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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Psychedelic Rock Gecko
Vietnamese: Tac ke duoi vang 
SynonymCnemaspis psychedelica GRISMER, NGO & GRISMER 2010
Cnemaspis psychedelica — BAUER 2013 (plates) 
DistributionVietnam (Ca Mau: Hon Khoai Island)

Type locality: Hon Khoai Island, Ca Mau Province, Ngoc Hien District, Vietnam (08°26.098 N, 104°49.536 E)  
TypesHolotype: UNS 0444, adult male, collected on 24 June 2009 by Ngo Van Tri, Jesse L. Grismer, and L. Lee Grismer. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet psychedelica is in reference to the bright, incongruous coloration and pattern of this species. 
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MONTRI SUMONTHA, MICHAEL COTA, JESSE L. GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 2576: 1–55 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; Ngo V. Tri & J.L. Grismer 2010. A colorful new species of insular rock gecko(Cnemaspis Strauch 1887) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2352: 46–58 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY JR L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, AWAL RIYANTO, NORHAYATI AHMAD, MOHD A. MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, JESSE L. GRISMER, CHAN KIN ONN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, OLIVIER S. A. PAUWELS 2014. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Zootaxa 3880 (1): 001–147 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2016. Ergebnisse der 17. CITES-Konferenz in Johannesburg – neue Regelungen für einige Reptilien und Amphibien Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (6): 8-11 - get paper here
  • Ngo HN, Nguyen TQ, Nguyen TV, Barsch F, Ziegler T, and van Schingen M. 2016. First population assessment of the endemic insular Psychedelic Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) in southern Vietnam with implications for conservation. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [General Section]: 18–26 (e124)
  • WOOD, PERRY JR. L.; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S., MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2013. A new species of lowland karst dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3691 (5): 538–558 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T & Nguyen, QT 2015. Neues von den Forschungs- und Naturschutzprojekten in Vietnam und Laos Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 2015 (2): 79-
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Anna Rauhaus, Khoi Vu Nguyen, Truong Quang Nguyen 2016. Aufbau einer Erhaltungszuchtanlage für den Psychedelischen Felsengecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) in Südvietnam Der Zoologische Garten, doi:10.1016/j.zoolgart.2016.05.002 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Anna Rauhaus, Khoi Vu Nguyen, Truong Quang Nguyen 2016. Building of a Conservation Breeding Facility for the Psychedelic Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) in Southern Vietnam Zool. Garten N.F. 85: 224–239
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Truong Quang Nguyen 2017. GERMAN-VIETNAMESE LONG-TERM COOPERATION BETWEEN THE COLOGNE ZOO AND THE INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN TERMS OF HERPETODIVERSITY RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION. Proceedings of the 7th National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources Hanoi, 20 October 2017: 1076-1083
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