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Gekko lauhachindai PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, KONLEK & KUNYA, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Lauhachinda’s Cave Gecko
Thai: Tuk Kae Thum Arjarn Virayuth 
SynonymGekko lauhachindai PANITVONG, SUMONTHA, KONLEK & KUNYA 2010 
DistributionC Thailand

Type locality: Thailand, Saraburi Province, Chalermphrakiat District, Sub Cha-om Cave (14°43.213’N, 100°51.209’E) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 15903 (formerly Montri Sumontha field series (MS) 151), adult male; collected by Nattakan Suttanon and Wut Taksintum, 23 June 2009. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • PANITVONG, NONN; MONTRI SUMONTHA, KANOKORN KONLEK & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov., a new cave-dwelling gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Thailand. Zootaxa 2671: 40–52 - get paper here
  • van Tri, Ngo & Gamble, T. 2011. Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2890: 53–64 - get paper here
 
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