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Cyrtodactylus tripuraensis AGARWAL, MAHONY, GIRI, CHAITANYA & BAUER, 2018

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTripura bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus tripuraensis AGARWAL, MAHONY, GIRI, CHAITANYA & BAUER 2018
Cyrtodactylus sp. Tripura — AGARWAL et al. 2014 
DistributionIndia (Tripura)

Type locality: Chobimura (23.55039°N, 91.62054°E; ca. 36 m asl.), Gomati district, Tripura state, India  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. BNHS 2244, adult male, collected by A. Datta-Roy, T. Khichi, NPI Das and I. Agarwal, 10 November 2010.
Paratypes. All from Tripura state, India, same collectors as holotype: BNHS 2230, adult female, from Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary (24.29062°N 92.16496°E; ca. 56 m asl.), North Tripura district, 02 October 2010; BNHS 2236– 2238, BNHS 2242, and BNHS 2243, five adult males, BNHS 2239–2241, three adult females, Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary (23.65906°N 91.33167°E; ca. 29 m asl.), Sepahijala district, 06–08 November 2010; BNHS 2245, adult male, Gumti (23.42661°N 91.81937°E; ca. 40 m asl.), Gomati district, 11 November 2010. 
CommentHabitat: <1.5 m from the ground and mainly from muddy road cuts in secondary and degraded moist deciduous forest; the individual from Rowa was on the trunk of a coppiced tree and one from Gumti was found under a rock in a hill forest approximately 10 m from the road. 
EtymologyThe species epithet is a toponym for Tripura, the Indian state in which all currently known populations are found. 
References
  • Agarwal, Ishan; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, K. Praveen Karanth 2014. Insights into Himalayan biogeography from geckos: A molecular phylogeny of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Two new species of bent toed geckos, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northeast India with comments on name-bearing types from the region. Zootaxa 4420 (3): 334-356 - get paper here
 
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