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Cyrtodactylus brevidactylus BAUER, 2002

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus brevidactylus BAUER 2002
Cyrtodactylus brevidactylus — AGARWAL et al. 2018 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: Popa Mountain Park, Kyauk Pan Tawn Township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (20°57'56.S"N, 95°14'18.S"E)  
TypesHolotype: CAS 214104 
DiagnosisDEFINITION. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length 71-88 mm; body robust, limbs, and especially digits, short; two pairs of enlarged postmcntal scales, members of each pair in broad contact with one another; dorsal scales consisting of27 rows of enlarged keeled tubercles, each surrounded by smaller, conical scales, yielding a very rugose appearance; 45 ventral scales between lowest rows of enlarged flank tubercles; no precloacal groove, 8 precloacal pores in a single series in both males and females, no femoral pores or enlarged femoral scales. Eleven subdigital lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes distal to digital inflection. Subcaudal scalation (based on original portion of holotype tail) uniform and granular, without enlarged midventral plates. Dorsal pattern of 3-4 large dark dorsal blotches between nape and sacrum. Head chocolate brown with white markings, including a Y -shaped mark on the nasal, frontal and parietal surfaces (Bauer 2002). 
EtymologyFrom the Latin brevis, short, and the latinized Greek dactylus, finger, in recognition of the very short digits of this species. The epithet is an adjective in the nominative singular. 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India. Zootaxa 4524 (5): 501–535 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 463-498 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 2002. Two new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Myanmar. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 53 (7): 75–88 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Sumontha, M., Panitvong, N. & Deein, G. 2010. Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave- dwelling gecko from Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 2370: 53–64 - get paper here
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61-70
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