Cyrtodactylus sumonthai

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Cyrtodactylus sumonthai


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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
Genus: Cyrtodactylus
Species: Cyrtodactylus sumonthai


  • Cyrtodactylus sumonthai Bauer, Pauwels & Chanhome, 2002

Etymology: Species is named in appreciation after Thai herpetologist Montri Sumontha, who discovered this species.

Type locality: Limestone caves at Khao Wong, Rayong Province, Thailand (16° 42’ N, 104° 06’ E).

Holotype: IRSNB 2624.


  • Bauer, A.M.; Pauwels, O.S.G.; Chanhome, L. 2002: A new species of cave-dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Thailand. Natural History journal of Chulalongkorn University, 2(2): 19–29. PDF
  • David, P.; Teynié, A. & Ohler, A., 2004: A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Laos. Raffles Bull. Zool. 52 (2): 621–627.
  • Youmans, Timothy M. & L. Lee Grismer, 2006: A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 61–70.
  • Cyrtodactylus sumonthai at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 5 Mar 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sumontha's Bow-fingered Gecko
ไทย: ตุ๊กกายถ้ำเขาวง, ตุ๊กกายถ้ำตะวันออก