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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus wallacei HAYDEN et al. 2008
Cyrtodactylus wallacei — MECKE et al. 2016 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: village of Kelapa Dua, Kecamatan Andreani, Kabupaten Polewali, Propinsi Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi Is., Indonesia (S 03.6325°, E 119.7335°).  
TypesHolotype: private collection of J. McGuire, given as BSI (J. McGuire Biological Surveys and Inventories field series) 2574, an adult male; collected by R. M. Brown, C. J. Hayden and M. I. Setiadi. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. The largest Cyrtodactylus known from Sulawesi with SVL reaching 113.6 mm; body robust, limbs medium in length; digits long; single pair of postmentals contacting posteriorly, isolating mental from chin shields; dorsum with 17–29 transverse rows of slightly keeled trihedral tubercles; 45– 49 smooth, round, imbricate ventral scales between distinct ventrolateral folds; no pre cloacal groove, no precloacal or femoral pores, no enlarged femoral scales; slightly enlarged precloacal scale patch present; 7–9 widened lamellae proximal to basal inflection of 4th toe, 10–16 narrow lamellae distal to inflection; 18 rows of small postanals followed by slightly enlarged, rectangular subcaudals; scales of regrown tail similar in shape but diminutive in size, lacking tubercles, and completely satu- rated in dark purple. Five irregularly shaped dark-purple dorsal blotches between nape and base of tail, which vary in shade and are outlined by a fine yellow border; venter pale to dark [from HAYDEN et al. 2008]. 
EtymologyMost likely named after Alfred Russel Wallace although the original description has no explanation of the etymology. 
  • Hayden, Christopher J.; Rafe M. Brown, Graeme Gillespie, M. Iqbal Setiadi, Charles W. Linkem, Djoko T. Iskandar, Umilaela, David P. Bickford, Awal Riyanto, Mumpuni, and Jimmy A. McGuire 2008. A NEW SPECIES OF BENT-TOED GECKO CYRTODACTYLUS GRAY, 1827, (SQUAMATA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM THE ISLAND OF SULAWESI, INDONESIA. Herpetologica 64 (1): 109 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, D.; Rachmansah, A. & Umilaela 2011. A new bent-toed gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) from Mount Tompotika, eastern peninsula of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2838: 65–78 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404 - get paper here
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - get paper here
  • Mecke, Sven; Lukas Hartmann, Felix Mader, Max Kieckbusch, Hinrich Kaiser 2016. Redescription of Cyrtodactylus fumosus (Müller, 1895) (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a revised identification key to the bent-toed geckos of Sulawesi. Acta Herpetologica 11 (2): 151-160 - get paper here
  • MECKE, SVEN; MAX KIECKBUSCH, LUKAS HARTMANN, HINRICH KAISER 2016. Historical considerations and comments on the type series of Cyrtodactylus marmoratus Gray, 1831, with an updated comparative table for the bent-toed geckos of the Sunda Islands and Sulawesi. Zootaxa 4175 (4): 353–365 - get paper here
  • Ngo, Van Tri 2008. Two new cave-dwelling species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Southwestern Vietnam. Zootaxa 1909: 37–51 - get paper here
  • OLIVER , PAUL; PAUL EDGAR, MUMPUNI, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & RON LILLEY 2009. A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae) from Seram Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2115: 47-55 - get paper here
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; HELLEN KURNIATI, ANDREW ENGILIS, JR 2016. A new Bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Mekongga Mountains, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. . Zootaxa 4109 (1): 059-072 - get paper here
  • Wanger, T. C., I. Motzke, S. Saleh & D. T. Iskandar 2011. The amphibians and reptiles of the Lore Lindu National Park area, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 47 (1): 17-29 - get paper here
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