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Published: 2016-03-20

A new species of the genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Iran

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, 6714967346 Kermanshah, Iran
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, 6714967346 Kermanshah, Iran
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Reptilia Gekkonidae dwarf geckos Microgecko chabaharensis morphology species Sistan and Baluchestan Province Iran


The dwarf geckos of the recently revived genus Microgecko Nikolsky, 1907 comprise four species, ranging from western Iran to northwestern India. Iran hosts three species of the four recognized species of the genus Microgecko. Here, we describe a new species of this genus based on two and single specimens from southeastern and southern Iran, respectively. Combinations of scalation characters and distinct morphology, coloration and habitat peculiarities in calcareous mountains distinguish Microgecko chabaharensis sp. nov. from its congeners. Detailed information and an updated identification key for the genus Microgecko are also presented.



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