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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesThai: Djing-djok din Sam Roi Yot
E: Sam Roi Yot leaf-toed gecko
F: Dixonius de Sam Roï Yot
G: Samroiyot Blattfingergecko 
DistributionThailand (Prachuap Khiri Khan)

Type locality: Khao Daeng, Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, peninsular Thailand  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 25607 (field no. MS 566); adult male; collected by K. Keeratikiat on 20 June 2014. Paratypes. PSUZC 718 (field no. MS 568), adult male; PSUZC 719 (field no. MS 567), adult female; ZMKU Rep-000319 (field no. MS 570), subadult female; all same locality, collecting date and collector as holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dixonius kaweesaki sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by its combination of a maximal SVL of 41.6 mm; 12 or 13 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; 24 longitudinal rows of ventrals across the abdomen; a continuous series of 9-11 precloacal pores in males, no pores in females; and two bold dark stripes from the snout to the base of the tail separated by a contrasting light vertebral stripe. 
CommentBehavior: most active between 0100 and 0400 hrs, especially after rainfall.

Sympatry: Cnemaspis siamensis (Smith), Cyrtodactylus samroiyot Pauwels & Sumontha, 2014, Dixonius siamensis, Gehyra fehlmanni (Taylor), G. lacerata (Taylor) and G. mutilata (Wiegmann), Gekko gecko (Linnaeus) (Gekkonidae), Ahaetulla nasuta Bonnaterre, Dendrelaphis subocularis (Boulenger), Lycodon capucinus (Boie) (Colubridae), Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin) (Typhlopidae) and Trimeresurus sp. (Viperidae).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet honors the Thai naturalist Kaweesak (Toi) Keeratikiat from Bangkok, in recognition to his help in our herpetological field surveys, and who collected the type series. 
  • 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
  • NGUYEN, T. H., LUU, V. Q., SITTHIVONG, S., NGO, H. T., NGUYEN, T. Q., LE, M. D., & ZIEGLER, T. 2021. A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vientiane Capital, Laos. Zootaxa 4965 (2): 351-362 - get paper here
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G.; NONN PANITVONG, KIRATI KUNYA, MONTRI SUMONTHA 2021. A new sandstone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius mekongensis) from the Thai-Lao border. Zootaxa 4969: 526–538 - get paper here
  • SUMONTHA, MONTRI; NIRUT CHOMNGAM, EAKARIT PHANAMPHON, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, CHUTINTON VIRIYAPANON, WANLADA THANAPRAYOTSAK & OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS 2017. A new limestone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius) from Khao Sam Roi Yot massif, peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa 4247 (5): 556–568 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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