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Tenuidactylus elongatus (BLANFORD, 1875)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Kashghar Thin-toed gecko, Yangihissar Gecko
Chinese: 长细趾虎 
SynonymGymnodactylus elongatus BLANFORD 1875
Gymnodactylus elongatus — BOULENGER 1885: 30
Cyrtodactylus elongatus — UNDERWOOD 1954
Gymnodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) elongatus — WERMUTH 1965: 51
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) elongatus — BÖHME 1985: 96
Tenuidactylus elongatus — KHAN & TASNIM 1990
Cyrtopodion elegans — RÖSLER 1995: 152 (nomen subst.)
Cyrtopodion (Cyrtopodion) elongatus — RÖSLER 2000: 68
Cyrtopodion elongatum — FROST 2007 (pers. comm.)
Tenuidactylus elongatus — BAUER et al. 2013
Cyrtopodion elongatum — TUNIYEV et al. 2014
Tenuidactylus elongatus — RÖSLER 2018: 33 
DistributionTurkestan (Gobi), S Monglia, China (Gansu, Xijiang)

Type locality: Yangihissar, East Turkestan  
TypesSyntypes: ZSI 4208; ZSI 5848–49; 5851 
CommentIllustration: Plate 21C in ZHAO & ADLER 1993. 
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  • 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
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  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zur Nomenklatur der paläarktischen Bogenfingergeckos, Gattung Tenuidactylus Szczerbak & Golubev 1984 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 36: 95-98 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
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  • Mocquard, M.F. 1910. Voyage de M. le D Louis Vaillant dans l'Asie centrale ( Mission Pelliot) Reptiles et batrachiens. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris 3: 145-153 - get paper here
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