Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii SHI & ZHAO, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii SHI & ZHAO 2010|
Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii — BAUER et al. 2013
|Distribution||China (Xizang = Tibet)|
Type locality: China: Nyemo County, Xizang Autonomous Region, (29°21′ N, 90º10′ E) at 3696 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: CIB 97979, adult male, collected 2 September 2008 at 12:35 h by Shi Lei.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronyn honoring Zhao Er-Mi (born 1930) of the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu, China, who was one of the first Chinese Herpetologist to go to Xizang Autonomous Region for field collection and described numerous reptiles, including a gecko from Mêdog County. Zhao has made substantial contributions to the herpetology of China and has been a strong influence on professional career of the first author. The name is masculine and is formed in the genitive case. See Zhao et al. 2017 and Adler 2017 for biographical details.|