Cyrtodactylus soudthichaki LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus soudthichaki?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Soudthichak’s Bent-toed Gecko|
Laotian: Soudthichak’s Ki Chiem
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus soudthichaki LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2015|
|Distribution||C Laos (Khammouane)|
Type locality: Khun Don region (17°33.731’N, 104°52.360’E, elevation 167 m elevation) within Phou Hin Poun NPA, Khammouane Province, central Laos.
|Types||Holotype. VFU R.2015.18, adult male, collected during night time between 19:00 and 21:00 on 4 April 2015 by V. Q. Luu and T. Calame.|
Paratypes. IEBR A.2015.34, adult female and NUOL R-2015.5, subadult male, bearing the same data as the holotype.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This species is named in honour of Mr. Sisomphone Soudthichak, from the Natural Resources and Environment Department of Khammouane Province, Laos, who provided great support for our field research in Laos since 2013.|