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Tropiocolotes wolfgangboehmei WILMS, SHOBRAK & WAGNER, 2010

IUCN Red List - Tropiocolotes wolfgangboehmei - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropiocolotes wolfgangboehmei WILMS, SHOBRAK & WAGNER 2010 
DistributionC Saudi Arabia

Type locality: Ath-Thumama, Saudi Arabia (25° 16’ N, 46° 37’ E) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 43668, leg. T. Kordges, 1985; Paratype, ZFMK 87120, Ath-Thumama (25° 16’ N, 46° 37’ E), Saudi Arabia, leg. T. Wilms, 09.05.2001, 10:30 hrs 
CommentDiagnosis. A small gecko with a maximum snout-vent- length of 29.4 mm. The species possesses all diagnostic characters of the genus Tropiocolotes (in the sense of Kluge 1967) including digits slightly angularly bent, not dilated, not fringed, not webbed, nor ornamented, covered below with a single series of transverse lamellae, pupil vertical, dorsal scales uniform, small, homogenous, imbricate to subimbricate, preanal and femoral pores usually absent.
Tropiocolotes wolfgangboehmei sp. n. has two pairs of postmental shields and therefore differs from T. latifi (no postmentals), T. helenae (one pair of postmentals) and T. depressus (no postmentals or only one pair of very small postmentals). From T. persicus it differs by having only four scales in contact with the nostril instead of five.
It differs from T. algericus, T. tripolitanus, T. scorteccii, T. somalicus and T. bisharicus by its smooth dorsal sca- lation. T. wolfgangboehmei sp. n. differs from T. nattereri by possessing clearly bi- or tricarinated subdigital scales (versus smooth subdigital scales) and from T. steudneri and T. nubicus by having two pairs of postmental shields of which the second is roughly a quarter of the size of the first (both pairs of roughly equal size in T. steudneri and T. nubicus). 
References
  • Wilms, Thomas M.; , Mohammed Shobrak & Philipp Wagner 2010. A new species of the genus Tropiocolotes from Central Saudi Arabia (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 275–280 - get paper here
 
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