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

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
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 Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. 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. 
CommentDiagnosis. Gekko boehmei sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners in the Gekko petricolus group by a combination of the following characters: a medium-sized gecko species (maximum SVL 105.3 mm); supralabials 10–15; infralabials 8–11; dorsal tubercle rows 12–15; ventral scale rows from mental to cloacal slit 141–152; scale rows at midbody 101–114; ventral scales 30–34; webbing weakly developed between fingers and toes; dorsal surface of hindlimbs and tail with enlarged tubercles; precloacal pores 10 or 11 in males, absent in females; postcloacal tubercles 1or 2; subcaudals enlarged; vertebral part with a row of oval grey and dark dots from nape to sacrum, vertical yellow blotches on flank. 
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. 
References
  • 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
 
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