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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ta Kou Marbled Gecko
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn đá Tà Kóu 
SynonymGekko takouensis NGO & GAMBLE 2010 
DistributionS Vietnam (Binh Thuan: Tà Kóu Mountain)

Type locality: Tà Kóu Mountain, Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam, approximately 425 m elevation (10°48.815’N, 107°53.718’E).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UNS, Zoological Collection of University of Natural Sciences in Hochiminh City UNS 0491, adult male; collected by Ngo Van Tri, 30 June 2009. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet takouensis denotes the name of the mountain and nature reserve where the type series was collected. 
References
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 - get paper here
  • 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. 2010. A new species of Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tà Kóu Nature Reserve, Binh Thuan Province, Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2346: 17–28 - 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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