Cyrtodactylus spinosus LINKEM, MCGUIRE, HAYDEN, SETIADI, BICKFORD & BROWN, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus spinosus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus spinosus LINKEM, MCGUIRE, HAYDEN, SETIADI, BICKFORD & BROWN 2008|
Cyrtodactylus spinosus — MECKE et al. 2016
Type locality: Indonesia: Sulawesi Island: Sulawesi Tenggah Province: Kabupaten Donggala: Kecematan Kulawi: Desa Mataue: Lore-Lindu National Park (01.44883° S, 119.99483° E) at 696 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: MZB 7024 (BSI-FS 1694), adult male, collected 8 November 2004 at 19:35 h, from. Collected by CJH, RMB, JAM and CWL.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus spinosus is distinguished from all other Cyrtodactylus species by the following characters: a row of spines along ventrolateral body fold; six lateral rows of small, unkeeled body tubercles, with most ventral row intermixed with spines; two spines on temporal region of head; 31 spine-adorned annuli encircling original tail; tubercles on fore- and hind limbs; spines on postantefemoral portion of hind limb. Additional characters distinguishing this species include: proximal subdigital lamellae transversely expanded; 19–21 subdigital lamellae on toe IV; 38–44 mid body ventral scales; most scales in femoral region small, granular; 7–12 enlarged femoral series scales lacking pores; presence of pre-cloacal groove in males (absent in females); presence of pre-cloacal pores (12–13) in a chevron-shaped groove; subcaudals not transversely expanded; three chevron-shaped dark bands on a grayish-brown background. [from LINKEM et al. 2008].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The name is derived from the Latin word spina which means ‘‘spiny’’ or ‘‘thorny’’ in reference to the unique spines possessed by this species.|
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