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Pristurus mazbah AL-SAFADI, 1989

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPristurus mazbah AL-SAFADI 1989
Pristurus mazbah — RÖSLER et al. 2008 

Type locality: Mazbah area, 15° 20’ N, 44° 10’ E, 2130 m elevation, Yemen Arab Republic.  
TypesHolotype: NHCY (given as Museum of Biology Department, Sana’a University); paratypes: Sana’a, Florence 
CommentClosely related to P. saada, if not identical (SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008)

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Al-Safadi, M.M. 1989. A new species of semaphore gecko (Pristurus: Gekkonidae) from Yemen Arab Republic. Proc. Egypt. Acad. Sci. 39: 9-15.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • 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
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