New record and range extension of the Persian gecko Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Kermanshah Province, western Iran

Document Type : Short Communications

Authors

1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Environmental Research Center, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

Abstract

The new report on the Persian gecko is based on one adult male and two adult females from Qasr-e-Shirin, Kermanshah Province. This is the most western point of distribution recorded for Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872. The collected specimens were examined based on metric, meristic, and pholidotic characters. These were larger than previously measured specimens from southwestern Iran. Moreover, color patterns were different from previous specimens

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