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Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis HAAS, 1957

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGulf Short-fingered Gecko 
SynonymPseudoceramodactylus khobarensis HAAS 1957
Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis — WERMUTH 1965: 151
Stenodactylus khobarensis — KLUGE 1967
Stenodactylus khobarensis — ARNOLD 1977
Stenodactylus khobarensis — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus khobarensis — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis — FUJITA & PAPENFUSS 2011
Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionSaudia Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, C Oman, S Iran, Qatar, Kuwait

Type locality: Al Khobar, Saudia Arabia. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 84458 
CommentDiagnosis: The only Stenodactylus species with enlarged postmental scales, posterior ventral scales larger than dorsals and only a short series of caudal vertebrae with transverse processes. Medium-sized, up to 56 mm from snout to vent; toes not depressed or fringed, 10-15 rows of sharply pointed scales beneath; rostral scale reaches nostril but first upper labial excluded; preanal pores absent; cloacal tubercles usually in twO or three rows; tail autotomy general; prefrontal projection moderate; upper border of prootic not sloping downwards; epipterygoid close to skull roof in protracted skull; 25 presacral vertebrae; 5 pairs of nuchal ribs; 5 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle not expanded [ARNOLD 1980: 382].

Type species: Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis HAAS 1957 is the type species of the genus Pseudoceramodactylus HAAS 1957. 
References
  • Arnold, E. N. 1977. Little-known geckoes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Arabia with descriptions of two new species from the Sultanate of Oman. The Scientific Results of the Oman Flora and Fauna Survey, 1975. Journal of Oman Studies, Special Report, (1):81—110 [1975]
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • Cogălniceanu, Dan; Aurora Castilla, Aitor Valdeon, Alberto Gosa, Noora Al Jaidah, Ali Alkuwary, Essam Saifelnasr, Paloma Mas, Renee Richer, Ahmad Amer Al Hemaidi 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373 (2014): 67-91<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.373.5994 - get paper here
  • Dakhteh, Seyyed M. H., Hagi G. Kami and Steven C. Anderson. 2007. Stenodactylus khobarensis (Haas, 1957): an addition to the Iranian herpetofauna (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (3):229-231 - get paper here
  • Haas, Georg 1957. Some amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29 (3): 47-86 - get paper here
  • Jongbloed, M. 2000. Field Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the UAE - Wild about reptiles. Barkers Trident Communications, 116 pp.
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Metallinou, M; R Vasconcelos, J Šmíd, R Sindaco, S Carranza 2014. Filling in the gap: two new records and an updated distribution map for the Gulf Sand gecko Pseudoceramodactylus khobarensis Haas, 1957. Biodivers Data J. 2014; (2): e4011, doi:  10.3897/BDJ.2.e4011 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • 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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