Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

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Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Igor Maiorano » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 am

I took this pictures in Wadi Hanna, close to Salalah, Oman.
What do you think about the id?
Thank you very much
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Re: Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:03 am

I think it is carteri, due to the stout body.
and full with mites :(
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Re: Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Gerald Ochsenhofer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:22 pm

It is definitely a specimen of former Pristurus rupestris.
P. carteri has a different snout and i would also say different body proportions.

According to this paper from 2014 [1] P. rupestris from southern Oman belong to a new species, but without a name, I don't know if they found out more recently.



[1] https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... _rupestris
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Re: Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Igor Maiorano » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:02 pm

Thank you very much, Gerald and Mario!
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Re: Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Thomas Bader » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:29 pm

This looks like Pristurus sp1, formerly the southern form of rupestris. We also found some big headed specimens near a fishermen village in the Dhofar. I don't know, if this form already got a name.
P. Carteri lives exclusivly on sand while the rupestris group inhabits boulders lkke on this picture

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Re: Pristurus carteri or rupestris?

Postby Igor Maiorano » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:56 pm

Thank you Thomas
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