Cyrtodactylus adorus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus adorus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus adorus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY 2011|
|Distribution||Australia (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)
|Types||Holotype: 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).
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. 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].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||From the Greek άδωρος (adoros; = pure, incorruptible), alluding to the evenly and straight banded coloration, unmarred by dark spotting, curves or irregular margins.|