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Cyrtodactylus linnwayensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLinn-Way bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus linnwayensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN 2017: 24 
DistributionMyanmar (Shan State)

Type locality: Yum Twing Gyi Cave, Linn-Way Village, 12.7 km north-east of Ywangan, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar (N21°12.964, E96°33.288; 1130 m in elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 12983, Adult male collected on 15 October 2016 at 1500 h by Evan S. H. Quah, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Myint Kyaw Thura, Thaw Zin, Matthew L. Murdoch and Htet Kyaw.
Paratypes: Adult males LSUHC 12984 and BYU 52214 and adult female LUSHC 12986 bear the same collection data as the holotype. Adult male LSUHC 12980, subadult male BYU 52213 and juvenile male LSUHC 12981 bear the same collection data as the holotype except they were collected from an adjacent cave (Lay Htwat Cave) 20 m away between 1800 and 2000 h. Adult male and female LSUHC 12971–72, respectively, and juvenile males LSUHC 12970 and 19273 were collected on 14 October 2016 between 1500 and 2000 h by Myint Kyaw Thura, Evan S. H. Quah, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Thaw Zin, Matthew L. Murdoch, Marta S. Grismer and Htet Kyaw from the Yae Htwat Cave, Linn-Way Village, 13.3 km north-east of Ywangan, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar (N21°13.675, E96°33.403; 1132 m in elevation) and 1 km north of Yum Twing Gyi Cave. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, linnwayensis, is a noun in apposition in reference to Linn-Way Village near the type locality. 
References
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MARTA S. GRISMER, AUNG LIN, HTET KYAW and NGWE LWIN 2017. Twelve new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from isolated limestone habitats in east- central and southern Myanmar demonstrate high localized diversity and unprecedented microendemism Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 862-959
 
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