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Cyrtodactylus tibetanus (BOULENGER, 1905)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesChinese: 西藏裸趾虎 
SynonymAlsophylax tibetanus BOULENGER 1905: 378
Alsophylax tibetanus — WERMUTH 1965: 7
Gymnodactylus tibetanus — GOLUBEV 1981: 39
Tenuidactylus tibetanus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Cyrtopodion tibetanus — HU et al. 1988
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Cyrtodactylus tibetinus [sic] — KLUGE 1993: 9
Cyrtopodion tibetanus — RÖSLER 2000: 76
Siwaligekko tibetanus — KHAN 2003
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — SHI & ZHAO 2010
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — WOOD et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: Chaksam Ferry, Tsangpo Valley (elevation: 12500 feet), Tibet.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.23.41 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentIllustration: Plate 21E in ZHAO & ADLER 1993.

Phylogeny: C. tibetanus represents a divergent clade within Cyrtodactylus (WOOD et al. 2012, Agarwal et al. 2014). 
  • Agarwal, Ishan; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, K. Praveen Karanth 2014. Insights into Himalayan biogeography from geckos: A molecular phylogeny of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1905. On some batrachians and reptiles from Tibet. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15 (88): 378-379. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Kraus, F., Agarwal, I., ... & Grismer, J. L. 2021. Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia; Squamata; Gekkonidae) and its relevance to taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 101–154 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Bemerkungen über eine vorläufig unbezeichnete Cyrtopodion-Art aus Ost-Turkestan (China, Provinz Xinjiang). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71: 151-154 - 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]. [book review in Salamandra 36 (2): 138]
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev. 1984. O rorowoj prinadleshnosti i wnutrirodowoj strukture palearktitscheskich goloralyx gekkonow (Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Tenuidactylus gen. nov.). Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1984 (2): 50-56
  • Shi, Lei & Zhao, Hui 2010. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Geckkonidae) from Xizang Autonomous Region, China. Zootaxa 2336: 51–60 - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Matthew P. Heinicke, Todd R. Jackman, Aaron M. Bauer 2012. Phylogeny of bent-toed geckos (Cyrtodactylus) reveals a west to east pattern of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 992–1003 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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