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Tenuidactylus caspius (EICHWALD, 1831)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTenuidactylus caspius caspius (EICHWALD 1831)
Tenuidactylus caspius insularis (AKHMEDOV & SZCZERBAK 1978) 
Common NamesE: Caspian Bent-Toed Gecko, Caspian Thin-Toed Gecko
G: Kaspischer Nacktfingergecko, Bogenfingergecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus caspius EICHWALD 1831: 181
Gymnodactylus caspius — BOULENGER 1885: 26
Cyrtodactylus caspius — UNDERWOOD 1954: 475
Gymnodactylus caspius — LEVITON 1959: 461
Gymnodactylus caspius insularis AKHMEDOV & SHCHERBAK 1978
Tenuidactylus caspius — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984
Cyrtopodion caspius — BÖHME 1985: 96
Tenuidactylus caspius — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtodactylus caspius — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Cyrtopodion caspium — ANDERSON 1999
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) caspius — RÖSLER 2000: 68
Tenuidactylus caspius — SZCZERBAK 2003
Cyrtopodion caspium — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) caspium — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Tenuidactylus caspius — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionAzerbaijan, N/E Iran, NW Afghanistan, USSR (Caucasus), Islands of the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, E Republic of Georgia, Abkhazia, Armenia, Dagestan (Igor Doronin, pers. comm., 23 May 2016)

Type locality: Baku, Azerbaijan Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZISP (ZIL) 3181-2
Lectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 3182, designated by Sz & G, 1986:132 
CommentType species: Gymnodactylus caspius EICHWALD 1831: 181 is the type species of the genus Tenuidactylus SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 52. 
References
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