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Type: Journal article
Title: A new species of large Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Melanesia
Author: Oliver, Paul M.
Tjaturadi, Burhan
Krey, Keliopas
Richards, Stephen John
Citation: Zootaxa, 2008; 2008(1894):59-68
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1175-5326
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Paul Oliver, Burhan Tjaturadi, Mumpuni, Keliopas Krey & Stephen Richards
Abstract: A new species of large Cyrtodactylus is described from lowland rainforest on Batanta Island in the Raja Ampat Archipelago, Papua Barat Province, Indonesian New Guinea. The new species can be distinguished from all other Melanesian Cyrtodactylus by the combination of large size (over 110mm SVL), very robust build, presence of enlarged ventral tubercles below the lateral fold and around the angle of the lower jaw only, and dorsal colouration consisting of three to four irregular dark greyish-brown blotches. It is the second species of Cyrtodactylus known with certainty only from the Raja Ampat Islands. The morphology of the new species places it within the C. loriae group and suggests that it is closely related to Cyrtodactylus irianjayaensis.
Keywords: Batanta; Cyrtodactylus; Gecko; Indonesia; new species; New Guinea; Raja Ampat Archipelago
Description: Copyright © 2008 Magnolia Press
RMID: 0020083126
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