Gekko bonkowskii LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko bonkowskii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Bonkowski’s Gecko|
Laotian: Kap Ke Bonkowski
German: Bonkowskis Gecko
|Synonym||Gekko bonkowskii LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER 2015|
|Distribution||C Laos (Khammouane)|
Type locality: karst forest near Thakhek Town (17°27.260’N, 104°56.265’E, at an elevation of 146 m), Khammouane Province, central Laos
|Types||Holotype. VFU R.2014.10, adult male, collected by Vinh Quang Luu and Thomas Calame on 6 June 2014.|
Paratype. NUOL R-2015.1, adult female, the same data as the holotype.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The new Gekko species is named after Professor Dr. Michael Bonkowski from the Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Germany to acknowledge his engagement for herpetological and ecological research in the Indochina region.|