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Cyrtodactylus pinlaungensis GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, THURA, OAKS & LIN, 2019

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pinlaung Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus pinlaungensis GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, THURA, OAKS & LIN 2019 
DistributionMyanmar (Pa-O District, Shan State)

Type locality: karstic hills immediately behind the Pin-laung Hotel, Pinlaung Township, Pa-O District, Shan State, Myanmar (20.13042°N, 96.78620°E; 1534 m in elevation).  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 14280, Adult male, collected on 12 November 2018 at 2000 hrs by Evan S. H. Quah, Myint Kyaw Thura, Jamie R. Oaks, Perry L. Wood Jr., Aung Lin and L. Lee Grismer.
Paratypes: Adult females LSUHC 14278–79 bear the same collection data as the holotype. Adult male LSUHC 14307, adult female LSUHC 14306, and subadult female 14308 were collected on 13 November 2018 between 21:00–23:30 hrs by Myint Kyaw Thura, Jamie R. Oaks, Evan S. H. Quah, Perry L. Wood Jr., Aung Lin and L. Lee Grismer at Wingabar Cave, Pinlaung Township, Pa-O District, Shan State, Myanmar (20.06936°N, 96.76998°E; 1464 m in elevation). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cyrtodactylus pinlaungensis sp. nov. differs from all species in the C. linnwayensis group by having the combination of seven or eight supralabials; 8–10 infralabials; 36–42 paravertebral tubercles; 24–29 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 35–43 ventral scales; 5–7 pore-bearing precloacal scales in males; 9–14 pore-bearing femoral scales in males; 6–8 enlarged precloacal scales; 4–6 enlarged post-precloacal scales; 24–31 enlarged femoral scales; eight or nine transversely expanded subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; 12–15 unexpanded subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; 20–23 total subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; raised and strongly keeled dorsal tubercles that extend beyond the postcloacal swelling; four or five regularly shaped dorsal bands bearing lightened centers; and a mature regenerated tail with a faint to prominent spotted pattern (Table 4 in Grismer et al. 2019). 
EtymologyNamed after the Pin-laung Hotel where the type was found. 
  • Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Kraus, F., Agarwal, I., ... & Grismer, J. L. 2021. Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia; Squamata; Gekkonidae) and its relevance to taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 101–154 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, MYINT KYAW THURA,<br />JAMIE R. OAKS & AUNG LIN 2019. A new species of Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cyrtodactylus) from the Shan Plateau in eastern Myanmar (Burma). Zootaxa 4624 (3): 301–321 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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