Tuesday, June 10, 2014

[Herpetology • 2014] ตุ๊กกายถ้ำลำปาง | Cyrtodactylus khelangensis | Lampang Cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko • A New Cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Lampang Province, northern Thailand


ตุ๊กกายถ้ำลำปาง | Lampang Cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko
Cyrtodactylus khelangensis Pauwels, Sumontha, Panitvong & Varaguttanonda, 2014
photo: M. Sumontha: siamensis.org

Abstract
We describe Cyrtodactylus khelangensis sp. nov. from a limestone cave in Pratu Pha, Mae Mo District, Lampang Province, northern Thailand. It is characterized by a maximal known SVL of 95.3 mm; 16–20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 37–40 enlarged femoroprecloacal scales, including six-seven pitted or pore-bearing scales (males) or one or two pitted scales (females) on each femur separated by a diastema from 2–6 pore-bearing precloacal scales (males and females); no precloacal groove nor depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and four irregular brown dorsal bands between nuchal loop and hind limb insertions.

Keywords: Cyrtodactylus khelangensis sp. nov., new species, taxonomy

Pauwels, Olivier S. G., Montri Sumontha, Nonn Panitvong & Varawut Varaguttanonda. 2014. Cyrtodactylus khelangensis, A New Cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Lampang Province, northern Thailand. Zootaxa. 3755(6): 584–594. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3755.6.5

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