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Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus OLIVER, KREY, MUMPUNI & RICHARDS, 2011

IUCN Red List - Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus boreoclivus OLIVER, KREY, MUMPUNI & RICHARDS 2011 
DistributionPapua 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  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. 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. 
EtymologyFrom 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. 
  • OLIVER, PAUL;KELIOPAS KREY, MUMPUNI & STEPHEN RICHARDS 2011. A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae) from the North Papuan Mountains. Zootaxa 2930: 22–32 - get paper here
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