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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 — ZUGMAYER 1909: 491
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). 
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  • 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]. [book review in Salamandra 36 (2): 138]
  • 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): 1-72 - 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
  • Yu, H., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Yang, J., Li, S., Bi, J., & Zhang, R. 2021. Complete mitochondrial genome of Teratoscincus przewalskii (Reptilia, Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) and phylogenetic analysis. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6(11), 3166-3168 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
  • Zugmayer,Erich 1909. Beiträge zur Herpetologie von Zentral-Asien. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. 27: 481-508 - get paper here
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