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Ptyodactylus orlovi NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA, 2013

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPtyodactylus orlovi NAZAROV, MELNIKOV & MELNIKOVA 2013
Ptyodactylus orlovi — LIVIGNI 2013: 351 

Type locality: Sultanate Oman, Ad Dakhiliyah region, Wadi Tanuf 23°04’ N, 57°09’ E, elevation 827 m  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 26954, adult female, Leg. 25.02.2013 by R. Nazarov and J. Stenicka (Fig. 4).
Paratypes. Female ZISP 26955 (No. 4) with the same data as holotype. Female ZISP 26956 (No. 1) from Sultanate Oman, Ad Dakhiliyah region, Wadi Ghul. 23°09’ N 57°12’ E, h = 847 m a.s.l., Leg. 25.02.2013 by R. Nazarov and J. Stenicka. Two male ZISP 26957 – 26958 (Nos. 3 and 5) from 25 km NW from Nizwa city, old fort in Alfeequin village — Al Manah. 22°47’ N 53°35’ E, h = 416 m a.s.l., Leg. 25.02.2013 by R. Nazarov and J. Stenicka; two male and one female ZISP 26959 – 26961 from North Oman (Figs. 8 and 9). Some type specimens will be transferred to ZMMU herpetological collection. 
EtymologySpecies named in honor of Nikolai Orlov, Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg (Russia) in recognition of his contribution to herpetological research in Asia. 
  • 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
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - 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
  • ZWANZIG, B.-M.<br /> 2018. Angaben zur Höhenverbreitung und Lebensweise von Ptyodactylus orlovi Nazarov, Melnikov & Melnikova, 2013 Sauria 40 (2): 75-78 - get paper here
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