Cyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus khelangensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kai Lampang|
English: Lampang bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Lampang
German: Lampang Bogenfingergecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA 2014|
Type locality: limestone cave in Pratu Pha (99° 49' 30" N, 18° 30' 40" E), Amphoe (= District) Mae Mo, Lampang Province, northern Thailand.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 22548 (field number MS 409); adult male. Collected by M. Sumontha on 12 July 2008.|
Paratypes. PSUZC RT 2012.9 (MS 278), subadult male. CUMZ-R 0.2318 (MS 410), adult female. Both paratypes collected by M. Sumontha at same locality as holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus khelangensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by its maximal known SVL of 95.3 mm; 16–20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 37–40 enlarged preanofemoral scales, including six or seven pitted or pore-bearing scales (males) or one or two pitted scales (females) on each femur separated by a diastema from 2–6 pore-bearing preanal scales (males and females); no precloacal groove nor depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and four irregular brown dorsal bands between nuchal loop and hind limb insertions.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
Similar species: C. dumnuii, C. tigroides, C. muangfuangensis, C. brevipalmatus, C. huongsonensis.
|Etymology||The specific epithet is an adjective derived from Khelang, an old, traditional equivalent name to Lampang.|