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Cyrtodactylus welpyanensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesWel pyan cave bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus welpyanensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN 2017: 68 
DistributionMyanmar (Kayin State)

Type locality: Wel Pyan Cave 35 km north of Hpa-an, Hpa-an District, Kayin State, Myanmar (N17°12.188, E97°37.066; 21 m in elevation).  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 12874, Adult male, collected on 3 October 2016 at 1500 h by Myint Kyaw Thura, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Matthew L. Murdoch, Evan S. H. Quah, Thaw Zin, Htet Kyaw and Marta S. Grismer.
Paratypes: Adult female LSUHC 12785 and adult male 12786 bear the same collection data as the holotype. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr., Myint Kyaw Thura, Evan S.H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, Marta S. Grismer, Mark W. Herr, Aung Lin & Htet Kyaw 2018. Three more new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Salween Basin of eastern Myanmar underscore the urgent need for the conservation of karst habitats. Journal of Natural History, 52:19-20, 1243-1294 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD, JR., MYINT KYAW THURA, THAW ZIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, MARTA S. GRISMER, AUNG LIN, HTET KYAW and NGWE LWIN 2017. Twelve new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from isolated limestone habitats in east- central and southern Myanmar demonstrate high localized diversity and unprecedented microendemism Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 862-959
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