Cyrtodactylus mimikanus (BOULENGER, 1914)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus mimikanus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Mimika Bow-fingered Gecko, Mimika bent-toed gecko (suggested by Mark O’Shea)|
|Synonym||Gymnodactylus mimikanus BOULENGER 1914|
Gymnodactylus mimikanus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 18
Gymnodactylus mimikanus — WERMUTH 1965: 62
Cyrtodactylus mimikanus — BROWN & PARKER 1973
Gonydactylus mimikanus — KLUGE 1991
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) mimikanus — RÖSLER 2000: 66
Cyrtodactylus mimikanus — OLIVER et al. 2011
|Distribution||Indonesian New Guinea (Mimika, Papua), Papua New Guinea (Sundaun Province = West Sepik, Njao on the Tjano River [de Rooij 1915])|
Type locality: Mimika River, New Guinea
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 19188.8.131.52-9 (1914 Gymnodactylus mimikanus Boulenger)|
|Diagnosis||Description: Head large, depressed; snout one time and a half the diameter of the orbit, which equals its distance from the ear-opening; forehead concave; ear-opening vertically oval, one fourth the diameter of the eye. Head covered with small granules, those on the snout enlarged; on the occiput small conical tubercles. Rostral large, twice as broad as high, with a median cleft in the superior part; above the rostral are four small scales; nostril bordered by the rostral, the first labial, a supranasal and three or four granules. Eleven or twelve upper and eleven lower labials; mental large, triangular; a median pair of large chin-shields forming a long suture behind te mental, followed by a much smaller one; throat granular. Body long, depressed, covered above with small granules and longitudinal series of trihedral tubercles. Lateral fold with enlarged conical tubercles. Ventral scales moderate, cycloid, imbricate, smooth, 42-45 across the middle of the belly. Male with an angular series of 7-14 praeanal pores, separated from a series of 10 to 12 femoral pores (fig. 10). Tail round, covered above with uniform small scales, below with transversely dilated scales; on the basal part transverse series of tubercles. Limbs long, depressed, covered above with granules and tubercles; digits strong, the basal part covered below with transverse plates, the distal part compressed (de Rooij 1915: 18). |
Coloration: Greyish-brown above with narrow white black-edged cross lines or dark brown transverse lines, the first from eye to eye over the occiput, the second over the nape through the ear-opening. Limbs and tail also with white cross lines; basal part and tip of tail greyish or brownish, median part lead-colour. Lips with lighter spots. Lower parts lighter, dotted with brown (de Rooij 1915: 18).
Size: Length of head and body 95 mm; tail 132 mm (de Rooij 1915: 18).
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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