Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis BAUER & DOUGHTY, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Kimberley Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis BAUER & DOUGHTY 2012|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: East Montalivet Island)|
Type locality: Australia, Western Australia, Kimberley region, East Montalivet Island (14°16’S, 125°18’E),
|Types||Holotype: WAM R164144, gravid adult female (Fig. 2); collected with a funnel trap in a vine thicket by R. Browne-Cooper, 26 April 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small sized Cyrtodactylus (female gravid at SVL of 45 mm); body slender; limbs and digits relatively long, slender; partly regenerated tail longer than SVL; one pair of greatly enlarged postmental scales in contact with one another behind mental, a smaller pair of enlarged chin shields (second postmentals) lateral to these; small, mostly keeled tubercles in 16–18 longitudinal rows on dorsum; 36 scales across mid-venter between lowest rows of flank tubercles; ventrolateral folds weakly developed and atuberculate; six broad basal lamellae and nine narrow distal lamellae beneath digit IV of pes; dorsal and basal portion of tail only with flattened and keeled tubercles. Color pattern of small diffuse light and dark spots or blotches, no dark transverse bands or large dark blotches [BAUER & DOUGHTY 2012].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet refers to the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.|
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