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Altiphylax levitoni (GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK, 1979)

IUCN Red List - Altiphylax levitoni - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Leviton's Gecko 
SynonymTropiocolotes levitoni GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK 1979
Asiocolotes levitoni — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes (Asiocolotes) depressus SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1996
Tropiocolotes (Asiocolotes) levitoni — RÖSLER 2000: 118
Altiphylax levitoni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Altiphylax levitoni — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionNE Afghanistan  
TypesHolotype: CAS 120283 
EtymologyThe species name honours Professor Alan E. Leviton, American herpetologist, for his great contribution to herpetology in the Middle East. 
  • Agarwal, I., Bauer, A.M., Jackman, T.R. & Karanth, P. 2014. Cryptic species and Miocene diversification of Palaearctic naked-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Indian dry zone. Zoologica Scripta DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12062 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Golubev M L; Shcherbak N N [= Szczerbak] 1979. New species of the Tropiocolotes Peters, 1880 genus (Reptilia, Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Afghanistan [in Russian]. DOPOVIDI AKADEMIYI NAUK UKRAYINS'KOYI RSR SERIYA B HEOLOHICHNI KHIMICHNI TA BIOLOHICHNI NAUKY 1979(4) 1979: 307-310 (pp. 309-312 fide KLUGE 1993)
  • Jablonski D, Regan JM, Holzheuser C, Farooqi J, Basit A, Masroor R 2019. Additional data to the herpetofauna of Afghanistan. Herpetozoa 32: 177-193 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986]. [book review in Salamandra 36 (2): 138]
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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