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Tenuidactylus dadunensis (SHI & ZHAO, 2011)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesChinese: 大敦细趾虎 
SynonymCyrtopodion dadunense SHI & ZHAO 2011
Tenuidactylus dadunensis — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionChina (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region)

Type locality: Dadun, a town between Toksun County and Turpan City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Western China.  
TypesHolotype: CIB 97954 
CommentC. dadunense differs from congeners in China and adjacent countries by the combination of nostril bordered by rostral, first supralabial, one supranasal, and two subequal postnasals; dorsal tubercles arranged in regular longitudinal rows; 23–26 ventral scales across mid-abdomen; 97–108 scales along the ventrum of body from postmental to cloaca; 18–22 subdigital lamella beneath fourth toe; 8–10 precloacal pores in males; caudal tubercles broadly in contact laterally with each other; a single row of transversally enlarged subcaudals; dorsal bands in waving shape, much thinner than interspaces 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Shi, Lei and Er-Mi Zhao 2011. A New Gecko in the Genus Cyrtopodion Fitzinger, 1843 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) From Western China. Herpetologica 67 (2): 186-193. - 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
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