Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS 2012|
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (Bukit Larut), probably throughout the Banjaran Bintang farther north into Thailand.|
Type locality: Bukit Larut, Peninsular Malaysia (04°51.715 N, 100°47.993) at 1151 meters elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6970, adult male, collected on 24 March 2008 by L. Grismer and R. Johnson.|
Paratypes.—All paratypes come from the same locality as the holotype. Adult male (ZRC 2.6971) bears the same collection data as the holotype. The adult females (ZRC 9008 and 9010) and the adult males (ZRC 2.6972 and LSUHC 9006–07, 9009) were collected on 16 June 2008 by J. Grismer, P. Wood, Jr., R. Gregory, and L. Grismer.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Adult males reaching 111.1 mm SVL, adult females reaching 108.3 mm SVL; 9–13 supralabials, 8–11 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum small to moderate with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 31–42 paravertebral tubercles; 21–26 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 36–40 rows of ventral scales; 21–24 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 39–41 femoro-precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; four (rarely three; one of 14 specimens examined) very dark body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; band to interspace ratio 1.00–1.25; 8–10 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]|
|Etymology||The word bintangtinggi is a combination of the Malaysian words bintang meaning star and tinggi meaning tall or high and is in reference to the upland regions of the Bintang Mountain Range to where this species is presumably endemic; bintangtinggi is a noun in apposition and is thus invariable.|