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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesCyrtopodion kachhense ingoldbyi (PROCTER 1923)
Cyrtopodion kachhense kachhense (STOLICZKA 1872) 
Common NamesE: Kachh (Spotted Ground) Gecko, Warty Rock Gecko
ingoldbyiL Western Ground Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus kachhensis STOLICZKA 1872: 79
Gymnodactylus petrensis MURRAY 1884 (fide BOULENGER 1885)
Gymnodactylus kachhensis — BOULENGER 1885: 29
Gymnodactylus kachhensis kachhensis — WERMUTH 1965: 55
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) kachhensis — BÖHME 1985: 96
Tenuidactylus kachhensis — KHAN & TASNIM 1990
Cyrtopodion kachhensis — RÖSLER 1995: 112
Cyrtopodion kachhense — ANDERSON 1999
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) kachhensis — RÖSLER 2000: 69
Cyrtopodion kachhense — MASROOR 2008
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) kachhense — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion kachhensis — MURTHY 2010: 69
Cyrtopodion kachhense — RÖSLER 2016: 7

Cyrtopodion kachhense ingoldbyi (PROCTER 1923)
Gymnodactylus ingoldbyi PROCTER 1923: 121
Gymnodactylus kachhensis watsoni — SMITH 1935: 44 (part.)
Gymnodactylus kachhensis watsoni — WERMUTH 1965: 55
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) kachhensis ingoldbyi — RÖSLER 2000: 69
Cyrtopodion kachhense ingoldby — KHAN 2003
Cyrtopodion kachhense ingoldby — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion kachhense ingoldby — RÖSLER 2016: 26 
DistributionPakistan (Sind, Cutch, Balutschistan), adjacent India (Kachchh, Gujarat), Iran.

ingoldby: widely in the Sulaiman Range extending into Waziristan Hills, along western border of Punjab, Pakistan; Type locality: “Ladha” (= Ladha, Dera Ismael Khan District, southeastern NWFP, Pakistan).

kachhense: Pakistan (Sind, Cutch, Balutschistan); Type locality: Ladha, Dera Ismael Khan. SE North-Western Frontier Province, Pakistan.

watsoni: Pakistan (Northwestern Frontier Province); Type locality: Quetta.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1921.3.21.1, ZSI 5162 (syntype)
Holotype: (BMNH [petrensis]
Holotype: BMNH 1921.3.21.1/1946.8.23.23 [ingoldbyi] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (ingoldbyi): Medium sized angular toed gecko with trihedral dorsal tubercles sides of which are bowed-in on large flattened basal plate with sharp median dorsal ridge keel; 14-16 interorbitals; 32- 40 scales across midbelly, 149-156 scales in a line from suture between first pair of postmentals to anterior anal lip; 4-6 preanal pores, no femoral pores; an additional ventro-lateral row of subtrihedral caudal tubercles extending almost to the mid tail; 2-3 lateral cloacal tubercles; divided subcaudals, three rows to a segment [KHAN 1997].
CommentSynonymy: Gymnodactylus ingoldbyi Pricter 1922 has long been synonymized with Cyrtopodion scaber and C. watsoni. However, study of the new material from Sulaiman tracts, along western border of Punjab, Pakistan has proved the validity of Gymnodactylus ingoldbyi and established it as a northern race of Cyrtopodion kachhensis.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after Kachchh, a local name in India, even though the type locality is in Pakistan (Mikaili & Shayegh 2011). 
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