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Cyrtodactylus adorus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus adorus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: rocky outcrops on or near the lower reaches of the Pascoe River)

Type locality: Pascoe River mouth, 8 m asl (12° 29' 09" S 143° 16' 28" E)  
TypesHolotype: QM J86979, male, P. Couper, A. Amey & L. Roberts, 17.ix.2008.
Paratypes. QM J31806, Pascoe River (12o 30' S 143o 16' E); J86978, J86980–83, Pascoe River mouth (12o 29' 09" S 143o 16' 28" E); J86958–62, J86969, Wattle Hills (12o 32' 57" S 143o 11' 12" E); J88831–32, 2 km S Stanley Hill (12o 27' 50" S 143o 16' 14" E). 
CommentDiagnosis. A large Cyrtodactylus (SVL to 123 mm) with small tubercles on antebrachium, moderately devel- oped dorsal tubercles (those over temporal region small and only slightly projecting); in 21–24 longitudinal rows at the midpoint of the trunk (axilla-groin interval); 34–40 ventral scale rows at the same level; a continuous series of 56–65 enlarged femoroprecloacal scales extending from one knee to the other, each scale bearing a pore in males; mental with a posterior extension extending between postmentals; lips cream to brown; dark dorsal bands on trunk usually three, with a narrow dark edge posteriorly, and often a narrow pale edge anteriorly, dark nape band with a narrow vertebral extension anteriorly, but other dark bands straight-edged; little or no indication of any dark marks in the pale interspaces; basal tail bands broad and evenly dark, about twice the width of pale interspaces [SHEA et al. 2011]. 
EtymologyFrom the Greek άδωρος (adoros; = pure, incorruptible), alluding to the evenly and straight banded coloration, unmarred by dark spotting, curves or irregular margins. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • SHEA, GLENN; PATRICK COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER & ANDREW AMEY 2011. Revision of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Australia. Zootaxa 3146: 1–63
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