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Cyrtodactylus timur GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Banjaran Timur Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus timur GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ 2014 
DistributionNE Peninsular Malaysia

Type locality: Punca Air, Gunung Tebu, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia (5° 36.11 N 102° 36.19 E; at 650 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 11207, adult male, collected on 1 July 2013 by Shahrul Anuar at 2350 hrs.
Paratypes. LSUHC 11183–85 have the same collection data as the holotype. LSUHC 11288 has the same collection data as the holotype except that it was collected on 2 July 2013. 
CommentHAbitat: dipterocarp forest in the vicinity of a rocky stream; most common on the granite boulders along the stream but others were seen on the bases of trees and one individual was observed on an earthen bank.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “timur” is an invariable noun in apposition in reference to this species being found in the Banjaran Timur of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. “Timur” means east in the Malay language and is in reference to the mountain range being on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. 
References
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, MAKETAB MOHAMED, CHAN KIN ONN, ALEXANDRA X. SUMARLI, ARIEL I. LOREDO, HEATHER M. HEINZ 2014. The phylogenetic relationships of three new species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from poorly explored regions in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3786 (3): 359–381 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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