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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. Map legend:
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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. 
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
  • 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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