Cyrtodactylus equestris OLIVER, RICHARDS, MUMPUNI & RÖSLER, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus equestris?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus equestris OLIVER, RICHARDS, MUMPUNI & RÖSLER 2016|
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea (Sandaun Province)|
Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Sandaun Province, Torricelli Mountains, Mt. Sumbau (3°23'S, 142°31'E, between 1000–1200 m elevation) Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype. AMS R135520 adult male with everted left hemipenis and completely re- grown tail, collected by P. German, 10 March 1990, with frozen tissue at the South Australian Museum (ABTC50282).|
Paratypes (n = 6). Papua New Guinea: AMS R119547 Sandaun Province, Torri- celli Mtns, Wigote (3°25'S, 142°09'E), collected by T. Flannery, 20 July 1985; BPBM 23314–16 Sandaun Province, Torricelli Mountains, between 2.9–3.2 km east of Mt Sapau summit (3°23'27.0636"S, 142°31'47.028"E, 550–700 m a.s.l.), collected by F. Kraus between 23–25 May 2005. Indonesia: MZB lace 5435–6 Papua Province, Foja Mountains, camp above Marina Valen Village (02°22.230'S, 138°12.753'E; 500 m a.s.l.), collected by S. Richards and B. Tjaturadi between 17–22 July 2004.
|Comment||Distribution: see map in Oliver et al. 2016: 120.|
|Etymology||Equestris latin for knight, in reference to the relative size of this species – large for the genus, but still subordinate to some of its near relatives.|
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