Cyrtodactylus doisuthep KUNYA, PANMONGKOL, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, MEEWASANA, BUNKHWAMDI5 & DANGSRI, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus doisuthep?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Doi Suthep|
E: Doi Suthep bent-toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle du Doï Suthep
G: Doisuthep Bogenfingergecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus doisuthep KUNYA, PANMONGKOL, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, MEEWASANA, BUNKHWAMDI5 & DANGSRI 2014|
Cyrtodactylus doisuthep — RÖSLER 2016: 9
|Distribution||N Thailand (Chiang Mai)|
Type locality: Doi Suthep (18°47’55.6’’ N, 098°55’52.4’’ E, alt. 676 elevation), Amphoe (= District) Muang, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 22543 (field no. MS 317); adult male. Collected by Udom Buddeekam at approximately 23h00 on 29 July 2008.|
Paratypes. CUMZ-R-0.2318 (field no. MS 318), adult female, and QSMI 1168 (field no. MS 319), subadult female, same locality, date and collector data same as holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus doisuthep sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by its maximal known SVL of 90.5 mm; 19 or 20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 34 or 35 enlarged precloacofemoral scales, including six or seven pitted scales on each femur (male and females) separated by a diastema from six pitted (females) or pore-bearing (male) precloacal scales; no precloacal groove nor depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and six or seven irregular thin beige dorsal bands between limb insertions.|
|Comment||Similar species: C. pulchellus. Specimens in the ZSM were actually catalogued as C. pulchellus (Rösler 2016).|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|