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Volume 2013, Issue 1
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Abstract

We report the discovery of a gecko species, the Persian leaf-toed gecko Anderson, 1872 (Gekkonidae) in Qatar, found on Halul Island. According to the Qatar National Biodiversity Surveys and the available international literature was not previously recorded in Qatar. Its known range covers the north east of the Arabian Peninsula, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and south western Asia. Our findings bridge the current geographic gap in the known distribution of the species from Saudi Arabia to Asia. We believe that the species could also be present in the Qatar peninsula. A thorough field survey is needed in order to map the range of this species in the State of Qatar.

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Keyword(s): Arabian Gulf , biodiversity , Halul Island , lizard , mapping and wildlife conservation
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