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Cyrtodactylus doisuthep KUNYA, PANMONGKOL, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, MEEWASANA, BUNKHWAMDI5 & DANGSRI, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThai: Took-kai Doi Suthep
E: Doi Suthep bent-toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle du Doï Suthep
G: Doisuthep Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Doisuthepkromvingergekko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus doisuthep KUNYA, PANMONGKOL, PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, MEEWASANA, BUNKHWAMDI5 & DANGSRI 2014
Cyrtodactylus doisuthep — RÖSLER 2016: 9 
DistributionN 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.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. 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. 
CommentSimilar 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). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • KUNYA, KIRATI; AUMPORN PANMONGKOL, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, MONTRI SUMONTHA, JIRAPORN MEEWASANA, WORAPHOT BUNKHWAMDI & SIRIWAT DANGSRI 2014. A new forest-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Zootaxa 3811 (2): 251–261 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler H 2016. Bemerkungen über einige Geckoarten der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota Suppl. 3: 1-94
 
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