Gekko nadenensis LUU, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko nadenensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Naden Gecko|
Laotian: Kap Ke Naden
G: Naden Gecko
|Synonym||Gekko nadenensis LUU, NGUYEN, LE, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2017|
|Distribution||C Laos (Khammouane Province)|
Type locality: on a karst cliff, near the entrance of Nang Log cave (17°30’N, 105°23’E, elevation 178 m a.s.l.), Naden Village, Gnommalath District, Khammouane Province, central Laos
|Types||Holotype. VNUF R.2016.1, adult male, collected by Vinh Quang Luu and Kieusomphone Thanabuaosy on 20 February 2016.|
Paratype. NUOL-R.2016.2, adult male, the same data as the holotype; ZFMK 98741, gravid adult female, collected on a karst cliff inside Nang Log cave by Vinh Quang Luu, Thomas Calame, and Kieusomphone Thanabuaosy on 29 March 2015.
|Comment||Similar species: Molecular analyses demonstrated the new species is closely related to G. bonkowskii and G. thakhekensis, but separated from them by approximately 7% in genetic divergence as shown by a fragment of the mitochondrial ND2 gene|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after its type locality, Naden Village|