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Rhinogekko femoralis (SMITH, 1933)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sharp-Tailed Spider Gecko, Kharan Spider Gecko 
SynonymAgamura femoralis SMITH 1933
Agamura femoralis — WERMUTH 1965
Agamura femoralis — DAS 1996: 39
Rhinogecko femoralis — ANDERSON 1999: 179
Agamura femoralis — RÖSLER 2000: 59
Rhinogecko femoralis — KHAN 2003
Rhinogecko femoralis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 126
Rhinogekko femoralis — ŠMÍD 2014: 25 
DistributionSE Iran, SW Pakistan (Seistan, Chagai-Karan-Mountains)

Type locality: Kharan, Baluchistan.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 17-21 scales across abdomen; nasal shields noticeably swollen; a row of enlarged scales on lower surface of thigh; 5-6 distinct pores; tail slightly longer than body. Snout-vent length 52-60 mm. (Szczerbak and Golubev, 1986:215; 1996:210, Anderson 1999: 180). 
CommentSynonymy: Kluge (2001) considers Rhinogekko as synonym of Agamura.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
  • 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
  • Das,I. 1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida
  • 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
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 2001. Gekkotan lizard taxonomy. Hamadryad 26 (1):i-ii, 1-209 - get paper here
  • Meyer, M. 2004. Agamura persica - Der Spinnengecko aus dem Mittleren Osten. Draco 5 (18): 59-63 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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]
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1933. Remarks on some old world geckoes. Records of the Indian Museum 35: 9-19.
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