You are here » home advanced search search results Stenodactylus arabicus

Stenodactylus arabicus (HAAS, 1957)

IUCN Red List - Stenodactylus arabicus - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Stenodactylus arabicus?

Add your own observation of
Stenodactylus arabicus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArabian Short-fingered Gecko, Arabian Sand Gecko 
SynonymTrigonodactylus arabicus HAAS 1957
Stenodactylus arabicus — KLUGE 1967
Stenodactylus arabicus — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus arabicus — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus arabicus — FUJITA & PAPENFUSS 2011 
DistributionSaudia Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, S Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran

Type locality: Trucial Coast, Saudi Arabia (24° 10’ N, 53° E). 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 84321 
CommentWERMUTH 1965 gives “Stenodactylus arabicus” also as original name.

Diagnosis: The only Stenodactylus species with extensively webbed feet. Small, up to 40 mm from snout to vent; toes depressed with a lateral fringe of pointed scales and many scales beneath; rostral and upper labial scales reach nostril; preanal pores absent; cloacal tubercles usually in a single row; tail autotomy general; prefrontal projection absent; upper border of prootic not sloping downwards; epipterygoid close to skull roof in protracted skull; usually 26 presacral vertebrae; 5 nuchal ribs; 5 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle not expaqded [ARNOLD 1980]. 
References
  • Arnold E N 1980. Reptiles of Saudi Arabia. A review of the lizard genus Stenodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2: 368-404
  • Arnold, E. N. 1977. Little-known geckoes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Arabia with descriptions of two new species from the Sultanate of Oman. The Scientific Results of the Oman Flora and Fauna Survey, 1975. Journal of Oman Studies, Special Report, (1):81—110 [1975]
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • BOURQUIN, O. 2011. The terrestrial reptiles of Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. African Herp News (53): 27-34
  • Cogălniceanu, Dan; Aurora Castilla, Aitor Valdeon, Alberto Gosa, Noora Al Jaidah, Ali Alkuwary, Essam Saifelnasr, Paloma Mas, Renee Richer, Ahmad Amer Al Hemaidi 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373 (2014): 67-91<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.373.5994 - get paper here
  • Fathinia, Behzad, Ali Gholamifard and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. 2014. First record of Stenodactylus arabicus (Haas, 1957) from Iran. Herpetozoa 26 (3/4): 169-173
  • Fujita, Matthew K. and Theodore J. Papenfuss 2011. Molecular systematics of Stenodactylus (Gekkonidae), an Afro-Arabian gecko species complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58 (1): 71-75 - get paper here
  • Gebhart, J. 2013. Oman, quer durch`s Weihrauchland - ein Reisetagebuch  L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [8]: 142-159 - get paper here
  • Haas, Georg 1957. Some amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29 (3): 47-86 - get paper here
  • Jongbloed, M. 2000. Field Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the UAE - Wild about reptiles. Barkers Trident Communications, 116 pp.
  • Leptien, R. 1992. Stenodactylus arabicus from the United Arab Emirates. Jour. Int. Gecko Soc. 1 (2): 18-21
  • 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
  • METALLINOU, MARGARITA; SALVADOR CARRANZA 2013. New species of Stenodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sharqiyah Sands in northeastern Oman. Zootaxa 3745 (4): 449–468 - get paper here
  • 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. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-120
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Stenodactylus&species=arabicus

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator