Cyrtodactylus thochuensis NGO VAN TRI & GRISMER, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus thochuensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Thochu Bent–toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn chân ngón Thổ Chu
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus thochuensis NGO VAN TRI & GRISMER 2012|
|Distribution||SW Vietnam (Kien Giang: Tho Chu Island)|
Type locality: Tho Chu Island, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Kien Giang Province, southwestern Vietnam; 9°18’56’’N 103°28’53’’E, at ~80 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ITBCZ 2300, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri at 19:25 on 15 August, 2009.|
Paratypes. ITBCZ 2301–2306 collected by Ngo Van Tri at 20:00, from the same locality and the same date as the holotype. ITBCZ 2205 and 2206 were collected by Ngo Van Tri at 18:46 on 20 July 2008 at the same locality as the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Adult SVL 80.0–81.8 mm; body relatively robust; limbs and digits short, relatively robust; dorsal pattern consisting of 3–5 irregularly shaped yellowish brown bands between the limbs overlaying a brown background; original tail very long with 12–14 yellowish white bands alternating with dark brown bands; 3–6 intersu- pranasals in broad contact with supranasals; 3–5 scales bordered posteriorly by the first postmental; 20–26 irregularly aligned rows of strongly keeled dorsal tubercles; 29–34 paravertebral tubercles; 30–40 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove; 3–5 precloacal pore-bearing scales in lateral contact with 15–17 enlarged femoral scales; enlarged scales on heel; 13 or 14 distal subdigital lamellae on the first toe; 17–19 distal subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; and dorsal caudal tubercles extending 32.3% down length of tail. Median sub- caudal scales form enlarged transverse plates [NGO VAN TRI & GRISMER 2012].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from Tho Chu Island, the type locality.|
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