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Gekko boehmei LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEnglish: Boehme’s Gecko
Laotian: Kap Ke Boehme
German: Böhmes Gecko 
SynonymGekko boehmei LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER 2015 
DistributionC Laos (Khammouane)

Type locality: karst forest of Bualapha Town (17°18.312’N, 105°43.726’E, at an elevation of 196 m a.s.l.), Khammouane Province, central Laos  
TypesHolotype: VNUF (originally as VFU) R.2014.09, adult male, collected by Vinh Quang Luu and Kieusomphone Thanabuaosy on 19 June 2014.
Paratypes. Two adult males ZFMK 97195 and IEBR A.2015.31, one adult female ZMB 82028, and one subadult female NUOL R-2015.2, the same data as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet honors Professor Dr. Wolfgang Böhme from the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), Bonn, Germany to acknowledge his great contributions to herpetological research. In particular the authors dedicate the new species to Wolfgang on the occasion of his 70th birthday. 
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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