Cyrtodactylus phuketensis SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, KUNYA, NITIKUL, SAMPHANTHAMIT & GRISMER, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus phuketensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Phuket|
E: Phuket bent-toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle de Phuket
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus phuketensis SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, KUNYA, NITIKUL, SAMPHANTHAMIT & GRISMER 2012|
|Distribution||Thailand (Phuket Island)|
Type locality: Ban Bangrong (coordinates UTM UPS ca. 47 p0433130 0888891 = 08°02.465N, 98°23.588E; elevation ca. 41 m), Thalang District, Phuket Island, Phuket Province, southwestern Thailand
|Types||Holotype: PSUZC-RT 2010.58, adult male (formerly Montri Sumontha field number MS 510). Collected by Kirati Kunya on 2 June 2008.|
Paratypes. Adult male THNHM 15378 (formerly MS 509) and adult female QSMI 1170 (formerly MS 508). Locality, collecting date, and collector are the same as the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus phuketensis is distinguished from all other Sunda Shelf Cyrtodactylus by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 114.7 mm; very large, trihedral, keeled, tubercles on body, limbs and tail; tubercles present on occiput and top of head and on gular region and throat; no granular scales (only large tubercles) on dorsal surfaces of limbs; 22–24 ventral scale rows; transversely enlarged, median, subcaudal plates; proximal subdigital lamellae square; 19 subdigital lamellae on 4th toe; abrupt transition between posterior and ventral femoral scales; enlarged femoral and precloacal scales in a continuous series bearing 33–36 pores; precloacal groove present in males and females; precloacal depression absent; no white reticulum on head; three dark bands between limbs insertions; no bands on fore- and hind limbs.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet phuketensis refers to Phuket Island, on which the type locality is situated.|
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