Conservation Actions

Panitvong et al. (2010) suggest there is a need for more research focusing on the distribution and ecology of the species in order to better understand and protect it.

Location Information

This species is distributed in Khao Wong and Khao E-Mod, two karst formations within Chalermphrakiat District, Saraburi Province, central Thailand (Panitvong et al. 2010). The estimated total area of karst in this region "may be around 10 km2", including areas that have now been destroyed (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2018).

Population Information

Three adult male specimens and one adult female specimen were collected in 2009 (Panitvong et al. 2010). This species has a very small population: only one or two animals are found on most surveys (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017). Population densities appear to be about a tenth of those in the sympatric Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae (M. Sumontha, unpubl. data). Population trends are difficult to determine as a consequence, but the species may be in decline as a result of threats operating in this area.

Threats

This area is subject to stone quarrying for limestone for concrete and for stone, which represents a significant threat to this species (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017). This activity already encroaches into the caves where this species is found, and will become more severe in future (M. Sumontha pers. comm. 2017). Panitvong et al. (2010) suggests that a potential threat exists from domestic cats.

IUCN Red List Account Link

Please click here to see the species' IUCN Red List Account page.