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Cyrtodactylus slowinskii BAUER, 2002

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus slowinskii BAUER 2002: 79
Cyrtodactylus slowinskii— AGARWAL et al. 2018 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: Sunthaik Chaung (tributary to Hkaungdin Chaung), Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, Monywa District, Sagaing Division, Myanmar (22° 18'48.S"N, 94°24'29.0"E).  
TypesHolotype: CAS 210214, adult male; paratypes: CAS, USNM 
DiagnosisDEFINITION. A large sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to 108 mm; body relatively slender, digits long; one pair of enlarged postmen ta I scales, in broad contact with one another; 19-22 rows of flattened, weakly-keeled tubercles; 27-32 ventral scales between weakly-developed vcntrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, 9 precloacal pores (in holotype) in a single series in males only, 11 femoral pores (in holotype) on each thigh, separated by a diastema from precloacal pores. Six widened subdigital lamellae beneath basal phalanx of 4th toe of pes, 13 narrow lamellae beneath more distal phalanges of same toes. Subcaudal scalation with single series of enlarged midventral plates. Dorsal pattern of 6-8 paired, dark, dorsal blotches between nape and sacrum; tail banded brown and white (Bauer 2002: 80). 
EtymologyNamed after Joseph Bruno Slowinski (1963-2001), American herpetologist, who died from snakebite at age 38. For an obituary see Donnelly & Crother 2003. For more biographical details see James (2008). 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India. Zootaxa 4524 (5): 501–535 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 463-498 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 2002. Two new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Myanmar. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 53 (7): 75–88 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • James, J. 2008. The Snake Charmer. Hyperion eBooks, 260 pp.
  • NGO, VAN TRI 2013. Cyrtodactylus dati, a new forest dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3616 (2): 151–164 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Sumontha, M., Panitvong, N. & Deein, G. 2010. Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave- dwelling gecko from Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2370: 53–64 - get paper here
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61-70
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