Cyrtodactylus trilatofasciatus GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER9 & PAUWELS, 2012
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Cameron Highlands Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus trilatofasciatus GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS 2012|
|Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia (Cameron Highlands)|
Type locality: Ringlet, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (04°24.516 N, 100°22.591 E) at 1109 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6976, adult male, collected on 29 March 2011 by L. Grismer and Chan, K. O.|
Paratypes.—Paratypes ZRC 2.6977–78, and LSUHC 0461 (adult female, adult male and adult female, respectively) have the same collection data as the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—Adult males reaching 122.2 mm SVL, adult females reaching 119.1 mm SVL; 10–12 supralabials, 8–11 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum small to moderate with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 34–38 paravertebral tubercles; 23–27 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 33–36 rows of ventral scales; 22–27 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 41–46 femoro-precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; three body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; body band to interspace ratio 2.00–2.75; six or seven wide, dark, caudal bands on original tail; white caudal bands in adults not heavily infused with dark pigment; and posterior portion of tail in hatchlings and juveniles banded not white. These characters are scored across all species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Table 6 [GRISMER et al. 2012].|
|Comment||Habitat: hill dipterocarp and montane forests|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet trilatofasciatus comes from the Latin words ter meaning three, latus meaning wide, and fasciatus meaning banded and refers the diagnostic character state of having three wide bands.|
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