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Ptyodactylus ananjevae NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA, 2013

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPtyodactylus ananjevae NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA 2013
Ptyodactylus ananjevae — LIVIGNI 2013: 266 
DistributionS Jordan

Type locality: southern Jordan, Al Mudawwarah vicinity, 29°20’ N, 35°57’ E.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26962, male, Leg. 5 – 6.04.2012 by D. Melnikov (Fig. 4).
Paratype. Female ZISP 26963 (Figs. 10 and 11), the same data as holotype.* 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologySpecies named in honor of Natalia Ananjeva, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia) in recognition of her contribution to study of Asian lizards. 
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Nazarov, Roman; Daniel Melnikov, Ekaterina Melnikova 2013. Three New Species of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia; Squamata; Phyllodactylidae) from the Middle East. Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (2): 147-162 - get paper here
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