Vertebrate fauna of SE Asia
  

 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
 Carnivorans
 Large Mammals
 Small Mammals
 Mammal calls
 Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
 Snakes
 Lizards & Crocodilians
 Turtles
覧覧
 Amphibians
 Tadpoles
 Frog calls
覧覧
Freshwater Fishes
 Marine & Brackish Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 





 


 
覧覧覧覧覧  
Vertebrate records ...  
   
SE Asia Records (SEAVR)
 Indochina Records
 Philippines Records
 Indonesia & PNG Records
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea herptiles ...  
Snakes   Lizards   Frogs  
覧覧覧覧覧  
   
  New pages ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  
  Email :


Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2020

 
 
     
   
   

 

   
   
 
Panti Bent-toed Gecko
   
   

Fig 1
 


Fig 2
 


Fig 3

 

 

 

 

Family : GEKKONIDAE
Species :  Cyrtodactylus pantiensis
Size (snout to vent) : 7.7 cm
Size (total length) : up to 19 cm

This attractive gecko, first described in 2008, occurs in lowland forests : within such habitat it appears to be confined to the margins of forest streams passing through freshwater swamp forest.

The species is named after Gunung Panti ('Gunung' = mountain), at the base of which is extensive swamp forest.

The specimen in Figure 2 was active at night amongst a log-jam of fallen tree branches. Upon disturbance it immediately retreated into a crevice. Grismer (2011) observes that these geckos will readily run across the surface of streams to evade a perceived threat.

Specimens from the Panti area can be identified in the field by the mirrored arrangement of two half-moon shaped blotches at the back of the skull, forward of the nape. Paired brown blotches also extend down the body, either side of the vertebral line, and like the distinctive half-moon blotches, are surrounded by creamy yellow speckles. The tail is banded brown and creamy  yellow.

The Panti Bent-toed Gecko appears to be endemic to southern Peninsular Malaysia: it has been recorded from the states of Johor, Pahang, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.


Fig 1 : Example from Sungai Menyala Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Peninsular Malaysia, found in low-lying, swampy habitat.

Fig 2 : A Panti Bent-toed Gecko runs for cover after being disturbed next to a stream passing through freshwater swamp forest in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia.

Fig 3 : Acidic swamp forest stream - typical habitat for Cyrtodactylus pantiensis.


References : H11