Cyrtodactylus saiyok PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, TUNPRASERT & PAUWELS, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus saiyok?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Sai Yok|
E: Sai Yok bent-toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle de Saï Yok
G: Saiyok Bogenfingergecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus saiyok PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, TUNPRASERT & PAUWELS 2014|
|Distribution||W Thailand (Kanchanaburi)|
Type locality: Moo (= village) 3 (14o 12.186’ N, 099o 01.471’ E, 354 m asl), Tumbon (= sub-district) Wang Krajae, Amphoe (= District) Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 25602 (field no. MS 457); adult male; collected by Jitthep Tunprasert on 17 August 2012.|
Paratypes. CUMZ-R-0.2320 (field no. MS 458); subadult male, same collector and locality as holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus saiyok sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by its maximal known SVL of 61.0 mm; 18 or 19 regular longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 23 or 24 longitudinal rows of ventrals across the abdomen between the non-denticulate ventrolateral skin folds; a continuous series of enlarged femoro-precloacal scales, including a continuous series of five pore-bearing precloacal scales (males); no precloacal groove or depression; 16 or 17 subdigital lamellae of 4th toe, transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; complete nuchal loop; dorsal pattern including 3-5 irregular, medially interrupted or not, black dorsal bands between the limbs.|
|Comment||Habitat: small trees, stumps, and on large Aroid plants; the species was never found on cliffs or limestone outcrops.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet saiyok refers to the name of the district in which the type locality is situated. It is a noun in apposition, invariable.|
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