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Mediodactylus brachykolon (KRYSKO, REHMAN & AUFFENBERG, 2007)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Short-limbed bend-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtopodion brachykolon KRYSKO, REHMAN & AUFFENBERG 2007
Altigekko brachykolon — KHAN 2008
Mediodactylus brachikolon [sic] — NAZAROV et al. 2011 
DistributionPakistan (Northwest Frontier Province)

Type locality: 3 km W Marghazar, Swat District, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan (34° 37’ N, 72°20’ E), 1700 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UF 81322, female 
EtymologyEtymology.—The Greek brachys- (short) and Greek kolon (limb) (neuter) is used to form the composite noun brachykolon (short limb), which is applied in apposition to the generic name. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Krysko, K. L.; Rehman, H. & Auffenberg, K. 2007. A new species of Cyrtopodion (Gekkonidae: Gekkoninae) from Pakistan. Herpetologica 63 (1): 100-113 - get paper here
  • Masroor, R. 2008. A new species of Cyrtopodion (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the northern areas of Pakistan. Zootaxa 1857: 33-43 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A., Natalia B. Ananjeva and J. Theodore Papenfuss. 2011. A new species of thin-toes geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan Province, South Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (2): 130-137 - get paper here
  • 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
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