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Microgecko laki TORKI, 2020

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Laki dwarf gecko 
SynonymMicrogecko laki TORKI 2020 
DistributionIran (Lorestan Province)

Type locality: 1500 m a.s.l. on the western slope of the Zagros mountains, Howmeyan, Kohdasht, Lorestan Province, western Iran (33°47’N, 47°33’E).  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 102764, Adult male, leg. F. Torki on 6 May 2016. Paratype: Adult male (ZFMK 102765), same data as for holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small gecko with relatively short tail; dorsal scales uniform, smooth, small, homogeneous; single series of transverse and smooth subdigital lamellae; precloacal and femoral pores absent; one pair of postmentals (not in contact); nostril surrounded by four or five scales; bilobed hemipenis; posterior of dark bands on dorsum as well as on tail bordered with white; supranasals in contact (in contrast to M. varaviensis). Skull morphology: without anterolateral process of frontal (in contrast to M. helenae); nasal completely divided by longitudinal suture (in contrast to M. helenae). 
Etymology“laki” refers to the type locality Kohdasht County. People of this region named it Lak. 
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • Torki, F. 2020. A new species of dwarf gecko of the genus Microgecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Iran. Sauria 42 (1): 41-54
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