Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori BATUWITA & BAHIR, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005|
Gymnodactylus frenatus — TAYLOR 1953
Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori — ZIESMANN et al. 2007
Type locality: Tonacombe Estate,Namunukula, Badulla District (06°52’N, 81°07’E, elevation 1320 m),
|Types||Holotype: WHT 6067, adult male (92.7 mm SVL), (partially regenerated tail broken at base)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori is distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of following characters: subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of manus, 7–8; beneath distal portion, 10–11; basal lamellae under proximal portion as wide as digit width.Subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of pes, 7–10; beneath distal portion, 11–13; precloacalgroove absent; 6 precloacal pores in males; claws short(ClawLM/ ForeaL ratio 0.10; ClawLP/ CrusL ratio 0.08–0.10). Mental subpentagonal with concave posterior-lateral borders. Scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 29–30. Dorsal scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 72–75. Tubercles on paravertebral row, 40–45; rows of keeled dorsal tubercles at mid-body, 14–15. Ventral scales imbricate to subimbricate withrounded posterior edge. Regenerated tail longer than body (TailL/ SVL ratio 1.05 in holotype). Among its Sri Lankan congeners, Cyrtodactylus edwardtaylori appears most closely to resemble C. soba new species, from which it may be distinguished by having 4 dorsal bands,14–15 mid-dorsal tubercles, 40–45 paravertebral tubercles and mid-ventral scales with rounded posterior edges, vs.5 dorsal bands, 7–10 mid-dorsal tubercles, 25–31 paravertebral tubercles and mid-ventral scales with pointed posterior edges.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after Edward HarrisonTaylor (1889–1978).|
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