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Cyrtodactylus dammathetensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesDammathet cave bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus dammathetensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN 2017: 62 
DistributionMyanmar (Mawlamyine District, Mon State)

Type locality: Dammathet Cave 19.8 km east of Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine District, Mon State, Myanmar (N16°30.380, E97°48.629; 25 m in elevation).  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 12862, Adult male collected on 7 October 2016 at 2000 h by Matthew L. Murdoch, L. Lee Grismer, Marta S. Grismer, Myint Kyaw Thura, Evan S. H. Quah, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Thaw Zin and Htet Kyaw.
Paratypes: Adult females LSUHC 12863–64 bear the same collection data as the holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, dammathetensis, is a noun in apposition in reference to the type locality of Dammathet Cave. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr., Myint Kyaw Thura, Evan S.H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, Marta S. Grismer, Mark W. Herr, Aung Lin & Htet Kyaw 2018. Three more new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Salween Basin of eastern Myanmar underscore the urgent need for the conservation of karst habitats. Journal of Natural History, 52:19-20, 1243-1294 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MARTA S. GRISMER, AUNG LIN, HTET KYAW and NGWE LWIN 2017. Twelve new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from isolated limestone habitats in east- central and southern Myanmar demonstrate high localized diversity and unprecedented microendemism Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 862-959
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