A New Species of Asaccus (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Zagros Mountains, Kermanshahan Province, Western Iran

Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani


A new species of Asaccus is described, based on material collected from the Zagros Mountains, Kermanshahan Province, Western Iran. It’s combination of medium size, four pairs of postmentals, a very small ear opening, a much depressed and pointed head, and large, numerous, smooth tubercles scattered throughout dorsal surfaces (except the anterior half of head and the upper arms), distinguishes it from the other Asaccus species. The new species is apparently restricted in distribution to the caves and rock crevices of the Zagros Mountains, eastern Kermanshahan.


Asaccus kermanshahensis; new species; distribution; Kermanshahan province; Zagros Mountains

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-1996-3-1-11-17


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