Cyrtodactylus roesleri ZIEGLER, NAZAROV, ORLOV, NGUYEN, VU, DANG, DINH & SCHMITZ, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus roesleri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Roesler’s Bent-toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngon ro-x-lo
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus roesleri ZIEGLER, NAZAROV, ORLOV, NGUYEN, VU, DANG, DINH & SCHMITZ 2010|
|Distribution||Vietnam (Quang Binh), Laos|
Type locality: nearby Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 89377, adult male, collected on 22 May 2009 by Thomas Ziegler and Kien Ngoc Dang. Paratypes. Three adult males (IEBR A.0932, MHNG 2713.79, VNUH 220509) and one juvenile (ZFMK 89378) from the type locality, collected by Thomas Ziegler and Kien Ngoc Dang on 22 May 2009; one adult female (ZFMK 86433) collected by Thomas Ziegler and Astrid Heidrich in June 2006 within Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam; ten adult males (ZISP 25777-25782, ZMMU R-13061-1, ZMMU R-13061-2, ZMMU R-13061-3, ZMMU R-13061-4) and four adult females (ZISP 25783, ZISP 25784, ZMMU R-13061-5, ZMMU R-13051-6) collected by Nikolai Orlov in July 2003 within Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small, slender Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL of 75.3 mm, distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: 1) dorsal pattern consisting of dark nuchal band and 4–5 sometimes irregular shaped dark transversal bands between limbs; 2) dorsal tubercles present on the back of head, body, hind limbs and tail base; 3) ventrals in 34–40 longitudinal rows at midbody; 4) lateral folds absent; 5) continuous series of 20–28 precloacal and femoral pores in males; 6) enlarged femoral scales present; 7) enlarged precloacal scales present; 8) precloacal groove absent; 9) 5–8 postcloacal spurs in both sexes; 10) subcaudal scales transversally enlarged; 11) fourth toe with 17–21 subdigital lamellae.|
|Etymology||Named after German herpetologist, and a friend and colleague of the authors, Herbert Rösler, to honour his long-term engagement in breeding and studying geckonid lizards. Herbert Rösler published several books dealing with geckos and is specialized in geckonid morphology and taxonomy, which resulted among others in the description of diverse new gecko species.|