Cyrtodactylus astrum GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS, 2012
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Starry Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus astrum GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER9 & PAUWELS 2012|
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (from at least La-ngu District, Satun Province, Thailand south to Kuala Perlis, Perlis)|
Type locality: Wang Kelian, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia (06°41.805 N, 100°10.751 E) at 150 meters elevation. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6962, adult male, collected on 24 March 2011 by L. L. Grismer, S. Anuar, E. S. H. Quah, Chan, K. O., and M. A. Muin.|
Paratypes. ZRC 2.6963, LSUHC 8810 and 8816 (adult male, female, and male, respectively) collected on 3 March 2008 by L. L. Grismer and Chan K. O. from Gua Kelam, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia and an adult female (ZRC 2.6964) and adult male (ZRC 2.6965) collected on 11 October 2009 and 21 May 2010, respectively, by E. S. H. Quah, S. Anuar, and M. A. Muin from Gua Wang Burma, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia (06°42.005 N, 100°11.878 E) at 180 meters in elevation.
|Comment||Specimens: N=11 in original description.|
Habitat: saxicolous, lowland forests associated with karst formations.
|Etymology||The specific epithet astrum is Latin, meaning “a star” and is in reference to the starry pattern of the white dorsal tubercles.|
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