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Cyrtopodion fortmunroi (KHAN, 1993)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Fort Munro Sandstone Gecko 
SynonymTenuidactylus fortmunroi KHAN 1993
Tenuidactylus fortmunzoi — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1995 (in error)
Cyrtopodion fortmunroi — RÖSLER 2000: 69
Tenuidactylus fortmunroi — KHAN 2003
Indogekko fortmunroi — KHAN 2003
Indogekko fortmunroi — KRYSKO et al. 2007
Indogekko fortmunroi — KHAN 2008
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) fortmunroi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion (Indogekko) fortmunroi — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionPakistan (Fort Monroe, Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab)

Type locality: Khar Gardens, 3 km W, down the Fort Munro hill, District Dera Ghazi Khan, 25 km W Dera Ghazi Khan city, 25° 53’ N, 70° 3’ E, elevation 1800 m (coordinates in original description are wrong; the correct ones are 29° 55′ 33″ N, 69° 59′ 0″ E).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1990.4 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Body much depressed, habitus thin and flattish. Dorsal granular scales tubercular, juxtaposed, interspersed with 12 longitudinal rows of flat, keel less, 3–4 times larger round tubercles. Tail longer than body, segmented, with three rows of trihedral caudal tubercles on sides, subcaudals in a midventral transversally en- larged median series. Snout-vent length 48–50, tail 65–68 mm [KHAN 2008]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Baig, K. J. 1998. A new species of Tenuidactylus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan, Pakistan. Hamadryad 23 (2): 127-132.
  • 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
  • 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. 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, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • Khan, Muhamad Sharif. 2008. Biology and distribution of geckos of genus Indogekko Khan, 2003 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (2):87-92 - 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
  • 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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