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Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymGymnodactylus marmoratus var. Novae-Guineae SCHLEGEL 1837
Gymnodactylus marmoratus — DE ROOIJ 1909 (partim)
Gymnodactylus louisiadensis — DE ROOIJ 1915 (partim)
Gymnodactylus novae-guineae — BRONGERSMA 1934
Gymnodactylus novaeguineae — LOVERIDGE 1948: 316
Gymnodactylus novaeguineae — WERMUTH 1965: 62
Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae — BROWN & PARKER 1973
Gonydactylus novaeguineae — KLUGE 1991
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) novaeguineae — RÖSLER 2000: 66
Cyrtodactylus novaeguineae — OLIVER et al. 2011 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (lowlands, East Sepik, West Sepik)

Type locality: Neu-Guinea  
TypesSyntypes: RMNH 2708 (Schlegel 1844) 
CommentSynonymy: Many authors have given the year 1844 for Schlegel's description, based on the last date given on the cover page of Schlegel's monograph. However, Stejneger (1907) provides evidence that the first 20 pages of text and the first two plates, which include Schlegel's account for Cyrtodactylus, were published in 187 as the first part of the monograph.

Distribution: see map in Oliver et al. 2016: 120. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1948. New Guinean reptiles and amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and United States National Museum. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 101 (2): 305-430. - get paper here
  • Oliver PM, Richards SJ, Mumpuni, Rösler H 2016. The Knight and the King: two new species of giant bent- toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae, Squamata) from northern New Guinea, with comments. ZooKeys 562: 105–130, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.6052 - get paper here
  • 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. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Die postanale Beschuppung bei Cyrtodactylus GRAY 1827 und Cyrtopodion FITZINGER 1843 - funktionelle und taxonomische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 2: 154-207
  • Rösler, H. 2001. Studien am Tokeh: 1. Gekko gecko azhari MERTENS 1955 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 33-46
  • 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., 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Abbildungen neuer oder unvollständig bekannter Amphibien, nach der Natur oder dem Leben entworfen. Düsseldorf (Arnz & Comp.), i-xiv + 141 pp. [1837-1844] - get paper here
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