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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dumnui’s bent toed gecko
G: Dumnuis Bogenfingergecko
F: Cyrtodactyle de Dumnui
Dutch: Kromvingergekko van Dumnui
Thai: Tuk kai Dumnui 
DistributionThailand (Chiang Mai Province)

Type locality: Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Dao District, Mae-Na Subdistrict, Ban Thakilek, Tham (Cave) Phabartmaejon, 19°20’34” N, 99°01’37”E, 486 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 15904 (formerly Montri Sumontha field series (MS) 302), adult male (Figure 1); collected by Kirati Kunya, 26 December 2005.
Paratypes. THNHM 15905 [MS 201], adult female, CUMZ R 2009-6-24-5 [MS 202], adult male; same data as holotype. KZM 002 [MS 181], adult female, CUMZ R 2009-6-24-6 [MS 182], adult female (Figure 2); same locality as holotype, collected by Kirati Kunya, 30 March 2005. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to at least 84 mm; body slender, limbs and digits long, slender, tail much longer than SVL; one pair of greatly enlarged postmental scales in broad contact with one another; no internasal scales; dorsal scalation with 18–22 regularly arranged rows of keeled tubercles; approximately 40 ventral scales across belly between well-developed, non-denticulate ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, 5–6 precloacal pores separated by a diastema of 10–11 poreless scales from a series of 6 small femoral pores borne on a row of enlarged femoral scales in males, femoral pores absent and tiny precloacal pores variably present in females; nine broad basal lamellae and ten narrow distal lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes; median subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates; dorsal pattern of alternating light and dark transverse bands on occiput, nape, and body, 6–7 such dark bands between shoulder and sacrum, dark band on occiput usually broken medially. 
CommentSimilar species: C. muangfuangensis, C. tigroides, C. khelangensis, C. brevipalmatus, C. huongsonensis. 
EtymologyWe are pleased to name this new species in honor of Mr. Sophon Dumnui, Director of the Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King of Thailand. 
  • BAUER, AARON M.;, KIRATI KUNYA, MONTRI SUMONTHA, PIYAWAN NIYOMWAN, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, LAWAN CHANHOME & TUNYAKORN KUNYA 2010. Cyrtodactylus dumnuii (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave-dwelling gecko from Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2570: 41–50 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Kraus, F., Agarwal, I., ... & Grismer, J. L. 2021. Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia; Squamata; Gekkonidae) and its relevance to taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 101–154 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG;THOMAS CALAME, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 054–066 - get paper here
  • NGO, VAN TRI 2013. Cyrtodactylus dati, a new forest dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3616 (2): 151–164 - get paper here
  • SITTHIVONG, SALY; VINH QUANG LUU, NGOAN VAN HA, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2019. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vientiane Province, northern Laos. Zootaxa 4701 (3): 257–275 - get paper here
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