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Cyrtodactylus tamaiensis (SMITH, 1940)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tamai bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus khasiensis tamaiensis M. A. SMITH 1940: 475
Cyrtodactylus khasiensis tamaiensis KLUGE 2001: 7
Cyrtodactylus tamaiensis – MAHONY 2009 

Type locality: Pangnamdim, Nam Tamai Valley, Upper Burma (= Myanmar), [(27°42’N, 97°54’E)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.823.22 (formerly BMNH 1940.6.1.42), adult male; Pangnamdim, Nam Tamai Valley Burma. Collected by Ronald Kaulback, 1937–1939. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. This species is diagnosable from all congenerics by the following combination of characters: SVL 90 mm; 40 precloacal- femoral pores in an almost continuous series; femoral pore-bearing scales slightly enlarged; a distinct patch of enlarged scales between the pore-bearing scales and cloaca; no cloacal groove; 3–4 post cloacal spurs; 37 midventral scale rows; 21 longitudinal, non-linear rows of enlarged tubercles middorsally; transversely enlarged row of subcaudals absent; total of 16 complete lamellae under the 4th digit of the pes and dorsal body pattern consisting of contrasting dense pale and dark brown marbling [from MAHONY 2009]. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.– The specific epithet is a toponym derived from the type locality in the Nam Tamai Valley. 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India. Zootaxa 4524 (5): 501–535 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2003. Descriptions of seven new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with a key to the species of Myanmar (Burma). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 463-498 - get paper here
  • Mahony, S., M. Ahmed, M. K. Hossain, M. M. Kabir & M. K. Hasan 2009. Cyrtodactylus ayeyarwadyensis Bauer, 2003 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Bangladesh with habitat details of new collection localities and a discussion of morphological variation. Salamandra 45 (4): 245–260 - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2009. Taxonomic status of Cyrtodactylus khasiensis tamaiensis (Smith, 1940) and description of a new species allied to C. chrysopylos Bauer, 2003 from Myanmar (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 34 (1): 62 – 74 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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
  • Shi, Lei & Zhao, Hui 2010. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Geckkonidae) from Xizang Autonomous Region, China. Zootaxa 2336: 51–60 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1940. The Amphibians and Reptiles obtained by Mr. Ronald Kaulback in Upper Burma. Records of the Indian Museum 42: 465-486
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