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Cyrtodactylus jelawangensis GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Jelawang Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus jelawangensis GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ 2014 
DistributionNE Peninsular Malaysia

Type locality: Kem Baha, Gunung Stong, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia (5° 20.465 N 101° 58.001 E; at 461 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 11062, adult male, collected on 26 June 2013 by Jacob A. Chan at 0100 hrs.
Paratypes. Paratypes LSUHC 11060–61, 11063 are all females and have the same collection data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Cyrtodactylus jelawangensis sp. nov. can be differentiated from all other species of Cyrtodactylus by having 9–12 supralabials; 9–11 infralabials; moderately strong body tuberculation; tubercles on ventral surface of forelimbs, gular region, and in ventrolateral body folds; 36–42 paravertebral tubercles; 23–25 longitudinal tubercle rows; 31–36 ventral scales; 21–24 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 36 femoroprecloacal pores in males; deep precloacal groove; four dark dorsal body bands; body band/interspace ratio 1.00–1.50; body bands and nuchal loop not edged with a thin yellowish line; no scattered white tubercles on dorsum; 10 dark caudal bands on original tail; white caudal bands infused with dark brown; and a maximum SVL of 119.8 mm. These characters are scored across all species of the C. pulchellus complex in Table 5 (Grismer et al. 2014).
 
CommentHabitat: most common on large granite boulders. Others were seen on roots beneath an earthen overhang and one specimen was found on a tree trunk.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet jelawangensis is an adjective in reference to Hutan Lipur Jelawang, the recreational forest at the base of Gunung Stong near the type locality. 
References
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, MAKETAB MOHAMED, CHAN KIN ONN, ALEXANDRA X. SUMARLI, ARIEL I. LOREDO, HEATHER M. HEINZ 2014. The phylogenetic relationships of three new species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from poorly explored regions in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3786 (3): 359–381 - 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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