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Ptyodactylus puiseuxi BOUTAN, 1893

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesIsraeli Fan-fingered Gecko 
SynonymPtyodactylus puiseuxi BOUTAN 1893: 379
Ptyodactylus bischoffsheimi BOUTAN 1893: 340
Ptyodactylus montmahoui BOUTAN 1893: 369
Ptyodactylus barroisi BOUTAN 1893: 375
Ptyodactylus lobatus syriacus PERACCA 1894
Ptyodactylus lobatus sancti-montis BARBOUR 1914
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii puisieuxi [sic] — ESTERBAUER 1985
Ptyodactylus puiseuxi — KLUGE 1993
Ptyodactylus puiseuxi — RÖSLER 2000: 107 
DistributionIsrael, Syria, Jordan (Palmyra Azraq), Iraq, Lebanon

Type locality: Lac de Houleh, Syria. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Types 
CommentSynonymy after KLUGE 1993, who used both BOUTAN and BOUTON several times although his bibliography lists only papers by BOUTAN. Color image in IN DEN BOSCH (1999). P. puiseuxi and its synonyms have been listed as synonyms of P. hasselquistii by WERMUTH (1965).

Diagnosis: A middle-sized Ptyodactylus species with a large triangular head, tail shorter than body length; dorsal scales small, granular and mixed with smooth, round and small conical tubercles. No tubercles in front of the head. Tail shorter than snout-vent length, with 4 dark bands and small white spots. No caudal whorl. Snout-vent length 63 mm, tail length 54 mm. Colour of specimens from Ana preserved in formaldehyde: light brown with white spots. The Rutba material is darker and more robust.

Type: MSNTO R2378 (syriacus)

Size: Max SVL 78 mm, 
References
  • Afrasiab, Saman R. and Sarbaz I. Mohamad 2009. A study on cave-dwelling geckos in Iraq, with the description of a new species from Saffine mountain (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zoology in the Middle East 47:49-56 - get paper here
  • Al-Quran, S. 2009. The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6 (4): 385-391
  • Bar, Aviad and Guy Haimovitch 2012. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Pazbar LTD, 246 pp. - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas 1914. Notes on some reptiles from Sinai and Syria. Proc. New England zool. Club 5: 73-92 - get paper here
  • Boutan, L. 1893. Mémoire sur les reptiles rapportés de Syrie par le Docteur Théod. Barrois. 1re Partie. Genre Ptyodactyle. Revue Biologique du Nord de la France, 5:1-36 [reprint pagination]. - get paper here
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • Esterbauer,H. 1985. Zur Herpetofauna Südwestsyriens. Herpetofauna 7 (38): 23-34 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 1987. Beitrag zur Systematik der Fächerfinger (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Ptyodactylus) Salamandra 23 (4): 212-235.
  • Hraoui-Bloquet, S.; Sadek, R.A.; Sindaco, R. & Venchi, A. 2002. The herpetofauna of Lebanon: new data on distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 27: 35-46 - get paper here
  • In DEN BOSCH, H.A.J. 1999. Die Eidechsen des Mount Hermon im Biotop mit ersten Daten zur Fortpflanzung. Elaphe 7 (4): 68-75
  • 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
  • Peracca, M. G. 1894. Viaggio del Dr. E. Festa in Palestina, nel Libano e regioni vicine. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino, 9: 1-20
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sindaco R., Fedrighini, N. & VEnchi, A. 1995. Contribution to the herpetology of Jordan. Bolletino Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino 23 (1): 389-405
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp.
  • Sindaco, R.; Serra, G. & Menegon, M. 2006. New data on the Syrian herpetofauna with a newly-recorded species of snake. Zoology of the Middle-East 37: 29-38 - get paper here
  • Werner Y L. Sivan N. 1996. Systematics and zoogeography of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the levant: 3, experimental and natural hybrids of P. guttatus and P. puiseuxi. ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 1996. vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 185-202.
  • Werner, Y. L. 1965. Ueber die israelischen Geckos der Gattung Ptyodactylus und ihre Biologie. Salamandra 1: 15-25.
 
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