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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesThai: Tuk kai ta daeng
E: Red-eyed bent toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle aux yeux rouges
G: Rotaugen-Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Rood ogige kromvingergekko 
DistributionS Thailand (Mae Hong Son)

Type locality: Thailand, Mae Hong Son Province, Pangmapha district, Tham Lod, 19°37’05”N 98°11’01”E, 640 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 15377, Thai Natural History Museum, (field number MS 150), adult male; collected by Eakarit Punamphon, April 2005. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cyrtodactylus erythrops can be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: body slender, limbs and digits long, dorsal scalation with 18–20 rows of large, flattened, smooth to weakly-keeled or weakly conical tubercles, some in contact with one another, 28 ventral scales across belly between weakly developed ventrolateral folds, no precloacal groove, precloacal pores in a continuous series of 9, separated from a broken series of 9–10 femoral pores on each thigh by 2–3 poreless scales, femoral scales enlarged, dorsal pattern consisting of roughly transversely-oriented rows of palerimmed, dark brown blotches, posteriorly forming irregular crossbands, and a series of blotches forming a broken nuchal loop. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Greek erythros [= red] and ops [= eye] and refers to the reddish life coloration of the iris of this species. 
  • BAUER, AARON M.; KIRATI KUNYA, MONTRI SUMONTHA, PIYAWAN NIYOMWAN, NONN PANITVONG, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, LAWAN CHANHOME & TUNYAKORN KUNYA 2009. Cyrtodactylus erythrops (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave-dwelling gecko from Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2124: 51-62<br /> - 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Sumontha, M., Panitvong, N. & Deein, G. 2010. Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave- dwelling gecko from Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2370: 53–64 - get paper here
  • Tri, Ngo Van and L. Lee Grismer 2010. A new karst dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Son La Province, north-western Vietnam. Hamadryad 35 (1): 84 – 95 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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