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Gekko truongi PHUNG & ZIEGLER, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Truong’s Gecko
Vietnamese: Tắc kè trường
G: Truongs Gecko 
SynonymGekko truongi PHUNG & ZIEGLER 2011 
DistributionS Vietnam (Khanh Hoa)

Type locality: Cuc Dong Cape, Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, South Vietnam  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2011.1, adult male, collected on 12 June 2011 by T. M. Phung (Figs. 1, 3 and 4).
Paratypes: ZFMK 92292, adult male, and IEBR A.2011.2, adult female, the same collection data as the holo- type (Fig. 2). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the author’s friend and colleague Dr. Truong Quang Nguyen from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources in Hanoi, in recognition of his numerous and groundbreaking scientific contributions towards a better understanding of the amphibian and reptilian fauna of Vietnam. 
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2017. A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos Zootaxa 4263 (1): 179-193 - get paper here
  • 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
  • PHUNG, TRUNG MY & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. Another new Gekko species (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3129: 51–61
  • YANG, JIAN-HUAN; YING-YONG WANG, TIAN-DU ZHANG, YAN-JUN SUN & SHI-SHI LIN 2012. Genetic and morphological evidence on the species validity of Gekko melli Vogt, 1922, with notes on its diagnosis and range extension (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 3505: 67–74 - get paper here
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