Cyrtodactylus adleri DAS, 1997
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus adleri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Alder’s bow-fingered gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus adleri DAS 1997|
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) adleri — RÖSLER 2000: 64
Cyrtodactylus adleri — LIVIGNI 2013: 262
Cyrtodactylus adleri — CHANDRAMOULI 2020
|Distribution||India (Nicobar Islands)|
Type locality: ‘1 km E Galathea River mouth, Great Nicobar Island (= Sambelong), India’; ‘Galathea National Park, Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘Shompen Hut, Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘circa two km E Kopen Heat (= Dakoank), Great Nicobar Island, India’ ‘Magar Nullah, 3 km W Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar, India’ ‘Great Nicobar, India’. All localities lie around coordinates 06º 48’N; 93º 51’E.
|Types||Holotype: ZSI 25057, paratypes: ZSI 25058, ZSI 25060, ZSI 25061, ZSI 23398, ZSI 25117|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cyrtodactylus adleri is endemic to the southern group of islands in the Nicobar archipelago and is characterized by: moderate adult body size (SVL 42.13–62.8 mm); intensely tuberculate dorsum (18–20 transverse rows at midbody); 10–11 supralabials; 8-10 infralabials; two elongate inner pair of post-mentals in broad contact with each other; two smaller, separated outer pair of post- mentals; absence of a precloacal groove (vs. present in C. rubidus and C. nicobaricus sp. nov.) and up to six precloacal pores in males; presence of 4 enlarged inter- nasals; 46–50 transverse rows of imbricate ventrals (vs. juxtaposed in C. rubidus and C. camortensis sp. nov. ); 20–23 transverse rows of keeled triheadral dorsal tuber- cles; two pairs of rounded cloacal spurs in males; 18–20 subdigital lamellae under the IV toe; absence of a nuchal loop formed by post ocular streaks extending and joining at the nape and a dorsal colour pattern of dark vertebral spots, bounded by lateral streaks (vs. 5–6 dark transverse bands on a dark brown ground colour in C. rubidus and C. nicobaricus sp. nov.) (Chandramouli 2020: 85).|
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Kraig Kerr Adler (b. 1940) former Professor of Biology at Cornell University. He was co-founder and Chairman of the Ohio Herpetological Society (later the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles).|