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Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020 v9i2.237 taprobanica 9 2 cover low


Volume 9 | Number 2 | November 2020
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 9 July 2020
Accepted date: 10 October 2020
Published date: 28 November 2020
Pp. 225–226, Pl. 63.

On a bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus sp.) from south-eastern Bali, Indonesia

Matthew Mo* & Elouise Mo
*Corresponding author. E-mail: matthew.sk.mo@gmail.com

The bent-toed gecko genus Cyrtodactylus is a highly diverse reptile genus, well represented across Southeast Asia, as well as the Indian subcontinent and Australia. Cyrtodactylus species are widely distributed throughout the Indonesian archipelago and recently a new species, C. jatnai was identified from West Bali. A previous herpetofaunal inventory of Bali only listed C. fumosus as the sole representative of the genus. More recently, determined that the name C. fumosus refers to a species endemic to Sulawesi and that records elsewhere represent misidentifications and the identity of records from Bali consequently clarified. A recent study of reptile assemblages in the Gianyar Regency (south-eastern Bali) reported the marbled bow-fingered gecko C. marmoratus, a species found in Java and assumed to occur in Bali. Following the recent description of C. jatnai, the only species of Cyrtodactylus so far confirmed to occur on Bali, detailed morphological study is required to determine whether C. marmoratus is genuinely present on the island.

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