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Stenodactylus affinis (MURRAY, 1884)

IUCN Red List - Stenodactylus affinis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesIranian Short-fingered Gecko 
SynonymCeramodactylus affinis MURRAY 1884: 103
Ceramodactylus affinis — BOULENGER 1885: 14
Ceramodactylus affinis — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Stenodactylus affinis - WERMUTH 1965: 175
Stenodactylus affinis — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus affinis — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus affinis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionSW Iran (Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Bushehr), SE/C Iraq

Type locality: Tanjistan, Persia (= Iran). 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.
 
TypesTypes: BM 84.7.25.1/1946. 8.23.33; BM 87.9.22.2/1946.8.23.60. 
CommentDiagnosis: Medium-sized, up to at least 60 mm from snout to vent; toes not depressed, at most slightly fringed, three rows of scales beneath; rostral and sometimes upper labial scales reach nostril which is directed forwards and sometimes upwards and somewhat outwards; preanal pores often present, cloacal tubercles in a single row; autotomy restricted to tail-base; prefrontal projection absent or weak; upper border of prootic sloping downwards to some extent; epipterygoid separated from skull roof in protracted skull; 25 presacral vertebrae; 6 nuchal ribs; 4-6 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle expanded; tail not dark, but with about 6 to 8 dark bands [ARNOLD 1980: 391]. 
References
  • Afrasiab, S.R. 1987. First Record of Stenodactylus affinis in Iraq Lour. Biol. Sci. Res. Baghdad 1 (18): 231-233
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144]
  • Anderson,S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • Arnold E N 1980. Reptiles of Saudi Arabia. A review of the lizard genus Stenodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2: 368-404
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Stenodactylus affinis (Iranian short-fingered gecko). Herpetological Review 44 (2): 274
  • 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
  • Murray, J. A. 1884. Additions to the present knowledge of the vertebrate zoology of Persia. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 14: 97-106 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT A 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp.
  • Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian, Masoud Yousefi, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Nasrullah Rasteg 2013. A new record of Stenodactylus affinis (Murray 1884) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Bandar-e-Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 9 (1): 87-90 - get paper here
 
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