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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymDixonius minhlei ZIEGLER, BOTOV, NGUYEN, BAUER, BRENNAN, NGO & NGUYEN 2016 
DistributionS Vietnam (Dong Nai Province: Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve)

Type locality: Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve, Dong Nai Province, Southern Vietnam (11°22'40"N, 107°03'37"E, 70 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.0802 (male) collected between 28th and 29th of December 2007 by Tao Thien Nguyen and Cuc Thu Ho (Figs. 3–5 in Ziegler et al. 2016):
Paratypes: IEBR A.0801 (female), VNMN R.2016.1 (female), VNMN R.2016.2 (female), ZFMK 97745 (female), and ZFMK 97746 (male), same data as for the holotype (Figs. 5–6 in Ziegler et al. 2016) 
CommentSympatry: Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Calotes emma, and Cyrtodactylus cattienensis.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species is named after our friend and colleague Dr. Minh D. Le from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, for his continuous and significant contributions towards a better understanding of the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of species from Vietnam and surrounding countries 
  • 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
  • ZIEGLER, THOMAS; ANDREAS BOTOV, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, AARON M. BAUER, IAN G. BRENNAN, HANH THI NGO, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN 2016. First molecular verification of Dixonius vietnamensis Das, 2004 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of a new species from Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam Zootaxa 4136 (3): 553–566 - get paper here
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