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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Tambora Bent-toed Gecko
Indonesian: Cicak Jari-Lengkung Tambora 
DistributionIndonesia (Nusa Tenggara Barat Province, Sumbawa Island)

Type locality: Oi Marai River, desa (village) Kawinda Toi, kecamatan (subdistrict) Tambora, kabupaten (district) Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat Province, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia (8.1145°S, 118.0073°E; elev. 134 m  
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace.13298 (field number AM 042), an adult male (Fig. 1A), collected on 20 April 2015 by A. Riyanto and Mulyadi.
Paratypes. MZB.Lace.13296 (field number AM 019), a subadult male (Fig. 1B) from near the type locality (8.0986°S, 118.0072°E; elev. 21 m), collected on 20 April 2015 by A. Riyanto and Mulyadi; MZB.Lace.13297 (field number AM 037), an adult female (Fig. 1C) from near the type locality (8.1187°S, 118.0079°E; elev. 155 m), collected on 19 April 2015 by A. Riyanto and Mulyadi; MZB.Lace.13909 (field number SKT-R007), an adult female from the same locality as the holotype collected on 21 June 2015 by Irfan Haidar Basyir and the Himakova Team. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name tambora is a noun used in apposition. It is used not only to identify the collection locality, but also to commemorate the large eruption of Gunung Tambora in 1815, which no doubt significantly realigned the local natural world on its slopes. 
  • KATHRINER, ANDREW; AARON M. BAUER, MARK O’SHEA, CAITLIN SANCHEZ, HINRICH KAISER 2014. Hiding in plain sight: a new species of bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from West Timor, collected by Malcolm Smith in 1924. Zootaxa 3900 (4): 555–568 - get paper here
  • MECKE, SVEN; MAX KIECKBUSCH, LUKAS HARTMANN, HINRICH KAISER 2016. Historical considerations and comments on the type series of Cyrtodactylus marmoratus Gray, 1831, with an updated comparative table for the bent-toed geckos of the Sunda Islands and Sulawesi. Zootaxa 4175 (4): 353–365
  • 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
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; MULYADI MULYADI, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE, MIRZA D. KUSRINI, FEBYLASMIA FEBYLASMIA, IRFAN HAIDAR BASYIR, HINRICH KAISER 2017. A new small bent-toed gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the lower slopes of Mount Tambora, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4242 (3): 517-528 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert & Hinrich Kaiser 2016. Male secondary sexual characteristics of the gecko Cyrtodactylus celatus Kathriner et al., 2014 from Timor Island (Squamata, Gekkonidae) Spixiana 39 (1): 125-129
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