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Pristurus adrarensis GENIEZ & ARNOLD, 2006

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPristurus adrarensis GENIEZ & ARNOLD 2006
Pristurus adrarensis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionC Mauritania (Adrar Atar region)

Type locality: Zerga mountains, about 34 km WSW of
Chinguetti, Adrar Atar region, Mauretania (20° 19’ 11.6’’N 12° 40’ 52’’W; 725? m elevation) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2006.0292, male 
CommentPristurus adrarensis is most closely related to the geographically nearest member of the genus, P. flavipunctatus of northeast Africa and southwest Arabia. P. adrarensis shows an 18% divergence from this species in mitochondrial DNA (cytochrome b) and also differs in being smaller, more depressed and more slender, with the dorsal crest of enlarged scales on the tail not extending
forwards beyond the vent. The localities of the new species lie 4700km west of the previously known distribution of Pristurus and the phylogenetic topology of the genus indicates that it represents a westward range extension. The degree of genetic divergence suggests P. adrarensis separated from P. flavipunctatus as much as seven million years ago. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Arnold, E.N. 2009. Relationships, evolution and biogeography of Semaphore geckos, Pristurus (Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) based on morphology. Zootaxa 2060: 1-21 - get paper here
  • Geniez, P. & Arnold, E.N. 2006. A new species of Semaphore gecko Pristurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Mauretania, represents a 4700km range extension for genus. Zootaxa 1317: 57–68 - get paper here
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
 
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