Cyrtodactylus metropolis GRISMER, WOOD, ONN, ANUAR & MUIN, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus metropolis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus metropolis GRISMER, WOOD, ONN, ANUAR & MUIN 2014|
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (Selangor)|
Type locality: base of the Batu Caves massif east of Temple Cave, Gombak District, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia (3°14’.54”N 101°41’02.24”E; 75 m)
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 11347, adult male, collected by Chan Kin Onn and L. Lee Grismer on 16 July 2013. Paratypes. Female paratypes (LSUHC 11342–43, 11345) bear the same collection data as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus metropolis sp. nov. is differentiated from its Sundaland congeners by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 82.2 mm; nine or 10 supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; moderately tuberculated body and limbs; 32–34 paravertebral tubercles; 37–44 ventral scales; abrupt contact between large and small postfemoral scales; enlarged femoral scales; 20 or 21 subdigital lamellae; no femoral pores; no deep precloacal groove; nine enlarged precloacal pore-bearing scales in males; no enlarged median subcaudals; tubercles on the anterior portion of the dorsal side of the tail; no reticulated pattern on head; having a blotched dorsal pattern; and lacking the paired, dark, semi-lunar shaped blotches on the upper nape prominently outlined in white. These and other characters are scored for all Sundaland species (Grismer et al. 2012a; Table 4) and for all species in the C. semenanjungensis complex (Table 5).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
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