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

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesYathe Pyan cave bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus yathepyanensis GRISMER, WOOD JR, THURA, ZIN, QUAH, MURDOCH, GRISMER, LIN, KYAW & LWIN 2017: 74 
DistributionMyanmar (Hpa-an District, Kayin State)

Type locality: Yathe Pyan Cave 9 km south-west of Hpa-an, Hpa-an District, Kayin State, Myanmar (N16°50.114, E97°34.243; 22 m in elevation).  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 12823, Adult male, collected on 4 October 2016 at 1800 h by Evan S. H. Quah, Matthew L. Murdoch, L. Lee Grismer, Marta S. Grismer, Myint Kyaw Thura, Perry L. Wood, Jr., Thaw Zin and Htet Kyaw.
Paratypes: Adult females BYU 52228–29 and LSUHC 12822 bear the same collection data as the holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, yathepyanensis (pronounced ya-thay-pee-an-ensis), is a noun in apposition in reference to the type locality of Yathe Pyan Cave. 
  • 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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