Gekko takouensis NGO & GAMBLE, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko takouensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Ta Kou Marbled Gecko|
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn đá Tà Kóu
|Synonym||Gekko takouensis NGO & GAMBLE 2010|
Gekko (Sundagekko) takouensis — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Lomatodactylus) takouensis — WOOD et al. 2020
|Distribution||S 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).
|Types||Holotype: UNS, Zoological Collection of University of Natural Sciences in Hochiminh City UNS 0491, adult male; collected by Ngo Van Tri, 30 June 2009.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium sized Gekko, maximum SVL 107.0 mm, distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characteristics: dorsum with 14–17 longitudinal rows of enlarged, smooth tubercles; 83–93 scale rows at midbody; 30–34 ventral scale rows between ventrolateral folds at midbody; 11–14 precloacal pores in males in an angular, continuous series; 18–20 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; dorsal pattern of 5–7 whitish vertebral blotches between nape and sacrum, and 6–8 pairs of short, sometimes irregular spots or white bars on flanks between limb insertions.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
Group: G. petricolus group (Meesook et al. 2021).
|Etymology||The specific epithet takouensis denotes the name of the mountain and nature reserve where the type series was collected.|