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Bunopus crassicauda NIKOLSKY, 1907

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Thick-tailed tuberculated gecko, Thickhead Rock Gecko 
SynonymBunopus crassicauda NIKOLSKY 1907: 261
Bunopus crassicauda var. flavescens NIKOLSKY 1907: 264
Alsophylax crassicauda — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Alsophylax crassicauda — WERMUTH 1965
Bunopus crassicaudus — ANDERSON 1999: 139
Bunopus crassicauda — RÖSLER 2000: 61
Bunopus crassicauda — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionIran (Maljat-Abat/Kum)

Type locality: Kum and Chara - Magornmed - Abad (Province Irak, Adschemi) and Maljat - Abad, Persia; Chara-Magommed-Abad, Irak-Adjemi Prov. [restricted by Szczerbak and Golubev, 1986:98] fide ANDERSON 1999; [= Mohammedabad-Khere, Qazvin Province, Iran, 36.02 N 50.07 E].

flavescens: Type locality: “Oppid. Kum in prov. Irak-Adschemi” [Qom, Qom Province, Iran, 34.64 N 50.88 E].  
TypesLectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 10233, male (designated by Szczerbak and Golubev 1986.
Holotype: ZISP 10230 [flavescens] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A pair of postmentals in contact behind the pentagonal mental; ventrals
smooth; posterior three-fourths of tail with enlarged subcaudal plates (Anderson 1999: 139). 
CommentDistribution: There is a record for Djebel Amri, northeastern Syria; however, this requires verification (Anderson, 1999; see also Martens, 1997, Gholamifard 2011).See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
  • Anderson, S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran and Omid Mozaffari. 2013. New data on the distribution of thick-tailed tuberculate gecko, Bunopus crassicauda (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Iran. Herpetology Notes 6: 281-283. - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A., Jr., S. C. Anderson, and J. A. Anderson. 1970. Remarks on some geckos from southwest Asia, with descriptions of three new forms and a key to the genus Tropiocolotes. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 37: 333—362 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1907. Reptiles et amphibiens recueillis (part.) M. N. A. Zarudny en Perse en 1903-1904 [in Russian and Latin]. Ann. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci., St. Petersburg 10 [1905]: 260-301 - 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, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleich, H. H. 1977. Distributional maps of reptiles of Iran. Herpetological Review 8: 126-129. - 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].
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
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