Cyrtodactylus gansi BAUER, 2003
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus gansi BAUER 2003|
|Distribution||Myanmar (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.) Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: CAS 222414|
|Comment||DEFINITION.— 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.|
DIAGNOSIS.— Cyrtodactylus gansi may be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of its possession of short digits, a single, strongly angled and somewhat recessed series of precloacal pores (16–29) in males (pores smaller and not in groove in females), absence of femoral pores, 20–25 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 36–40 ventral scales between lowest rows of dorsal tubercles (no discrete ventrolateral folds), subcaudal scalation without enlarged midventral plates, and dorsal pattern of approximately 10 narrow, dark transverse bands from occiput to sacrum, sometimes fragmented anteriorly. Among other species from Myanmar it is most similar to C. khasiensis and C. ayeyarwadyensis (see account of latter species abive), from which it may be distinguished by its shallow precloacal groove (in males) and its dorsal color pattern [after BAUER 2003].
|Etymology||Named after Carl Gans (1923-2009), German-born American herpetologist. See Adler et al. 2010 for obituaries.|
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