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Cyrtodactylus batik ISKANDAR, RACHMANSAH & UMILAELA, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Batik bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus batik ISKANDAR, RACHMANSAH & UMILAELA 2011 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi: Mount Tompotika)

Type locality: Longkoga Stream, Bualemo, Mount Tompotika, Balantak Mountains (between 00°40'05.1"–00°40'12.7"S; 123°06'41.7"–123°06'39.2"E; alt: 951–1002 m asl), Desa Trans Tanah Merah, Kecamatan Bualemo, Kabupaten Banggai, Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ITB (also as ITB.DTI) 2805, an adult female with original tail, collected by A. Rachmansah and Umilaela on 20 May 2009. Paratypes. DTI 2784, DTI 2801, DTI 2804, DTI 2785, DTI 2803, DTI 2802, same data as for the holotype, collected 19–20 May 2009. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large form of Cyrtodactylus with SVL reaching 115 mm in adult females, males slightly smaller, up to 110 mm, tail 108–120% of SVL; body robust, limbs medium length; digits long; single pair of postmentals in contact posteriorly, isolating triangular mental from chin shields; dorsum with 23–26 transverse rows of slightly keeled trihedral tubercles, slightly larger than adjacent dorsal scales giving a generally smooth appearance; 48–57 smooth, round, juxtaposed ventral scales between distinct ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, no precloacal or femoral pores, no enlarged femoral scales; distinctly enlarged precloacal scale patch; 7–10 transversely expanded lamellae proximal to basal inflection of 4th toe, 10–16 narrow lamellae distal to inflection. Underside of the hemipenal bulge of tail base bearing approximately 30 rows of small postcloacal scales, followed by approxi- mately five rows of slightly enlarged, rectangular subcaudals followed by transversely expanded subcaudals. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is used as a noun in apposition, originating from the specific Indonesian pattern of traditional “batik” cloth that is especially well known on Java. The dorsal pattern of the new species is similar to that of traditional batik cloth. 
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  • HARTMANN, LUKAS; SVEN MECKE, MAX KIECKBUSCH, FELIX MADER, HINRICH KAISER 2016. A new species of bent-toed gecko, genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Jawa Timur Province, Java, Indonesia, with taxonomic remarks on C. fumosus (Müller, 1895). Zootaxa 4067 (5): 552–568 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, D.; Rachmansah, A. & Umilaela 2011. A new bent-toed gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) from Mount Tompotika, eastern peninsula of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2838: 65–78 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Mecke, Sven; Lukas Hartmann, Felix Mader, Max Kieckbusch, Hinrich Kaiser 2016. Redescription of Cyrtodactylus fumosus (Müller, 1895) (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a revised identification key to the bent-toed geckos of Sulawesi. Acta Herpetologica 11 (2): 151-160 - get paper here
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  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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