Conservation Actions

This species is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to confirm whether a population survives before any further conservation actions can be proposed, and protection of the remaining forest near the type locality is recommended.

Location Information

This species is known only from Tjamplong in West Timor, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Indonesia (Kathriner et al. 2014).

Geographic Range

Possibly Extinct


Population Information

This species is known from a single specimen collected in 1924 (Kathriner et al. 2014). Targeted surveys for Cyrtodactylus in 2012 and 2013 - a month of total survey effort including many days at the type locality - failed to record this or any other species of Cyrtodactylus.


Google Earth images of the type locality show a "significantly degraded, barren habitat" dominated by human habitation and rice paddies (Kathriner et al. 2014). As this area was described as being wooded when the specimen was collected, this disturbance appears to be more recent. Surveys in this area in 2012 and 2013 confirmed that this area has been cleared (though the precise cause of this deforestation is unknown), and it was difficult to locate any remnant trees (S. Reilly pers. comm. 2019). Extensive survey effort in the one patch of forest this survey found recorded very few species (none belonging to this genus), and these were mostly taxa highly tolerant of habitat degradation (S. Reilly pers. comm. 2019). It is likely that timber collection for fuelwood or building materials is ongoing. Surveys of East Timor found at least two species of Cyrtodactylus, but this species was not recorded (O'Shea et al. 2015).

IUCN Red List Account Link

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