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Alsophylax pipiens (PALLAS, 1827)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Kaspischer Even-fingered Gecko
G: Kaspischer Geradfinger
Russian: Пискливый геккончик
Chinese: 隐耳漠虎 
SynonymLacerta pipiens PALLAS 1827
Alsophylax pipiens — BOULENGER 1885: 19
Alsophylax microtis BOULENGER 1885
Alsophylax (Alsophylax) pipiens — RÖSLER 2000: 59
Alsophylax pipiens — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionS Mongolia (Gobi Desert),
former USSR between Wolga and Ural, Kazakhstan (Caspian Sea to Lake Zaysan) south to Uzbekistan, N Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, NW China, NE Iran ?, S Russia (Astrakhan Oblast)

Type locality: Berg Bogda  
TypesSyntype: MCZ R-7128 
CommentDate of publication: ZHAO & ADLER 1993 discuss the date of publication of Pallas’ work, which is cited with dates ranging from 1811-1831.

Synonymy: Not listed as separate species by ANDERSON 1999, Lizards of Iran who says “Terentjev and Chernov (1949: 131) included northeastern Iran within the distribution of Alsophylax pipiens (which in their view included A. microtus and A. laevis), but I find no documented records for Iran.”

Distribution: Not in Afghanistan fide Wagner et al. 2017.

Type species: Lacerta pipiens PALLAS 1827 is the type species of the genus Alsophylax FITZINGER 1843: 90. 
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • Bondarenko, D.A. & Evgeny A. Peregontsev 2009. Peculiarities of landscape distribution of the Central Asian Tortoise, Agrionemys horsfieldii, in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 48: 49–62 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Clark, R. J., Clark, E. D., Anderson, S. C. and Leviton, A. E. 1969. Report on a collection of amphibians and reptiles from Afghanistan. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (ser. 4) 36: 279-316. - get paper here
  • Davletbakov, A. T.; L. A. Kustareva, D. A. Milko, A. N. Ostastshenko, S. S. Sagymbaev, S. A. Toropov, N. V. Trotchenko 2015. Genetical Fund Cadastre of Kyrgyz Republic. Vol. IV. Phylum Chordata (chordates). Bishkek, 128 p. + XXXVI color tables - get paper here
  • Dunaev E.A., Orlova V.F. 2017. Amphibians and reptiles of Russia. Atlas and determination. 2nd. ed. Moscow: Phyton XXI, 328 p
  • Lambert, M.R.K. 2002. Preliminary observations on herpetofaunal diversity in the Almaty region, Southern Kazakhstan (September 1998). Herpetological Bulletin (79): 7-13 - get paper here
  • Pallas, P. S. 1814. Zoographia Rosso-Asiatica, sistens omnium in extenso Imperio Rossico , et adjacentibus maribus observatorum recensionem, domicilia, mores et descriptiones, anatomen atque icones plurimorum. Vol. 3. Caesarea Academie Scientiarum; Petropoli. vii + 428 + cxxv pages. [1811-1831] - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1997. Paläarktische Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota) Teil I: Historischer Überblick, Geographie und Klima, Verbreitung. Sauria 19 (1): 17-28 - get paper here
  • Scerbak, N.N. [= Szczerbak] 1981. Alsophylax pipiens - Kaspischer Geradfingergecko. In: Böhme,W. (ed.), Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas, Band I., Echsen I. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden, pp. 37-43
  • Seufer, H. 1979. Der Kaspische Geradfinger-Gecko (Alsophylax pipiens) PALLAS. Herpetofauna 1 (1): 10-15 - get paper here
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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