Cyrtodactylus sanook PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, LATINNE & GRISMER, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus sanook?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Tuk kai sanook|
English: Sanook Bent-toed Gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle sanouk
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus sanook PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, LATINNE & GRISMER 2013|
|Distribution||S Thailand (Chumphon)|
Type locality: Wat (= Temple) Tham Sanook and its cave Tham Sanook, Banna Subdistrict, Muang District, Chumphon Province, southern Thailand
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 22541, adult male, collected on 1st November 2012 by Montri Sumontha. Paratypes. Two adult males (PSUZC RT 2012.4 and QSMI 1165), same locality, date and collector as holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus sanook sp. nov. is distinguished from all other Sunda Shelf Cyrtodactylus by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 79.5 mm; 18–20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles at midbody; a continuous series of enlarged femoral and precloacal scales, no femoral pores, three or four precloacal pores in males (no pores in females), no precloacal groove nor depression; 19–20 subdigital lamellae on 4th toe; transversally enlarged subcaudal plates; and six or seven irregular pale narrow dorsal bands between limb insertions.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a noun in apposition referring to the species’ type locality. In Thai language, sanook means ‘(having) fun’ and as such, the specific epithet is also a reference to the enormous pleasure that the authors take in discovering amazing reptiles and other animal diversity in Thailand and in making it known to others.|
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