Cyrtodactylus cattienensis GEISSLER, NAZAROV, ORLOV, BÖHME, PHUNG, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus cattienensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Cattien Bent-toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngon cat tien
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus cattienensis GEISSLER, NAZAROV, ORLOV, BÖHME, PHUNG, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2009|
Cyrtodactylus cattienensis — PAUWELS et al. 2018
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Dong Nai and Vung Tau Provinces)|
Type locality: within Cat Tien National Park (11°27’N; 107°20’E), Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam, at an altitude of ca. 120 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.0856, adult male, collected on 1 August 2008 by Peter Geissler. Paratypes: ZFMK, IEBR, VNUH, ZMMU and ZISP.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small slender Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL of 69 mm, distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: 1) rounded body in cross-section, not depressed; 2) neck band extending to the posterior margin of the eye; 3) trunk, tail, and limbs bearing irregularly shaped bands (4–6 on trunk, and 4–12 across the tail); 4) tubercles present on the head, body, limbs and tail; 5) dorsal tubercles in 16–22 irregular longitudinal rows; 6) ventrals in 28–42 longitudinal rows at midbody; 7) lateral folds weakly developed or absent and lacking enlarged tubercles; 8) tail base bearing scales arranged in whorls, not depressed nor enlarged; 9) two or three postcloacal spurs in both males and females; 10) precloacal pores 6–8, in an angular row in males and a patch of enlarged precloacal scales in both sexes; 11) slightly enlarged femoral scales present in both males and females, numbering 3–8 on each hindlimb; 12) femoral pores absent; 13) precloacal groove absent; 14) subcaudal scales not enlarged; 15) fourth toe with 14–19 subdigital lamellae.|
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|