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Tenuidactylus voraginosus (LEVITON & ANDERSON, 1984)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSouthwest Thin-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus voraginosus LEVITON & ANDERSON 1984
Cyrtodactylus fedtschenkoi — CLARK et al. 1969: 300
Tenuidactylus longipes voraginosus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1986: 157
Tenuidactylus voraginosus - KHAN & TASNIM 1990
Tenuidactylus voraginosus — KLUGE 1991: 12
Tenuidactylus longipes voraginosus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1996
Cyrtopodion (Tenuidactylus) longipes voraginosus — RÖSLER 2000: 74
Cyrtopodion voraginosum — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Indogekko longipes voraginosus — KHAN 2008
Tenuidactylus voraginosus — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionAfghanistan (Girishk region)

Type locality: 55 km west of Girishk, Aghanistan. 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 
TypesHolotype: Cas 120322, adult female; paraypes: FMNH, CAS 
CommentListed as a synonym of Tenuidactylus longipes by KLUGE 1993.

Sympatry: Bunopus tuberculatus,Teratoscincus scincus, T. bedriagi, and T. microlepis, Trapelus agilis, Eremias acutirostris, E. lineolata, Ophiomorus tridactylus, and Eryx t. tataricus. 
EtymologyThe name voraginosusis derived from Latin meaning "full of pits," in reference to the large number of femoral and preanal pores in males. 
References
  • 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
  • Khan, Muhamad Sharif. 2008. Biology and distribution of geckos of genus Indogekko Khan, 2003 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (2):87-92 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Nazarov, R. A.; N. A. Poyarkov 2013. A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF THE GENUS TENUIDACTYLUS SZCZERBAK ET GOLUBEV 1984 (REPTILIA, SQUAMATA, GEKKONIDAE) WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES FROM CENTRAL ASIA. [in Russian]. ЗООЛОГИЧЕСКИЙ ЖУРНАЛ 92 (11): 1312–1332 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
 
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