Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus OLIVER, KREY, MUMPUNI & RICHARDS, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus OLIVER, KREY, MUMPUNI & RICHARDS 2011|
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (West Sepik Province)|
Type locality: Kukumbau area of Mount Sapau, (3° 23' S, 142° 31' E), between 1000–1200 metres altitude, Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
|Types||Holotype: AMS R135519, adult male, collected by Pavel German on 10 Mar 1990.|
Paratypes. MZB lace7474 (field-number SJR 13593), 7475 (SJR 13594), SJR13593, all adult females; SJR 13613, adult male; Foja Mountains (2° 35' 27.8"S, 138° 43' 11.9"E), Papua Province, Indonesia, at approximately 1250 metres altitude, collected by Paul Oliver between 19–21 Nov 2008.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other Melanesian and Wallacean Cyrtodactylus by the following unique combination of characters: moderately large size (SVL to 109 mm); rela- tively slender body with robust head (HW/SVL 0.193–0.213); enlarged femoral-scale series extending beyond the knees; males with precloacal (12) and femoral (17–25) pores arranged in three independent series; femoral-pore series extending beyond the knee; medial subcaudal scales in mostly single row and transversely enlarged to approximately one third width of tail; tail without prominent dentate tubercles; and dorsal colouration consisting of 5 to 7 very irregular and indistinct dark-brown transverse bands.|
|Etymology||From the latin boreo meaning northern, and clivus meaning slopes, in reference to the northern Ranges of New Guinea, to which the species is presumably endemic.|