Cyrtodactylus sanook - A Newly Described Thai Cave Gecko

Another new species of Cyrtodactylus bent-toed gecko has been described from a cave in Thailand. Cyrtodactylus sanook Pauwels, Sumontha, Latinne & Grismer 2013 was found in a cave in Chumphon and is described in Zootaxa Vol. 3635 No. 3 pp275-285.


Nan March 2013

18 - 22 March 2013
Tham Pha Phueng 'deepened' to 404m depth and length extended to 4.1km with discovery of 500m series of passages within 75m of entrance.
Cave NA0122 surveyed 340m, exploration not complete.
Guide showed us another 5 caves and shafts that need to be investigated.
Away from Ban Mani Phruk surveyed Tham Sua Dao near Ban Nam Pua Phatthana to 126m
Glenn Washburn, Tomasz Wyderka, Phil Collett, Martin Ellis

Krabi January 2013

12 - 27 January 2013
Shepton Mallet CC Krabi trip.
Tham Thewada:- surveyed to 2,018m.
Tham Klang:- surveyed further to bring length to 867m
Tham Warin:- surveyed to 383m
Tham Khao Rang:- surveyed to 310m
Tham Thep Pratan:- surveyed to 214m
Also explored caves above and below water near Railey Beach.
Paul Dummer, Tiggy Dummer, Ivan Hollis, Phil Collett, Alex Fletcher, Scott Hall, Martin Ellis, Nina Birss, Topaz Aral. Keri Lewis, Glenn Washburn, Yuphin Sopha