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Mediodactylus sagittifer (NIKOLSKY, 1900)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Jaz Murian Bent-Toed Gecko, Bampur Thin-Toed Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus sagittifer NIKOLSKY 1900: 379
Gymnodactylus heterocercus heterocercus — WETTSTEIN & LÖFFLER 1951: 432
Cyrtodactylus saggitifer — ANDERSON 1974: 33 (in error)
Tenuidactylus sagittifer — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 54
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) sagittifer — BÖHME 1985: 96
Mediodactylus sagittifer — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) sagittifer — RÖSLER 2000: 75
Cyrtopodion sagittiferum — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtopodion sagittifer — NAZAROV & RAJABIZADEH 2007
Cyrtopodion (Mediodactylus) sagittifer — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Cyrtopodion dehakroense MASROOR 2009
Mediodactylus sagittifer — BAUER et al. 2013
Mediodactylus dehakroensis — BAUER et al. 2013
Mediodactylus dehakroense — KHAN 2017 
DistributionSE Iran (Sistan and Baluchistan), Pakistan

Type locality: “Kirmano in Persia orientali”. “Bampur and Farra, south-eastern Iran” fide ANDERSON 1999, [restricted to Bampur by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:180]

dehakroense: Pakistan; Type locality: Ganjo Wetland, Deh Akro-II Wildlife Sanctuary, Nawabshah District, Sindh, Pakistan (26º27 ′ 26.0 ″ N, 68º49 ′ 24.9 ″ E), 9.8 m elevation.  
TypesLectotype: ZISP (also as ZIL) 9331, designated by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:180; paralectotypes: ZISP (ZIL) 9332-9333
Holotype: PMNH 2167, an adult male (Pakistan Museum of Natural History); collected by R. Masroor on 7 January 2009 [dehakroense] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (dehakroense): A medium sized gecko, snout-vent length to 36.0 mm; tail longer than body, TL/SVL ratio 0.73–0.75 in type series; 16–18 heterogeneous interorbital scales; body dorsum with prominent, moderate sized, trihedral tubercles, not in contact with each other, arranged in 10–12 longitudinal rows, 22–24 paravertebral rows extending from immediately behind occiput to level of vent; 21–25 rows of ventral scales across midbody; 92–102 scales along ventral midline of body; males with four preanal pores, femoral pores absent; tail distinctly segmented, each segment with 3–4 dorsolateral rows of small heterogeneous scales in a transverse row of six large mucronate scales, the row of mucronate scales the terminal row in each caudal segment, three on each side, their keels directed outward, separated from one another by 1–3 smaller scales; body dorsum with 7–9 distinct, V-shaped, narrow, dark brown transverse bands; subcaudals not entire, anteriorly in transverse series of several small scales, posteriorly paired.
CommentSynonymy: Cyrtopodion dehakroense is conspecific with Mediodactylus sagittifer (ČERVENKA & KRATOCHVIL 2010, NAZAROV et al 2012). NAZAROV et al 2012: 298 also say (a bit confusingly) that dehakroense is a junior synonym of C. brevipes.

Habitat: trees.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Etymology (dehakroense): Named after its type locality. 
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Anderson,S.C. 1974. Preliminary key to the turtles, lizards, and amphisbaenians of Iran. Fieldiana: Zoology 65: 27-44 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Červenka, Jan and Lukáš Kratochvíl 2010. Generic reassignment and validity of the recently described species Cyrtopodion dehakroense. Herpetology Notes 3: 135-137
  • 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
  • Nazarov, Roman A. and Mehdi Rajabizadeh 2007. A new species of angular-goed gecko of the genus Cyrtopodion (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from south-east Iran (Sistan-Baluchistan province). Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (2):137-144 - 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
  • 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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