Cyrtodactylus sumuroi WELTON, SILER, LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus sumuroi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus sumuroi WELTON, SILER, LINKEM, DIESMOS & BROWN 2010|
Type locality: Samar Island, Eastern Samar Province, Municipality of Taft, Barangay San Rafael, Taft Forest (11.829° N, 125.273° E; WGS84).
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9723 (formerly KU 305566; field no. CDS 1834), adult male, collected on 16 June 2006 by CDS.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is chosen in recognition of Juan Ponce (Agustin) Sumuroy, a Waray hero and popular Visayan leader of the ‘‘Sumuroy Rebellion’’ attempt of 1649. Although the Spanish suppressed the uprising and executed many of its leaders, by all accounts, Sumuroy and his coconspirators did much to spread the quest for indepen- dence among the peoples of the central Philippines during Spanish rule.|