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Pristurus gallagheri ARNOLD, 1986

IUCN Red List - Pristurus gallagheri - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGallagher’s Rock Gecko 
SynonymPristurus 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 
DistributionN Oman (450-1830 m elevation)

Type locality: near Tabaqah, Wadi Sahtan, 23°23'N 57°18'E, 450 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1985.568, M. D. Gallagher, 30.III.1984; Paratypes: BMNH (gallagheri) 
CommentDiagnosis: 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. 
EtymologyEtymology (gallagheri): Named after the collector of the type series, Michael D. Gallagher. 
References
  • Arnold E N 1986. New species of semaphore gecko (Pristurus: Gekkonidae) from Arabia and Socotra. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 8: 352-377
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H.; Köhler, J. & Böhme, W. 2008. A new species of the diurnal gekkonid genus Pristurus Rüppell, 1835 from the Red Sea island Hanish al-Kabir, Yemen. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 217-227 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-120
 
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