Cyrtodactylus eisenmanae NGO VAN TRI, 2008
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Eisenman’s bent-toed gecko|
Vietnamese: “Than lan chân ngón Eisenman”
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus eisenmani NGO VAN TRI 2008|
Cyrtodactylus eisenmanae — GEISSLER et al. 2009
Cyrtodactylus eisenmani — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Cyrtodactylus eisenmanse — GRISMER et al. 2017 (in error)
|Distribution||SW Vietnam (Kien Giang Province)|
Type locality: Hon Son Island, Lai Son commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang Province, Southwestern Vietnam (09°47.994’N 104°37.424’E), ca. 200 m in elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UNS, Zoological Collection of Faculty of Biology, University of Natural Sciences (UNS): UNS 0244, an adult male; collected by Ngo Van Tri on 24 March 2006.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus eisenmani sp. nov. differs from all congeners in the following combination of the characteristics: SVL of 76.8–89.2 mm; head with band on occiput; 15–18 scales across narrowest point of frontal bone; 15–18 scales between eye and nostril; body slender, limbs and digits long and slender; original tail very long (TL/SVL = 1.28); dorsal pattern with four narrow white bands on chocolate-brown background, one other band on tail; 14 irregular longitudinal rows of weakly keeled tubercles at midbody between ventrolateral folds; 19–22 paravertebral tubercles; precloacal groove and pores absent; 4–6 enlarged femoral scales beneath each thigh; 44–45 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds at midbody; 22–25 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 17–18 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; enlarged scales on heel; subcaudal scales enlarged to form broad transverse plates.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from the name of Dr. Stephanie Eisenman, Director of World Wildlife of Fund in the United States of America, who has greatly contributed to wildlife conservation around the world. Some local people call this animal “Than lan hang đá” which means gecko from a rocky cave. Because Dr. Eisenman is a woman the name has been emended to eisenmanae according to ICZN rules.|
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