Gekko canhi RÖSLER, NGUYEN, VAN DOAN, HO, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko canhi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Canh’s Gecko|
Vietnamese: Tắc kè cảnh
G: Canhs Gecko
|Synonym||Gekko canhi RÖSLER, NGUYEN, VAN DOAN, HO, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2010|
Gekko canhi — LUU et al. 2014
|Distribution||N Vietnam (Lang Son, Lao Cai); elevation 200 m in Huu |
Lien and 1500 m in Sa Pa.
Type locality: Huu Lien (21°40’N, 106°20’E), Huu Lung, Lang Son Province, North Vietnam
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.0910, adult male, collected in April 2004 by Doan Van Kien.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Gekko canhi sp. n. can be distinguished from all congeners on the base of the following combination of characters: A medium-sized species of the genus Gekko with < 100 mm SVL; tail round, not thickened at base; supralabials 12–14; infralabials 10–13; nares in contact with rostral, internasal single, nasals 3; interorbitals 47–50; dorsal tubercle rows 10–13; scales between mental and cloacal slit 205–229; midbody scales 164–170; subdigital lamellae below first toe 13–16, below fourth toe 14–17; extensive webbing between fingers and toes lacking; shanks with tubercles; precloacal pores 5; postcloacal tubercles 2– 3; tubercles on tail present; subcaudals enlarged.|
|Etymology||We name this new species in honor of Professor Dr. Le Xuan Canh, director of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources in Hanoi, in recognition of his support and contribution towards biodiversity research in Vietnam.|