Cyrtodactylus grismeri NGO VAN TRI, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus grismeri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Grismer’s Bent-toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: “Than lan chân ngón Grismer”.
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus grismeri NGO VAN TRI 2008|
|Distribution||SW Vietnam (An Giang)|
Type locality: Tuc Dup (= Co To) Rocky Hill, Tri Ton District, An Giang province, southwestern Vietnam (10°22.608’N 104°57.555’E), ca. 100 m in elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UNS, Zoological Collection of Faculty of Biology of University of Natural Sciences |
(UNS) in Hochiminh City, Vietnam: UNS 0235, an adult female collected by Ngo Van Tri on 9 December 2005.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus grismeri differs from all congeners in the following combination of characters: a mean SVL of 68.3–95.0; body relatively robust; limbs and digits long, slender; original tail very long (TL/ SVL = 1.24); one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact (Plate 1b); dorsal pattern consisting of thin white–yellow bands on a yellow–brown background; single band on tail; single band on occiput; three narrow white-yellow bands between limb insertions; single band at tail base; no precloacal groove or pores in males; 19–22 slightly enlarged poreless scales anterior vent; 0–3 enlarged scales beneath thighs; 16–19 interorbital scales; 24–27 scales between eye and nostril; 33–38 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; 18–22 irregular longitudinal rows of weakly-keeled tubercles at midbody between the lateral folds; 31–36 paravertebral tubercles; 20–24 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 16–19 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no enlarged scales on heel; one band at the level of first autotomy plane of tail; subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet honors Professor L. Lee Grismer, who has contributed greatly to the study of the herpetological fauna of the Indomalayan Region. The general name “Than lan hang đá” means gecko in rocky cave.|