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Cyrtodactylus payacola JOHNSON, QUAH ANUAR, MUIN, WOOD, GRISMER, GREER, ONN, AHMAD, BAUER & GRISMER, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus payacola JOHNSON, QUAH ANUAR, MUIN, WOOD, GRISMER, GREER, ONN, AHMAD, BAUER & GRISMER 2012 
DistributionWest Malaysia (Penang)

Type locality: Bukit Panchor State Park, Penang, West Malaysia 05°09.465' N, 100°32.885' E at an elevation of 47 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 10074, adult male, collected by E. Quah S. H. on 4 September 2011. Paratypes. All paratopotypes were collected in various combinations by M. A. Muin, E. Quah S.H., S. Anuar, C. K. Onn, and L. L. Grismer from the same locality as the holotype. LSUHC 9982 was collected on 6 March 2010; LSUHC 10070 and 10071 were collected on 29 June 2011. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet payacola is derived from the word paya meaning “swamp” in the Malay language and the Latin suffix colo, which means to inhabit or dwell in and is in reference to microhabitat in which this species is found. 
References
  • Grismer, L.; Lee Perry L. Wood, Jr. and Kelvin K. P. Lim 2012. Cyrtodactylus majulah, a new species of bent-toed gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60 (2): 487-499 - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; KYLE A. O’CONNELL, GABRIEL BARRAZA, AWAL RIYANTO, NIA KURNIAWAN & ERIC N. SMITH 2015. Two new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Southern Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra and an estimation of their phylogeny Zootaxa 4020 (3): 495–516 - get paper here
  • JOHNSON, CHELSÉA B.; EVAN QUAH, S. H., SHAHRUL ANUAR, M. A. MUIN, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., JESSE L. GRISMER, LEE F. GREER, CHAN KIN ONN, NORHAYATI AHMAD, AARON M. BAUER & L. LEE GRISMER 2012. Phylogeography, geographic variation, and taxonomy of the Bent-toed Gecko Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus Taylor, 1962 from Peninsular Malaysia with the description of a new swamp dwelling species. Zootaxa 3406: 39–58 - get paper here
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; L. LEE GRISMER & PERRY L. WOOD, JR. 2015. Cyrtodactylus rosichonariefi sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new swamp-dwelling bent-toed gecko from Bunguran Island (Great Natuna), Indonesia. Zootaxa 3964 (1): 114–124 [erratum in Zootaxa 3999 (4): 600]
 
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