Cyrtodactylus bidoupimontis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus bidoupimontis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Bidoup Bent–toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngon bi dup
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus bidoupimontis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER 2012|
|Distribution||Vietnam (Lam Dong)|
Type locality: northern slope of Bidoup Mountain, environment of Klong Klanh (= Long La1nh) village, Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park, Da Chais commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (12° 10 ́ N, 108° 40 ́ E), 1700 m elevation. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: ZMMU R-13368, adult male, collected 04-12.04.2004 by Nikolai Orlov.|
Paratypes. Adult male ZISP 26325 (field number NLO 36041), the same collection data as for the holotype; two adult males ZMMU R-13369-1, ZMMU R-13369-2, three adult females ZMMU R-13369-4, ZISP 26326, VNMN 3100 and two subadult females ZMMU R-13369-3 R-13369-5; collected by Nikolay Poyarkov between 6- 10.05.2009 at an altitude of ca. 1600 m a.s.l. along the road to Nha Trang (723 road), 6–7 km from Klong Klanh, Da Nhim river valley in Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.
|Etymology||The specific epithet is an adjective derived from the Vietnamese name of the type locality of the new species, Mount Bidoup and Latin root “mons” (nom.), “montis” (gen.) (“mountain”) commemorating the preference of the new species for higher altitudes and the evergreen forest of Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park.|
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