Stenodactylus grandiceps HAAS, 1952
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Stenodactylus grandiceps?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Jordan Short-fingered Gecko|
|Synonym||Stenodactylus grandiceps HAAS 1952|
Stenodactylus sthenodactylus SCHMIDT 1939
Stenodactylus grandiceps — WERMUTH 1965: 176
Stenodactylus sthenodactylus grandiceps EISELT 1976
Stenodactylus grandiceps — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus grandiceps — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus grandiceps — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||N/W Iraq, SE Turkey, N Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria|
Type locality: Addaya, 40 km west of Mossul, Iraq. 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.
|Comment||Not listed by Engelmann et al. (1993).|
Diagnosis: Medium-sized, up to 55 mm from snout to vent; toes not depressed or fringed, one row of scales beneath; rostral and first upper labial scales reach nostril which is directed forwards and upwards; preanal pores absent; 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 in most cases; 6 nuchal ribs; usually 5 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle expanded; tail dark, especially in juveniles. Generally similar to S. sthenodactylus but distinguished by forwardly directed nostrils, consistent presence of six nuchal ribs and its relatively short, usually dark tail [ARNOLD 1980].
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