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Cyrtodactylus thochuensis NGO VAN TRI & GRISMER, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Thochu Bent–toed Gecko
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn chân ngón Thổ Chu 
SynonymCyrtodactylus thochuensis NGO VAN TRI & GRISMER 2012 
DistributionSW Vietnam (Kien Giang: Tho Chu Island)

Type locality: Tho Chu Island, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Kien Giang Province, southwestern Vietnam; 9°18’56’’N 103°28’53’’E, at ~80 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ITBCZ 2300, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri at 19:25 on 15 August, 2009.
Paratypes. ITBCZ 2301–2306 collected by Ngo Van Tri at 20:00, from the same locality and the same date as the holotype. ITBCZ 2205 and 2206 were collected by Ngo Van Tri at 18:46 on 20 July 2008 at the same locality as the holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from Tho Chu Island, the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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, THOMAS; 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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