A new spiny, prehensile-tailed species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata

Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with a preliminary hypothesis of relationships based on morphology

L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Evan Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Norhayati Ahmad

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Abstract

A new species, Cyrtodactylus durio sp. nov., is described from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia on the basis of its head, body, limbs, and tail being extremely spinose as well as other unique combinations of squamation and color pattern. It is proposed that C. durio sp. nov. forms a clade with C. brevipalmatus, C. elok, C. spinosus, and C. stresemanni on the basis of having a spiny, prehensile tail and that it is the sister species of C. stresemanni based on unique caudal tuberculation. Cytrodactylus durio sp. nov. is the latest in a growing list of new species of amphibians and reptiles recently described from the Malay Peninsula, and Peninsular Malaysia in particular, that clearly underscores the need for continuing exploratory research in these regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-52
Number of pages13
JournalZootaxa
Issue number2625
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2010

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Keywords

  • Brevipalmatus
  • Durio
  • Elok
  • Malay Peninsula
  • Phylogeny
  • Reptilia
  • Spinosus
  • Stresemanni

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  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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A new spiny, prehensile-tailed species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata : Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with a preliminary hypothesis of relationships based on morphology. / Grismer, L. Lee; Anuar, Shahrul; Quah, Evan; Muin, Mohd Abdul; Onn, Chan Kin; Grismer, Jesse L.; Ahmad, Norhayati.

In: Zootaxa, No. 2625, 24.09.2010, p. 40-52.

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Grismer, L. Lee ; Anuar, Shahrul ; Quah, Evan ; Muin, Mohd Abdul ; Onn, Chan Kin ; Grismer, Jesse L. ; Ahmad, Norhayati. / A new spiny, prehensile-tailed species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata : Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with a preliminary hypothesis of relationships based on morphology. In: Zootaxa. 2010 ; No. 2625. pp. 40-52.
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