Cyrtodactylus arcanus OLIVER, RICHARDS & SISTROM, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus arcanus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus arcanus OLIVER, RICHARDS & SISTROM 2012|
Cyrtodactylus aenigma OLIVER, RICHARDS & SISTROM 2012 (nom. nud.)
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Madang)|
Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Madang Province, ca. 23 km SE Bundi (05°47’ S, 145°16’ E), brought in by local collectors from around a village referred to as ‘Dagbaru’, exact locality unknown.
|Types||Holotype: AMS R124559, f, 29 April 1987, preserved and photographed by T. Reardon. Tissue frozen and stored at the South Australian Museum.|
Paratype. AMS R124560, adult female with same collec- tion information as holotype.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Latin ‘arcanus’, secret or mysterious, in reference to the paucity of information about this species, specifically the imprecise type locality, and absence of both habitat data and male specimens. The name “aenigma” was meant to be a manuscript name only that slipped through the editing process and remained for C. arcanus in Table 2 (Paul Oliver, pers. comm., 30 Sep 2012).|