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Dixonius vietnamensis DAS, 2004

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDixonius vietnamensis DAS 2004
Dixonius vietnamensis — STUART et al. 2006 
DistributionS Vietnam (Nha Trang, Binh Thuan), Cambodia

Type locality: Nha Trang, Tinh Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam (12° 15’ N, 109° 10’ E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6024 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe new species reaches an SVL of 42.4 mm, and is diagnosable from congeneric species in showing the following combination of characters: head wider than long in adults; two supranasals in narrow contact; dark canthal stripe present, but terminating at back of head; lips unbarred; and dorsum of body and tail brownish olive, with dark blotches. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution. 
References
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Das , I. 2004. A new species of Dixonius (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Raffles Bull. Zool., 52(2): 629-634 - get paper here
  • Geissler, Peter; Alexander R. Krohn, Daniel Rennert 2011. Herpetofaunal records in coastal dune areas, Binh Thuan Province, Southern Vietnam, with the rediscovery of Oligodon macrurus Angel, 1927. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (4): 317–324 - get paper here
  • Ngo Tri Van, Thomas Ziegler 2009. A new species of Dixonius from Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, southern Vietnam (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Zoosystematics and Evolution 85 (1): 117-125 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Stuart, B.; Sok, K. & Neang, T. 2006. A collection of amphibians and reptiles from hilly Eastern Cambodia. Raffles Bull. Zool. 54 (1): 129-155 - get paper here
 
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