Cyrtodactylus ramboda BATUWITA & BAHIR, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus ramboda?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus ramboda BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005|
Type locality: Ramboda near Gerandi Ella falls, Nuwara Eliya District (07°02’30”N,80°41’20”E, elevation 780 m).
|Types||Holotype: WHT 6050, adult male (99.1 mm SVL), (regenerated tail, bearing a mid-ventral incision).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus ramboda is distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of following characters: subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of manus, 7–8; beneath distal portion, 11–1; basal lamellae under proximal portion as wide as digit width.Subdigital lamellae beneath proximal portion of 4th digit of pes, 8–10; beneath distal portion, 1–14; noprecloacal groove; 6 precloacal pores in male holotype; claws moderately long (ClawLM/ ForeaL ratio 0.10–0.11; ClawLP/CrusL ratio 0.11–0.1); mental subpentagonal, with concave posterior lateral borders. Scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 28–2. Dorsal scales across mid-body between ventrolateral folds, 55–6. Tubercles on paravertebral row, 8–44. Rows of dorsal tubercles at mid-body, 9. Ventral scales imbricate to subimbricate with rounded posterior edges. Original tail subequal to body (TailL/ SVL ratio range 1.0). Cyrtodactylus ramboda new species resembles C. fraenatus, from which it may be distinguished as follows: 8–44 paravertebral tubercles row vs. 17–2 in C. fraenatus.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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