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Cyrtopodion agamuroides (NIKOLSKY, 1900)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Makran Spider Gecko, Nikolsky's Iranian Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus agamuroides NIKOLSKY 1900
Gymnodactylus agamuroides — WETTSTEIN 1951: 432
Cyrtodactylus agamuroides — ANDERSON 1963: 438
Agamura agamuroides — MINTON 1966
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) agamuroides — BÖHME 1985: 96
Cyrtopodion agamuroides — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) agamuroides — RÖSLER 2000: 67
Cyrtopodion (incertae sedis) agamuroides — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion agamuroides — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionE Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan (Helmand)

Type locality: “Neizar in Seistano”, “Pendsch-Sara in Kirmano orient”, “Duz-Abad” (fide WERMUTH 1965). “Neizarl, Sistan, Iran and Duz-Abaad and Pendsch-Sara, Kerman, Iran” fide ANDERSON 1999 [restricted to Pendsch-Sara by Szcerbak and Golubev 1986:196]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 9327, paralectotypes: ZISP (ZIL) 9326-9328, designated by Szcerbak and Golubev 1986:196 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: No subfemoral tubercles; males with preanal pores only, in scales significantly larger than surrounding ones; subcaudal plates one head-width behind vent enlarged, plate-like, in single median series; caudal tubercles forming terminal ring of each segment; dorsal tubercles distinctly smaller than interspaces, not distinctly trihedral; peritoneum darkly pigmented; limbs and tail thin and attenuate; 24-28 abdominal scales across middle of belly (14-17 scales across belly in distance equal to length of snout); snout length less than 1.5 times diameter of eye (Anderson 1999: 153). 
CommentSimilar species: Similar to C. golubevi.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after the genus Agamura + Greek -oid = like, similar to (Partridge, 1966). 
References
  • AHMADZADEH, FARAHAM; MORRIS FLECKS, FARHANG TORKI & WOLFGANG BÖHME 2011. A new species of angular-toed gecko, genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Gekkoni- dae), from southern Iran. Zootaxa 2924: 22–32 - get paper here
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Frynta,D. et al. 1997. Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17
  • Hosseinian-Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed; Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani 2012. First record of Cyrtopodion agamuroides (Nikolsky, 1900) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Khorasan Razavi province, north-eastern Iran. Herpetology Notes 5: 93-94
  • 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. 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. 2008. Review of the morphology, ecology, and distribution of geckos of the genus Cyrtopodion, with a note on generic placement of Cyrtopodion brachykolon Krysko et. al., 2007. Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences 6: 79–86
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  • Masroor, R. 2008. A new species of Cyrtopodion (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the northern areas of Pakistan. Zootaxa 1857: 33-43 - get paper here
  • Masroor, R. 2009. A new arboreal species of Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Deh Akro-II Wetlands Complex, Sindh, Pakistan. Zootaxa 2243: 57-67 [erratum in Zootaxa 2307: 68] - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A. Jr. 1966. A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 29-184.
  • Nazarov, Roman A. and Mehdi Rajabizadeh 2007. A new species of angular-goed gecko of the genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from south-east Iran (Sistan-Baluchistan province). Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (2):137-144 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A., Natalia B. Ananjeva and J. Theodore Papenfuss. 2011. A new species of thin-toes geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan Province, South Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (2): 130-137 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A.;Dmitry А. Bondarenko, Mehdi Radjabizadeh 2012. A New Species of Thin-Toed Geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Hormozgan Province, South Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 292-298 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman; Natalia Ananjeva, and Mehdi Radjabizadeh 2010. Two New Species of Angular-Toed Geckoes (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from South Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (4): 311-324 [2009] - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Reptiles, amphibies et poissons, recueillis pendant le voyage de Mr. N. A. Zaroudny en 1898 dans la Perse [in Russian] Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 375-417. - 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
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  • Schleich, H. H. 1977. Distributional maps of reptiles of Iran. Herpetological Review 8: 126-129. - get paper here
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  • 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 - get paper here
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