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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesTuk-kai Boonsong, Bent-toed Gecko 
DistributionThailand (Trang and Phang-nga, Surat Thani Provinces)

Type locality: Khao Chong waterfall, Khao Chamao, Trang Province, Thailand at approximately 07°35.28 N, 99°50.25 E at 165 meters elevation as estimated from Google Earth Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: FMNH 215987, adult male, collected on 7 November 1979 by D. L. Damman.
Paratypes.—Adult females (FMNH 215985–86) bear the same data as the holotype. The adult male FMNH 176885 was collected by E. H. Taylor from Khao Chao (date unknown). Adult female IRSNB 2678 collected on 21 July 1998 by O. S. G. Pauwels and Chucheep Chimsunchart from Tham Phung Chang (cave) Phang-nga City, Muang District, Phang-nga Province, Thailand. 
CommentThis species has been considered as C. pulchellus previously.

Diagnosis.—Adult males reaching 103.5 mm SVL, adult females reaching 97.3 mm SVL; 10–12 supralabials, 9–11 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum moderate, with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 30–50 paravertebral tubercles; 20–24 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 31–43 rows of ventral scales; 20–25 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 30–36 femoro- precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; four or five dark body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; body band to interspace ratio 1.00–2.00; 12–14 dark caudal bands; and white caudal bands infused with dark coloration and the posterior portion of the tail in hatchlings and juveniles is white. These characters are scored across all species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Table 6 [GRISMER et al. 2012]. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet lekaguli honors Dr. Boonsong Lekagul (1907–1992), biologist and conservationist of Thailand and the first biologist to suggest the Thai common name " Tuk-Kai " for geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Lekagul 1977). 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MARTA S. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, HAYDEN R. DAVIS, CÉSAR AGUILAR, RANDY KLABACKA, ANTHONY J. COBOS, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, JACK W. SITES, JR 2016. Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems. Zootaxa 4105 (5): 401-429 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD. ABDUL MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, NORHAYATI AHMAD, AARON M. BAUER, SANSAREEYA WANGKULANGKUL, JESSE L. GRISMER & OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS 2012. A phylogeny and taxonomy of the Thai-Malay Peninsula Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae): combined morphological and molecular analyses with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 3520: 1–55 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; 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
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102
  • LUU, VINH QUANG;THOMAS CALAME, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 054–066 - get paper here
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