Cyrtodactylus sharkari GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Sharkari’s Bent-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus sharkari GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, MOHAMED, ONN, SUMARLI, LOREDO & HEINZ 2014|
|Distribution||NE Peninsular Malaysia|
Type locality: Gua Gunting, Merapoh, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia (4° 42.069 N 101° 58.512 E; at 257 m elevation).
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 11022, adult male, collected on 23 June 2013 by Chan Kin Onn at 2200 hrs.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus sharkari sp. nov. can be differentiated from all other species of Cyrtodactylus by having 11 supralabials; 8–10 infralabials; moderately strong body tuberculation; no tubercles on the ventral surface of the forelimbs, gular region, or in the ventrolateral body folds; 31 paravertebral tubercles; 24 longitudinal tubercle rows on body; 41 ventral scales; 24 subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe; 46 femoroprecloacal pores; shallow precloacal groove; four dark dorsal body bands; body band/interspace ratio 1.75; body bands and nuchal loop edged with a thin yellowish line; no scattered white tubercles on the dorsum; seven dark caudal bands on the original tail; white caudal bands nearly immaculate; and a maximum SVL of 100.1 mm. These characters are scored across all species of the C. pulchellus complex in Table 5.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet sharkari is a patronym honoring Dato Mohd. Sharkar Shamsudin Chairman of the Pahang State Tourism and Culture Committee for his persistence in ensuring the cancellation of the proposed cement plant in Merapoh.|
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