Cyrtodactylus vilaphongi SCHNEIDER, NGUYEN, DUC LE, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus vilaphongi SCHNEIDER, NGUYEN, DUC LE, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2014|
Type locality: Near Ban Xieng Muak (19°48.772’N, 102°06.181’E, elevation 597 m), Luang Prabang District, Luang Prabang Province, Laos
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. The new species can be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: maximum SVL 86.1 mm, supralabials 9 or 10; infralabials 7–9; dorsal tubercles in 15 or 16 rows at midbody; ventral scale rows 34–36 at midbody; precloacal groove absent; femoral scales not distinctly enlarged; precloacal pores absent in females (unknown in males); subdigital lamellae under the fourth finger 18 or 19, under the fourth toe 18–20; subcaudals not transversally enlarged; dorsal bands white, 4 or 5 between limb insertions plus another one between hind limbs; tail banded.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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