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Altiphylax mintoni (GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK, 1981)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Minton’s Thin-toed gecko, Plump Swati gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus mintoni GOLUBEV & SZCZERBAK 1981
Tenuidactylus mintoni — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Gonydactylus mintoni — KLUGE 1991: 12
Cyrtodactylus mintoni — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion mintoni — RÖSLER 2000: 74
Cyrtodactylus mintoni — KHAN 2003
Siwaligekko mintoni — KHAN 2003
Altiphylax mintoni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Altiphylax mintoni — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionN Pakistan (NW Swat)

Type locality: Udigram, Swat, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 146800 (field number SAM 683) 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Sherman A. Minton (1919-1999), a physician by training.

Illustration: as Gymnodactylus stoliczkai in Minton 1966 
  • 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
  • Bechtel, H. Bernard 1999. Obituaries: In Remembrance of Sherman A. Minton, Jr. 1919—1999. Herpetological Review 30 (4): 202-204. - 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] 1981. A new species of the genus Gymnodactylus Spix, 1825 (Reptilia, Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Pakistan. [in Russian]. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1981 (3): 40-45
  • 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
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Questions of generic designation of angular-toed geckos of Pakistan with descriptions of three new genera (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). J. nat. hist. Wildl. 2 (2): 1-9
  • Khan, Muhammad Sharif 2005. An Overview of the Angular-toed Geckos of Pakistan (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Gekko 4 (2): 20-30
  • Krysko, K. L.; Rehman, H. & Auffenberg, K. 2007. A new species of Cyrtopodion (Gekkonidae: Gekkoninae) from Pakistan. Herpetologica 63 (1): 100-113 - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A. Jr. 1966. A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 29-184. - 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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