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New Records of the Iraqi Eyelid Gecko, Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson et Leviton, 1966 (Sauria: Eublepharidae) from Iraq

Omar Fadhil Al-Sheikhly, Mukhtar K. Haba, Nadheer A. Fazaa, Ali N. Al-Barazengy, Mahdi L. Al-Haideri, Abdulmunem D. Al-Joborey

Abstract


The Iraqi (Iraqui) Eyelid Gecko Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson et Leviton, 1966 was previously recorded from two localities in northeastern Iraq; however, its current distribution and status is still enigmatic. More recently, new records of the Iraqi Eyelid Gecko from three distinct localities were made. A live adult male specimen was collected from Mandli, Diyala Province in eastern Iraq in April 2018, an adult individual was killed and reported from Al-Qayyarah, Nineveh (Mosul) Province in northern Iraq in June 2018, and three individuals were reported from Dagalah, Erbil Province in northeastern Iraq (Kurdistan Region) in August 2018 from which a live juvenile specimen was collected. The morphometric measurements, pholidosis characters, and habitat description of the two live specimens are presented.

Keywords


distribution; Eublepharis angramainyu; Iraq’s herpetofauna; Iraqi Eyelid Gecko; pholidosis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2020-27-4-240-244

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