Cyrtodactylus rosichonariefi RIYANTO, GRISMER & WOOD, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus rosichonariefi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Rosichonariefi’s Bent-toed Gecko|
Indonesian: Cicak Kecil Rosichonariefi
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus rosichonariefi RIYANTO, GRISMER & WOOD 2015|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Great Natuna: Bunguran Island)|
Type locality: Sekunyam Forest, Bunguran Selatan Subdistrict, Natuna District, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island (Great Natuna), Indonesia (3°40’29.4” N; 108°09’16.0” E; elevation 80 m.
|Types||Holotype: MZB Lace.12132, an adult male, collected on 15 August 2013 at 20h25 by A. Riyanto and Zamri.|
Paratype. MZB.Lace.12133, subadult male, Sekunyam Forest, Bunguran Selatan Subdistrict, Natuna District, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island , Indonesia (03°40’30.1” N; 108°09’21.1” E; elevation 80 m), collected on 16 April 2014 at 19h30 by A. Riyanto and L.L. Grismer.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Etymology. The specific epithet rosichonariefi combines the names of two Indonesian scientists. We would like to recognize the contributions made by Rosichon Ubaidillah, an entomologist and director of the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB), and Ahmad Jauhar Arief, a former director of MZB. Both gentlemen are very supportive and provide opportunities and facilities for young researchers at the MZB to develop their skills. We fell that naming a species after them is a much-deserved honor.|