Cyrtodactylus soba BATUWITA & BAHIR, 2005
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus soba?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Dumbara bent toed gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus soba BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005|
Cyrtodactylus srilankensis DAS & SILVA 2005: 99 (nom. nud.)
Cyrtodactylus soba — ZIESMANN et al. 2007
Type locality: Corbett’s Gap, Knuckles Mountains, Matale District (07°22’N, 80°51’E, elevation 1100 m).
|Types||Holotype: WHT 6042, adult male (99.9 mm SVL), (regenerated tail broken at base).|
|Comment||Apparently the original intention of BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005 was to name C. soba differently, namely C. srilankensis, so DAS & SILVA (2005) used that name in their book while BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005 changed their mind. Since DAS & SILVA did not designate any type specimen for C. srilankensis it is both a nomen nudum and a junior synonym of C. soba (Mark O’Shea and Indraneil Das, pers. comm.).|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after the Sinhala word for “beautiful”, an allusion to the beauty of the habitat of this species, appliedhere as a noun in apposition.|