Stenodactylus pulcher ANDERSON, 1896
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Beautiful Short-fingered Gecko|
|Synonym||Stenodactylus (Ceramodactylus) pulcher ANDERSON 1896: 19|
Stenodactylus pulcher — SCHMIDT 1953: 256
Stenodactylus pulcher — WERMUTH 1965: 177
Stenodactylus pulcher — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus pulcher — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus pulcher — BAUER et al. 2013
Type locality: Hadramaut, Saudi-Arabia. 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||Holotype: BM 184.108.40.206/19220.127.116.11|
|Comment||Diagnosis: Fairly small, up to at least 47 mm from snout to vent; toes depressed with a lateral fringe of pointed scales and 7-9 scale-rows beneath the third toe of forefoot; rostral and upper labial scales reach nostril; preanal pores absent; cloacal tubercles in one or two rows; tail autotomy general; prefrontal projection absent; upper border of prootic not sloping downwards, with a process for attachment of the epipterygoid which is close to skull roof in the protracted skull; usually 26 presacral vertebrae, 5 nuchal ribs; usually 5 basal caudal vrrtebrae; clavicle not expanded [ARNOLD 1980: 381].|
|Etymology||Etymology: Named after Latin “pulcher” = beautiful, handsome, fine, fair.|