A NEW SPECIES OF FROG-EYED GECKO , GENUS Teratoscincus STRAUCH , 1863 ( SQUAMATA : SAURIA : SPHAERODACTYLIDAE ) , FROM CENTRAL IRAN

@inproceedings{Nazarov2017ANS,
  title={A NEW SPECIES OF FROG-EYED GECKO , GENUS Teratoscincus STRAUCH , 1863 ( SQUAMATA : SAURIA : SPHAERODACTYLIDAE ) , FROM CENTRAL IRAN},
  author={R. Nazarov and Mehdi Radjabizadeh and N. Poyarkov and N. Ananjeva and Daniel A. Melnikov and E. R. Pouyani},
  year={2017}
}
In this study we present an analysis of morphological and molecular (COI mtDNA) variation within the genus Teratoscincus and describe a new species, Teratoscincus mesriensis sp. nov. from environs of Mesr, Isfahan Province in Central Iran. The new species can be distinguished from other congeners by the following combination of morphological characters: (1) position of enlarged dorsal scales, which not cover the occipital region on the dorsal surface of head; (2) comparatively high number of… Expand
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