Cyrtopodion persepolense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & RAJABIZADEH, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtopodion persepolense?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Persepolis angular-toed gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtopodion persepolense NAZAROV, ANANJEVA & RAJABIZADEH 2010|
Cyrtopodion persepolense — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||SW Iran (Fars Province)|
Type locality: South Iran, Fars Province, 60km N-E from Shiraz, Takht-e-Jamshid (Persepolis). 29°55’ N 52°53’ E, 590 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R-12626, — coll. Roman A. Nazarov May 05, 2005. Paratypes: ZMMU, ZISP|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Snout-vent SVL 33.7 – 51 mm, tail Lcd 39 – 55 mm; rounded smooth dorsal tubercles forming 10 – 12 longitudinal rows at midbody, number of tu- bercles in the row (from occiput to the middle of sa- crum) is 25 – 30; tail with segments, that were formed by semi-rings of enlarged keeled tubercles, subcaudals are bifurcated, two pairs in per tail segment; 28 – 35 ab- dominal scales across middle of belly, 114 – 132 mid- ventral scales along belly. Males have 2 – 6 (usually 4) highly pronounced preanal pores that are located in a regular row on enlarged scales. 9 – 11 infralabial scales, 10 – 12 supralabial. Scales on the interior femur side are homogeneous and small. Mental plate is large, 3 pairs of submentals scales, first pair separated by small scale or contact in point. Limbs and tail thin and attenuate.|
|Comment||Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The species is named after the name of the type locality.|
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