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Stenodactylus leptocosymbotes LEVITON & ANDERSON, 1967

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEastern Sand Gecko 
SynonymStenodactylus leptocosymbotes LEVITON & ANDERSON 1967: 167
Stenodactylus leptocosymbotus — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus leptocosymbotes — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus leptocosymbotes — VAN DER KOOIJ 2001
Stenodactylus leptocosymbotes — HENKEL 2003
Stenodactylus leptocosymbotes — FUJITA & PAPENFUSS 2011 
DistributionSE Yemen, Oman, E United Arab Emirates

Type locality: "half-way between Dubai and Abu Dhabi," 24°50'N, 54°45'E [= Ras Ghanada, United Arab Emirates]. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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 97841 
CommentDiagnosis: Medium to large sized, up to 80 mm from snout to vent; toes not depressed without a distinct lateral fringe, usually 5 rows of scales beneath; rostral reaches nostril but first upper labial scale often separated; preanal pores usually present; cloacal tubercles typically in two rows; autotomy restricted to tail base; prefrontal projection strong; upper border of prootic sloping markedly downwards; epipterygoid widely separated from sku~ roof in protracted skull; usually 24 presacral vertebrae, 6 nuchal ribs and 5 basal caudal vertebrae; tlavicle expanded; tail with 3-5 dark bands which do not extend to tip, conspicuously black and white in juveniles [ARNOLD 1980: 395].

The paratype of S. leptocosymbotes Leviton anq Anderson, 1967 is also a S. doriae, albeit with a very short digital fringe [fide ARNOLD 1980: 399]. 
References
  • Arnold E N 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. JOURNAL OF OMAN STUDIES SPECIAL REPORT (No. 2): 273-332 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gardner, A.S. 2009. Mapping the terrestrial reptile distributions in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. ZooKeys 31: 165–177 - get paper here
  • Gebhart, J. 2013. Oman, quer durch`s Weihrauchland - ein Reisetagebuch  L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [8]: 142-159 - get paper here
  • Henkel, F.-W. 2003. Herpetological expedition through Oman. Reptilia (GB) (27): 50-55 - get paper here
  • Jongbloed, M. 2000. Field Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the UAE - Wild about reptiles. Barkers Trident Communications, 116 pp.
  • Leviton,A.E. & Anderson,S.C. 1967. Survey of the reptiles of the Sheikdom of Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninsula. Part II. Systematic account of the collction of reptiles made in the Sheikdom of Abu Daby by John Gasperetti. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 39: 157-192 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-120
 
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