Gekko aaronbaueri TRI, THAI, PHIMVOHAN, DAVID & TEYNIÉ, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko aaronbaueri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Aaron Bauer’s Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn đá Aaron Bauer
|Synonym||Gekko aaronbaueri TRI, THAI, PHIMVOHAN, DAVID & TEYNIÉ 2015|
Type locality: Lom Yen Cave, Nhommalath District, Khammouan Province, central Laos, approximately 150–200 m elevation (17°35.072'N, 105°13.022'E).
|Types||Holotype: ITBCZ 2490, adult male, collected by Ngô Văn Trí, 28 January 2014.|
Paratypes. ITBCZ 2491–2492, males, and ITBCZ 2493, female; same locality and collection date as holotype; collected by Phạm Hồng Thái and Ngô Văn Trí. ITBCZ 2331, adult female, collected by Ngô Văn Trí, 30 April 2014.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderately sized Gekko species, maximum SVL 80.0 mm, that may be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 0–1 internasal; 34–37 interorbital scales rows; smooth dorsal scales consisting of 98–104 scale rows at midbody; 39–43 ventral scale rows at midbody; 3–4 precloacal pores in a straight series in males, sometimes separated by one poreless scale; 16 lamellae beneath digit I of pes; 15–16 lamellae beneath digit IV of pes; tail relatively segmented with 10–11 scales rows in length; median subcaudal scales forming broad transverse plates; dorsal pattern of 5–6 dirty whitish vertebral blotches between nape and sacrum alternating with W-shaped darkish blotches with yellowish borders; 6–7 pairs of irregular whitish spots interspersed with yellowish edged blotches on flanks between limb insertions.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet honors Professor Aaron M. Bauer, Villanova University, USA, who has made a great contribution to herpetological discovery.|
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