Two New Species of Angular-Toed Geckoes (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from South Iran

Roman A. Nazarov, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Mehdi Rajabizadeh


Two new species of Cyrtopodion genus belonging to «agamuroides – gastrophole» group are described from South Iran. The first one, Cyrtopodion golubevi sp. nov., was collected in Sistan-Baluchestan Province in South-East Iran. This species is different from other Iranian Cyrtopodion sensu lato by size, coloration and pholidosis characters, and similar to C. gastrophole in several characters (enlarged subcaudal plates, less number of ventral scales at midbody). The second species, Cyrtopodion persepolense sp. nov. is originated from Fars Province in South-West Iran and closely resembles C. gastrophole but differs by subcaudal scalation: lack of enlarged median series of subcaudal plates and higher number of scales across the middle of belly (26 – 35 vs. 16 – 18).


Gekkonidae; Cyrtopodion; South Iran; new species; distribution; taxonomy

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