Cyrtodactylus wangkulangkulae SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, SUWANNAKARN, NUTATHEERA & SODOB, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus wangkulangkulae?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Sansareeya|
E: Wangkulangkul’s bent-toed gecko
F: Cyrtodactyle de Wangkulangkul
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus wangkulangkulae SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, SUWANNAKARN, NUTATHEERA & SODOB 2014|
|Distribution||S Thailand (Satun)|
Type locality: entrance of a limestone cave near Wangsaithong Waterfall (= Namtok Wang Sai Thong) (07° 03.925’ N, 99° 05.037’ E), Amphoe (= District) Manang, Satun Province, southern Thailand
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 22547; adult female. Collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 5 September 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus wangkulangkulae sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by the unique combination of characters including its maximal known SVL of 73.9 mm; unkeeled dorsal tubercles arranged in 10 regular longitudinal rows at midbody; dorsal tubercles occurring from shoulder region on to tail base, absent on postocular region, crown, occiput and limbs; 38 midbody scale rows across belly between ventrolateral skin folds; median subcaudal scales transversely enlarged; series of enlarged femoral scales separated from enlarged precloacal scales by a diastema; absence of femoral and precloacal pores; absence of precloacal groove; complex blotched and banded dorsal pattern including four dark bands between limbs insertions; long tail (1.34 times SVL) with 9 light rings; and bluish grey iris.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet, formed in the feminine genitive, honors our friend and colleague Professor Sansareeya Wangkulangkul of the Prince of Songkhla University for her contributions to the herpetology of Thailand.|
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