Cyrtodactylus samroiyot PAUWELS & SUMONTHA, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Sam Roi Yot|
English: Sam Roi Yot bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Sam Roï Yot
German: Samroiyot Bogenfingergecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus samroiyot PAUWELS & SUMONTHA 2014|
|Distribution||Thailand (Prachuap Khiri Khan)|
Type locality: Ban Bang Pu (12°12’00’’ N, 100°00’00’’ E), Amphoe (= District) Sam Roi Yot (= Sam Roi Yod), Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, peninsular Thailand
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 22549; adult male; collected by T. Kaewmanee on 8 July 2013. Paratypes. CUMZ-R-0.2320 (field number MS 556), adult male, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 19 June 2013 at same locality as holotype. QSMI 1167 (MS 555), adult female, same locality, collecting date and collector as holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus samroiyot sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeners by its maximal known SVL of 66.9 mm; 17–18 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 33–34 longitudinal rows of ventrals across the abdomen between the ventrolateral skin folds; a continuous series of seven precloacal pore-bearing scales in males (six shallow precloacal pits in female); a series of slightly enlarged, poreless and pitless femoral scales; no precloacal groove nor depression; median row of transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; complete nuchal loop; dorsal pattern consisting of three long dark brown bands, one above shoulders and two above abdomen.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet samroiyot refers to the name of the district in which the type locality is situated; in Thai language, sam roi yot means ‘’three hundred peaks’’. It is a noun in apposition, invariable.|
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