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Cyrtodactylus pronarus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus pronarus SHEA, COUPER, WILMER & AMEY 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: McIlwraith Range, north-east of Coen)

Type locality: Peach Creek, 535 m elevation, McIlwraith Range (13° 45' 22" S 143° 19' 59" E)  
Reproductionoviparous (manual and phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: QM J86900, female, P. Couper, A. Amey, R. Howard, G. Kyle, F. Port & T. Creek, 12.ix.2009; Paratypes. QM J38197–98, J60863–66, J60868, Peach Creek, McIlwraith Range (13o 45' S 143o 19' E); J86899, J86909–10, J86922–23, Peach Creek, McIlwraith Range (13o 45' 22" S 143o 19' 59" E); J38330–31, Lankelly Creek, McIlwraith Range (13o 53' S 143o 14' E); J60320, Klondyke Mine, McIlwraith Ranges (13o 57' S 143o 19' E). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A large Cyrtodactylus (SVL to 132.5 mm) with enlarged tubercles on antebrachium absent, moder- ately-developed dorsal tubercles in 20–24 longitudinal rows at the midpoint of the trunk (axilla-groin interval); 35–45 ventral scale rows at the same level, a continuous series of 58–66 enlarged femoroprecloacal scales extend- ing from one knee to the other, each scale bearing a pore in males; mental bordered posteriorly by a small median scale (replacing the tip of the median posterior extension of the mental), and a pair of postmentals; lips pale, strongly contrasting with the brown upper face; dark dorsal bands on trunk three, with a narrow dark edge posteri- orly but the anterior margin blending with the pale interspace; pale interspaces between dark body bands lacking blotches or spots; basal tail bands more than twice as wide as pale interspaces. 
EtymologyFrom the Greek πρό (pro = before) and ναρός (naros = flowing), alluding to the blending of the anterior edge of the dark body bands with the preceding pale interspaces. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • SHEA, GLENN; PATRICK COUPER, JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER & ANDREW AMEY 2011. Revision of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Australia. Zootaxa 3146: 1–63 - 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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