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Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1900

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Small-scaled Wonder Gecko
G: Zwerg-Wundergecko 
SynonymTeratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY 1900: 145
Teratoscincus microlepis — SMITH 1935: 32
Teratoscincus microlepis — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Teratoscincus microlepis — KLUGE 1993
Teratoscincus microlepis — RÖSLER 1995: 92
Teratoscincus microlepis — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Iran, SW Pakistan (Baluchistan), adjacent Afghanistan

Type locality: Duz-Abad, E Kerman, Persia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 9164 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: see map in Macey et al. 2005: 189. See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
Etymology 
References
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Anderson,S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • Clark, R. 1990. A report on herpetological observations in Afghanistan. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (33): 20-42
  • Hingley, Kevin J. 1995. The small-scaled wonder gecko, Teratoscincus microlepis. Herptile: Journal of the International Herpetological Society 20 (4): 158-159
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Anmerkungen zur Morphologie, Verbreitung und den Habitatpräferenzen einiger pakistanischer Geckos. Sauria 25 (3): 35-47 [erratum in 25 (4): 27] - get paper here
  • Macey, J. Robert; Jonathan J. Fong; Jennifer V. Kuehl; Soheila Shafiei; Natalia B. Ananjeva;Theodore J. Papenfuss and Jeffrey L. Boore 2005. The complete mitochondrial genome of a gecko and the phylogenetic position of the Middle Eastern Teratoscincus keyserlingii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution <br />36 (1): 188-193 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. Robert; YuezhaoWang; Natalia B. Ananjeva; Allan Larson and Theodore J. Papenfuss 1999. Vicariant Patterns of Fragmentation among Gekkonid Lizards of the Genus Teratoscincus Produced by the Indian Collision: A Molecular Phylogenetic Perspective and an Area Cladogram for Central Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12 (3): 320–332 - get paper here
  • Mudrack, W. 1985. Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1899. Sauria 7 (2) Suppl.: 009–010 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A.;Mehdi Radjabizadeh,Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.,Natalia B. Ananjeva,Daniel A. Melnikov,Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2017. A New Species of Frog-Eyed Gecko, Genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae), from Central Iran Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (4): 291-310 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Deux nouvelles espèces de Teratoscincus de la Perse orientale [text in Latin, title in Russian]. Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 145-147 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Reptiles, amphibies et poissons, recueillis pendant le voyage de Mr. N. A. Zaroudny en 1898 dans la Perse [in Russian] Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 375-417. - get paper here
  • Oraie, Hamzeh; Younes Sheikh, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Morteza Moadab 2018. On the morphology of Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1900, from Iran. Herpetozoa 31 (1/2): 105 - 107 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Seufer, Hermann 1991. Pflege und Nachzucht des Kleinschuppigen Wundergeckos Teratoscincus microlepis Nikolskij, 1899. Herpetofauna 13 (71): 6-10 - get paper here
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
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  • 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
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
 
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