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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus vilaphongi SCHNEIDER, NGUYEN, DUC LE, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2014 
DistributionLaos (Prabang)

Type locality: Near Ban Xieng Muak (19°48.772’N, 102°06.181’E, elevation 597 m), Luang Prabang District, Luang Prabang Province, Laos  
TypesHolotype. IEBR A.2013.103, adult female, collected by Truong Quang Nguyen and Vilaphong Kanyasone on 16 August 2013.
Paratype. NUOL R-2013.5, adult female, collected by Truong Quang Nguyen, Nicole Schneider, Liphone Nophaseud, Vilaphong Kanyasone on 10 August 2013, the same locality as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honour of Mr. Vilaphong Kanyasone, a staff of Provincial Natural Resources and Environmental Office of Luang Prabang Province, Laos, who collected the holotype and provided a great support for our field research in Laos. 
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - 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
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102
  • 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
  • Schneider, N.; Nguyen, T.Q., Le Duc, M.; Nophaseud, L., Bonkowski, M. & Ziegler, T. 2014. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of northern Laos. Zootaxa 3835 (1): 080–096 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T & Nguyen, QT 2015. Neues von den Forschungs- und Naturschutzprojekten in Vietnam und Laos Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoos 2015 (2): 79-
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