Cyrtodactylus durio GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, GRISMER & AHMAD, 2010
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Durian Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus durio GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, GRISMER & AHMAD 2010|
Cyrtodactylus durio — GRISMER 2011
|Distribution||NW Peninsular Malaysia (Kedah)|
Type locality: Sungai Sedim, Kedah (02°06.581’N, 102°19.757’E; 39 m elevation), Peninsular Malaysia.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6906, adult male, collected by Evan Quah, Shahrul Anuar, and Mohd Abdul Muin on 20 March 2010.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus durio is distinguished from all other Sunda Shelf species by having a maximum SVL of 79.3 mm; large, conical, elongate, keeled tubercles on body limbs and tail; elongate, spinose tubercles in ventrolateral body fold and on ventrolateral margin of tail; 16 longitudinal rows of tubercles at midbody; 59 ventral scales; no transversely enlarged, median, subcaudal scales; proximal subdigital lamellae transversely expanded; 22 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no abrupt transition between postfemoral and ventral femoral scales; no digital webbing; two nearly parallel rows of six enlarged, pore-bearing precloacal scales opposing a shallow precloacal sulcus; tail round in cross-section, lacking ventrolateral caudal fringe; no white reticulum on head; and faint, squarish blotches on body. These characters are summarized across all Sunda Shelf species in Chan and Norhayati (2010; Table 1).|
|Comment||Distribution: See map in Harvey et al. 2016: 526 (Fig. 5).|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet durio is in reference to the Latin generic name Durio for the durian fruits of Asia. It is derived from the Latin root dur, meaning hard or duable. Its application as the specific epithet herein is based on the similar spiny exterior of both the durian and the gecko.|
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