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Dixonius taoi BOTOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, BAUER, BRENNAN & ZIEGLER, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDixonius taoi BOTOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, BAUER, BRENNAN & ZIEGLER 2015 
DistributionVietnam (Binh Thuan: Phu Quy Island)

Type locality: Phu Quy Island, Phu Quy District, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2014.26 collected on 2nd of June 2013 by Trung My Phung.
Paratypes: CAS 257300, IEBR A.2014.27, VNMN A.2014.4, ZFMK 96680, the same data as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honor of our colleague and friend Dr. Nguyen Thien Tao from the Vietnam National Museum of Nature in Hanoi, in recognition of his numerous and groundbreaking scientific contributions towards a better understanding of the herpetofauna of Vietnam. 
References
  • BOTOV, ANDREAS; TRUNG MY PHUNG, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, AARON M. BAUER, IAN G. BRENNAN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phu Quy Island, Vietnam Zootaxa 4040 (1): 048–058 - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • 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
 
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