Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & DEEIN, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Golden-belted bent-toed gecko |
Thai: Tuk-kai Plong-thong
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & DEEIN 2010|
Type locality: Thailand, Phitsanulok Province, Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Phra Wang Daeng Cave; 16o40’41”N 100o41’24”E, ca. 80 m a.s.l. approximately 25 m. from cave entrance
|Reproduction||Oviparous, lays eggs on the ground.|
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15901 (Thailand Natural History Museum), (Field number MS 360), adult male; , collected on 7 April 2008, ca. 19.30h by Gridsada Deein. Paratypes. Chulalongkorn University Museum of Zoology, CUMZ-R-2009,6,24-1 (Field number MS 06), adult male; same locality as holotype, approximately 15 m. from cave entrance, collected on 7 April 2008, ca. 19.45 hours by Gridsada Deein. THNHM 15902 (Field number MS 211), adult female; same locality as holotype, approximately 40 m. from cave entrance, collected on 11 April 2008, ca. 10.17h by Gridsada Deein.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (Definition): A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, maximum snout-vent length at least 90.5 mm; body slender, limbs and digits long, slender; original tail very long and slender, one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact with one another; dorsum relatively smooth textured, with 22–24 rows of small tubercles; 38–40 ventral scales across belly between weakly-developed ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, 6 precloacal pores separated by a diastema of 12–14 smaller poreless scales from a series of 4–5 femoral pores on each thigh in males, absent in females. 7–9 broad proximal lamellae and 12–14 narrow distal lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes. Median subcaudal scales forming broad transverse plates, but distinctly narrower than tail width. Dorsal pattern consisting of distinct, alternating purplish-brown and creamy-white bands, with a series of brown spots in each white band; three bands on trunk and one across sacrum. Dorsum of head pale brown with whitish posterior edge and symmetrical dark brown markings [from SUMONTHA et al. 2010].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet of this species is derived from Latin, aurum meaning ‘gold’, balteatus meaning ‘girdled or belted’, pertaining to golden belts of its coloration pattern.|
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