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Cyrtodactylus sanpelensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSanpel cave bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus sanpelensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN 2017: 58 
DistributionMyanmar (Mawlamyine District, Mon State)

Type locality: Sanpel Cave 21.3 km south-east of Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine District, Mon State, Myanmar (N16°22.427, E97°46.388; 44 m in elevation).  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 12877, Adult male collected on 8 October 2016 between 1600 and 2000 h by Myint Kyaw Thura, L. Lee Grismer, Marta S. Grismer, Evan S. H. Quah, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Matthew L. Murdoch, Thaw Zin and Htet Kyaw.
Paratypes: Adult males BYU 52223, LSUHC 12875, 12881, 12883, 12887, 12889–90, adult females BYU 52221–22, 52224, LSUHC 12878–80, 12886 and juvenile LSUHC 12885 bear the same collection data as the holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, sanpelensis, is a noun in apposition in reference to the type locality of Sanpel Cave. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MARTA S. GRISMER, AUNG LIN, HTET KYAW and NGWE LWIN 2017. Twelve new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from isolated limestone habitats in east- central and southern Myanmar demonstrate high localized diversity and unprecedented microendemism Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 862-959
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