Saturday, March 19, 2016

[Herpetology • 2016] Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensis | ตุ๊กกายเพชรบุรี | Phetchaburi Bent-toed Gecko • A New Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phetchaburi Province, Thailand

Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensis  Pauwels, Sumontha & Bauer, 2016
ตุ๊กกายเพชรบุรี | Phetchaburi Bent-toed Gecko 


A new Bent-toed Gecko, Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensis sp. nov. is described from the Tha Yang District of Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand. It is a medium-sized Cyrtodactylus (SVL to at least 63.2 mm), with small, mostly keeled tubercles in 20 regular longitudinal rows on dorsum; 33 scales across mid-venter between lowest rows of flank tubercles; enlarged row of femoral scales present; five precloacal pores in male, femoral pores and precloacal groove absent; 5–6 broad basal lamellae and 11 narrow distal lamellae beneath digit IV of pes; and a single median row of transversely enlarged subcaudal scales present. It has a dorsal colour pattern of large, dark, diffusely-edged markings on a fawn background and a pair of dark scapular patches. The species is a member of the Central Indochinese (Thai-Myanmar) clade of Cyrtodactylus and is most closely related to C. oldhami (Theobald), from which it differs in colour pattern.

Keywords: Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Cyrtodactylus phetchaburiensis sp. nov., Cyrtodactylus oldhami, description, taxonomy, Thailand

Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Montri Sumontha and Aaron M. Bauer. 2016. A New Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Phetchaburi Province, Thailand. Zootaxa. 4088(3): 409–419.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4088.3.6