Cyrtodactylus camortensis CHANDRAMOULI, 2020
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus camortensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus camortensis CHANDRAMOULI 2020: 84|
Cyrtodactylus adleri — HARIKRISHNAN & VASUDEVAN 2018 (nec DAS 1997)
|Distribution||India (Nicobar Islands: Camorta)|
Type locality: human habitations near Changua Village (8.018N, 93.494 E, 140 m asl.), Camorta, Central group of the Nicobar Islands
|Types||Holotype: ZSI/ANRC/T/ 11075, an adult male, collected by S.R. Chandramouli on 27 July 2017.|
Paratopotype: DOSMB05083, an adult female, collected by S.R. Chandramouli from the same locality on 28 July 2017
|Diagnosis||A Cyrtodactylus endemic to the central group of the Nicobar Islands, characterized by: presence of 16-18 transverse rows of dorsal tubercles (vs. 13–15 in C. rubidus); 11 supralabials, eight to nine infralabials, two elongate inner pair of post-mentals in broad contact with each other; two smaller outer pair of post-mentals separated from each other; absence of a precloacal groove (vs. present in C. rubidus and C. nicobaricus sp. nov.) and upto seven precloacal pores in males; absence of femoral pores; presence of four enlarged internasals; 47–49 juxtaposed ventrals (vs. strongly imbricate ventrals in C. adleri and C. nicobaricus sp. nov.); two pairs of rounded cloacal spurs in males; 19–21 subdigital lamellae under the IV toe, of which the basal seven are slightly dilated (vs. 17–19 in C. rubidus; 14–15 in C. nicobaricus sp. nov.; 19–20 C. adleri); absence of a dark nuchal loop formed by post ocular streaks extending and joining at the nape (vs. present in C. rubidus and C. nicobaricus sp. nov.; 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. nicobaricussp.nov.).|
|Etymology||named after Camorta Island, the type locality of this species.|
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