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Cyrtodactylus rufford LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLaotian: Ki Chiem Rufford
English: Rufford Bent-toed Gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus rufford LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2016 
DistributionC Laos (Khammouane Province)

Type locality: on a karst cliff, near the entrance of Nang Log cave (17°30.282’N, 105°23.107’E, elevation 160 m a.s.l.), Gnommalath District, Khammouane Province, central Laos  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. VFU R.2015.14, adult male, was collected on 29 March 2015 by V. Q. Luu, T. Calame and K. Thanabuaosy.
Paratypes. IEBR R.2015.35, adult male, and NUOL R.2015.15, subadult male; same collection data as was provided for the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honour of the Rufford Foundation (UK) for its support to herpetofaunal research and conservation in Laos. The species epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition, invariable. As common names, we suggest 
References
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten: Liste der im Jahr 2016 neu beschriebenen Reptilien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (3): 54-70 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. Cyrtodactylus rufford, a new cave-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4067 (2): 185–199 - 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
 
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