Cyrtodactylus wallacei HAYDEN, BROWN, GILLESPIE, SETIADI, LINKEM, ISKANDAR, UMILAELA, BICKFORD, RIYANTO, MUMPUNI & MCGUIRE, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus wallacei?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus wallacei HAYDEN et al. 2008|
Cyrtodactylus wallacei — MECKE et al. 2016
Type locality: village of Kelapa Dua, Kecamatan Andreani, Kabupaten Polewali, Propinsi Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi Is., Indonesia (S 03.6325°, E 119.7335°).
|Types||Holotype: BSI (J. McGuire Biological Surveys and Inventories field series) 2574, an adult male; collected by R. M. Brown, C. J. Hayden and M. I. Setiadi.|
|Comment||Diagnosis.—The largest Cyrtodactylus known from Sulawesi with SVL reaching 113.6 mm; body robust, limbs medium in length; digits long; single pair of postmentals contacting posteriorly, isolating mental from chin shields; dorsum with 17–29 transverse rows of slightly keeled trihedral tubercles; 45– 49 smooth, round, imbricate ventral scales between distinct ventrolateral folds; no pre cloacal groove, no precloacal or femoral pores, no enlarged femoral scales; slightly enlarged precloacal scale patch present; 7–9 widened lamellae proximal to basal inflection of 4th toe, 10–16 narrow lamellae distal to inflection; 18 rows of small postanals followed by slightly enlarged, rectangular subcaudals; scales of regrown tail similar in shape but diminutive in size, lacking tubercles, and completely satu- rated in dark purple. Five irregularly shaped dark-purple dorsal blotches between nape and base of tail, which vary in shade and are outlined by a fine yellow border; venter pale to dark [from HAYDEN et al. 2008].|
|Etymology||most likely named after Alfred Russel Wallace although the original description has no explanation of the etymology.|
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