Cyrtodactylus taynguyenensis NGUYEN, LE, TRAN, ORLOV, LATHROP, MACCULLOCH, LE, JIN, NGUYEN, NGUYEN, HOANG, CHE, MURPHY & ZHANG, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus taynguyenensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus taynguyenensis NGUYEN, LE, TRAN, ORLOV, LATHROP, MACCULLOCH, LE, JIN, NGUYEN, NGUYEN, HOANG, CHE, MURPHY & ZHANG 2013|
|Distribution||Vietnam (Gia Lai)|
Type locality: Krong Pa Village, K’Bang District, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam, 14.3413889° N, 108.4794444° E, about 850 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ROM 32120, an adult male collected on 22 Sept 1997 by Robert W. Murphy, Nikolai L. Orlov, Amy Lathrop, Leslie A. Lowcock, and Ho Thu Cuc; (Fig. 3). |
Paratypes (Fig. 3). ROM 32116–32119 and 32121–32122, 3 female and 4 male adults; ROM 32124 subadult male; collected on 19–25 Sept. 1997. Other data are the same as for the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Size medium, snout-vent length (SVL) 60–85 mm; body moderately robust; tail longer than SVL, subcaudals small, not transversely enlarged; enlarged femoral scales absent; males with six preanal pores arranged in “Λ” formation; upper labials 8–9; lower labials 8–9; narrow subdigital lamellae on fourth toe 17–21, ventral scales 42–49.|
|Comment||Cyrtodactylus taynguyenensis sp. nov. does not possess enlarged femoral scales. C. taynguyenensis is distinguished from other congeners by a combination of the following characters: small subcaudal scales, not transversely enlarged; presence (C. phuocbinhensis sp. nov.) or absence (C. taynguyenensis sp. nov.) of enlarged femoral scales; number of preanal pores; and dorsal pattern.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet taynguyenensis refers to the Vietnamese name for the Central Highlands, Tây Nguyên, where the new species was discovered.|