Cyrtodactylus jelawangensis GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Jelawang Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus jelawangensis GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ 2014|
|Distribution||NE Peninsular Malaysia|
Type locality: Kem Baha, Gunung Stong, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia (5° 20.465 N 101° 58.001 E; at 461 m elevation).
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 11062, adult male, collected on 26 June 2013 by Jacob A. Chan at 0100 hrs.|
Paratypes. Paratypes LSUHC 11060–61, 11063 are all females and have the same collection data as the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus jelawangensis sp. nov. can be differentiated from all other species of Cyrtodactylus by having 9–12 supralabials; 9–11 infralabials; moderately strong body tuberculation; tubercles on ventral surface of forelimbs, gular region, and in ventrolateral body folds; 36–42 paravertebral tubercles; 23–25 longitudinal tubercle rows; 31–36 ventral scales; 21–24 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 36 femoroprecloacal pores in males; deep precloacal groove; four dark dorsal body bands; body band/interspace ratio 1.00–1.50; body bands and nuchal loop not edged with a thin yellowish line; no scattered white tubercles on dorsum; 10 dark caudal bands on original tail; white caudal bands infused with dark brown; and a maximum SVL of 119.8 mm. These characters are scored across all species of the C. pulchellus complex in Table 5 (Grismer et al. 2014).|
|Comment||Habitat: most common on large granite boulders. Others were seen on roots beneath an earthen overhang and one specimen was found on a tree trunk.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet jelawangensis is an adjective in reference to Hutan Lipur Jelawang, the recreational forest at the base of Gunung Stong near the type locality.|
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