Cyrtodactylus zugi OLIVER, TJATURADI, MUMPUNI, KREY & RICHARDS, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus zugi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus zugi OLIVER, TJATURADI, MUMPUNI, KREY & RICHARDS 2008|
Cyrtodactylus zugi — TALLOWIN et al. 2018
|Distribution||Indonesia (New Guinea: Raja Ampat Archipelago, Papua Barat Province)|
Type locality: Yakut Camp, Batanta Island, Raja Ampat Archipelago, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia (00°53.749’S, 130°38.498’E; elevation ~ 10 m).
|Types||Holotype: MZB lace 5574, adult female with entire original tail, detached at base during |
collection, collected on large tree trunk in lowland rainforest.
|Comment||Distribution: C. zugi is the second species of Cyrtodactylus known with certainty only from the Raja Ampat Islands.|
Similar species: The morphology of the new species places it within the C. loriae group and suggests that it is closely related to Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis.
|Etymology||Named in honour of George Zug from the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his vast contributions to our knowledge of the systematics and ecology of the herpetofauna of Melanesia and Asia. For biographical details see Mitchell 2018.|