Mediodactylus sagittifer 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Mediodactylus sagittifer (Nikolsky, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Jaz Murian Bent-toed Gecko
Cyrtopodion sagittifer (Nikolsky, 1900)
Gymnodactylus sagittifer Nikolsky, 1900
Taxonomic Source(s): Bauer, A.M., Masroor, R., Titus-McQuillan, J., Heinicke, M.P., Daza, J.D. and Jackman, T.R. 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599(4): 301-324.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-12-14
Assessor(s): Steven Anderson, Mozafar Sharifi, Theodore Papenfuss
Reviewer(s): Neil Cox and Helen Temple
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to southeastern Iran, where it is known only from the Jaz Murian Depression in Baluchistan (Anderson, 1999). Although it has only been recorded from the type locality, it might be more widely distributed in the Depression where there are suitable patches of habitat. It is found at about 500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be relatively common where there are suitable patches of acacia trees within the Depression (Steven Anderson pers. comm., September 2008).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Animals have been collected on trunks and branches of dry woodland (acacia), and on the walls of an old underground building (Anderson, 1999).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are unclear. It is possibly a habitat specialist, restricted to acacia trees. These trees are often pruned for firewood collection and it is not know if this is a threat to the species. It is possible that the trees might be impacted by climate change or other forms of increasing aridity in the region.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The type locality is not within a protected area. Further surveys are needed to better determine if the habitat is significantly declining over the species range.

Citation: Steven Anderson, Mozafar Sharifi, Theodore Papenfuss. 2009. Mediodactylus sagittifer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T164648A5915614. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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