Cyrtodactylus erythrops BAUER, KUNYA, SUMONTHA, NIYOMWAN, PANITVONG, PAUWELS, CHANHOME & KUNYA, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus erythrops?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Tuk kai ta daeng|
English: Red-eyed bent toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle aux yeux rouges
Dutch: Rood ogige kromvingergekko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus erythrops BAUER, KUNYA, SUMONTHA, NIYOMWAN, PANITVONG, PAUWELS, CHANHOME & KUNYA 2009|
|Distribution||S Thailand (Mae Hong Son)|
Type locality: Thailand, Mae Hong Son Province, Pangmapha district, Tham Lod, 19°37’05”N 98°11’01”E, 640 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15377, Thai Natural History Museum, (field number MS 150), adult male; collected by Eakarit Punamphon, April 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cyrtodactylus erythrops can be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: body slender, limbs and digits long, dorsal scalation with 18–20 rows of large, flattened, smooth to weakly-keeled or weakly conical tubercles, some in contact with one another, 28 ventral scales across belly between weakly developed ventrolateral folds, no precloacal groove, precloacal pores in a continuous series of 9, separated from a broken series of 9–10 femoral pores on each thigh by 2–3 poreless scales, femoral scales enlarged, dorsal pattern consisting of roughly transversely-oriented rows of palerimmed, dark brown blotches, posteriorly forming irregular crossbands, and a series of blotches forming a broken nuchal loop.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from the Greek erythros [= red] and ops [= eye] and refers to the reddish life coloration of the iris of this species.|
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