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Cyrtodactylus mandalayensis MAHONY, 2009

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus mandalayensis MAHONY 2009
Gymnodactylus khasiensis: M. A. SMITH 1935: 53 (part)
Cyrtodactylus mandalayensis— AGARWAL et al. 2018 

Type locality: Mogok (17°34’0”N, 95°5’0”E, 1,170 m elevation), on the River Ayeyarwadi, north-east of Mandalay, in the Pyin Oo Lwin District, Mandalay Division of northern Myanmar  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1900.9.20.1, immature? male. Collected by H. Hampton, Esquire. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: This species is diagnosable from all congenerics by the following combi- nation of characters: SVL 61.7 mm; 5 precloa- cal pores in a continuous angular series with a single additional enlarged pored scale bordering posterior to the apex of the series angle; pore- bearing scales of the continuous series slightly enlarged relative to anteriorly adjacent ventrals; a distinct patch of slightly enlarged scales be- tween the pore-bearing scales and cloaca; cloa- cal groove, enlarged femorals and enlarged transverse subcaudals absent; 3–4 post cloacal spurs; 32 midventral scale rows; 18 longitudi- nal, non-linear rows of enlarged tubercles mid- dorsally; 18 complete lamellae under the 4th digit of the pes and dorsal body pattern consist- ing of irregular dark brown blotches on a pale brown background [from MAHONY 2009]. 
EtymologyEtymology.– The specific epithet is an adjective referring to Mandalay, the political division in which the holotype was collected. 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India. Zootaxa 4524 (5): 501–535 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Poyarkov, N. A., Le, M. D., Kraus, F., Agarwal, I., ... & Grismer, J. L. 2021. Phylogenetic partitioning of the third-largest vertebrate genus in the world, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia; Squamata; Gekkonidae) and its relevance to taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 101–154 - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2009. Taxonomic status of Cyrtodactylus khasiensis tamaiensis (Smith, 1940) and description of a new species allied to C. chrysopylos Bauer, 2003 from Myanmar (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 34 (1): 62 – 74
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