Pristurus gallagheri ARNOLD, 1986
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pristurus gallagheri?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Gallagher’s Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Pristurus gasperetti gallagheri ARNOLD 1986|
Pristurus gallagheri — VAN DER KOOIJ 2001
Pristurus gasperetti gallagheri — RÖSLER et al. 2008
Pristurus gallagheri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Pristurus gallagheri — ARNOLD 2009
|Distribution||N Oman (450-1830 m elevation)|
Type locality: near Tabaqah, Wadi Sahtan, 23°23'N 57°18'E, 450 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1985.568, M. D. Gallagher, 30.III.1984; Paratypes: BMNH (gallagheri)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Distinguished from the nominate form of Pristurus gasperetti by its longer tail (over 1.5 times snout-vent distance), which is lower and less compressed in males with a less developed dorsal crest that does not extend forwards to the level of the vent. The ventral crest is scarcely developed and does not consist of a single continuous sequence of enlarged scales. The body shows no sign of lateral compression and the neural spines do not form a ridge along the back in males. In preserved material, the flanks more obviously bear a pattern of longitudinal dark streaks interrupted by pale spots.|
|Etymology||Etymology (gallagheri): Named after the collector of the type series, Michael D. Gallagher.|