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Dixonius kaweesaki SUMONTHA, CHOMNGAM, PHANAMPHON, PAWANGKHANANT, VIRIYAPANON, THANAPRAYOTSAK & PAUWELS, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThai: Djing-djok din Sam Roi Yot
E: Sam Roi Yot leaf-toed gecko
F: Dixonius de Sam Roï Yot
G: Samroiyot Blattfingergecko 
SynonymDixonius kaweesaki SUMONTHA, CHOMNGAM, PHANAMPHON, PAWANGKHANANT, VIRIYAPANON, THANAPRAYOTSAK & PAUWELS 2017 
DistributionThailand (Prachuap Khiri Khan)

Type locality: Khao Daeng, Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, peninsular Thailand  
Reproduction 
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. 
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). 
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. 
References
  • SUMONTHA, MONTRI; NIRUT CHOMNGAM, EAKARIT PHANAMPHON, PARINYA PAWANGKHANANT, CHUTINTON VIRIYAPANON,<br />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
 
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