Tropiocolotes hormozganensis RAJABIZADEH, FAIZI, ANDERSON, ZARRINTAB & NAZAROV, 2018
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Tropiocolotes hormozganensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Tropiocolotes hormozganensis RAJABIZADEH, FAIZI, ANDERSON, ZARRINTAB & NAZAROV 2018|
Tropiocolotes hormozganensis ROUNAGHI, RASTEGAR-POUYANI & HOSSEINIAN 2018
Tropiocolotes sp. — SMID et al. 2014
Tropiocolotes steudneri — GUIBÉ 1966 (ex errore)
Tropiocolotes cf. steudneri — ANDERSON 1999
Type locality: Iran, Hormozgan Province, about 10 km west of Bandar-e Khamir, ChahDeraz plain (26°58' N 56°16' E) (fide fide Rajabizadeh et al. 2018)
Type locality: Bandar-Lengeh, Hormozgan province, southern Iran (fide Rounaghi et al. 2018)
|Types||Holotype: ICSTZM6H1296, Adult Male, collected by F. Mokhlesi, October, 2008 (Figure 4 in Rajabizadeh et al. 2018); Paratype: ZFMK 96464, same locality as holotype (Rajabizadeh et al. 2018).|
Holotype: SUHC 1818 (male), 30.88 mm snout-vent length, collected September 2010; Paratypes: SUHC 1819 (male), 29.69 mm snout-vent length, SUHC 1820 (female) and 30.70 mm snout-vent length, collected September 2010 (fide Rounaghi et al. 2018).
|Comment||Two descriptions of this species were published by different authors. While we received a preprint of the ROUNAGHI et al. paper on 7 Jan 2018 (as an uncorrected proof without publication date), the paper by RAJABIZADEH et al. was formally published on 2 March 2018. ROUNAGHI had no publication date at this time and there was apparently no Zoobank registration, so RAJABIZADEH et al. seem to have priority.|
Distribution: the type localities mentioned in the two descriptions (Bandar- Lengeh and 10 km W of Bandar-e Khamir) are about 50 km apart.
|Etymology||The name of hormozganensis was attained from the species locality (Hormozgan province, southern Iran).|