Cyrtodactylus lekaguli GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS, 2012
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Tuk-kai Boonsong, Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus lekaguli GRISMER, WOOD JR, QUAH, ANUAR, MUIN, SUMONTHA, AHMAD, BAUER, WANGKULANGKUL, GRISMER & PAUWELS 2012|
|Distribution||Thailand (Trang and Phang-nga, Surat Thani Provinces)|
Type locality: Khao Chong waterfall, Khao Chamao, Trang Province, Thailand at approximately 07°35.28 N, 99°50.25 E at 165 meters elevation as estimated from Google Earth
|Types||Holotype: FMNH 215987, adult male, collected on 7 November 1979 by D. L. Damman. Paratypes.—Adult females (FMNH 215985–86) bear the same data as the holotype. The adult male FMNH 176885 was collected by E. H. Taylor from Khao Chao (date unknown). Adult female IRSNB 2678 collected on 21 July 1998 by O. S. G. Pauwels and Chucheep Chimsunchart from Tham Phung Chang (cave) Phang-nga City, Muang District, Phang-nga Province, Thailand.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis.—Adult males reaching 103.5 mm SVL, adult females reaching 97.3 mm SVL; 10–12 supralabials, 9–11 infralabials; tubercles of dorsum moderate, with no intervening smaller tubercles; no tubercles on ventral surfaces of forelimbs, gular region, or in ventrolateral body fold; 30–50 paravertebral tubercles; 20–24 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 31–43 rows of ventral scales; 20–25 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 30–36 femoro- precloacal pores in males; dorsum not bearing a scattered pattern of white tubercles; four or five dark body bands in adults lacking lightened centers and light colored tubercles; body band to interspace ratio 1.00–2.00; 12–14 dark caudal bands; and white caudal bands infused with dark coloration and the posterior portion of the tail in hatchlings and juveniles is white. These characters are scored across all species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex in Table 6 [GRISMER et al. 2012].|
|Comment||This species has been considered as C. pulchellus previously.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet lekaguli honors Dr. Boonsong Lekagul (1907–1992), biologist and conservationist of Thailand and the first biologist to suggest the Thai common name " Tuk-Kai " for geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Lekagul 1977).|
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