Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae BAUER, SUMONTHA & PAUWELS, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae BAUER, SUMONTHA & PAUWELS 2003|
Type locality: Thailand, Saraburi Province, Phraputthabata District, Khun Khlon Subdistrict, Phraya Chat-tan Cave, 14°42’N 100°51’E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: IRSNB (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique) 2585 (formerly|
CUMZ R 2003.61)
|Comment||Definition: A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to at least 79 mm; body slender, limbs and digits long, slender; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact with one another; dorsal scalation with 16-18 rows of keeled tubercles; 36– 38 ventral scales across belly between ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, a continuous series of 32–34 pore-bearing precloacal-femoral scales (at least in males). 7–9 broad basal lamellae and 14 narrow distal lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes. Median subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates. Dorsal pattern of purplish brown bands, bordered anteriorly and posteriorly by yellowish-cream bands; 3 such bands on trunk and a fourth on nape and occiput (after BAUER et al. 2003).|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Lawan Chanhome of the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute of the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok. Dr. Chanhome has been and continues to be an active contributor to the study of Thai poissonous snakes.|
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