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Tenuidactylus dadunensis (SHI & ZHAO, 2011)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesChinese: 大敦细趾虎 
SynonymCyrtopodion dadunense SHI & ZHAO 2011
Tenuidactylus dadunensis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionChina (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region)

Type locality: Dadun, a town between Toksun County and Turpan City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Western China.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 97954 
CommentC. dadunense differs from congeners in China and adjacent countries by the combination of nostril bordered by rostral, first supralabial, one supranasal, and two subequal postnasals; dorsal tubercles arranged in regular longitudinal rows; 23–26 ventral scales across mid-abdomen; 97–108 scales along the ventrum of body from postmental to cloaca; 18–22 subdigital lamella beneath fourth toe; 8–10 precloacal pores in males; caudal tubercles broadly in contact laterally with each other; a single row of transversally enlarged subcaudals; dorsal bands in waving shape, much thinner than interspaces 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Shi, Lei and Er-Mi Zhao 2011. A New Gecko in the Genus Cyrtopodion Fitzinger, 1843 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) From Western China. Herpetologica 67 (2): 186-193. - get paper here
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