Cyrtodactylus tautbatorum WELTON, SILER, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus tautbatorum?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus tautbatorum WELTON, SILER, DIESMOS & BROWN 2009|
Type locality: on the roots of a tree overhanging a stream in Philippines, Palawan Island, Palawan Province, municipality of Brooke’s Point, Barangay Mainit, Mainit Falls (09° 50’ 204’’ N, 118° 38’ 497’’ E; 106 m elevation).
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9507 (field no. RMB7724), an adult male, hemipenes everted (a portion of the liver preserved separately in 95% ethanol, deposited in tissue collection at KU), collected on 24 March 2007 (19:00–22:00h) by RMB and Jason Fernandez.|
|Comment||Specimens of this species have previously been assigned to C. annulatus.|
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific epithet tautbatorum is chosen in recognition of the Tau’t- Bato peoples of the Singnapan Basin volcano crater, western Mt. Mantalingajan, southern Palawan Island. The Tau’t-Bato (‘‘People of the Rock’’) possess a highly distinct cultural identity that celebrates fierce protection of their natural resources, respect for the forest, and appreciation of forest animals.|
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