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Stenodactylus petrii ANDERSON, 1896

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Anderson's Short-fingered Gecko
G: Dünnfingergecko 
SynonymStenodactylus petrii ANDERSON 1896
Stenodactylus elimensis BARBOUR 1914 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Stenodactylus petrii — LOVERIDGE 1947: 41
Stenodactylus petrii — WERMUTH 1965: 176
Stenodactylus petrii — KLUGE 1993
Stenodactylus petrii — RÖSLER 1995: 155
Stenodactylus petrii — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 259
Stenodactylus petrii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Stenodactylus petrii — FUJITA & PAPENFUSS 2011
Stenodactylus petrii — MEIRI et al. 2019 
DistributionMorocco, Western Sahara, Egypt, S Israel, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Eritrea, Niger

Type locality: Tel el Amarna, Assui Province, Egypt.  
TypesTypes: BMNH, 1946.8.23.27-29.
Holotype: MCZ 9631 [elimensis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium-sized, up to 61 nun from snout to vent; tail long and whip-like; toes scarcely depressed, not expanded, often with slight fringe; three rows of scales beneath; first upper labial scale usually reaching nostril but rostral excluded, nostril directed forwards, outwards and slightly upwards; preanal pores absent; cloacal tubercles in 2-3 rows; autotomy. restricted to tail base or absent; prefrontal projection moderate; upper border of prootic sloping downwards; epipterygoid separated from skull roof in protracted skull; usually 25 presacral vertebrae; five nuchal ribs, 6 basal caudal vertebrae; clavicle expanded [ARNOLD 1980: 388]. 
CommentSynonymy: Stenodactylus stenurus WERNER 1899, previously a synonym of S. petrii, is now treated as valid species. 
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