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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTenuidactylus longipes longipes (NIKOLSKY 1896)
Tenuidactylus longipes microlepis (LANTZ 1918) 
Common NamesNikolsky's Long-Toed Gecko, Long-Legged Thin-Toed Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus longipes NIKOLSKY 1896
Cyrtodactylus longipes — ANDERSON 1963: 474
Tenuidactylus longipes — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 53
Cyrtopodion longipes — BÖHME 1985: 96
Tenuidactylus longipes — KHAN & TASNIM 1990
Tenuidactylus longipes — KLUGE 1993
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) longipes — RÖSLER 1995: 113
Tenuidactylus longipes — SZCZERBAK 2003
Indogekko longipes — KHAN 2003
Indogekko longipes — KRYSKO et al. 2007
Indogekko longipes — KHAN 2008
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) longipes — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Tenuidactylus longipes — BAUER et al. 2013

Tenuidactylus longipes longipes (NIKOLSKY 1896)
Gymnodactylus longipes longipes — GORELOV et al. 1974: 35
Tenuidactylus longipes longipes — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986: 156
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) longipes longipes — RÖSLER 2000: 74

Tenuidactylus longipes microlepis (LANTZ 1918)
Gymnodactylus microlepis LANTZ 1918
Gymnodactylus fedtschenkoi — SMITH 1935: 41 (part.)
Gymnodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) longipes microlepis — GORELOV et al. 1974: 35
Tenuidactylus longipes microlepis — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986: 156
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) longipes microlepis — RÖSLER 2000: 74
Tenuidactylus microlepis — NAZAROV & POYARKOV 2013 
DistributionE Iran, Afghanistan, USSR, S Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, S Uzbekistan

longipes: E Iran, adjacent Afghanistan

microlepis: SW Turkmenistan, Iran

Type locality: Tedzhen, S Turkmenistan 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.
TypesSyntypes: ZISP (ZIL) 8809 (6), 8810 (3), 8811
Lectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 8810, designated by SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986:153
Holotype: CAS 120322 [voraginosus] 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.)

Subspecies: Cyrtopodion longipes voraginosus (LEVITON & ANDERSON 1984) is now considered as a valid species.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
  • Ananjeva, NB, Orlov NL; Khalikov RG; Darevsky IS; Ryabov IS & Barabanov AV 2006. The Reptiles of North Eurasia. Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status [this comprises the territory of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia]. Pensoft Series Faunistica 47, 250 pp.
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Anderson,S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Gorelov, Y.K., Darevsky, I.S. & Szczerbak, N.N. 1974. Dva novih dlya fauni SSSR vida yashcheritsiz semeysteva gekkonov. Vestn. Zool. (Kiev) 1974 (4): 33-39
  • Khan M S 1991. A new Tenuidactylus gecko from the Sulaiman Range, Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Herpetology 25 (2): 199-204 - get paper here
  • Khan M S; Tasnim R 1990. A new gecko of the genus Tenuidactylus from northeastern Punjab, Pakistan, and southwestern Azad Kashmir. Herpetologica 46 (2) 1990: 142-148 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Questions of generic designation of angular-toed geckos of Pakistan with descriptions of three new genera (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). J. nat. hist. Wildl. 2 (2): 1-9
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  • Leviton A E; Anderson S C 1984. Description of a new species of Cyrtodactylus from Afghanistan with remarks on the status of Gymnodactylus longipes and Cyrtodactylus fedtschenkoi. Journal of Herpetology 18 (3): 270-276 - get paper here
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  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1896. Diagnoses reptilium et amphibiorum novorum in Persia orientali a N. Zarudny collectorum. Annuaire Musée Zoologique de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, 1:369-372. - get paper here
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  • Orlov, N. L. 1981. About the eastern range limit of the gecko Gymnodactylus longipes Nikolsky, 1896 (in Russian). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R. 101, 89-91
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  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
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