Cyrtodactylus bugiamapensis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus bugiamapensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Bu Gia Map Bent–toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngón bu gia map
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus bugiamapensis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER 2012|
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Binh Phuoc)|
Type locality: Bu Gia Map National Park, Dak Ka stream valley (12°12’N; 107°12’ E), Bu Gia Map commune, Bu Gia Map District, Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam, at ca. 354 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R-13366, adult male, collected by Nikolay Poyarkov in June 2011.|
Paratypes. One adult male ZMMU R-13367-1, three adult females ZISP 26323; ZMMU R-13367-2; ZMMU R-13367-3, and one juvenile ZMMU R-13367-4 collected by Nikolay Poyarkov during 2009-2011, the same collection data as for the holotype; two adult females (IEBR A.2011.3 [field number Tao 993], VNMN 994, and a sub-adult male (ZFMK 92323 [field number Tao 995]), collected by Trung My Phung in May 2010 in Bu Gia Map commune, Bu Gia Map District, Binh Phuoc Province, southern Vietnam.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium sized Cyrtodactylus, SVL 58.6–76.8 mm, TailL 65.3–83.0 mm; body slender, limbs and digits moderately long, original tail relatively thin, longer than the body; two pairs of postmental scales, first pair in broad contact with one another, size of the second pair about half of first pair; nostrils surrounded by supranasal, rostral, first supralabial, and three (rarely four) small postnasal scales; dorsal tubercles enlarged, conical, and with keels, in 20–24 irregular longitudinal rows; lateral folds weakly developed; 36–46 ventral scales between lateral folds; 164–205 ventral scales between postmental scales and cloaca; males with 7–11 precloacal pores in single ^- shaped series; precloacal groove and femoral pores absent; 6–8 implicit enlarged femoral scales on each side; mid- ventral subcaudal scales uniform, larger than the scales on the caudal flanks, without transversely enlarged plates; only tail base with tail segments, tail-base whorls without prominent spurs; average number of subdigital lamellae on the fourth finger is 15.9 and on the fourth toe 18.3; ground coloration of back light yellow to light brown (light beige to brown in preservative); dorsal pattern consisting of unclear transversal bands formed by irregular roundish to oblong, dark brown spots; dark neck band, which can be medially divided, narrow, U-shaped, extending towards ear and orbit; dorsal head surface with few irregular dark spots; all dark dorsal pattern with distinct white bordering; tail with 8–11 dark transversal bands, which fade on the ventral side [from NAZAROV et al. 2012].|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a Latinized toponymic adjective and commemorates the type locality of the new species, the tropical monsoon forest of Bu Gia Map National Park.|