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Gekko canhi RÖSLER, NGUYEN, VAN DOAN, HO, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Canh’s Gecko
Vietnamese: Tắc kè cảnh
G: Canhs Gecko 
SynonymGekko canhi RÖSLER, NGUYEN, VAN DOAN, HO, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2010
Gekko canhi — LUU et al. 2014 
DistributionN 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 Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.0910, adult male, collected in April 2004 by Doan Van Kien. 
CommentDiagnosis: 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. 
EtymologyWe 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. 
References
  • 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
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos. Zootaxa 3895 (1): 073–088 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2017. A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos Zootaxa 4263 (1): 179-193 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; YING-YONG WANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG, TANJA LEHMANN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI 2013. A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the border region between China and Vietnam. Zootaxa 3652 (5): 501–518 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert; Truong Quang Nguyen; Kien van Doan; Cuc Thu Ho; Tao Thien nguyen & Thomas Ziegler 2010. A new species of the genus Gekko Laurenti (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam with remarks on G. japonicus (Schlegel). Zootaxa 2329: 56–68 - get paper here
 
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