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Ptyodactylus dhofarensis NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA, 2013

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPtyodactylus dhofarensis NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA 2013 
DistributionOman, probably adjacent Yemen

Type locality: Sultanate Oman, Dhofar region, Wadi Auyn, 17°14’ N, 53°53’ E, elevation 678 m. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZISP 26947 (Fig. 3); Leg. 28.02.2013 by R. Nazarov and J. Stenic- ka (Fig. 4).
Paratypes. Four females and two males ZISP 26948 – 26953 (Fig. 5), to be transferred to ZMMU. All specimens with the same data as holotype. 
EtymologyNamed after the place where new species found — Dhofar, Oman. 
  • Ball, L.D. & Borrell, J.S. 2016. An inventory of herpetofauna from Wadi Sayq, Dhofar, Oman. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (12): 9454-9460
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS ONE 13(2): e0190389 - 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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