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Cyrtodactylus aurensis GRISMER, 2005

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAur Island Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus aurensis GRISMER 2005
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus — GRISMER et al. 2001: 351
Cyrtodactylus aurensis — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Pulau Aur, Johor)

Type locality: east behind Kampung Berhala (02°27’53’’N;
104°30’25’’E) in a cleared durian grove on Pulau Aur, Johor, West Malaysia. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6123, adult male, collected on 12 September 2004 at 2030 h by T. M. Youmans. 
CommentDiagnosis.—Distinguished from all other Sunda Shelf species by having the following unique suite of character states: small, low, conical, unkeeled body tubercles; tubercles absent from forelimbs and posterior to base of tail; 45–51 ventral scales across belly; transversely enlarged, median subcaudal scales; proximal subdigital lamellae transversely expanded; abrupt transition between the large posterior and small ventral femoral scales; no enlarged femoral scales or pores; presence of a preanal groove; enlarged preanal scales; presence of preanal pores; faint, lightly colored reticulate pattern on top of head; and body banded as an adult [from GRISMER 2005]. 
EtymologyNamed after its type locality. 
References
  • Chan Kin Onn & Norhayati Ahmad 2010. A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia. Zootaxa 2389: 47–56 - get paper here
  • Grismer L. Lee 2005. New species of Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus Gray 1827) from Pulau Aur, Johor, West Malaysia. Journal of Herpetology 39 (3):424-432. - get paper here
  • Grismer L. Lee & Leong, T.M. 2005. New Species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Herpetology 39 (4): 584-591 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee & Ahmad, N. 2008. A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1924: 53–68 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn; Grismer, J.K.; Wood, P.L. & Belabut, D. 2008. Three new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1921: 1–23 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.; Lee Perry L. Wood, Jr. and Kelvin K. P. Lim 2012. Cyrtodactylus majulah, a new species of bent-toed gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60 (2): 487-499 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles of the Seribuat Archipelago. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 239 pp.
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; Wood, P.L. & Youmans, T.M. 2007. Redescription of the gekkonid lizard Cyrtodactylus sworderi (SMITH 1925) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Hamadryad 31 (2): 250-257 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Jimmy A. McGuire, Christopher J. Hayden, Mohammed Iqbal Setiadi, David P. Bickford, and Rafe M. Brown 2008. A New Species of Bent-Toe Gecko (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Sulawesi Island, Eastern Indonesia. Herpetologica 64 (2): 224-234 - get paper here
  • RIYANTO, AWAL 2012. Cyrtodactylus hikidai sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae): a new bent toed gecko from Mount Ranai, Bunguran island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3583: 22–30 [erratum: Zootaxa 3599 (4): 400] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Welton, L.J, Siler, C.D., Diesmos, A.C. & Brown, R.M. 2010. Phylogeny-based species delimitation of southern Philippines bent-toed geckos and a new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from western Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Zootaxa 2390: 49–68 - get paper here
  • Welton, Luke J.; Cameron D. Siler, Arvin Diesmos, and Rafe M. Brown 2009. A NEW BENT-TOED GECKO (GENUS CYRTODACTYLUS) FROM SOUTHERN PALAWAN ISLAND, PHILIPPINES AND CLARIFICATION OF THE TAXONOMIC STATUS OF C. ANNULATUS. Herpetologica 65 (3): 328-343 - get paper here
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61-70
 
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