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Cyrtodactylus wakeorum BAUER, 2003

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus wakeorum BAUER 2003 
DistributionMyanmar (Burma, Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range, southern Rakhine State)

Type locality: Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range, Gwa, Gwa Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar (17°35’02.4’’N, 94°40’44.2’’E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 221935 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS.— Cytrodactylus wakeorum may be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of its possession of relatively short limbs and digits, one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact behind mental; dorsum with relatively smooth texture, with 24 longitudinal rows of tubercles, 31 ventral scales across midbody, ventrolateral folds absent, no precloacal groove, 12 precloacal pores in a single series in female holotype, no femoral pores, subcaudal scales not forming broad transverse plates, dorsal pattern of 6 thin dark bands (one nuchal and five between shoulders and sacrum), each bordered posteriorly by a thin white line, and head without dorsal pattern. Cyrtodactylus wakeorum is superficially most similar to C. consobrinoides and, to a lesser extent, C. annandalei. It may be distinguished from the former by its possession of lack of subcaudal transverse plates, and its patternless head dorsum. It differs from the latter in its greater number of dorsal tubercle rows (24 vs 16–18), smaller number of ventral scale rows (31 vs 43), and light borders around only the posterior margins of the dark dorsal markings. Unfortunately the absence of adult male specimens precludes the use of certain precloacal and femoral pore characters which might further distinguish C. wakeorum from its congeners [from BAUER 2003]. 
CommentDEFINITION.— A small sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to 64 mm; body moderately slender, limbs and digits relatively short; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact behind mental; dorsum with relatively smooth texture, with 24 longitudinal rows of small, oval to rounded, keeled tubercles; 31 ventral scales across midbody; no precloacal groove, 12 precloacal pores in a single series in female holotype, no femoral pores. Ten subdigital lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes distal to basal digital inflection, six broad lamellae basal to inflection. Subcaudal scales not forming broad transverse plates. Dorsal pattern of 6 thin dark bands (one nuchal and five between shoulders and sacrum), each bordered posteriorly by a thin white line. Head without dorsal pattern. Tail with alternating light and dark banding. 
EtymologyNamed after Marvalee H. Wake (born 1939) and David B. Wake (born 1936) of the University of California, Berkeley. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 463-498 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Sumontha, M., Panitvong, N. & Deein, G. 2010. Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave- dwelling gecko from Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2370: 53–64 - get paper here
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61-70
 
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