Gekko canaensis NGO & GAMBLE, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko canaensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Cà Ná Marbled Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn đá Cà Ná
|Synonym||Gekko canaensis NGO & GAMBLE 2011|
Gekko cf. canaensis — KOBER 2012
Gekko (Sundagekko) canaensis — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Lomatodactylus) canaensis — WOOD et al. 2020
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Tuy Phong)|
Type locality: Cà Ná Cape, Vĩnh Tân commune, Tuy Phong district, Bình Thuận Province, Southern Vietnam, approximately 50 m elevation (11° 20.009”N/108° 52.224”E)
|Types||Holotype: UNS, Zoological Collection of University of Natural Sciences in Hồ Chí Minh City UNS 0538, adult male (Figure 2A), collected by Ngô Văn Trí, 21 June 2010. Paratypes. UNS 0319–24 were collected by N.V.T at the type locality on 26 May 2006. UNS 0539–41 (Fig- ures 2B, 2C), adult males and UNS 0542, adult female, were also collected by Ngô Văn Trí on 22 June 2010 about 2 km south of the type locality.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium sized Gekko species, maximum SVL 108.5 mm, that can be distinguished from its con- geners by the following combination of characteristics: 1–4 internasals; dorsum with 10–14 longitudinal rows of enlarged, smooth dorsal tubercles; 86–93 dorsal scale rows at midbody; 30–32 ventral scale rows at midbody; 14– 18 precloacal pores in a angular continuous series in males; 14–16 lamellae on digit I of pes; 17–19 lamellae on digit IV of pes; Dorsal pattern of 5–7 whitish vertebral blotches between nape and sacrum; 6–7 pairs of short, sometimes irregular spots or white bars on flanks between limb insertions; single transverse row of enlarged smooth tubercles along the posterior portion of dorsum of each tail segment.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
Group: G. petricolus group (Meesook et al. 2021).
|Etymology||The epithet is derived from the Cà Ná Cape where the type specimens were collected.|