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Cyrtodactylus stresemanni RÖSLER & GLAW, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Stresemann’s Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus stresemanni RÖSLER & GLAW 2008
Cyrtodactylus stresemanni — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionMalaysia (Perak province)

Type locality: "Batang Padang-Tal, 800–900 m" [elevation] (jar label) [near the town Tapah, Perak province, Malaysia].  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 249/1911 (field number "coll. E. Stresemann 185"), adult male, collected by E. Stresemann, on 7 Oktober 1910 during the second "Freiburger Molukken Expedition". 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized Cyrtodactylus with a total length of 190 mm (SVL 95.5 mm), head distinct from neck, body slender, venter flat, tail base not enlarged. Cyrtodactylus stresemanni can be distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: 13 supralabials; 10 infralabials; 13 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; conical tubercles along the lateral skin folds; 63 ventrals between the lateral skin folds; a deep, narrow preanal groove; femoral scales and femoral pores not enlarged; subcaudals not enlarged; tubercles on dorsal and ventral side of the tail; vertebral stripe grey-brown; three pairs of brown-olive, elongated markings on the back; tail with distinct bands.
CommentDistribution: See map in Harvey et al. 2016: 526 (Fig. 5).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species is dedicated to the famous ornithologist Erwin Stresemann who has collected the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee & Ahmad, N. 2008. A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1924: 53–68 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn; Grismer, J.L.; Wood, P.L. & Belabut, D. 2008. Three new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1921: 1–23 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood, Jr. and Kelvin K. P. Lim 2012. Cyrtodactylus majulah, a new species of bent-toed gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60 (2): 487-499 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; SHAHRUL ANUAR, EVAN QUAH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, CHAN KIN ONN, JESSE L. GRISMER & NORHAYATI AHMAD 2010. A new spiny, prehensile-tailed species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with a preliminary hypothesis of relationships based on morphology. Zootaxa 2625: 40–52 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • HARVEY, MICHAEL B.; KYLE A. O’CONNELL, ELIJAH WOSTL, AWAL RIYANTO, NIA KURNIAWAN, ERIC N. SMITH, L. LEE GRISMER 2016. Redescription Cyrtodactylus lateralis (Werner) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and Phylogeny of the Prehensile-tailed Cyrtodactylus. Zootaxa 4107 (4): 517-540 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Onn, Chan Kin & Norhayati Ahmad 2010. A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia. Zootaxa 2389: 47–56 - 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
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