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Cyrtodactylus chauquangensis QUANG, ORLOV, ANANJEVA, JOHNS, NGOC THAO & QUANG VINH, 2007

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus chauquangensis QUANG, ORLOV, ANANJEVA, JOHNS, NGOC THAO & QUANG VINH 2007 
DistributionVietnam (Nghe An)

Type locality: karst of Chau Quang village, Quy Hop district, Nghe An province (north central Vietnam) [19°20’ 42’’ N, 105°09’ 03’’ E, elevation 90 m].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: VUP, given as CQ 020 (Department of Zoology, Vinh University, Vietnam), an adult female, collected on 12/17/2006 by Vi Van Son and Dau Quang Vinh. Paratypes: CQ, ZISP. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Size of this gecko is large (SVL 90.95 – 99.30 mm, TailL 96.96 – 108.31 mm). The pupils are almost undistinguished in life. The head is slightly depressed, wide, with a distinct neck. The snout is depressed. The body is slender and lateral folds are developed. The tail is longer than the length from snout to vent. The sub-caudals are unpaired. There are 9 – 10 supra-labials, 9 – 11 infra-labials. There are 14 – 16 subdigital lamellae under toe I and 19 – 23 under toe IV. There are 30 – 31 interorbital scales at the minimum width, 128 – 130 rows of scales around the mid-body, 36 – 38 scales across the belly in the middle of the body. Both the male and the females have 6 – 7 preanal pores. Femoral pores and larger femoral scales are absent.
 
CommentHabitat. All specimens were found in crevices in limestone rock, climbed on stony walls of caves.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
References
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  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, NICOLE SCHNEIDER & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. A new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 from central Laos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2833: 29–40 - get paper here
  • Geissler, P.; Nazarov, R.; Orlov, N.L.; Böhme, W.; My Phung, T.; Nguyen, T.Q. & Ziegler, T. 2009. A new species of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2161: 20–32 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, HUY QUANG DO, THOMAS ZIEGLER, 2011. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Huong Son limestone forest, Hanoi, northern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3129: 39–50
  • LUU, VINH QUANG;THOMAS CALAME, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 054–066 - get paper here
  • 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
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