Goniurosaurus catbaensis ZIEGLER, TRUONG, SCHMITZ, STENKE, RÖSLER, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Goniurosaurus catbaensis?
|Higher Taxa||Eublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Cat Ba Leopard Gecko|
|Synonym||Goniurosaurus catbaensis ZIEGLER, TRUONG, SCHMITZ, STENKE, RÖSLER 2008|
Goniurosaurus catbaensis — NGO et al. 2016
|Distribution||Vietnam (Cat Ba Island)|
Type locality: Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam, Tra Bau Ranger Station in Ong Bi valley at an elevation of ca. 10–20 m above sea level.
|Types||Holotype: IEBR A.0717, an adult male, collected by Roswitha Stenke, Nguyen Quang Truong and Thomas Ziegler on 23 May 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A species of the genus Goniurosaurus, characterized by a combination of the following characters: 1) gracile body and limbs; 2) thin, posteriorly protracted nuchal loop; 3) three (or four) thin immaculate dorsal body bands between limb insertions, without dark spotting and with dark, narrow border surrounding the body bands; 4) mottled dorsal surface and maculate limbs; 5) head pattern consisting of a dark marbling; 6) iris orange-brown; 7) lack of postrostral (internasal) scales (supranasals meeting in midline behind the rostral suture); 8) 5–6 nasal scales surrounding the nare; 9) greatly enlarged row of supraorbital tubercles; 10) outer surface of the upper eyelid composed of granular scales of about the same size of those on top of head and with a longish row of 6–9 enlarged tubercles; 11) 52–55 eyelid fringe scales; 12) 8–9 supralabials, and 6–8 sublabials; 13) granular body scales, with 8–11 granular scales surrounding the dorsal tubercles; 14) deep axillary pockets; 15) long, thin digits with wide subdigital lamellae and claws being sheathed by four scales; 16) 16–21 precloacal pores.|
|Etymology||named after the type locality.|
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