Cyrtodactylus rufford LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus rufford?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Laotian: Ki Chiem Rufford|
English: Rufford Bent-toed Gecko
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus rufford LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2016|
|Distribution||C 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
|Types||Holotype. 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.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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|
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