Cyrtodactylus ranongensis SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, PANITVONG, KUNYA & GRISMER, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus ranongensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Ranong|
English:Ranong bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Ranong
German: Ranong Bogenfingergecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus ranongensis SUMONTHA, PAUWELS,PANITVONG, KUNYA & GRISMER 2015|
|Distribution||S Thailand (Ranong)|
Type locality: Ban (=Village) Ton Kloy (09° 20' 22" N, 98° 27' 05" E), Tambon (= Subdistrict) Kampuan, Amphoe (= District) Suk Samran, Ranong Province, southern Thailand.
|Types||Holotype. THNHM 22545 (field number MS 190); adult male. Collected by Montri Sumontha on 5 July 2006.|
Paratypes. PSUZC-RT 2012.7 (field number MS 328), adult male, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 26 January 2007 at the same locality as the holotype. THNHM 22546 (field number MS 191), adult female, collected by Montri Sumontha on 6 July 2008 along a street near Phetchkasem Road at Ban Kampuan (09° 22' 03" N, 98° 24' 58" E), Tambon Kampuan, Amphoe Suk Samran, Ranong Province, by the same collector as holotype. PSUZC-RT 2012.8 (field number MS 358), adult female, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 23 February 2008 at same locality as the holotype.
|Comment||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus ranongensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by the unique combination of characters including its maximal known SVL of 59.6 mm; moderately-sized, conical, keeled dorsal tubercles arranged in 18–20 regular longitudinal rows at midbody; tubercles occurring from occiput on to tail base and on hind limbs, forelimbs lacking tubercles; 35–40 midbody scale rows across belly between ventrolateral skin folds; absence of transversely enlarged, median subcaudal scales; a continuous row of enlarged femoro-precloacal scales; absence of femoral and precloacal pores in males and females; absence of a precloacal groove; blotched dorsal pattern lacking symmetric longitudinal dark bands; tail with 10 to 13 light rings; and reddish iris.|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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