Cyrtodactylus kingsadai ZIEGLER, PHUNG, LE & NGUYEN, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus kingsadai?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus kingsadai ZIEGLER, PHUNG, LE & NGUYEN 2013|
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Phu Yen)|
Type locality: coastal shrub vegetation intermixed with granite boulders in Dai Lanh Cape (12°55’N, 109°24’E), Tuy Hoa District, Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam at an elevation between 50–100 m elevation (Figs. 2–4 in Ziegler et al. 2013).
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.2013.1, adult male, collected on 25 September 2011 by T. M. Phung. Paratypes. ZFMK 94042, adult male, IEBR A.2013.2 and ZFMK 94043, adult females, the same collection data as for the holotype (Fig. 5), and IEBR A.2013.3, adult male, collected on 20 January 2013 by T. M. Phung at the same locality.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium-sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL of 94 mm, distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: 1) dorsal pattern consisting of a dark nuchal loop, continuous or partly interrupted neck band and four in part irregular transverse body bands between limbs; 2) internasal single; 3) dorsal tubercles in 17–23 irregular transverse rows; 4) ventrals in 39–46 longitudinal rows at midbody; 5) lateral skin folds present, without interspersed tubercles; 6) precloacal pores 7–9 plus in total 3–7 femoral pores in males (1-4 femoral pores on each side), precloacal and femoral pore series separated from each other by 7–9 poreless scales; 7) enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; 8) postcloacal spurs three; and 9) subcaudal scales transversely enlarged.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||“The new species is named in memory of our cooperation partner and friend Phouthone Kingsada from the National University of Laos, Vientiane, with whom we have conducted several field excursions in the forests of Laos and who unfortunately died too young in December 2012.”|
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