Cyrtodactylus ziegleri NAZAROV, ORLOV, NGUYEN & HO, 2008
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cyrtodactylus ziegleri NAZAROV, ORLOV, NGUYEN & HO 2008|
Cyrtodactylus ziegleri — BÖHME 2014: 137
|Distribution||Vietnam (Annam, Langbian-Plateau)|
Type locality: Chu Yang Sin National Park, Krong Bong district, south part of Dac Lac Province, Vietnam,12°25'55.9" N, 108°20'83.9'" E, 900 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: ZISP 24492, an adult male, collected in October 2007 by Nikolai Orlov, Nguyen Ngoc Sang and Ho Tu Cuc. Paratypes: ZFMK 88294-295 (ex-ZISP 24495-496), ZISP, ZMMU, ITBCZ|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A large size Cyrtodactylus, snout-vent length 84.6 - 93 mm, Lcd 95 - 107 mm; body slender, limbs and digits moderately long, original tail not thick and longer than the body. Two pair ofpostmental scales, first pair in broad contact with one another, size of the second pair are about half of first pair; nostrils round, each surrounded by supranasal, rostral, first supralabial, and three rare four small postnasals scales; dorsal scales consisting of 20 - 24 rows of enlarged roundish weakly keeled tubercles; 33 - 39 ventral scales between ventrolateral folds, 173 - 198 ventral scales between postrnental scales and cloacae; male with 5 - 8 preanal pores in single A-shaped series, 8 - 10 enlarged femoral scales on each side, a few femoral pores sometimes can present on distal femoral scales (near bend ofknee); midventral subcaudal scales uniform, granular, much larger then on the flanks, but without transversely enlarged plates; tail segments are developed only in basal part. Dorsum coloration from light yellowish to lightbrown with 4 - 6 dark-brown transverse irregular bands between limbs. Color in preservatives from light beige to brown. The dark dorsal pattern without contrasting white bordering. V-shaped narrow occipital dark band extending anteriorly from ear to orbit usually present. Dorsal side ofhead can be markedly dark with irregular spots or uncertain designs pattern. Tails with 8 - 11 dark transversal bands, with irregular edge, distance between bands is equal or more than bands width. Bands are not clear on the ventral side.|
|Comment||Previously included in Cyrtodactylus irregularis.|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The species was named after the eminent zoologist from Cologne Zoo, Germany, Dr. Thomas Ziegler, who contributed greatly to the study of herpetofauna of Vietnam, in particular of the geckos fauna of Vietnam.|
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