Cyrtodactylus cracens BATUWITA & BAHIR, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus cracens?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus cracens BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005|
Type locality: Sinharaja World Heritage site, Ratnapura District (06°26’N, 80°25’E, elevation 450 m),
|Types||Holotype: WHT 6048, adult male (101.0 mm SVL), (partially regenerated tail broken at base)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus cracens is distinguished from allotherCyrtodactylus by a combination of the following characters: subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of manus, 7–9; beneath distal portion, 12–1; basal lamellae under proximal portion as wide as digit width.Subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of pes 8–9; beneath distal portion12–14; no precloacal groove; 5–6 precloacal pores in males; claws long (ClawLM/ForeaL ratio 0.10–0.12; ClawLP/ CrusL ratio 0.12–0.1); mental subtriangular. Scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 1. Dorsal scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 6–67. Tubercles on paravertebrabral row, 26–27. Seven to eight rows flatttened dorsal tubercles at mid-body. Ventral scales imbricate, with rounded posterior edges. From among the other Sri Lankan Cyrtodactylus, C. cracens most closely resembles C. subsolanus new species, from which it may be distinguished as follows: head narrow (HeadW/HeadL ratio 0.65), dorsal tubercles flattened and claws comparatively longer, vs.head wide (HeadW/ HeadL ratio0.71–0.72), dorsal tubercles raised and claws short in C.subsolanus.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
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