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Cyrtodactylus samroiyot PAUWELS & SUMONTHA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesThai: Took-kai Sam Roi Yot
English: Sam Roi Yot bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Sam Roï Yot
German: Samroiyot Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Samroiyotkromvingergekko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus samroiyot PAUWELS & SUMONTHA 2014 
DistributionThailand (Prachuap Khiri Khan)

Type locality: Ban Bang Pu (12°12’00’’ N, 100°00’00’’ E), Amphoe (= District) Sam Roi Yot (= Sam Roi Yod), Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, peninsular Thailand  
TypesHolotype: THNHM 22549; adult male; collected by T. Kaewmanee on 8 July 2013. Paratypes. CUMZ-R-0.2320 (field number MS 556), adult male, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 19 June 2013 at same locality as holotype. QSMI 1167 (MS 555), adult female, same locality, collecting date and collector as holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Cyrtodactylus samroiyot sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeners by its maximal known SVL of 66.9 mm; 17–18 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 33–34 longitudinal rows of ventrals across the abdomen between the ventrolateral skin folds; a continuous series of seven precloacal pore-bearing scales in males (six shallow precloacal pits in female); a series of slightly enlarged, poreless and pitless femoral scales; no precloacal groove nor depression; median row of transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; complete nuchal loop; dorsal pattern consisting of three long dark brown bands, one above shoulders and two above abdomen. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet samroiyot refers to the name of the district in which the type locality is situated; in Thai language, sam roi yot means ‘’three hundred peaks’’. It is a noun in apposition, invariable. 
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G. & MONTRI SUMONTHA 2014. Cyrtodactylus samroiyot, a new limestone-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa 3755 (6): 573–583 - get paper here
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