Microgecko helenae Nikolsky, 1907

Banded dwarf gecko, Helen's banded dwarf gecko, Khuzistan dwarf gecko



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tropiocolotes helenae (Nikolsky, 1907)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1971 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nikolsky, A. M. 1907. Reptiles et amphibiens recueillis (part.) M. N. A. Zarudny en Perse en 1903-1904 [in Russian and Latin]. Ann. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci., St. Petersburg 10 [1905]: 260-301.


Other references:

Natalia Ananjeva, Theodore Papenfuss, Soheila Shafiei Bafti & Mozafar Sharifi. (2009). Microgecko helenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T164568A5908520. Downloaded on 18 February 2017.

Anderson, S. C. (1963). Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences(4) 31(16): 417-498.

Anderson, S. C. (1999). The Lizards of Iran. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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.

Frynta, D., Moravec, J., Čiháková, J., Sádlo, J., Hodková, Z., Kaftan, M., Kodym, P., Král, D., Pitule, V. and Šejna, V. 1997. Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17.

Minton Jr., S. A. (1966). A contribution to the herpetology of west Pakistan. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 134(2): 27-184.

Minton Jr., S. A., Anderson, S. C. and Anderson, J. A. (1970). Remarks on some geckos from southwest Asia, with descriptions of three new forms and a key to the genus Tropiocolotes. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 37: 333-362.

Ščerbak, N.N. and Golubev, M.L. 1996. The Gecko Fauna of the USSR and Adjacent Regions. USAR, Ithaca, New York.
Schmidtler, J.J. and Schmidtler, J.F. 1972. Zwerggeckos aus dem Zagros-Gebirge (Iran). Salamandra 8: 59-66.

Sindaco, R. and Jeremčenko, V.K. 2008. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. 1. Annotated Checklist and Distributional atlas of the turtles, crocodiles, amphisbaenians and lizards of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy).

Tuck, Robert G. Jr. (1971). Rediscovery and redescription of the Khuzistan dwarf gecko, Microgecko helenae Nikolsky (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 83(42): 477-482.


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