You are here » home advanced search Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis


Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis?

Add your own observation of
Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Southern Titiwangsa Bent-toed Gecko 
Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis — GRISMER & QUAH 2019 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Pahang

Type locality: back road up to Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (03° 43.1699 N, 101° 45.4789 E) at 1059 meters elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual and phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6979, adult male, collected on 27 August 2006 by L. Grismer. P. Wood, Jr., and T. Youmans.
Paratypes. Paratypes ZRC 2.6980 and LSUHC 8088–90 (adult female and adult males, respectively) have the same collection data as the holotype. Paratype LSUHC 6637 (adult male) was collected on 18 August 2004 by P. Wood, Jr., and T. Youmans at Genting Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (03° 25.2388 N, 101° 47.3300 E) at 1346 meters above sea level. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Adult males reaching 120.1 mm SVL, adult females reaching 97.2 mm SVL; 9–12 supralabials, 9–13 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum small to moderately large with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 37–45 paravertebral tubercles; 22–30 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 32–40 rows of ventral scales; 21–25 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 39–45 femoro-precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; three or four body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; band to interspace ratio 1.00–2.00; seven or eight dark, caudal bands on original tail; white caudal bands in adults immaculate; and posterior portion of tail in hatchlings and juveniles banded not white. These characters are scored across all species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Table 6 [GRISMER et al. 2012]. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet adjective australotitiwangsaensis is derived from the combination of the Latin australis meaning southern and the name of the mountain range, Titiwangsa, in which this species is endemic and refers to its occurrence in the southern portion of this range. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD. ABDUL MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, NORHAYATI AHMAD, AARON M. BAUER, SANSAREEYA WANGKULANGKUL, JESSE L. GRISMER & OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS 2012. A phylogeny and taxonomy of the Thai-Malay Peninsula Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae): combined morphological and molecular analyses with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 3520: 1–55
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, MAKETAB MOHAMED, CHAN KIN ONN, ALEXANDRA X. SUMARLI, ARIEL I. LOREDO, HEATHER M. HEINZ 2014. The phylogenetic relationships of three new species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from poorly explored regions in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3786 (3): 359–381 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2013. Liste der im Jahr 2012 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (3): 52-67 - get paper here
  • Termprayoon, K., Rujirawan, A., Grismer, L. L., Wood Jr, P. L., & Aowphol, A. 2021. Taxonomic reassessment and phylogenetic placement of Cyrtodactylus phuketensis (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) based on morphological and molecular evidence. ZooKeys, 1040, 91 - get paper here
  • WOOD JR, PERRY L.; L. LEE GRISMER, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, SHAHRUL ANUAR, JAMIE R. OAKS 2020. A new potentially endangered limestone-associated Bent-toed Gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) complex from northern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4751 (3): 437–460 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator