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Cyrtodactylus hidupselamanya & C. lenggongensis • Two New Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and Multiple Instances of Convergent Adaptation to Limestone Forest Ecosystems

A new species of limestone cave-adapted gecko of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex, Cyrtodactylus hidupselamanya sp. nov., is described from an isolated karst formation at Felda Chiku 7, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. This formation is scheduled to be completely quarried for its mineral content. From what we know about the life history of C. hidupselamanya sp. nov., this will result in its extinction. Leer más.

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