Cyrtodactylus martini NGO VAN TRI, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus martini?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Martin’s Bent–toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: “Thằn lằn chân ngón Martin”
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus martini NGO VAN TRI 2011|
|Distribution||NW Vietnam (Lai Chau)|
Type locality: karst forest around Lai Chau Town, Lai Chau province, northwestern Vietnam (22°23’N, 103°24’E; ca. 1000 m elevation).
|Types||Holotype: UNS 0471, adult male, collected on 6 May 2009 by Ngo Van Tri (University of Natural Sciences). Paratypes. All paratypes were collected from the same locality as the holotype. UNS 0467–0469 were col- lected on 5 May 2009. UNS 0470–0472 were collected on 6 May 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus martini differs from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: maximum SVL 96.2 mm; original tail long (TL/SVL: 1.07); symmetrical or subsymmetrical reticulations on top of head; no nuchal loop; dorsal pattern consisting of four to six irregular, yellowish–white bands between limb inser- tions; six or seven white rings on original tail; 1–2 intersupranasal scales; 9–11 supralabials; 8–10 infralabials; 15– 16 interorbital scales on the frontal bone; 17–21 scales between eye and nostril; 39–43 rows of ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; 16–19 irregular, longitudinal rows of smooth or conical tubercles at midbody between the lateral folds; 24–27 paravertebral tubercles; four precloacal pores separated medially by one poreless scale in males, no pores in females; 14–18 enlarged scales beneath thighs which are continuous with precloacal pores; 15– 18 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 22–24 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no enlarged scales on heel; two medial longitudinal rows of enlarged, irregularly shaped subcaudal scales.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet honors Mr. Shaun Martin, the Director of Education Program for Nature— WWF in the U.S.A. who sponsored a small grant in 2009 for gecko expeditions in Vietnam.|