Dixonius minhlei ZIEGLER, BOTOV, NGUYEN, BAUER, BRENNAN, NGO & NGUYEN, 2016
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Dixonius minhlei ZIEGLER, BOTOV, NGUYEN, BAUER, BRENNAN, NGO & NGUYEN 2016|
|Distribution||S 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
|Types||Holotype: 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)
|Comment||Sympatry: Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Calotes emma, and Cyrtodactylus cattienensis.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The 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|
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