A new species of Cyrtodactylus from the Nicobar Islands, India

Das, I. (1997) A new species of Cyrtodactylus from the Nicobar Islands, India. Journal of Herpetology, 31 (3). pp. 375-382. ISSN 0022-1511

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A new species of bent-toed gecko, Cyrtodactylus adleri, is described, based on seven examples from the island of Great Nicobar, India. Although reported as conspecific with C. rubidus, it can be differentiated from the Andamanese species in possessing dark spots (vs. dark bands) on the dorsum; 48-50 imbricate (vs. 38-42 juxtaposed) midventrals; six (vs. four) postnasals; two (vs. three) postcloacal tubercles; and presence of a preanal groove. In the lack of a preanal groove, imbricate ventrals, and dark spots on dorsum, the new species appears close to the poorly known Sumatran endemic, C. lateralis, from which is may be differentiated in its small body size (SVL 53.5-64.7 mm in four adult females, 61.8-68.5 mm in three adult males), dark spots on dorsum, and 48-50 midventrals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: species, Cyrtodactylus, Nicobar Islands, India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 01:49
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11588

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