Cyrtodactylus petani RIYANTO, GRISMER & WOOD, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus petani?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Indonesian: Cicak Jari Lengkung Petani|
E: Farmer’s Bent-toed Gecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus petani RIYANTO, GRISMER & WOOD 2015|
|Distribution||Indonesia (East Java)|
Type locality: Purwodadi Botanical Garden, Purwodadi Village, Purwodadi Subdistrict, Pasuruan District, East Java Province, Indonesia (07°47’58.73” S; 112°44’13.73” E; 325 m elevation
|Types||Holotype. MZB.Lace.12899 (Field number AR5507), adult male, collected 18 October 2006 by Awal Riyanto and Mulyadi.|
Paratype. MZB.Lace.11706, 11707, 11708, 11709, 11710, 11711, 11712, 11713, 11714, 11715, adult males, Jeladri Village, Winangon Subdistrict, Pasuruan District, East Java Province, Indonesia (07o46’15.8” S; 112o58’00.5” E; 129 m asl), collected 4 March 2014 by Awal Riyanto; MZB.Lace.12143, adult male, Mliwang Village, Kerek Subdistrict, Tuban District, East Java Province, Indonesia (06°49’59.4”S, 111°51’59.8”E; 86 m asl) collected by Awal Riyanto and Wahyu Trilaksono; MZB.Lace.12898, an adult male, Porong River, Sidoarjo City, East Java Province, Indonesia (7°26'48.37"S; 112°28'08.70"E), collected 17 October 2006 by Awal Riyanto and Mulyadi; MZB.Lace.12900, adult male, Purwodadi Botanical Garden, Purwodadi Village, Pasuruan District, East Java Province, Indonesia (7°47'58"S; 112°44'13"E; 325 m asl), collected 18 October 2006 by Awal Riyanto and Mulyadi.
|Comment||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus petani sp. nov. is distinguished from all Javan and Sundaic species by having a maximum SVL up to 57.2 mm; nine or 10 supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; strongly tuberculated body and limbs; 20–25 paravertebral tubercles; 30–35 ventral scales; enlarged femoral scales; enlarged precloacal scales; 17–18 subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; 31–35 continuous precloacal and femoral pores in males, pores absent in females; precloacal groove absent, no enlarged median subcaudals; tubercles on anterior portion of tail; no reticulated pattern on head; paired dark blotches forming a V-shaped on occiput; blotched dorsal pattern; and no paired, dark, semi-lunar-shaped blotches on upper nape.|
Comparisons. Cyrtodactylus petani sp.nov. differs from its sister species C. batucolus Grismer, Chan, Grismer, Wood & Belabut, 2008 by having fewer precloaco-femoral pores (31–35 versus 43–46) and a smaller maximum SVL (57.2 mm versus 75.2 mm). Cyrtodactylus petani sp. nov. differs from C. seribuatensis Grismer & Youmans, 2006 in having fewer precloaco-femoral pores (31–35 versus 40–43) and a smaller maximum SVL (57.2 mm versus 75 mm). The new species is distinguished from C. fumosus by lacking a precloacal groove, having fewer paravertebral tubercles (20–25 versus 30–33), fewer subdigital lamellae under the fourth toe (17–18 versus 22), fewer precloaco-femoral pores (31–35 versus 46–50) and a smaller maximum SVL (57.2 mm versus 75.2 mm). From C. marmoratus sensu stricto (lectotypes; see Rӧsler et al. 2007) it can differentiated by having tubercles in the ventrolateral body fold, fewer ventral scales (30–35 versus 38–47), fewer precloaco-femoral pores (31–35 versus 45–50) and fewer subdigital lamellae under the fourth toe (17–18 versus 20–24 lamellae). It can be differentiated from C. semiadii Riyanto, Bauer & Yudha, 2010 by having tuberculation on both forelimbs and hind limbs, presence of precloaco-femoral scales and fewer paravertebral tubercles (20–25 versus 37–40).
|Etymology||The specific epithet petani refers to the fact that the type series was collected on a farm. Petani means a farmer in the Indonesian Language and is here treated as a noun in apposition.|
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