Cyrtopodion sistanense NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH, 2007
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Sistan angular-toed gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtopodion sistanensis NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH 2007|
Cyrtopodion turcmenicum — ANDERSON 1999 (plate 8)
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) sistanense — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion sistanense — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||SE Iran (Sistan, Baluchistan)|
Type locality: Iran, prov. Sistan-Baluchistan, 90 km W from Zahedan, Nosratabad, 29°50’ N 59°53’ E; 1300 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R-12390. coll. Roman A. Nazarov and Khosro Radjabizadeh on April 30, 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Snout-vent SVL 54 – 57 mm, tail length Lcd 68 – 78 mm; large strongly keeled trihedral dorsum tubercles forming 14 – 16 longitudinal rows at midbody, 24 – 29 tubercles from occiput to the middle of sacrum; tail with pronounced segments, that were formed by semi-rings of large greatly keeled oblong tubercles, on each segment there are by two such semi-rings — the main, and additional (less advanced), subcaudal plates are situated in single median series, width is not larger than its height, in the ultimate one-third of non-regenerated tail the subcaudal scales are bifid; 24 – 42 abdominal scales across middle of belly, 120 – 156 midventral scales along trunk. Males have 6 highly pronounced preanal pores that are located in a regular row on scales, having in a practical manner no size difference from not large and uniform surrounding scales. 9 – 10 infralabial scales, 10 – 12 supralabial. Mental plate is large, 3 – 4 pairs submental scales, first pair in broad contact.|
|Comment||Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality in the (historical) Sistan region in Iran.|
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