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Gekko adleri NGUYEN, WANG, YANG, LEHMANN, LE, ZIEGLER & BONKOWSKI, 2013

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Adler’s Gecko
G: Adlers Gecko
Vietnamese: Tắc kè ad-lo 
SynonymGekko adleri NGUYEN, WANG, YANG, LEHMANN, LE, ZIEGLER & BONKOWSKI 2013 
DistributionS China (Guangxi), N Vietnam (Cao Bang)

Type locality: karst forest near Ban Coong Village (22°43.666’N, 106°39.054’E, at an elevation of 588 m elevation), in Duc Quang Commune, Ha Lang District, Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2012.24, adult male, collected on 15 October 2011 by T. Q. Nguyen and C. T. Pham.
Paratypes (13 adult males, 7 adult females, 4 subadults): Seven specimens from Tongling Canyon, Qingzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (23°00.185’N, 106°40.037’E, at elevations between 450−550 m): SYS r000457, adult male, collected by Jian-Huan Yang (JHY hereafter), Run-Lin Li (RLL hereafter) at 2:35 on 20 August 2011; SYS r000263, adult male, collected by JHY at 17:30 on 6 August 2010; SYS r000458, adult female, collected by JHY and RLL at 1:32 on 20 August 2010; SYS r000456, adult male, collected by JHY and RLL at 1:44 on 20 August 2011; SYS r000459, SYS r000460−r0000461, subadult males, collected by JHY and RLL between 1:21−3:00 on 20 August 2011. 
CommentDiagnosis: Gekko adleri sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining congeners by a combination of the following characters: size moderate (SVL<80 mm); nares in contact with rostral; internasal single, smaller than supranasal; postmentals enlarged; interorbital scales between anterior corners of the eyes 27–36; dorsal tubercle rows 7–11; ventral scales between mental and cloacal slit 168–190; midbody scale rows 123–144; ventral scale rows 35–44; subdigital lamellae on first toe 11–14, on fourth toe 11–15; finger and toe webbing present at base; tubercles absent on upper surface of fore limbs; tubercles on tibia 0–8; precloacal pores 17–21 in males; postcloacal tubercle single; tubercles present on dorsal surface of tail base; subcaudals enlarged; dorsal surface of body with four or five narrow light bands between shoulder and sacrum. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Professor Dr Kraig Adler, Cornell University (New York, USA), in recognition of his contribution to herpetological research in China and Vietnam. 
References
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE& THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. Morphological and molecular review of the Gekko diversity of Laos with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 3986 (3): 279–306 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos. Zootaxa 3895 (1): 073–088 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2017. A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos Zootaxa 4263 (1): 179-193 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; YING-YONG WANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG, TANJA LEHMANN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI 2013. A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the border region between China and Vietnam. Zootaxa 3652 (5): 501–518 - get paper here
 
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