Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis NGO VAN TRI & PAUWELS, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Lomyen Bent-toed Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn chân ngón Lomyen
Lao: Khi Kiem Tham Lomyen
French: Cyrtodactyle de Lomyen
Thai: Tuk kai Tham Lomyen
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis NGO VAN TRI & PAUWELS 2010|
Type locality: at the entrance of Lomyen Cave on a karst hill in Gnommalath District, Khammouane Province, southern Laos (17o35.072’N, 105o13.022’E) at 150–200 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: UNS 0534, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 30 April 2010.|
Paratypes. UNS 0527, subadult female, was collected by Ngo Van Tri between 19h00 and 20h00 on 26 April 2010 at the entrance of Lomyen Cave. Paratypes UNS 0532, adult female, and UNS 0533, adult male, were col- lected from the same locality as the holotype around 20h00 on 28 April 2010.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis sp. nov. differs from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: maximum SVL of at least 71.2 mm; original tail long (TailL/SVL: 121%); head dorsum yellowish with irregular brown blotches; brown nuchal loop reaching the posterior edge of the orbit; dorsal pattern consisting of four narrow yellowish-cream transversal bands with irregular anterior and posterior black edges on a brown background between limb insertions; 0–1 intersupranasals; 3–4 enlarged lateral chinshields in contact with first postmental; 17–18 interorbital scales on the frontal bone; 19–22 scales in a straight line between eye and nostril; 20–24 irregular, longitudinal rows of weakly-keeled, conical tubercles at midbody between the lateral folds; 33–35 paravertebral tubercles between limb insertions; 35–36 rows of ventral scales between weakly-developed ventro- lateral folds; 39–40 precloacal-femoral pores in males; 32 smaller precloacal-femoral pores in female; 5 postanal tubercles on each side; 16–18 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 19–23 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 12–13 rings on original tail; median row of enlarged subcaudal scales (see Tables 1–2).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from the name of Lomyen Cave.|
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