Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris (ANNANDALE, 1913)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Sikkimese bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Gymnodactylus gubernatoris ANNANDALE 1913|
Gymnodactylus gubernatoris — WERMUTH 1965: 53
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) gubernatoris — RÖSLER 2000: 66
Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris — AGARWAL et al. 2018
|Distribution||India (West Bengal, Darjeeling)|
Type locality: Sikhim, Himalayas, Darjeeling District (elevation: 1000-3000 feet).
|Types||Holotype: ZSI (ZSIK) 17275, ZSIK 17276 (paratype)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis and comparisons with regional congeners. A moderate sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to 70.5 mm; body relatively slender; limbs and digits moderately long; two pairs of well-developed postmentals, inner pair longer than outer and in broad contact behind mental; twenty or twenty-one rows of keeled, rounded dorsal tubercles; 36–45 paravertebral tubercles; 34–37 mid-body ventral scale rows; no precloacal groove; eight or nine precloacal pores in a single series on males and 7–9 smaller pores on females, 6–9 femoral pores on each side on males separated from precloacal pores by twelve or thirteen scales, femoral pores absent on females. Five to seven basal and 10–13 apical subdigital lamellae beneath Digit IV of pes, with two or three intervening rows of non- lamellar granular scales between basal and distal lamellae series. Subcaudal scalation of original tail without median series of paired enlarged plates. Dorsal pattern of six or seven paired transversely arranged small dark spots on trunk and sacrum, longitudinal markings on the neck. Original tail with approximately 12 dark bands (first five similar to dorsal spots), alternating with light brown bands proximally, and white bands distally beyond the 6th dark band.|
Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris differs from the following regional congeners in having nine large precloacal pores separated by twelve or thirteen poreless scales from 6–9 femoral pores on males: C. ayeyarwadyensis, C. cayuensis, C. gansi, C. himalayicus, C. khasiensis, C. mandalayensis, C. markuscombaii, C. martinstolli and C. tamaiensis (PcFP series with <3 non pore-bearing scales); its smaller body size (max SVL 70.5 mm): C. russelli and C. slowinskii (SVL >90 mm); twenty or twenty-one DTR: C. fasciolatum (15–17 DTR). Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris is differentiated from the new species after their descriptions (from Agarwal et al. 2018: 339)
|Comment||Distribution: possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012).|
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