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Cyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesThai: Took-kai Lampang
English: Lampang bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Lampang
German: Lampang Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Lampangkromvingergekko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA 2014 
DistributionThailand (Lampang)

Type locality: limestone cave in Pratu Pha (99° 49' 30" N, 18° 30' 40" E), Amphoe (= District) Mae Mo, Lampang Province, northern Thailand.  
TypesHolotype: THNHM 22548 (field number MS 409); adult male. Collected by M. Sumontha on 12 July 2008.
Paratypes. PSUZC-RT 2012.9 (MS 278), subadult male. CUMZ-R 0.2318 (MS 410), adult female. Both paratypes collected by M. Sumontha at same locality as holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is an adjective derived from Khelang, an old, traditional equivalent name to Lampang. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G.; MONTRI SUMONTHA, NONN PANITVONG & VARAWUT VARAGUTTANONDA 2014. Cyrtodactylus khelangensis, a new cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Lampang Province, northern Thailand. Zootaxa 3755 (6): 584–594 - get paper here
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