The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part Four: Bent-toed Geckos

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This fourth part covers the Cyrtodactylus bent-toed geckos that have been identified and described from Thai caves.
Updated April 2014: added two new species described in 2014.
 
Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae

Cyrtodactylus astrum Grismer, Wood, Quah, Anuar, Muin, Sumontha, Ahmad, Bauer, Wangkulangkul, Grismer & Pauwels, 2012
Starry bent-toed gecko
 
This species has been recorded from karst in amphoe La-ngu: Satun, but there are no records of the gecko being found in caves in Thailand.

C. astrum (Photo: Sumontha in Grismer et al. 2012)


Cyrtodactylus auribalteatus Sumontha, Panitvong & Deein, 2010
Golden-belted bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Phra Wang Daeng: Wat Tham Phra Wang Daeng: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park: Noen Maprang: Phitsanulok
N16.6787° E100.6875° Altitude 160m
Tham Khun Takhan: Wat Khun Takhan: Thung Salaeng Luang National Park: Noen Maprang: Phitsanulok N16.6654° E100.6540° Altitude 136m
 
C. auribalteatus (Photo: Ellis in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
  

Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae Bauer, Sumontha & Pauwels, 2003
Chanhome's bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Phraya Chattan: Ban Khun Khon: Phra Phutthabat: Saraburi
N14.7014° E100.8460°
Tham Thep Nimit: Ban Khun Khon: Phra Phutthabat: Saraburi
N14.7014° E100.8460° 
Tham Sri Wilai: Wat Tham Sri Wilai: Ban Na Phra Lan: Phu Kae: Saraburi
N14.7106° E100.8795° Altitude 44m
The gecko has also been recorded on the surface from the following temples that are located on karst hills:
Wat Sub Cha-om: Phu Kham Chan: Na Phralan: Chaoem Phra Kiat: Saraburi
N14.6965° E100.8471° Altitude: 260m
Wat Lublae: Saraburi
N14.6765° E100.8460°
Wat Pu Nan Bap Dtor: Saraburi
N14.7202° E100.8535°
 
C. chanhomeae  (Photo: Chanhome in Bauer et al. 2003)
 
Cyrtodactylus dumnuii Bauer, Kunya, Sumontha, Niyomwan, Pauwels, Chanhome & Kunya, 2010
Dumnui's bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Pha Bart Maejon: Ban Thakilek: Mae-Na: Chiang Dao District: Chiang Mai
N19.3463° E099.0255°   Altitude 486m
 
C. dumnuii (Photo: Pauwels in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
 

Cyrtodactylus erythrops Bauer, Kunya, Sumontha, Niyomwan, Panitvong, Pauwels, Chanhome & Kunya, 2009
Red-eyed bent-toed gecko
 
The type locality is Tham Lod: Ban Tham, Lum Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pang Mapha: Mae Hong Son
N19.5650° E099.2789° Altitude 640m
Tham Pakarang: Ban Mae Lana, Lum Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pang Mapha: Mae Hong Son
N19.5746° E099.2173° Altitude 690m
 
C. erthrops (Photo: Latinne in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)

 
Cyrtodactylus interdigitalis Ulber, 1993
Phetchabun bent-toed gecko; Skin-toe forest gecko
 
The type locality for this species is the area outside the resurgence of Tham Yai Nam Nao: Ban Non Chat: Nam Nao National Park: Nam Nao: Phetchabun, but the gecko has not been recorded in a cave.
N16.9444° E101.5066° Altitude 700m
 

Cyrtodactylus jarujini Ulber, 1993
Jarujin’s bent-toed gecko
 
This species has been found in the sandstone caves and rock shelters in Bueng Khan.
Phu Sing: Bueng Khan
Sri Wilai District: Bueng Khan
N18.17° E103.84°
Phu Thok: Wat Pha Phu Thok: Ban Na Kham Khaen: Sri Wilai: Bueng Khan
N18.13° E103.88
 
C. jarujini (Photo: Panitvong in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
 
Cyrtodactylus khelangensis Pauwels, Sumontha, Panitvong & Varaguttanonda, 2014
Took-kai lampang, Lampang bent-toed gecko

