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Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1900

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Small-scaled Wonder Gecko
G: Zwerg-Wundergecko 
SynonymTeratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY 1900: 145
Teratoscincus microlepis — SMITH 1935: 32
Teratoscincus microlepis — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Teratoscincus microlepis — KLUGE 1993
Teratoscincus microlepis — RÖSLER 1995: 92
Teratoscincus microlepis — ŠMÍD et al. 2014
Teratoscincus micropelis — ANANJEVA et al. 2020 (in error) 
DistributionSE Iran, SW Pakistan (Baluchistan), adjacent Afghanistan

Type locality: Duz-Abad, E Kerman, Persia [= Duz-Abad, Saragad Region, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, 29.50 N 60.86 E]  
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 9164, adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cycloid scales on back feebly imbricate, not extending beyond shoulders; about 100 scales around middle of body (Anderson 1999: 187). 
CommentDistribution: see map in Macey et al. 2005: 189. See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after its small scales; Greek micro-, micros = small + Gr. lepis = scale (Maggenti, 2005). 
  • 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, S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - 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
  • Clark, R. 1990. A report on herpetological observations in Afghanistan. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (33): 20-42
  • Hingley, Kevin J. 1995. The small-scaled wonder gecko, Teratoscincus microlepis. Herptile: Journal of the International Herpetological Society 20 (4): 158-159
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • 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
  • Macey, J. Robert; Jonathan J. Fong; Jennifer V. Kuehl; Soheila Shafiei; Natalia B. Ananjeva;Theodore J. Papenfuss and Jeffrey L. Boore 2005. The complete mitochondrial genome of a gecko and the phylogenetic position of the Middle Eastern Teratoscincus keyserlingii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution <br />36 (1): 188-193 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. Robert; YuezhaoWang; Natalia B. Ananjeva; Allan Larson and Theodore J. Papenfuss 1999. Vicariant Patterns of Fragmentation among Gekkonid Lizards of the Genus Teratoscincus Produced by the Indian Collision: A Molecular Phylogenetic Perspective and an Area Cladogram for Central Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12 (3): 320–332 - get paper here
  • Mudrack, W. 1985. Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1899. Sauria 7 (2) Suppl.: 009–010 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A.;Mehdi Radjabizadeh,Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.,Natalia B. Ananjeva,Daniel A. Melnikov,Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2017. A New Species of Frog-Eyed Gecko, Genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae), from Central Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (4): 291-310 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Deux nouvelles espèces de Teratoscincus de la Perse orientale [text in Latin, title in Russian]. Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 145-147 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1900. Reptiles, amphibies et poissons, recueillis pendant le voyage de Mr. N. A. Zaroudny en 1898 dans la Perse [in Russian] Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, 4 [1899]: 375-417. - get paper here
  • Oraie, Hamzeh; Younes Sheikh, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Morteza Moadab 2018. On the morphology of Teratoscincus microlepis NIKOLSKY, 1900, from Iran. Herpetozoa 31 (1/2): 105 - 107 - 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, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Seufer, Hermann 1991. Pflege und Nachzucht des Kleinschuppigen Wundergeckos Teratoscincus microlepis Nikolskij, 1899. Herpetofauna 13 (71): 6-10 - 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
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