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Cyrtodactylus menglianensis LIU & RAO, 2022

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Menglian Bent-toed Gecko
Chinese: 孟连裸趾虎” (Mèng Lián Luoˇ Zhıˇ Huˇ) 
SynonymCyrtodactylus menglianensis LIU & RAO 2022 
DistributionChina (Yunnan: Menglian County)

Type locality: Menglian County, Puer City, Yunnan Province, China (22°20'11"N,99°34'29"E, 980 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: KIZ20210713, adult male, collected on 18 July 2021 by Shuo Liu
Paratypes: KIZ20210714 and KIZ20210716, two adult females; KIZ20210715, adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium body size (SVL 67.7–78.1 mm in adults); ventrolateral foldspresent with interspersed small tubercles; seven precloacal pores in a continuous seriesin males, absent in females; femoral scales not enlarged; femoral pores absent; two postcloacal tubercles on each side; 17–22 lamellae under finger IV, 21–23 lamellae un-der toe IV; one or two rows of subcaudals enlarged; dark postocular streak and nuchalloop absent; six or seven dark irregular dorsal bands between limb insertions, mostbands discontinuous (Liu et al. 2022). 
CommentDistribution: for a map with the type localities of Cyrtodactylus wayakonei, martini, zhenkangensis, menglianensis, phukhaensis, and caixitaoi, see Liu et al. 2023: 535 (Fig. 6). 
EtymologyNamed after Menglian County, the locality where the new species was found. 
  • Kwet, A. 2023. Liste der im Jahr 2022 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Elaphe 2023 (3): 48-73
  • Liu S, Rao D 2022. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from southwestern Yunnan, China. ZooKeys 1084: 83–100 - get paper here
  • Liu, S., Rao, D., Hou, M., Wang, Q., & Ananjeva, N. B. 2023. A New Species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae), Previously Confused with C. wayakonei Nguyen, Kingsada, Rösler, Auer et Ziegler, 2010. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 30(6), 529-538 - get paper here
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