Cyrtodactylus phuquocensis NGO VAN TRI, GRISMER & GRISMER, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus phuquocensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Phu Quoc bent–toed gecko|
Vietnamese: “Than lan chan ngon Phu Quoc”
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus phuquocensis NGO VAN TRI, GRISMER & GRISMER 2010|
|Distribution||SW Vietnam (Kien Giang: Phu Quoc National Park)|
Type locality: Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc National Park, Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Kien Giang province, southwestern Vietnam at 10°17.452’N 104°02.380’E at approximately 100 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 05975, an adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 2 February 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, adult SVL 80.0–85.8mm; body slender; limbs and digits long, slender; original tail long with 9 or 10 dusky white rings; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact; 16–18 rows of weekly keeled dorsal tubercles; 22–25 paravertebral tubercles; 42–46 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove; 7–9 pore-bearing precloacal scales in contact with 10 or 11 enlarged femoral scales; enlarged scales on heel; 18–20 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 15–18 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; and dorsal caudal tubercles extending 57.8–75% down length of tail. Subcaudal scales forming large, transverse plates. Five dorsal body bands, narrowest in middle of dorsum, edged by white tubercles between limb insertions; single broad band at base of tail on yellowish brown ground color.|
Diagnosis. Adult males reaching 81.6 mm SVL, adult females reaching 85.8 mm SVL; eight supralabials, 9 or 10 infralabials; 30 or 31 paravertebral tubercles; 18 or 19 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 40–42 rows of ventral scales; five or six expanded subdigital lamellae proximal to the digital inflection, 12 or 13 unmodified, distal, subdigital lamellae; 17–19 total subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; enlarged femoral and precloacal scales continuous; 27 or 28 enlarged femoral scales; proximal femoral scales less than half the size as distal femorals; six or seven enlarged precloacal scales with pores on each in males; two or three rows of enlarged post-precloacal scales; two or three postcloacal tubercles; interdigital pocketing absent; dark pigmented blotches absent from top of head; posterior border of nuchal loop rounded; and four dark body bands (revised and summarized in Tables 7 + 15 in Murdoch et al. 2019).
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from Phu Quoc National Park, the type locality.|