Cyrtodactylus puhuensis NGUYEN, YANG, THI LE, NGUYEN, ORLOV, HOANG, NGUYEN, JIN, RAO, HOANG, CHE, MURPHY & ZHANG, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus puhuensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Pù Hu bent-toed gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus puhuensis NGUYEN, YANG, THI LE, NGUYEN, ORLOV, HOANG, NGUYEN, JIN, RAO, HOANG, CHE, MURPHY & ZHANG 2014|
Type locality: Pù Hu Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, 20° 33’ N, 104° 53’ E, 638 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: KIZ 11665, an adult male|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Medium sized, snout-vent length 79.24 mm; body moderately robust; tail 82.59 mm, longer than snout-vent length, with a series of medium enlarged transversal subcaudals; a series of medium enlarged femoral scales continue from precloacal scales; femoral scales without pores; males with five precloacal pores; supralabials 8; infralabials 10; narrow subdigital lamellae on fourth toe 23; ventral scales 36; and dorsal tubercles smooth or slightly keeled.|
|Comment||Morphologically, the new species is diagnosed by its medium-size (snout-vent length 79.24 mm and tail length 82.59 mm, for the single known individual), in having a series of moderately enlarged transverse subcaudals and a series of moderately enlarged femoral scales that extend from preclo- acal scales, in possessing femoral scales without pores, with males having five precloacal pores, and in exhibiting 8 su- pralabials, 10 infralabials, 23 narrow subdigital lamellae on its fourth toe, and 36 transverse ventrals.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet puhuensis refers to the type locality, Pù Hu Nature Reserve, where the new species was discovered.|