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Cyrtodactylus cucphuongensis NGO & ONN, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus cucphuongensis TRI & ONN 2011 
DistributionN 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. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ITBCZ 2206, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 20 July 2008. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • NAZAROV, ROMAN; NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, TRUNG MY PHUNG, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, DUC MINH HOANG & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2012. Two new cryptic species of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3302: 1–24 - get paper here
  • Ngo van Tri & Chan Kin Onn 2011. A new karstic cave-dwelling Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3125: 51–63
  • PHUNG, TRUNG MY; MONA VAN SCHINGEN,, THOMAS ZIEGLER, & TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN 2014. A third new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3764 (3): 347–363 - get paper here
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; TRUNG MY PHUNG, MINH DUC LE, Truong QUang Nguyen 2013. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3686 (4): 432–446 - get paper here
 
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