Gekko sengchanthavongi LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko sengchanthavongi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||English: Sengchanthavong’s Gecko|
Laotian: Kap Ke Sengchanthavong
German: Sengchanthavongis Gecko
|Synonym||Gekko sengchanthavongi LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER 2015|
|Distribution||C Laos (Khammouane)|
Type locality: karst forest of Bualapha Town (17°19.444’N, 105°41.576’E, at an elevation of 210 m), Khammouane Province, central Laos.
|Types||Holotype. VFU R.2014.14, adult male, collected by Vinh Quang Luu and Thidtavanh Suliyavong on 20 June 2014.|
Paratypes. Two adult males NUOL R-2015.3, IEBR A.2015.33 and one adult female VFU R.2014.16, the same data as the holotype.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||We name the new species in honour of Mr. Sinnasone Sengchanthavong, Natural Resources and Environment Department of Khammouane Province, Laos, in recognition of his great support of our field research in Hin Nam No NPA.|