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Cyrtodactylus adleri DAS, 1997

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAlder’s bow-fingered gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus adleri DAS 1997
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) adleri — RÖSLER 2000: 64
Cyrtodactylus adleri — LIVIGNI 2013: 262 
DistributionNicobar Island (India)

Type locality: ‘1 km E Galathea River mouth, Great Nicobar Island (= Sambelong), India’; ‘Galathea National Park, Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘Shompen Hut, Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘circa two km E Kopen Heat (= Dakoank), Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘Magar Nullah, 3 km W Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar, India’ ‘Great Nicobar, India’. All localities lie around coordinates 06º 48’N; 93º 51’E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 25057, ZSI 25058 (paratype), ZSI 25060 (paratype), ZSI 25061 (paratype), ZSI 23398 ZSI 25117 (paratype) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Kraig Kerr Adler (b. 1940) former Professor of Biology at Cornell University. He was co-founder and Chairman of the Ohio Herpetological Society (later the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles). 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Das, I. 1997. A new species of Cyrtodactylus from the Nicobar Island, India. Journal of Herpetology 31 (3): 375-382. - get paper here
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
 
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