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Cyrtodactylus wakeorum BAUER, 2003

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
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).  
TypesHolotype: CAS 221935 
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. 
  • 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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