Gekko scientiadventura RÖSLER, ZIEGLER, VU, HERRMANN & BÖHME, 2004
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gekko scientiadventura RÖSLER, ZIEGLER, VU, HERRMANN & BÖHME 2004|
Gekko scientiadventura — LUU et al. 2014
|Distribution||Vietnam (Quang Binh Province), probably adjacent Laos|
Type locality: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZFMK, paratypes in ZFMK and VNUH|
|Comment||Characteristic features. The small-bodied species is the only known Vietnamese Gekko without dorsal tubercles. Furthermore, G. scientiadventura is characterized by its slender habitus, a distinctly depressed body in combination with considerably enlarged dorsal scales, and a depressed head that is distinctly broader than neck; unregenerated tail always longer than head-body length, slighty depressed, not constricted at its base and not thickened; lateral fold weak; digits and toes slightly webbed at the base, only interspace between toes 4 and 5 not webbed, all digits and toes, except the inner ones, clawed; 14-17 subdigital lamellae below fourth toe; 5-8 preanal pores, nostril touches rostral, no internasals, and posterior ciliaries spiny; dorsum yellowish to brownish in life, seven large light spots dorsally that may be expanded to lateral narrow wavy bands, and tail with 7-10 light crossbands; gular region as well as parts of venter marbled [from ZIEGLER et al. 2006].|
|Etymology||Named after the German TV program “Abenteuer Wissen” (= adventure science), latinized “scientiadventura” where the gecko was shown first.|
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