A new gecko from Malaysia

Main report: A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies [cont]
Other Reporting: , Novataxa, One Species a Day, One Species a Day, Wikispecies
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Cyrtodactylus gunungsenyumensis
Species named for: type locality of Hutan Lipur Gunung Senyum, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.
Categories: New Species | Reptiles

Cyrtodactylus and the sixteenth endemic species of karst ecosystem reptile discovered in Peninsular Malaysia in the last seven years.  This is a clear indication that many species remain to be discovered in the approximately 558 isolated karst ecosystems in Peninsular Malaysia not yet surveyed. These data continue to underscore the importance of karst ecosystems as reservoirs of biodiversity and microendemism and that they constitute an important component of Peninsular Malaysia’s natural heritage and should be protected from the quarrying interests of foreign industrial companies.

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