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Taxonomy of the family Eublepharidae
Bibliography of the genus Eublepharis
Biodiversity of the family Eublepharidae


Southwest Asian Fat-tailed Geckos, Southwest Asian Leopard Geckos

Südwestasiatische Leopardgeckos*

Sydvestasiatiske Leopardgekkoer*

1827 Eublepharis Gray (type species: Eublepharis hardwickii Gray 1827)
Contents: 6 species, of which 3 (50.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Goniurosaurus.
Distribution: Afghanistan, India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal), Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

Eublepharis angramainyu

Persian Fat-tailed Gecko, Iranian Fat-tailed Gecko, Western Leopard Gecko

Persischer Leopardgecko*

Persisk Leopardgekko*

1966 Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson & Leviton
1986 Eublepharis ensafi Baloutsch & Thireau (Grismer 1989)

Distribution: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey.

Eublepharis fuscus

Western Indian Fat-tailed Gecko, Western Indian Leopard Gecko

Westindischer Leopardgecko*

Vestlig Indisk Leopardgekko*

1981 Eublepharis macularius fuscus Börner
Eublepharis fuscus Das 1997

Distribution: India (Gujarat, Maharashtra).

Eublepharis hardwickii

Eastern Indian Fat-tailed Gecko, Eastern Indian Leopard Gecko, (Hardwicke's Fat-tailed Gecko, Common Fat-tailed Gecko)

Ostindischer Leopardgecko*

Østlig Indisk Leopardgekko*

1827 Eublepharis hardwickii Gray

Remarks: Although the type locality (Chittagong) is in Bangladesh, presence of hardwickii in the country needs confirmation (Smith 1935; Seufer, Kaverkin & Kirschner (eds.) 2005). Presence in Uttar Pradesh also lacks evidence, although listed for the province by several authors (e.g., Murthy 1985). Chandra & Gupta's (2005) record from Madhya Pradesh is tentatively assigned to satpuraensis.
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal).

Eublepharis macularius

Common Asian Leopard Gecko, Leopard Ground Gecko, Spotted Fat-tailed Gecko, Desert Fat-tailed Gecko

Gewöhnlicher Leopardgecko, Panthergecko

Pakistansk Leopardgekko*

1854 Cyrtodactylus macularius Blyth
Eublepharis macularius Anderson 1871
1864 Eublepharis fasciolatus Günther (Grismer 1988)
1974 Eublepharis afghanicus Börner (Grismer 1988)
Eublepharis macularius afghanicus Seufer, Kaverkin & Kirschner 2005 (eds.)
1976 Eublepharis gracilis Börner (Grismer 1988)
1976 Eublepharis macularius montanus Börner
1980 Cyrtodactylus madarensis Sharma (Das 1992)
Geckoella madarensis Kluge 1991
1981 Eublepharis macularius smithi Börner

Other common names:
madarensis: Rajasthan Luminous Gecko
Remarks: Presence in Iran needs confirmation. It has not been recorded since Zarudny (1903), and there are no voucher specimens available (Rastegar-Pouyani, Kami, Rajabzadeh, Shafiei & Anderson 2008; Smíd, Moravec, Kodym, Kratochvíl, Yousefkhani, Rastegar-Pouyani & Frynta 2014). Nevertheless, the record is still perpetuated in some works (e.g., Safaei-Mahroo & al. 2015). A record from Bangladesh (Sarker & Sarker 1985) is undoubtedly in error. The western range limit in India, as well as the range of other Indian species still needs clarification (Seufer, Kaverkin & Kirschner (eds.) 2005). This includes a record from Karnataka (Daniels 2000), which seems questionable.
Distribution: Afghanistan, India (Delhi, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan), Pakistan.

Eublepharis satpuraensis

Satpura Fat-tailed Gecko*



2014 Eublepharis satpuraensis Mirza, Sanap, Raju, Gawai & Ghadekar

Distribution: India (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra).

Eublepharis turcmenicus

Turkmen Fat-tailed Gecko

Turkmenischer Leopardgecko*

Turkmensk Leopardgekko*

1978 Eublepharis turcmenicus Darevski

Distribution: Iran, Turkmenistan.