Cyrtodactylus buchardi DAVID, TEYNIÉ & OHLER, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus buchardi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus buchardi DAVID, TEYNIÉ & OHLER 2004|
|Distribution||S Laos (Champasak)|
Type locality: Northwest of Kiatngong, Xepian National Biodiversity and Conservation Area (Xepian NBCA), Champasak Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), coll. Thomas Calame, 30 Nov.2003.
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 2003.3301|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A species of the genus Cyrtodactylus, characterized by: (1) a slender body; (2) thick digits, long, slender outer toes; (3) a faint, barely visible lateral fold; (4) a slender but short tail, shorter than body; (4) a low number (total 12) of subdigital lamellae beneath 4th toe; (5) 25 rows of tuberculate dorsal scales; (6) no precloacal groove; (7) three series of enlarged precloacal scales, without visible pore (but maybe present in adults, see above); (8) no enlarged femoral scales; (9) no distinctly enlarged subcaudal scales; (10) a high number of SL (13-14); (10) dorsal pattern made of five transversal series of irregular blotches, not forming stripes but more or less arranged as three longitudinal series; (11) a contrasted nuchal collar, not reaching the posterior margin of the eyes.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This species is named in honour of Mr. Michel Buchard, General Manager of Etablissements E. Leclerc in Clermont-Ferrand (France), who, through his generous patronage of natural history, made feasible the trips to Laos which allowed the collection of the type specimen, as well as numerous other missions.|