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Cyrtodactylus gansi BAUER, 2003

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus gansi BAUER 2003 
DistributionMyanmar (Burma: Min Dat District in Chin State, in the southern Chin Hills), 750-1300 m elevation.

Type locality: Che Stream, Min Dat Township, Min Dat District, Chin State (21°21’15.5’’N, 93°56’13.3’’E, elevation 780 m.)  
TypesHolotype: CAS 222414 
CommentDEFINITION.— A moderate sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to 63 mm; body relatively slender, limbs and digits relatively short; one pair of enlarged postmental scales, in broad contact with one another behind mental; 20–25 rows of rounded, conical dorsal tubercles; 36–40 ventral scales between lowest rows of dorsal tubercles; no discrete ventrolateral folds; shallow precloacal groove in males, 16–29 large precloacal pores in a single, strongly angled series (pores smaller and not recessed in females). Seven widened subdigital lamellae beneath basal phalanx of 4th toe of pes, 11 narrow lamellae beneath more distal phalanges of same toe (in holotype). Subcaudal scalation without enlarged midventral plates. Dorsal pattern of approximately 10 narrow, dark brown transverse bands from occiput to sacrum. Tail with alternating brown and white bands. 
EtymologyNamed after Carl Gans (1923-2009), German-born American herpetologist. See Adler et al. 2010 for obituaries. 
  • Adler, K. 2010. Carl Gans (1923–2009) and the Integrative Biology of Reptiles. Herpetological Review 41 (2): 142-150 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 463-498 - get paper here
  • BAUER, AARON M. 2010. Reminiscences of Carl Gans Herpetological Review 41 (2): 147-148 - get paper here
  • BELL, CHRISTOPHER J. 2010. Carl Gans: The Austin Years 1997–2009 Herpetological Review 41 (2): 148-150 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • NORTHCUTT, R. GLENN 2010. Carl Gans: The Ann Arbor Years Herpetological Review 41 (2): 147 - get paper here
  • ROSENBERG, HERB 2010. Carl Gans: The Buffalo Years of 1961–1967 Herpetological Review 41 (2): 144-147 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - 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
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61-70
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