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
|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).|
|Etymology||The epithet is derived from the Cà Ná Cape where the type specimens were collected.|