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Cyrtodactylus phuquocensis TRI, GRISMER & GRISMER, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Phu Quoc bent–toed gecko
Vietnamese: “Than lan chan ngon Phu Quoc” 
SynonymCyrtodactylus phuquocensis TRI, GRISMER & GRISMER 2010 
DistributionSW Vietnam (Phu Quoc National Park)

Type locality: Phu Quoc Island, Phu Quoc National Park, Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Kien Giang province, southwestern Vietnam at 10°17.452’N 104°02.380’E at approximately 100 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: LSUHC 05975, an adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 2 February 2007. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus, adult SVL 80.0–85.8mm; body slender; limbs and digits long, slender; original tail long with 9 or 10 dusky white rings; one pair of enlarged postmental scales in broad contact; 16–18 rows of weekly keeled dorsal tubercles; 22–25 paravertebral tubercles; 42–46 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds; no precloacal groove; 7–9 pore-bearing precloacal scales in contact with 10 or 11 enlarged femoral scales; enlarged scales on heel; 18–20 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 15–18 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; and dorsal caudal tubercles extending 57.8–75% down length of tail. Subcaudal scales forming large, transverse plates. Five dorsal body bands, narrowest in middle of dorsum, edged by white tubercles between limb insertions; single broad band at base of tail on yellowish brown ground color. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from Phu Quoc National Park, the type locality. 
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, NICOLE SCHNEIDER & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. A new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 from central Laos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2833: 29–40 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, HUY QUANG DO, THOMAS ZIEGLER, 2011. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Huong Son limestone forest, Hanoi, northern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3129: 39–50
  • 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
  • NAZAROV, ROMAN; NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, TRUNG MY PHUNG, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, DUC MINH HOANG & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2012. Two new cryptic species of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3302: 1–24 - get paper here
  • Ngo van Tri, L. Lee Grismer & J. L. Grismer 2010. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Phu Quoc National Park, Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Southwestern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2604: 37–51 - get paper here
  • NGO, VAN TRI & L. LEE GRISMER 2012. A new endemic species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tho Chu Island, southwestern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3228: 48–60
  • PHUNG, TRUNG MY; MONA VAN SCHINGEN,, THOMAS ZIEGLER, & TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN 2014. A third new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3764 (3): 347–363 - get paper here
  • Van Tri, Ngo 2011. Cyrtodactylus martini, another new karst-dwelling Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northwestern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2834: 33–46 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T.; TRUNG MY PHUNG, MINH DUC LE, Truong QUang Nguyen 2013. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3686 (4): 432–446 - get paper here
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