSLER 2000: 119

Tropiocolotes persicus bakhtiari MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes persicus bakhtiari MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus bakhtiari — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986
Microgecko persicus bakhtiari — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus bakhtiari — RÖSLER 2000: 119
Tropiocolotes persicus bakhtiari — KARAMIANI et al. 2013
Microgecko persicus bakhtiari —

Tropiocolotes persicus euphorbiacola MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes persicus euphorbiacola MINTON, ANDERSON & ANDERSON 1970
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus euphorbiacola — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986
Microgecko persicus euphorbiacola — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes (Microgecko) persicus euphorbiacola — RÖSLER 2000: 119
Tropiocolotes persicus euphorbicola [sic] — KHAN 2003: 41
Microgecko persicus euphorbiacola — AGARWAL et al. 2014 
DistributionIran, Pakistan (Bela through Haleji, Hab River Valley, Nabisar Thar Desert), India

bakhtiari: Iran (W Zagros Mountains)

euphorbiacola: S Pakistan, India; Type locality: lower Pab Hills, Hab Chowki, Las Bela District, west Pakistan.

Type locality: Vicus Degak in Terra Dizak, Persia orient. [= Dehak, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, 28.99
N 60.54 E]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 10005
Holotype: CAS 93939 [euphorbiacola]
Holotype: CAS 86408 [bakhtiari] 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 and GHOLAMIFARD et al 2019: 436 (Fig. 1) for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Persia (now: Iran). 
References
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  • Agarwal, Ishan 2009. First Record of Tropiocolotes persicus euphorbiacola Minton, Anderson and Anderson 1970 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Republic of India, with Notes on Its Habitat and Natural History. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (2): 83-87 - get paper here
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
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  • 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
  • Karamiani, Rasoul; Ali Gholamifard, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani 2013. Additional Specimens and Further Data on Bakhtiari Dwarf Gecko, Tropiocolotes persicus bakhtiari Minton, Anderson et Anderson, 1970 from Southwestern Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (4): 271-275 - get paper here
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