Cyrtodactylus langkawiensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS, 2012
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Langkawi Island Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus langkawiensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS 2012|
Cyrtodactylus langkawiensis — GRISMER & QUAH 2019
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (Pulau Langkawi)|
Type locality: Wat Wanaram, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (06°20.275 N, 99°52.507 E) at 35 meters elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6966, adult male, collected on 11 October 2008 by L. L. Grismer, Norhayati A., Chan, K. O., D. Belabut, and J. L. Grismer. Paratypes.—Adult females (ZRC LSUHC 2.6967–68 and LSUHC 9123–24) collected from same locality on the same date as the holotype and by the same collectors; adult female (ZRC 2.6969) collected at same locality as holotype by Chan, K. O., C. Johnson, and L. Grismer on 19 September 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Adult males reaching 93.3 mm SVL, adult females reaching 99.8 mm SVL; 9–12 supralabials, 8–10 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum small to moderately large with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 34–44 paravertebral tubercles; 21–25 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 38–43 rows of ventral scales; 19–21 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 30 femoro-precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; four rarely five dark body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; band to interspace ratio 0.75–1.00; 11–16 dark caudal bands on original tail; white caudal bands in adults infused with dark pigmentation; and posterior portion of tail in hatchlings and juveniles white. These characters are scored across all species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Table 6 [GRISMER et al. 2012].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet, langkawiensis, refers to Langkawi Island to where this species was first discovered and may be endemic.|