Cyrtodactylus thirakhupti PAUWELS, BAUER, SUMONTHA & CHANHOME, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus thirakhupti?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Thirakhupt’s bent toed gecko|
F: Cyrtodactyle de Thirakhupt
G: Thirakhupts Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Kromvingergekko van Thirakhupt
Thai: Tuk kai Thirakhupt
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus thirakhupti PAUWELS, BAUER, SUMONTHA & CHANHOME 2004|
Cyrtodactylus thirakhupti — GRISMER 2005
|Distribution||S Thailand (Surat Thani)|
Type locality: Southern Thailand, Surat Thani Province, Thachana District, Tham Khao Sonk (= Cave of Sonk Mountain), 9°34’N 99°10’E, collected by Montri Sumontha, 27 June 2003.
|Types||Holotype: CUMZ (Chulalongkorn University Museum of Zoology) R 2003.120|
|Comment||Definition. — A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to at least 80 mm; body slender, limbs and digits long, slender, original tail very long; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact with one another; dorsal scalation with 14 rows of keeled tubercles; approximately 37 ventral scales across belly between weakly-developed ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, no precloacal or femoral pores in either sex; eight broad basal lamellae and 12 narrow distal lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes; median subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates; dorsal pattern of yellowish bands with very dark brown borders on a lighter brown background.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Prof. Dr Kumthorn Thirakhupt (Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok) in recognition of his contribution to Thai zoology.|
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