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Mediodactylus amictopholis (HOOFIEN, 1967)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Lebanese thin-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus amictopholis HOOFIEN 1967
Gymnodactylus (Mediodactylus) amictopholis — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1981
Tenuidactylus amictopholis — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) amictopholis — BÖHME 1985: 96
Gymnodactylus amictopholis — WELCH
Mediodactylus amictopholis — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) amictopholis — RÖSLER 1995: 112
Cyrtopodion amictophole — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtopodion amictopholis — HRAOUI-BLOQUET et al. 2002
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) amictophole — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Mediodactylus amictopholis — BAUER et al. 2013
Mediodactylus amictopholis — MEIRI et al. 2019 
DistributionIsrael, Lebanon

Type locality: “Mt. Hermon above Megdel Shams”, elevation about 2000 m.  
TypesHolotype: TAU 7072 (Tel Aviv University) 
Etymologyafter Greek “amictopholis”, meaning “a possessor or unmixed scales”.  
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  • 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
  • Boettger, O. [as O. Böttger] 1880. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Syrien, Palaestina und Cypern. Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., Frankfurt/M., 1879-1880: 132-219 - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Hoofien, J. H. 1967. Contributions to the herpetofauna of Mount Hermon No. I Cyrtodactylus amictopholis n. sp. (Sauna, Gekkonidae). Israel Journal of Zoology, 16:205—210.
  • Hraoui-Bloquet, S.; Sadek, R.A.; Sindaco, R. & Venchi, A. 2002. The herpetofauna of Lebanon: new data on distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 27: 35-46 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Amos Belmaker, Daniel Berkowic, Kesem Kazes, Erez Maza, Guy Bar-Oz and Roi Dor 2019. A checklist of Israeli land vertebrates. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • 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]
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev. 1981. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev, 1981: 5
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev. 1984. O rorowoj prinadleshnosti i wnutrirodowoj strukture palearktitscheskich goloralyx gekkonow (Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Tenuidactylus gen. nov.). Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1984 (2): 50-56
  • Shcherbak, N. N., and M. L. Golubev. 1977. Systematics of the Palearctic geckos (genera Gymnodactylus, Bunopus, Alsophylax) [in Russian]. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Herpetological Collected Papers, 74:120-133.
  • 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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