Cyrtodactylus dumnuii BAUER, KUNYA, SUMONTHA, NIYOMWAN, PAUWELS, CHANHOME & KUNYA, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus dumnuii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Dumnui’s bent toed gecko|
G: Dumnuis Bogenfingergecko
F: Cyrtodactyle de Dumnui
Dutch: Kromvingergekko van Dumnui
Thai: Tuk kai Dumnui
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus dumnuii BAUER, KUNYA, SUMONTHA, NIYOMWAN, PAUWELS, CHANHOME & KUNYA 2010|
|Distribution||Thailand (Chiang Mai Province)|
Type locality: Thailand, Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Dao District, Mae-Na Subdistrict, Ban Thakilek, Tham (Cave) Phabartmaejon, 19°20’34” N, 99°01’37”E, 486 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15904 (formerly Montri Sumontha field series (MS) 302), adult male (Figure 1); collected by Kirati Kunya, 26 December 2005.|
Paratypes. THNHM 15905 [MS 201], adult female, CUMZ R 2009-6-24-5 [MS 202], adult male; same data as holotype. KZM 002 [MS 181], adult female, CUMZ R 2009-6-24-6 [MS 182], adult female (Figure 2); same locality as holotype, collected by Kirati Kunya, 30 March 2005.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to at least 84 mm; body slender, limbs and digits long, slender, tail much longer than SVL; one pair of greatly enlarged postmental scales in broad contact with one another; no internasal scales; dorsal scalation with 18–22 regularly arranged rows of keeled tubercles; approximately 40 ventral scales across belly between well-developed, non-denticulate ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove, 5–6 precloacal pores separated by a diastema of 10–11 poreless scales from a series of 6 small femoral pores borne on a row of enlarged femoral scales in males, femoral pores absent and tiny precloacal pores variably present in females; nine broad basal lamellae and ten narrow distal lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes; median subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates; dorsal pattern of alternating light and dark transverse bands on occiput, nape, and body, 6–7 such dark bands between shoulder and sacrum, dark band on occiput usually broken medially.|
|Comment||Similar species: C. muangfuangensis, C. tigroides, C. khelangensis, C. brevipalmatus, C. huongsonensis.|
|Etymology||We are pleased to name this new species in honor of Mr. Sophon Dumnui, Director of the Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King of Thailand.|