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||Langkawi Island Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus langkawiensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS 2012|
|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. Map legend:
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|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.
|Comment||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].|
|Etymology||The specific epithet, langkawiensis, refers to Langkawi Island to where this species was first discovered and may be endemic.|
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