Cyrtodactylus majulah

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Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Subfamilia: Gekkoninae
Genus: Cyrtodactylus
Species: Cyrtodactylus majulah


  • Cyrtodactylus majulah Grismer, Wood & Lim, 2012
Holotype: ZRC 2.6950, adult male, oll: L. Grismer, E. Quah, K. O. Chan, A. Figueroa & A. Devan-Song, 22 Jun.2011.
Type locality: Singapore: Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Nee Soon Swamp-forest (1°22'48.99"N, 103°49'05.39"E; 51 m elevation).
Etymology: In the Malay language (Bahasa Melayu), majulah means to go forward, to progress. This is in allusion to the present rapid advancement of research in the taxonomy of Cyrtodactylus, in which many species have recently been formally named, and more are waiting to be described.


  • Cyrtodactylus majulah Grismer, Wood & Lim 2012
  • Gymnodactylus marmoratus – Sworder 1925: 63 (not of Kuhl)
  • Gymnodactylus marmoratus – Smith 1930: 12
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Lim & Lim 1992: 121 (not of Taylor)
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Baker & Lim 2008: 80
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Dring 1979: 228 (in part)
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Denzer & Manthey 1991: 314
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Chan-Ard et al., 1999: 24
  • Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus – Manthey & Grossmann 1997: 227


  • Grismer, L.; Lee Perry L. Wood, Jr. and Kelvin K. P. Lim, 2012: Cyrtodactylus majulah, a new species of bent-toed gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. Raffles bulletin of zoology, 60(2): 487–499. PDF.