Cyrtodactylus adleri

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Cyrtodactylus adleri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cyrtodactylus
C. adleri
Binomial name
Cyrtodactylus adleri
Das, 1997
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Cyrtodactylus adleri is a species of bent-toed geckos, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae.


The specific name, adleri, is in honor of American herpetologist Kraig Adler.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

C. adleri is found in the Nicobar Islands of India.[3]


C. adleri was earlier thought to be conspecific with C. rubidus. It can be differentiated from it by its dark spots (vs. dark bands) on the dorsum; differences in the midventral and postnasal scales; and presence of the pre-anal groove.[3]


  1. ^ Böhm, M. & Dewhurst, N. (2010). "Cyrtodactylus adleri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T174112A7016897. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T174112A7016897.en. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Cyrtodactylus adleri, p. 2).
  3. ^ a b Das, I (1997). "A new species of Cyrtodactylus from the Nicobar Island, India". Journal of Herpetology. 31 (3): 375–382. doi:10.2307/1565666. JSTOR 1565666. (Cyrtodactylus adleri, new species).

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