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Cyrtopodion watsoni (MURRAY, 1892)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pakistani thin-toed gecko, Watson's Gecko, Northern Spotted Ground Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus watsoni MURRAY 1892: 68
Gymnodactylus ingoldby PROCTER 1923 (fide KLUGE 1993)
Gymnodactylus kachhensis watsoni — SMITH 1935: 44
Gymnodactylus kachhensis watsoni — WERMUTH 1965: 55
Cyrtodactylus watsoni — MINTON 1966: 79
Tenuidactylus (Mesodactylus) watsoni — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) watsoni — BÖHME 1985: 96
Tenuidactylus watsoni — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986: 188
Tenuidactylus watsoni — KHAN & TASNIM 1990
Cyrtopodion watsoni — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) watsoni — RÖSLER 2000: 76
Cyrtopodion watsoni — NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH 2007
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) watsoni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionPakistan, Afghanistan (Quetta)

Type locality: “Quetta”, West Pakistan  
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1996). 
CommentDistribution: Does probably not occur in India (I. DAS, pers. comm.) 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, “Lieut. E. Y. Watson, of H. M.’s 47th Regiment.” 
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  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Jablonski D, Regan JM, Holzheuser C, Farooqi J, Basit A, Masroor R 2019. Additional data to the herpetofauna of Afghanistan. Herpetozoa 32: 177-193 - get paper here
  • Khan M S; Tasnim R 1990. A new gecko of the genus Tenuidactylus from northeastern Punjab, Pakistan, and southwestern Azad Kashmir. Herpetologica 46 (2) 1990: 142-148 - 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, 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
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  • 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
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