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Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis RÖSLER, 2001

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus irianjayaensis RÖSLER 2001
Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis — OLIVER et al. 2011 
DistributionIndonesia (Papua New Guinea, (Salawati)

Type locality: West Irian, Neuguinea.  
TypesHolotype: MTD (= MTKD) 32814 
Comment“Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis sp. n. differs from Cyrtodactylus loriae (BOULENGER, 1897) and Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae (SCHLEGEL, 1844) by more tubercles on the lateral fold, larger ventralia and fewer praeanal pores. From Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis (DE VIS, 1892) Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis sp. n. differs by fewer tubercles on the back, fewer tubercles on the lateral fold and fewer praeanals pores.” (from Rösler’s abstract). “This species is well known in the pet trade as the New Guinea phase of Cytodactylus louisiadensis.” (Boris Klusmeyer, pers. comm.).

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Günther, R. & H. Rösler 2002. Eine neue Art der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827 aus dem Westen von Neuguinea (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 38 (4): 195-212 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2008. Taxonomic partitioning of Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 1883: 1–27 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Jimmy A. McGuire, Christopher J. Hayden, Mohammed Iqbal Setiadi, David P. Bickford, and Rafe M. Brown 2008. A New Species of Bent-Toe Gecko (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Sulawesi Island, Eastern Indonesia. Herpetologica 64 (2): 224-234 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • OLIVER , PAUL; PAUL EDGAR, MUMPUNI, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & RON LILLEY 2009. A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae) from Seram Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2115: 47-55 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2001. Eine neue großwüchsige Cyrtodactylus-Art von Neuguinea (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierkunde. Dresden 51 (7): 61 - 71
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. & S. J. Richards & R. Günther 2007. Bemerkungen zur Morphologie und Taxonomie der östlich der Wallacea vorkommenden Geckos der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827, mit Beschreibungen von zwei neuen Arten (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 43 (4): 193-230 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
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