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

Roman A. Nazarov, Dmitry А. Bondarenko, Mehdi Radjabizadeh

Abstract


A new species of the geckonid genus Cyrtopodion sensu latoCyrtopodion sp. nov. is described from Hormozgan Province, Iran. It is distinguished from other Cyrtopodion sensu lato by the combination of the following characters: (1) small body size, maximal SVL 46.0 mm, (2) 10 – 14 longitudinal rows of large strongly keeled trihedral dorsum tubercles, (3) ventral scales in 18 – 23 rows between ventrolateral skin folds, (4) 16 – 18 femoral and precloacal pores, (5) enlarged median subcaudals, (6) head moderately short and high with very big eyes and short rostrum, (7) limbs thin and elongate, (9) 8 – 9 dark broad bands on tail, interspaces between them noticeable bigger than the width of stripes. These bands also visible on the subcaudal surface of tail.

Keywords


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

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