Cyrtodactylus jaegeri LUU, CALAME, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus jaegeri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus jaegeri LUU, CALAME, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2014|
Type locality: karst wall of a karstic massif, ca. 1.5 m above the forest floor, in a mixed secondary forest of hardwoods and shrubs near Thakhek Town (17°27.44’N, 104°55.44’E), Khammouane Province, Laos, at an elevation of 170 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.2013.55, adult male, collected on 29 April 2012 by Thomas Calame and Peter Jäger; Paratype. NUOL R–2013.1, adult female, the same collection data as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL reaching 68.5 mm, distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 1) dorsal pattern consisting of a dark nuchal loop and four narrow brown body bands between limb insertions; 3) dorsal tubercles in 15–17 irregular rows; 4) ventrals in 31– 32 longitudinal rows at midbody; 5) lateral skin folds present with interspersed tubercles; 6) precloacal–femoral pores 44 in the male, in a continuous series; 7) enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; 8) postcloacal tubercles 3–6; and 9) subcaudals transversely enlarged.|
|Comment||Comparisons. See Table 2 on LUU et al. 2014.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The new species is named in honour of our colleague Dr. Peter Jäger, arachnologist from the Research Institute Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, who collected the holotype.|