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Pristurus popovi ARNOLD, 1982

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSaudi Rock Gecko 
SynonymPristurus popovi ARNOLD 1982
Pristurus popovi — KLUGE 1993
Pristurus popovi — RÖSLER 2000: 106 
DistributionSW Saudia Arabia, NW Yemen (Asir Province, Jabal Sawda N An Nabi Shu`ayb nake Sana)

Type locality: Jabal Sawdah, 18°18'N, 42°20'E, 2923 m elevation, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1977.410 (c. H. Lowe, 25. VII. 1977), male. 
EtymologyNamed after G. V. Popov who collected the first known specimens of the species and much other important herpetological material in southwestern Asia and north Africa. 
  • Arnold E N 1982. Reptiles of Saudi Arabia. A new semaphore gecko (Pristurus: Gekkonidae) and a new dwarf snake (Eirenis: Colubridae) from southwestern Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 4: 468-477
  • Arnold, E.N. 2009. Relationships, evolution and biogeography of Semaphore geckos, Pristurus (Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) based on morphology. Zootaxa 2060: 1-21 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
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