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, GRISMER9 & 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.
|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.|