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Cyrtodactylus bobrovi NGUYEN, LE, VAN PHAM, NGO, HOANG, THE PHAM & ZIEGLER, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEnglish: Bobrov’s Bent-toed Gecko
Vietnamese: Thạch sùng ngón bô-b-rôp 
SynonymCyrtodactylus bobrovi NGUYEN, LE, VAN PHAM, NGO, HOANG, THE PHAM & ZIEGLER 2015 
DistributionNW Vietnam (Hoa Binh)

Type locality: karst forest near Hau 3 Village (20°25.034’N, 105°23.107’E, elevation 440 m a.s.l.), Ngoc Lau Commune, within Ngoc Son— Ngo Luong NR, Lac Son District, Hoa Binh Province, northwestern Vietnam.  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2015.29 (HVC 2014.1), adult male, collected on 21 May 2014 by C. V. Hoang.
Paratypes. VNMN A.2015.61 (HVC 2014.2), adult male, the same data as the holotype; IEBR A.2015.30 (HB.2014.96), adult female, collected on 19 April 2014 by C. T. Pham and H. N. Ngo, in karst forest near Khu Village (20o27.838’N, 105o18.423’E, elevation 618 m a.s.l.), Ngoc Son Commune; VFM 2015.1 (HB 2014.203), adult female, collected on 9 October 2014 by T.Q. Nguyen and C. T. Pham in karst forest near Cho Village (20o25.070’N, 105o19.060’E, elevation 195 m a.s.l.), Tu Do Commune, within Ngoc Son—Ngo Luong NR, Lac Son District Hoa Binh Province, northwestern Vietnam. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyWe name this new species in honor of Dr. Vladimir V. Bobrov, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his remarkable contributions towards lizard research in Vietnam. 
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; MINH DUC LE, ANH VAN PHAM, HAI NGOC NGO, CHUNG VAN HOANG, CUONG THE PHAM & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. Two new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Zootaxa 3985 (3): 375–390
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