Cyrtodactylus cucphuongensis NGO & ONN, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus cucphuongensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus cucphuongensis TRI & ONN 2011|
|Distribution||N Vietnam (Ninh Binh)|
Type locality: karst outcrops adjacent to the main road in Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province, Northern Vietnam (20°15.324’N, 105°38.060’E) at 100 m elevation.
|Reproduction||oviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: ITBCZ 2206, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 20 July 2008.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cyrtodactylus cucphuongensis sp. nov. differs from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: SVL 96.0 mm; large, dark spots on top of head; wide nuchal band which tapers at both ends; five or six irregular, dark brown bands between limb insertions; precloacal pores absent; 14 relatively enlarged scales beneath thighs in discontinuous arrangement, separated medially by eight smaller scales; 18 interorbital scales on frontal bone; 18 scales in a straight line between eye and nostril; 42 rows of ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; 10 irregular, longitudinal rows of conical tubercles at midbody between lateral folds; 27 paravertebral tuber- cles between limb insertions; 19 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 24 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is named after the Cúc Phương National Park. Suggested common name: Cúc Phương Bent–toed Gecko; Vietnamese name: Thằn lằn chân ngón Cúc Phương.|