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Cyrtodactylus loriae (BOULENGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Bow-fingered Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus loriae BOULENGER 1897: 695
Gymnodactylus louisiadensis — WERNER 1901 (partim)
Gymnodactylus loriae — DE ROOIJ 1915: 16
Gymnodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) loriae — WERMUTH 1965: 60
Cyrtodactylus loriae — BROWN & PARKER 1973
Gonydactylus loriae — KLUGE 1991
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) loriae — RÖSLER 2000: 66
Cyrtodactylus loriae — OLIVER et al. 2011 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands, Chimbu, Central Province, Bartholomew Range, Northern Province)

Type locality: Haveri and Moroka [close to Port Moresby] (fide WERMUTH 1965); Bartholomew Range (elevation: 2300 feet), British New Guinea (fide LOVERIDGE 1948)  
TypesLectotype: MSNG 29113 (designated by Capacaccia 1961) 
DiagnosisDescription: Head large; snout longer than the diameter of the orbit, which equals its distance from the ear-opening; forehead and lores concave; ear-opening roundish, one third the diameter of the eye. Head granular, with small round tubercles on the occiput and temples; rostral subquadrangular, nearly twice as broad as deep, with median cleft above; a large supranasal, separated from its fellow by a small azygous shield; nostril bordered by the rostral, the supranasal, the first upper labial, and three or four small granules. Twelve upper and ten or eleven lower labials; mental pentagonal or subtriangular; two or three pair of chin-shields, median largest and forming a suture behind the mental. Throat with very small granules. Body long, covered above with small flat granules, intermixed with small round, flat, feebly keeled tubercles. Lateral fold with a series of slightly enlarged tubercles. Ventral scales small, smooth, juxtaposed or subimbricate. Male with a long uninterrupted series of femoral and praeanal pores, 30 on each side, forming a right angle in the middle, preceded by 4 additional praeanal pores; no praeanal groove. Tail round, taper- ing, covered with uniform flat scales. Limbs long; digits strong, slightly depressed at the base, strongly compressed at the end- phalanges, inferior transverse lamellae well developed (De Rooij 1915).

Coloration: Brown above, with a series of paired blackish spots along the back, three pair between the fore and hind limbs. The last pair on the base of the tail, confluent into a V; a V- shaped dark band from eye to eye, the apex on the nape. Lower parts pale brown. Reproduced tail longitudinally streaked with black (De Rooij 1915).

Size: Length of head and body 122 mm; tail 65 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Lamberto Loria (1855-1913), Italian ethnologist who collected in New Guinea (1889-1890). 
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1898. An account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Dr. L. Loria in British New Guinea. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 18: 694—710 [1897?] - get paper here
  • Brown W C; McCoy M 1980. A new species of gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus from Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands. Herpetologica 36 (1) 1980: 66-69 - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C. & Parker, Fred 1973. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Gekkonidae) from New Guinea with a key to species from the island. Breviora (417): 1-7 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. - get paper here
  • GOLDBERG, S. 2021. Anmerkungen zur Fortpflanzung von Boulengers Bogenfinger-Gecko Cyrtodactylus loriae (Squamata: Gekkonidae) aus Papua-Neuguinea. Sauria 43 (1): 109-110 - get paper here
  • Günther, R. & H. Rösler 2002. Eine neue Art der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827 aus dem Westen von Neuguinea (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 38 (4): 195-212 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2008. Taxonomic partitioning of Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 1883: 1–27 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred. 2013. Further range extensions for reptiles and amphibians from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review 44 (2): 277-280 - get paper here
  • Linkem, Charles W.; Jimmy A. McGuire, Christopher J. Hayden, Mohammed Iqbal Setiadi, David P. Bickford, and Rafe M. Brown 2008. A New Species of Bent-Toe Gecko (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Sulawesi Island, Eastern Indonesia. Herpetologica 64 (2): 224-234 - get paper here
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  • OLIVER, PAUL;KELIOPAS KREY, MUMPUNI & STEPHEN RICHARDS 2011. A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae) from the North Papuan Mountains. Zootaxa 2930: 22–32 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Die postanale Beschuppung bei Cyrtodactylus GRAY 1827 und Cyrtopodion FITZINGER 1843 - funktionelle und taxonomische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 2: 154-207
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  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & S. J. Richards & R. Günther 2007. Bemerkungen zur Morphologie und Taxonomie der östlich der Wallacea vorkommenden Geckos der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827, mit Beschreibungen von zwei neuen Arten (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 43 (4): 193-230 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
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