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Teratoscincus przewalskii STRAUCH, 1887

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Przewalski's Wonder Gecko
G: Przewalskiis Wundergecko
Chinese: 新疆沙虎 
SynonymTeratoscincus przewalskii STRAUCH 1887: 71
Teratoscincus przewalskii — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Teratoscincus przewalskii — KLUGE 1993
Teratoscincus przewalskii — RÖSLER 1995: 92
Teratoscincus przewalskii — NAZAROV et al. 2017 
DistributionS Mongolia, China (Xinjiang, Gansu, Nei Mongol = Inner Mongolia)

Type locality: Chami Oasis Hami 42 48'N 93 27'E, Xinjiang Uygur, Autonomous Region China.  
TypesLectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 6564, adult female (fide SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1996) 
CommentIllustration: Plate 23A in ZHAO & ADLER 1993.

Distribution: see map in Macey et al. 2005: 189. 
Etymologynamed after General Nikolai Mikhailovitch Przewalski (1839-1888), a Russian Cossack naturalist who explored Central Asia (Beolens et al. 2009). 
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2009. The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press, 592 pp. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Macey, J. Robert; Jonathan J. Fong; Jennifer V. Kuehl; Soheila Shafiei; Natalia B. Ananjeva;Theodore J. Papenfuss and Jeffrey L. Boore 2005. The complete mitochondrial genome of a gecko and the phylogenetic position of the Middle Eastern Teratoscincus keyserlingii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution <br />36 (1): 188-193 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. Robert; YuezhaoWang; Natalia B. Ananjeva; Allan Larson and Theodore J. Papenfuss 1999. Vicariant Patterns of Fragmentation among Gekkonid Lizards of the Genus Teratoscincus Produced by the Indian Collision: A Molecular Phylogenetic Perspective and an Area Cladogram for Central Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12 (3): 320–332 - get paper here
  • Nazarov, Roman A.;Mehdi Radjabizadeh,Nikolay A. Poyarkov, Jr.,Natalia B. Ananjeva,Daniel A. Melnikov,Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2017. A New Species of Frog-Eyed Gecko, Genus Teratoscincus Strauch, 1863 (Squamata: Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae), from Central Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (4): 291-310 - get paper here
  • Orlova V.F., Dunayev E.A., Nazarov R.A., Terbish Kh., Erdentushig P. 2014. Materials on the South-Western Mongolia herpetofauna. Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (1/2): 32–43 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Semenov, D.V. & Borkin, L.J. 1992. On the Ecology of Przewalsky's Gecko (Teratoscincus przewalskii) in the Transaltai Gobi, Mongolia. Asiatic Herpetological Research 4: 99-112 - 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].
  • Strauch, A. A. 1887. Bemerkungen über die Geckoniden-Sammlung im zoologischen Museum der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St. Petersburg. Mém. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, ser. 7, 35 (2): (2), 1-72 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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