Herpetological Laboratory, Rabwah, 35460, Pakistan
The genus Cyrtopodion is the most widely distributed of the four gekkonid genera of the angular-toed geckos that inhabit Pakistan and the contiguous Palearctic Region (Szczerbak & Golubev 1996), from the Indus Valley to the eastern borders of the Caspian Sea. Longitudinal rows of trihedral tubercles characteristically line the dorsum of these angular-toed geckos. They primarily inhabit arid badland strips with sparse vegetation, and secondarily extend into rocks and man-made structures.
The generic affinities of recently described; sub-Himalayan gecko Cyrtopodion brachykolon Krysko et.al., 2007 from northern Pakistan, are commented upon.