Gekko lauhachindai PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, KONLEK & KUNYA, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko lauhachindai?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Lauhachinda’s Cave Gecko|
Thai: Tuk Kae Thum Arjarn Virayuth
|Synonym||Gekko lauhachindai PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, KONLEK & KUNYA 2010|
Gekko (Japonigekko) lauhachindai — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Sundagekko) lauhachindaei — WOOD et al. 2019 (in error)
Gekko (Japonigekko) lauhachindai — WOOD et al. 2020
Type locality: Thailand, Saraburi Province, Chalermphrakiat District, Sub Cha-om Cave (14°43.213’N, 100°51.209’E)
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15903 (formerly Montri Sumontha field series (MS) 151), adult male; collected by Nattakan Suttanon and Wut Taksintum, 23 June 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium-sized Gekko, snout-vent length at least 98 mm. Dorsum with 14 rows of prominent, small, smooth tubercles. Rostral approximately two times wider than deep, with I-shaped rostral groove, in contact with nostril rim. Precloacal pores in a continuous series of 12–14, femoral pores absent. Digit I and IV of pes with 13 and 13–15 enlarged subdigital scansors, respectively. Dorsal pattern of large bright spots that may be expanded to 5–6 narrow whitish crossbands intersected by a bright paravertebral dotted line from nape to sacrum. Iris color in life greenish gray or coppery brown with coppery brown around pupil margins.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
Group: G. petricolus group (Meesook et al. 2021).
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronym in genitive case honoring the Thai herpetologist, Associate Professor Dr. Virayuth Lauhachinda who has dedicated his life to teach many generations of herpetologists in Thailand.|