Cyrtodactylus payarhtanensis MULCAHY, THURA & ZUG, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus payarhtanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Tenasserim Mountain Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus payarhtanensis MULCAHY, THURA & ZUG in CONNETTE et al. 2017|
|Distribution||S Myanmar (Tanintharyi Region)|
Type locality: Myanmar, Tanintharyi Region, in the pro- posed Lenya National Park (11.12 ̊N, 99.07 ̊E)
|Types||Holotype: USNM 587791, adult male, collected by Grant M. Connette and Katherine J. LaJeunesse Connette, 22 May 2016.|
Paratypes.—CAS 260232, adult male from Myanmar, Tanintharyi Region, in the proposed Lenya National Park, collected by Myint Kyaw Thura, Thaw Zin, and Daniel G. Mulcahy on 16 May 2015; USNM 587408–409 (adult females) USNM 587410–411 (adult males), same locality and collector information as preceding paratype collected on 14 May 2015; USNM 587792, adult female, same locality data and collector information as the holotype.
|Comment||Similar species: C. phetchaburiensis|
Habitat: limestone outcrops surrounded by lowland ever- green forest. Forest in the area was mostly secondary, with interspersed patches of bamboo and dipterocarp tree species.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific name derives from the karst landscape occupied by this species and is proposed as an adjectival noun.|