A New Species of Thin-Toed Geckos Cyrtopodion sensu lato (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Balochistan Province, South Pakistan

Roman A. Nazarov, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Theodore J. Papenfuss

Abstract


A new species of the geckonid genus Cyrtopodion s. l.C. belaense is described from Las Bela District, Balochistan Province, Pakistan. It is distinguished from other Cyrtopodion s. l. by the combination of the following characters: (1) small body size, maximal SVL 40.5 mm, (2) 12 – 13 longitudinal rows large strongly keeled trihedral dorsum tubercles, (3) ventral scales in 22 rows between ventrolateral skin folds, (4) nine preanal pores and lacking femoral pores, (5) enlarged median subcaudals, (6) head sufficiently short and high with very big eyes and short rostral part, (7) limbs very thin and elongate, (9) 6 – 7 dark width bands on tail, interspaces between them noticeable bigger than the width of stripes. These bands also visible on the sucaudal surface of tail.

Keywords


a new species; thin-toed gecko; Gekkonidae; Cyrtopodion; taxonomy; South Pakistan

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