The type and only known locality is Cave LA0089: Ban Cham Pui: Mae Mo: Lampang
N18.5111° E099.8250°

C. khelangensis (Photo: Sumontha in Pauwels et al. 2014)


Cyrtodactylus lekaguli Grismer, Wood, Quah, Anuar, Muin, Sumontha, Ahmad, Bauer, Wangkulangkul, Grismer & Pauwels, 2012
Took-kai Boonsong, Boonsong's bent-toed Gecko
 
Tham Phung Chang: Phang Nga town, Muang: Phang Nga
N08.4429° E098.5126° Altitude 15m
Tham Ruesi 1: Phang Nga town, Muang: Phang Nga
N08.4271° E098.5140° Altitude 5m
Tham Suwan Khuha: Wat Suwan Khuha: Takua Thong: Phang Nga
N08.4286° E098.4719° Altitude 10m
Tham Phet Phanom Wang: Khao Phanom Wang Monk’s Campsite: Pa Ron: Kanchanadit: Surat Thani
Tham Khamin: Khao Nan Daeng: Tai Rom Yen National Park: Ban Na San: Surat Thani
N08.8302° E099.3792°
 
C. lekaguli (Photo: Sumontha in Grismer et al. 2012)
 

Cyrtodactylus papilionoides Ulber & Grossmann, 1991
Butterfly bent-toed gecko
 
Tham Yai Wat Pha Sawan: Wat Pha Sawan: Ban Pha Sawan: Pha Khao: Loei
N17.1183° E101.9337° Altitude 420 m

C. papilionoides (Photo: Smith in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
 

Cyrtodactylus pulchellus (Gray, 1827)
Penang Island bent-toed gecko

There is an old record from 1901 for this species from Gua Tanah: Yala. However, Grismer et al. (2012) have shown that C. pulchellus sensu stricto is only found on Penang Island: Malaysia.

Cyrtodactylus samroiyot Pauwels & Sumontha, 2014
Took-kai sam roi yot, Sam Roi Yot bent-toed gecko

The type and only known locality is on limestone karst near Ban Bang Pu: Sam Roi Yot: Prachuap Khiri Khan
N12.2000° E100.0000°

C. samroiyot (Photo: Sumontha in Pauwels & Sumontha 2014)

Cyrtodactylus sanook Pauwels, Sumonta, Latinne & Grismer, 2013
Sanook bent-toed gecko
 
The type and only known locality is Tham Sanuk Sukharom: Wat Khao Tham Sanuk Sukharom: Ban Khao Wong: Muang Chumphon: Chumphon
N10.4808° E099.0755°
 
C. sanook (Photo: Pauwels in Pauwels et al. 2013)
 

Cyrtodactylus sumonthai Bauer, Pauwels & Chanhome 2002
Sumontha's bent-toed gecko
 
This gecko has only been found in the following caves in Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park: Kaeng Hang Maeo: Chanthaburi
N12.8861° E101.8182°
Tham Khang Khao (type locality)
Tham Tao
Tham Sing Toh Noi
Tham Sam Mit
Tham Rong Bon
Tham Lakorn
Tham Wat Khao Wong
 
C. sumonthai (Photo: Panitvong in Ellis & Pauwels 2012)
 

Cyrtodactylus thirakhupti Pauwels, Bauer, Sumontha & Chanhome, 2004
Thirakhupt’s bent-toed gecko
 
The type and only known locality is Tham Khao Sonk: Khao Sonk: Tha Chana: Surat Thani
N09.5666° E099.1667° Altitude 35m
 
C. thirakhupti (Photo: Sumontha in Pauwels et al. 2004)
 

Cyrtodactylus tigroides Bauer, Sumontha & Pauwels, 2003
Sai Yok bent-toed gecko
 
The type specimens were captured on the surface in a karst area at Ban Tha Sao: Sai Yok: Kanchanaburi
N14.2294° E099.0673°
There are unconfirmed reports of this species from caves near Umphang: Tak
 
C. tigroides (Photo: Panitvong in Bauer et al. 2003)
 
 
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