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Rhinogekko misonnei (DE WITTE, 1973)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Missone’s spider gecko 
SynonymRhinogekko misonnei DE WITTE 1973
Agamura misonnei — RÖSLER 2000: 59
Agamura misonnei WHITTE 1973 — DAS 1996: 39
Rhinogecko misonnei — ANDERSON 1999: 180
Rhinogecko misonnei — KHAN 2003
Rhinogecko misonnei — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 126
Rhinogekko misonnei — ŠMÍD 2014: 25 
DistributionCE Iran, Pakistan (Dasht-e-Lut-Desert, "Vorberge des Chagai")

Type locality: Dast-i-Lut Desert, Iran (30° 13’ N, 58° 47’ E).  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2514 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 26-28 scales across abdomen; nasal shields sharply swollen and erect, forming a short tube-like structure (Fig. 78B,C in Anderson 1999: 181); a row of 9--12 enlarged scales on lower surface of thigh (Fig. 78D); 4-8 very faintly expressed pores; tail slightly longer than body (Anderson 1999: 180). 
CommentSyonymy: Kluge (2001) considers Rhinogekko as synonym of Agamura.

Similar species: This species is doubtfully distinct from R. femoralis (ANDERSON 1999: 179)

Type species: Rhinogekko misonnei DE WITTE 1973 is the type species of the genus Rhinogecko DE WITTE 1973.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after Xavier Misonne, Belgian zoologist and anthropologist. 
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  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Das,I. 1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. CHECKLIST AND KEY TO THE LIZARDS OF PAKISTAN. Pakistan J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. (1): 1-25 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Khan, M.S. 2006. Amphibians and reptiles of Pakistan. Krieger, Malabar, 311 pp. - 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
  • Moradi, Naeim; Soheil A. Shafiei, Hadi Fahimi, and Siamak Bromand 2011. Additional information on Misonne's swollen-nose gecko, Rhinogecko misonnei de Witte, 1973 (Squamata, Geckonidae) in Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 54-60 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. 2018. Haftbar -- Die einzigartige Welt der Geckos. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Naturkundemuseum Erfurt Mai-Aug 2018, 96 pp.
  • SAFAEI-MAHROO, BARBOD; HANYEH GHAFFARI, & STEVEN C. ANDERSON 2016. A new genus and species of gekkonid lizard (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) from Hormozgan Province with a revised key to gekkonid genera of Iran. Zootaxa 4109 (4): 428–444 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Witte, G.-F. de 1980. Note relative a Rhinogekko misonnei de Witte et Agamura femoralis M. Smith (Reptilia Sauria). Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belg. 52 (8): 1-3
  • Witte, Gaston-François de 1973. Description d'un Gekkonidae nouveau de l'Iran (Reptilia, Sauria). Bull. Inst. roy. Sci. nat. Belg. 49 (1): 1-6
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