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Cyrtodactylus phuquocensis NGO VAN 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 NGO VAN TRI, GRISMER & GRISMER 2010 
DistributionSW Vietnam (Kien Giang: 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.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
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.

Diagnosis. Adult males reaching 81.6 mm SVL, adult females reaching 85.8 mm SVL; eight supralabials, 9 or 10 infralabials; 30 or 31 paravertebral tubercles; 18 or 19 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 40–42 rows of ventral scales; five or six expanded subdigital lamellae proximal to the digital inflection, 12 or 13 unmodified, distal, subdigital lamellae; 17–19 total subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; enlarged femoral and precloacal scales continuous; 27 or 28 enlarged femoral scales; proximal femoral scales less than half the size as distal femorals; six or seven enlarged precloacal scales with pores on each in males; two or three rows of enlarged post-precloacal scales; two or three postcloacal tubercles; interdigital pocketing absent; dark pigmented blotches absent from top of head; posterior border of nuchal loop rounded; and four dark body bands (revised and summarized in Tables 7 + 15 in Murdoch et al. 2019). 
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
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; CHAN KIN ONN, JAMIE R. OAKS, THY NEANG, LANG SOKUN,<br />MATTHEW L. MURDOCH, BRYAN L. STUART & JESSE L. GRISMER 2020. A new insular species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) group from Cambodia with a discussion of habitat preference and ecomorphology. Zootaxa 4830 (1): 075–102 - 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • MURDOCH, MATTHEW L.; L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. JR. WOOD, THY NEANG, NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NGO VAN TRI, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, ANCHALEE AOWPHOL, OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, HUNG NGOC NGUYEN, JESSE L. GRISMER 2019. Six new species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Cardamom Mountains and associated highlands of Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 4554 (1): 001–062 - 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 2011. Cyrtodactylus martini, another new karst-dwelling Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northwestern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2834: 33–46 - 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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