Cyrtodactylus calamei LUU, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN, LE, SCHNEIDER, NGO & ZIEGLER, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus calamei?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Calame’s Bent-toed Gecko|
Laotian: Ki Chiem Calame
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus calamei LUU, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN, LE, SCHNEIDER, NGO & ZIEGLER 2016|
Type locality: karst forest, Tham Nok Aen region, Thong Xam Village (17°34.179’N, 105°50.329’E, elevation 210 m a.s.l.) within Hin Nam No NPA, Khammouane Province, central Laos.
|Types||Holotype. VNUF R.2015.28, adult male, collected on 25 March 2015 by V. Q. Luu, T. Calame, and K. Thanabuaosy.|
Paratypes. IEBR A. 2015.36, adult male; NUOL R-2015.22, subadult male; VNUF R.2015.27, adult female, the same data as the holotype.
|Comment||Sexual dimorphism. The single adult female differs from two adult males by its larger size (maximum SVL 89.3 mm versus 75.8 mm in the males) and lacking of hemipenial swellings at the base of tail (see Table 4 & Fig. 6, Luu et al. 2016).|
Natural history. Specimens were found at night between 19:30 and 21:08h, on limestone outcrops, at elevations between 190 and 260 m a.s.l. The surrounding habitat was karst forest. The relative humidity was 80% and the air temperature ranged from 23 to 26oC (see Table 5, Luu et al. 2016).
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Mr. Thomas Calame, from WWF Greater Mekong, Vientiane, Laos, who participated in the field research of the authors in Hin Nam No NPA, Khammouane Province between 2014 and 2015.|