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Redescription Cyrtodactylus lateralis (Werner) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and Phylogeny of the Prehensile-tailed Cyrtodactylus

Department of Biological Sciences; Broward College; 3501 S.W. Davie Road; Davie, FL 33314;USA.
The Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center and Department of Biology; University of Texas at Arlington; 501 S. Nedderman Drive; Arlington, TX 76010; USA.
The Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center and Department of Biology; University of Texas at Arlington; 501 S. Nedderman Drive; Arlington, TX 76010; USA.
Laboratory of Herpetology; Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense; Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences–LIPI; Jl. Raya Jakarta Bogor km 46; Cibinong, West Java, 16911; INDONESIA
Department of Biology; Universitas Brawijaya; Jl. Veteran; Malang, East Java, 65145; INDONESIA
The Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center and Department of Biology; University of Texas at Arlington; 501 S. Nedderman Drive; Arlington, TX 76010; USA.
Department of Biology; La Sierra University; 4500 Riverwalk Parkway; Riverside, CA 92515; USA.
Aceh Biogeography Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus C. durio C. interdigitalis C. nuaulu Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus Cyrtodactylus serratus Cyrtodactylus stresemanni Phylogenetics Sumatera Utara Sumatra Wallacea Reptilia


We redescribe Cyrtodactylus lateralis (Werner) on the basis of new specimens. Cyrtodactylus lateralis is a prehensile-tailed species, known from scattered lowland to mid-elevation localities in northern Sumatra. The prehensile-tailed Cyrtodactylus are more speciose and have a wider distribution than previously thought. This group includes a mainland SE Asian clade consisting of C. elok, C. interdigitalis, and C. brevipalmatus and an insular clade containing C. durio, C. lateralis, C. nuaulu, C. serratus, C. spinosus, and C. stresemanni. However, a distinctive color pattern in the Wallacean and Papuan species and uncertainty surrounding the type locality of C. stresemanni raise unresolved questions about the inclusiveness of the insular clade. DNA sequence data supports a close relationship between C. elok and C. interdigitalis, but also reveals that C. lateralis and C. durio are not closely related to these species.


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