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Stenodactylus slevini HAAS, 1957

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Slevin's Short-fingered Geckko
G: Slevins Dünnfingergecko 
SynonymStenodactylus slevini HAAS 1957: 54
Stenodactylus arabicus HAAS 1957
Stenodactylus slevini — WERMUTH 1965: 177
Stenodactylus haasi KLUGE 1967
Stenodactylus slevini — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus slevini — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Stenodactylus slevini — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionN/W Saudi-Arabia, Bahrain, S Jordan,
S Iraq, Kuwait, W United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Qatar

Type locality: Dharan, Saudi-Arabia. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 84592 
CommentDiagnosis: Medium-sized, up to 63 mm fro~ snout to vent; toes not depressed, without a distinct lateral fringe, three rows of scales beneath; rostral reaches nostril but first upper labial scale usually does not; preanal pores present or absent; cloacal tubercles typically in a single row; autotomy restricted to tail base; prefrontal projection strong; upper border of prootic sloping markedly downwards; epipterygoid widely separated from skull roof in protracted skull; usually 25 presacral vertebrae; 6 nuchal ribs; usually 5 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle expanded; tail usually with 7-12 regular and conspicuous dark bands extending to tip [ARNOLD 1980: 393]. 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Richard Slevin (1881-1957), curator of Herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences 1928-1957. Not in Yemen according to SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008. 
References
  • Al-Sadoon, Mohammed K., Bilal Ahmad Paray, Hamad S. Al-Otaibi 2016. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. V. The lizard fauna of Turaif region Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.04.005 - get paper here
  • Al-Shammari, Ahmed M. 2012. Additional Records of Lizards in Ha'il Province, Saudi Arabia. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 287-291 - get paper here
  • Alshammari, Ahmed M. and Adel A. Ibrahim 2015. Lizards and Snakes in the Historical Faid Protected Area (Faid Hema), Ha'il Region, Saudi Arabia. Herp. Cons. Biol. 10 (3) - get paper here
  • ALSHAMMARI, AHMED M. AND ADEL A. IBRAHIM 2015. LIZARDS AND SNAKES IN THE HISTORICAL FAID PROTECTED AREA (FAID HEMA), HA'IL REGION, SAUDI ARABIA Herp. Cons. Biol. 10 (3):1021–1029 - 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
  • 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
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • Gardner, A.S. 2009. Mapping the terrestrial reptile distributions in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. ZooKeys 31: 165–177 - 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.
  • Kluge, A. G. 1967. Higher taxonomic categories of gekkonid lizards and their evolution. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 135:1-60
  • 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
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Unternehmen “Dornschwanzagame”: Das Reptilium-Freilandforschungsprojekt in Saudi-Arabien. Draco 8 (31): 45-54 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & Wagemann, M. 2006. Saudi-Arabien - heiliges Land in der Wüste. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (59): 15-16 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & Wagemann, M. 2007. Ein Sommer in Arabien. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (63): 9-10 - get paper here
 
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