Stenodactylus affinis (MURRAY, 1884)
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Iranian Short-fingered Gecko|
|Synonym||Ceramodactylus 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
|Distribution||SW Iran (Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Bushehr), SE/C Iraq|
Type locality: Tanjistan, Persia (= Iran). Map legend:
- 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||Types: BMNH 22.214.171.124/1946. 8.23.33; BM 126.96.36.199/19188.8.131.52.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: 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].|