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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3635.3.7

Cyrtodactylus sanook (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new cave-dwelling gecko from Chumphon Province, southern Thailand

OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, MONTRI SUMONTHA, ALICE LATINNE, L. LEE GRISMER

Abstract


We describe a new cave-dwelling species, Cyrtodactylus sanook sp. nov., from Tham Sanook, Chumphon Province, southern Thailand, characterized by a maximum SVL of 79.5 mm; 18–20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles at midbody; a continuous series of enlarged femoral and precloacal scales, no femoral pores, three or four precloacal pores in males (no pores in females), no precloacal groove nor depression; 19–20 subdigital lamellae on 4th toe; transversally enlarged subcaudal plates; and 6–7 irregular pale narrow dorsal bands between limb insertions. It seems endemic to this cave and is the 7th Thai Cyrtodactylus species that is known only from a cave environment.


Keywords


Cyrtodactylus sanook, Wat Tham Sanook, karst, Peninsular Thailand

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