A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia

L. Lee Grismer, Norhayati Ahmad

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Abstract

A new species of the gekkonid lizard, Cytrodactylus macrotuberculatus sp. nov., is described from Pulau Langkawi of the Langkawi Archipelago located off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Kedah. This species had been previously recognized as C. pulchellus but is differentiated here from that species and all other Sunda Shelf Cyrtodactylus on the basis of its strong tuberculation and other scale and color pattern characteristics. This represents the second endemic species known from the Langkawi Archipelago.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-68
Number of pages16
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1924
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2008

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Keywords

  • Archipelago
  • Cytrodactylus
  • Kedah
  • Langkawi
  • Macrotuberculatus
  • Malaysia
  • New species

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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A new insular species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata : Gekkonidae) from the Langkawi Archipelago, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. / Grismer, L. Lee; Ahmad, Norhayati.

In: Zootaxa, No. 1924, 05.11.2008, p. 53-68.

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