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Teratoscincus roborowskii BEDRIAGA, 1906

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesChinese: 吐鲁番沙虎 
SynonymTeratoscincus roborowskii BEDRIAGA 1906
Teratoscincus toksunicus WANG 1989: 11
Teratoscincus scincus — KLUGE 1993
Teratoscincus toksunicus — RÖSLER 2000: 118
Teratoscincus roborowskii — RÖSLER 2000: 118
Teratoscincus roborowskii — NAZAROV et al. 2017
Teratoscincus roborowskii — RÖSLER 2018: 22 
Distributionelevation from sea level up to 470 m, Turpan Depression, Turpan Prefecture, Xinjian Uygur Autonomous Region, China

Type locality: Oasis of Ssatschsheu (Dunhuang, 40 10'N 94 50'E)  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 9155
Holotype: XAU 8951003 [toksunicus] 
CommentSynonymy: Teratoscincus roborowskii has previously been synonymized with Teratoscincus scincus and T. przewalskii. The status of T. toksunicus is unclear (the species is not listed in KLUGE 1993, nor in ZHAO & ADLER 1993, listed by RÖSLER 2000 with a question mark, and not mentioned by MACEY et al. 1999, 2005). R. Macey thinks this is synonymous with T. roborowskii (pers. comm., 2 Mar 2015, by phone).

Distribution: see map in Macey et al. 2005: 189.
NCBI taxonID: 146914 [toksunicus] 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cooper Jr., W.E. 2005. Duration of movement as a lizard foraging movement variable. Herpetologica 61 (4): 363-372 - get paper here
  • Leptien, Rolf and Wai Lui 1997. Ein Gecko von der alten Seidenstraße im Nordwesten Chinas, Teratoscincus roborowskii Von Bedriaga, 1906. Sauria 19 (2): 3-6 - get paper here
  • Macey, J. R., Anajeva, N.B. & T. J. Papenfuss. 1997. A Taxonomic revaluation of the Gekkonid lizard genus Teratoscincus in China. Russ. J. Herpetol. 4 (1): 8-16 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. 2018. Haftbar -- Die einzigartige Welt der Geckos. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Naturkundemuseum Erfurt Mai-Aug 2018, 96 pp.
  • Wang, G. 1989. A new species of Teratoscincus from Xinjiang, China. J. of August 1st Agri. College 4 (12): 10-14
  • Werner, Y.L.; Okada, S.; Ota, H.; Perry, G. & Tokunaga, S. 1997. Varied and Fluctuating Foraging Modes in Nocturnal Lizards of the Family Gekkonidae. Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 153-165 - get paper here
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