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Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii SHI & ZHAO, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus zhaoermii SHI & ZHAO 2010
Cyrtodactylus zhaoermii — BAUER et al. 2013 
DistributionChina (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: China: Nyemo County, Xizang Autonomous Region, (29°21′ N, 90º10′ E) at 3696 m elevation.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CIB 97979, adult male, collected 2 September 2008 at 12:35 h by Shi Lei. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronyn honoring Zhao Er-Mi (born 1930) of the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu, China, who was one of the first Chinese Herpetologist to go to Xizang Autonomous Region for field collection and described numerous reptiles, including a gecko from Mêdog County. Zhao has made substantial contributions to the herpetology of China and has been a strong influence on professional career of the first author. The name is masculine and is formed in the genitive case. See Zhao et al. 2017 and Adler 2017 for biographical details. 
References
  • Adler, K. 2017. Obituary: Ermi Zhao (1930-2016) and the modern development of herpetology in China. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 921-926
  • Shi, Lei & Zhao, Hui 2010. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Geckkonidae) from Xizang Autonomous Region, China. Zootaxa 2336: 51–60 - get paper here
  • Zhao, Er-Mi et al. 2017. In Memory of Academician Er-Mi Zhao (1930-2016) Zoological Research 38: 1 -2 - get paper here
 
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