A Morphological and Ecological Study of Asaccus nasrullahi Werner, 2006 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae), in Western Iran

Farhang Torki, Nasrin Heidari, Muhammad Sharif Khan


Asaccus nasrullahi is a recently described gecko from the west of Iranian plateau. Werner first described this species in 2006 based on just one specimen. We collected additional specimens belonging to this species from a new location northwest of the type locality and studied its taxonomy, ecology and behavior. Additionally we compare important taxonomic characters in Iranian Asaccus.


Asaccus nasrullahi; additional specimens; morphology; ecology; behavior; Tange-Gav-Shomar; Lorestan; Iran

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2010-17-3-195-201


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