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Cyrtodactylus subsolanus BATUWITA & BAHIR, 2005

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus subsolanus BATUWITA & BAHIR 2005 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: in a cardamom plantation at Dolahena Estate, near Morningside Forest Reserve, adjacent to and east of the SinharajaWorld Heritage Site, Ratnapura District (06°25’10”N, 80°36’30”E, elevation 850 m).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WHT 5999, adult male (99.5 mm SVL), (a 10 mm portion removed from tail tip and preserved inethanol). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “subsolanus” for ‘eastern’, a reference to the restriction of this species to the eastern border of the Sinharaja World Heritage Site. 
References
  • Batuwita, S. & M. M. Bahir 2005. Description of five new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 351-380 - get paper here
  • Janzen, Peter and Malaka Bopage 2011. The herpetofauna of a small and unprotected patch of tropical rainforest in Morningside, Sri Lanka. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (2): 1-13 - 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
  • 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
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
 
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