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Cyrtodactylus surin CHAN-ARD & MAKCHAI, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus surin CHAN-ARD & MAKCHAI 2011 
DistributionThailand (Phang-nga)

Type locality: Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 9527, adult male; snout-vent length; 72.6 mm, tail length 73.8 mm (tail regenerated); dated 23 Dec. 2005; coll. S. Makchai and B. Chantasuwan. Paratypes: THNHM 9526, adult male; snout-vent length 80.4 mm; tail length 59.2 mm; THNHM 9528; adult female; snout-vent length 67.3 mm; tail length 63.7 mm; field data is the same as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The medium sized cyrtodactyline gecko is distinguished from all other southern Thai species by having very large trihedral keeled tubercles on the body limbs and tail. Tubercles are present on the occiput and on the top of head. There are 25 ventral scales, transversely enlarged median, subcaudal scales: 34 femoroprecloacal scales: 4 precloacal pores, 2 pores on each side with no femoral pores and no precloacal groove. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality, Surin Island. 
  • Chan-ard, Tanya and Sunchai Makchai 2011. A New Insular Species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata, Gekkonidae), from the Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province, Southern Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 5 (1): 7-15 - 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
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