Cyrtodactylus epiroticus KRAUS, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus epiroticus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus epiroticus KRAUS 2008|
Cyrtodactylus epiroticus — TALLOWIN et al. 2018
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (throughout the eastern margin of New Guinea from the Sarawaget Mts. of Morobe Province south through the Owen Stanley Mts. of the Papuan Peninsula to Milne Bay Province; D'Entrecasteaux Islands)|
Type locality: 9.7 km NW summit Mt. Shungol, 6.79065ºS, 146.66535ºE, 320 m, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
|Types||Holotype: BPBM 18653 (field tag FK 8294), mature male, collected by F. Kraus, 15 October 2003.|
|Comment||Ecology. KRAUS (2008) found animals at night on the trunks of large trees and on saplings in primary or advanced secondary forest.|
Sympatry: syntopic with Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae (Schlegel), Gekko vittatus, at least one undetermined species of Nactus, and N. vankampeni.
|Etymology||The trivial epithet is a Greek masculine adjective meaning “continental” or “from the mainland” in reference to its distribution on the main island of New Guinea.|