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Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis BAUER & DOUGHTY, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Kimberley Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus kimberleyensis BAUER & DOUGHTY 2012 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: East Montalivet Island)

Type locality: Australia, Western Australia, Kimberley region, East Montalivet Island (14°16’S, 125°18’E),  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: WAM R164144, gravid adult female (Fig. 2); collected with a funnel trap in a vine thicket by R. Browne-Cooper, 26 April 2007. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet refers to the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia. 
  • Amarasinghe, A. A.; Awal Riyanto, Mumpuni & Lee L. Grismer 2020. A NEW BENT-TOED GECKO SPECIES OF THE GENUS Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827 (SQUAMATA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM THE WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK, BALI, INDONESIA. TAPROBANICA 9 (1): 59–70, pls. 22–24. - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. & Doughty, P. 2012. A new bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Zootaxa 3187: 32–42 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - 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
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; AARON M. BAUER & DONAN SATRIA YUDHA 2014. A new small karst-dwelling species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Java, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3785 (4): 589–599 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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