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Cyrtodactylus guakanthanensis GRISMER, BELABUT, QUAH, ONN, WOOD & HASIM, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Gua Kanthan Bent-toed Gecko
Malay: Cicak Gua Kanthan 
SynonymCyrtodactylus guakanthanensis GRISMER, BELABUT, QUAH, ONN, WOOD & HASIM 2014 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Perak)

Type locality: Gua Kanthan, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (4°45.685’N, 101°07.322’E; 45 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 11322, adult male, collected by Daicus M. Belabut, Chan K. Onn, Evan S. H. Quah and L. Lee Grismer on 14 July 2013.
Paratypes. All paratypes (LSUHC 11321, 11323, 11325–36, 11339) bear the same data as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet guakanthanensis is an adjective and refers to the type locality Gua Kanthan (=Kanthan Cave) within the Gunung Kanthan limestone forest. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; DAICUS M. BELABUT,, EVAN S. H. QUAH, CHAN KIN ONN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR. & ROSLI HASIM 2014. A new species of karst forest-adapted Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827) belonging to the C. sworderi complex from a threatened karst forest in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3755 (5): 434–446 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; P. L. WOOD, JR., SHAHRUL ANUAR, H. R. DAVIS, A. J. COBOS & M. L. MURDOCH 2016. A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation Zootaxa 4061 (1): 001–017 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD, JR, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MARTA S. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, HAYDEN R. DAVIS, CÉSAR AGUILAR, RANDY KLABACKA, ANTHONY J. COBOS, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, JACK W. SITES, JR 2016. Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems. Zootaxa 4105 (5): 401-429 - 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
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