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Cyrtodactylus soudthichaki LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Soudthichak’s Bent-toed Gecko
Laotian: Soudthichak’s Ki Chiem 
SynonymCyrtodactylus soudthichaki LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2015 
DistributionC 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.  
TypesHolotype. 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. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis 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. 
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402
  • 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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