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Cyrtodactylus battalensis KHAN, 1993

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Reticulate Plump-bodied gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus battalensis KHAN 1993
Tenuidactylus battalensis — DAS 1994
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) battalensis — RÖSLER 2000: 68
Cyrtodactylus battalensis — KHAN 2003
Siwaligekko battalensis — KHAN 2003
Cyrtopodion battalense — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtodactylus battalensis — BAUER et al. 2013
Cyrtodactylus battalensis — AGARWAL et al. 2014
Swaligekko battalensis — ALTAF et al. 2021 (in error) 
DistributionPakistan (Mansehra)

Type locality: Karakoram Highway, near Batgram Town, District Mansehra, NW Frontier Province, Pakistan (34° 40’ N, 73° 03’ E), elevation 800 m.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1990.2 
CommentSynonymy: T. batalensis [sic] in KHAN 1993: 220 is actually Cyrtopodion (T.) baturensis fide RÖSLER 2000.

Type Species: Cyrtodactylus battalensis KHAN 1993 is the type species of the genus Siwaligekko Khan 2003.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Altaf, M. et al. 2021. Anthropogenic impacts on the diversity and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the vicinity of Dhirkot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Journal of Wildlife and Ecology 5: 38-46 - get paper here
  • Baig, K. J. 1998. A new species of Tenuidactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan, Pakistan. Hamadryad 23 (2): 127-132. - 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
  • Das, I. 1994. The reptiles of South Asia: checklist and distributional summary. Hamadryad 19: 15-40 - get paper here
  • Hamid, H. N., Rais, M., Arif, M., & Noor, R. 2020. Amphibians and Reptiles of Sheikh Baddin National Park, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Diversity, Threats and Conservation Prospects. Pakistan J. Zool. 53(2): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Khan M S 1993. A new sandstone gecko from Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 25 (3) 1993: 217-221 - get paper here
  • Khan M S. 1993. A new angular-toed gecko from Pakistan, with remarks on the taxonomy and a key to the species belonging to genus Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Pakistan Journal of Zoology 25 (1): 67-73. - 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, 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, 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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