Cyrtodactylus cucdongensis SCHNEIDER, PHUNG, LE, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus cucdongensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Cucdong Bent-toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngon cuc dong
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus cucdongensis SCHNEIDER, PHUNG, LE, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2014|
|Distribution||Vietnam (Khanh Hoa), elevation 5-50 m|
Type locality: Cuc Dong Cape, Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.2013.104, adult male, collected by T. M. Phung on 12 June, 2011. Paratypes. VNMN A.2013.18, adult male, ZFMK 95513, adult female, ZFMK 95514 subadult male and ZFMK 95515, subadult female, collected on 12 June, 2011, IEBR A.2013.105, adult female and VNMN A.2013.19, adult female, collected on 2 September, 2011, the same data as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus cucdongensis sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining bent-toed geckos by a combination of the following characters: maximum SVL 65.9 mm; 16–19 dorsal tubercle rows; 41–44 ventral scales at midbody; 5 or 6 precloacal pores in males, 4–6 pitted precloacal scales in females; no femoral pores; 6–13 enlarged precloacal scales; 5–9 enlarged femoral scales; no transversally enlarged subcaudals; dorsal pattern consists of irregular dark bands.|
|Comment||Habitat: granitic stones. The surrounding habitat was mixed secondary forest of small prickly shrubs and species of the families Annonaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Ebenaceae, and Fabaceae.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet is referring to the type locality of the new species.|