Cyrtodactylus wakeorum BAUER, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus wakeorum?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus wakeorum BAUER 2003|
Cyrtodactylus wakeorum— AGARWAL et al. 2018
|Distribution||Myanmar (Burma, Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range, southern Rakhine State)|
Type locality: Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range, Gwa, Gwa Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar (17°35’02.4’’N, 94°40’44.2’’E).
|Types||Holotype: CAS 221935|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cytrodactylus wakeorum may be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of its possession of relatively short limbs and digits, one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact behind mental; dorsum with relatively smooth texture, with 24 longitudinal rows of tubercles, 31 ventral scales across midbody, ventrolateral folds absent, no precloacal groove, 12 precloacal pores in a single series in female holotype, no femoral pores, subcaudal scales not forming broad transverse plates, dorsal pattern of 6 thin dark bands (one nuchal and five between shoulders and sacrum), each bordered posteriorly by a thin white line, and head without dorsal pattern. Cyrtodactylus wakeorum is superficially most similar to C. consobrinoides and, to a lesser extent, C. annandalei. It may be distinguished from the former by its possession of lack of subcaudal transverse plates, and its patternless head dorsum. It differs from the latter in its greater number of dorsal tubercle rows (24 vs 16–18), smaller number of ventral scale rows (31 vs 43), and light borders around only the posterior margins of the dark dorsal markings. Unfortunately the absence of adult male specimens precludes the use of certain precloacal and femoral pore characters which might further distinguish C. wakeorum from its congeners [from BAUER 2003].|
DEFINITION. A small sized Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length to 64 mm; body moderately slender, limbs and digits relatively short; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact behind mental; dorsum with relatively smooth texture, with 24 longitudinal rows of small, oval to rounded, keeled tubercles; 31 ventral scales across midbody; no precloacal groove, 12 precloacal pores in a single series in female holotype, no femoral pores. Ten subdigital lamellae beneath 4th toe of pes distal to basal digital inflection, six broad lamellae basal to inflection. Subcaudal scales not forming broad transverse plates. Dorsal pattern of 6 thin dark bands (one nuchal and five between shoulders and sacrum), each bordered posteriorly by a thin white line. Head without dorsal pattern. Tail with alternating light and dark banding.
|Etymology||Named after Marvalee H. Wake (born 1939) and David B. Wake (1936-2021) of the University of California, Berkeley. See Zamudio 2021, Hanken 2021, and Bauer 2021 for some biographical remarks about David Wake.|
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