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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.  
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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